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Sally Greene OBE

Greene Light Films Ltd

London, UK

Founder & CEO

Greene Light Films Ltd

Sally Greene OBE

Biography

Sally Greene is an entrepreneur and well-established figure in the arts scene as the founder and supporter of many artistic endeavors, most notably as the founding member of the Old Vic Theatre Trust.

Greene began her career when she rescued the Richmond Theatre from closure in 1986. In 1992 Sally Greene went on to restore the Criterion Theatre in West End, and similarly, in 1998 she formed the Old Vic Theatre Trust with Stephen Daldry, saving the theatre from closure. In 2003 she formed The Old Vic Theatre Company.

Sally founded Greene Light Stage in 1993, which has co-produced or partnered in more than 100 productions in the West End and on Broadway, most notably Billy Elliott: The Musical, which has received multiple musical and entertainment awards. Following this, Sally launched Greene Light Films in 2007.

Sally Greene runs the legendary Soho based Jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, which she restored after taking over in 2005, and it continues to host many of the biggest names in Jazz on its stage. In 2004 Sally opened the Cheyne Walk Brasserie in Chelsea, which once received Harper’s Magazine restaurant of the year accolade. After undergoing considerable refurbishment, it relaunched in 2019 as No. Fifty Cheyne to glowing reviews.

Sally Greene is the recipient of an OBE, which was awarded in recognition of her contribution to the arts in Britain, as well as a Montblanc Arts and Culture Award. She remains a Trustee at the Criterion, and Old Vic Theatre Trusts and at Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation. Sally also actively participates in philanthropic projects, many of them aimed at supporting youth and art education. Additionally, Sally is engaged in supporting charitable causes such as Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, the NSPCC’s FULL STOP campaign and the Hoping Foundation.

Sally Greene OBE’s Newsfeed

Ronnie Scott’s unveil 60th birthday gala

Co-owner of Ronnie Scott’s, Sally Greene OBE, told Jazz FM: "I am so proud to be a part of both Ronnie Scott's amazing history and its bright future. Over the past 60 years Ronnie's has welcomed many incredible artists; from legends of Jazz to lesser known rising stars. Our birthday at the Royal Albert Hall will be a unique evening showcasing our love of Jazz on a grand scale to our long-standing patrons and future generations of music lovers."

Ronnie’s 60th concert line-up announced (30 Oct, tickets on sale Friday)

Co-owner of Ronnie Scott’s, Sally Greene OBE, said: “I am so proud to be a part of both Ronnie Scott’s amazing history and its bright future. Over the past 60 years Ronnie’s has welcomed many incredible artists; from legends of Jazz to lesser known rising stars...Our birthday at the Royal Albert Hall will be a unique evening showcasing our love of Jazz on a grand scale to our long-standing patrons and future generations of music lovers.”

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Sally Greene OBE’s Background

Founder & CEO
2007 - Present
London, UK
Sally Greene is the CEO of Greene Light Films Ltd, which she founded in 2007 to build upon the strong creative relationships she had developed throughout her considerable work in theatre and to bring these into the world of film production. GLF has produced both short and feature length films including an upcoming television series about the legendary Collins sisters.
Proprietor
2005 - Present
London, UK
Sally Greene became the Proprietor of the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in 2005. Continuing her work in revitalising some of London’s most celebrated venues, Sally reopened Ronnie Scott's in 2006 after a £2.5 million refurbishment. The club has thrived since Sally’s takeover, hosting performances by both jazz icons to world-renowned musicians, as well regular pop-up shows internationally.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Managing Director
1992 - Present
London, UK
Sally Greene established the Criterion Theatre Trust in 1992, raising the funds to totally restore and refurbish the iconic 150-year-old theatre building in London’s West End, which was reopened one year later. Sally remains a Trustee at the theatre, and also founded Criterion Productions plc in 1993 which produces plays in the West End, on Broadway and on tour in theatres around Great Britain.
Founding Trustee
London, UK
Sally Greene is the Founding Trustee of The Old Vic Theatre Trust, formed in 1998 to save the historic building and preserve its function as a world class theatre. She went on to revitalise the theatre, which continues to produce award-winning theatre to this day. Sally remains involved with fundraising at the Old Vic to provide for both operational costs and ongoing expansion and renewal works.