- Compass Theatre
The Compass Theatre
Address Glebe Avenue City London Country United Kingdom Owned by London Borough of Hillingdon Capacity 158 Type Provincial Opened 1968 Rebuilt 1980's Previous names Compass Arts Theatre, Compass Theatre and Arts Centre www.compasstheatre.co.uk
Middlesex County Council bought Ickenham Hall and its grounds in 1948 in order to convert it into a youth centre. In 1968 a theatre was built behind the hall, later named the Compass Theatre by the Theatre Director John Sherratt. The two buildings were connected by a new building in 1976.
The theatre predominantly receives hires by local amateur dramatic groups, as well as films, professional shows for children and other arts activities. It also hosts 360 Youth Theatre, the Hillingdon Music Service and the administration of Dance Challenge.
Regularly appearing groups include Argosy Players, Ruislip Dramatic Society, Hillingdon Musical Society, Players 2, Pastiche Musical Theatre and Purple Theatre, as well as professional companies Big Wooden Horse Theatre and Tall Stories.
Until 2009, Tall Stories, producers of The Gruffalo, were a theatre company in residence.
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