- Beck Theatre
name = The Beck Theatre
caption = The Beck Theatre logo
address = Grange Road
country = UK
latitude = 51.5215
longitude = -0.4234
capacity = 600
type = Provincial
opened = 1977
website = www.becktheatre.org.uk
The Beck Theatre is a 600 seat
theatrein Hayes, in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It was built in 1977 at a cost of £2.5 million.
It was one of 40 buildings considered for the
Royal Institute of British ArchitectsLondon region award in 1978, and won an Access Award from Hillingdon Council for its resources for disabled and elderly people.
A fund shortage threatened its future in 1984, when it was saved by a local petition and taken over in 1986 by impresario Charles Vance. The management contract later passed to Hetherington Seelig, followed by Apollo Leisure in 1992 (later bought out by Clear Channel Entertainment). In 2006 The Beck reverted back to Hetherington Seelig in a partnership with
Qdos Entertainmentcalled HQ Theatres.
The Beck continues to be run on behalf of the local council by
HQ Theatresand is very much a community theatre, offering one night concerts, drama, comedy, dance, musicals, children's shows, films, opera, pantomime and a famous children's summer project.
The popular singer
Billy Furygave his final ever concert at the venue in 1982.It has been used as the venue for several home videos, mainly by comedians such as Joe Pasquale, Jimmy Jones, Mike Reid and Jim Davidson.
[http://www.becktheatre.org.uk Official Website]
[http://www.HQTheatres.com HQ Theatres]
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