Beck Theatre


Beck Theatre

Infobox Theatre
name = The Beck Theatre


caption = The Beck Theatre logo
address = Grange Road
city = London
country = UK
designation =
latitude = 51.5215
longitude = -0.4234
architect =
owner = HQ Theatres
capacity = 600
type = Provincial
opened = 1977
yearsactive =
rebuilt =
closed =
othernames =
production =
currentuse =
website = www.becktheatre.org.uk

The Beck Theatre is a 600 seat theatre in 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 Architects London 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 Entertainment called HQ Theatres.

The Beck continues to be run on behalf of the local council by HQ Theatres and 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.

Acts Facts

The popular singer Billy Fury gave 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.

External links

[http://www.becktheatre.org.uk Official Website]
[http://www.HQTheatres.com HQ Theatres]


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