Hampton Hill Playhouse changes its name to
HAMPTON HILL THEATRE
Hampton Hill Theatre is the home of Teddington Theatre Club which raised the money to create the building with the help of grants from the National Lottery and Sir Noel Coward’s Estate as well as contributions from many local businesses and the generous donations given by its members and their friends. It officially opened in 1999 with a production of Jimmie Chinn’s play The Garden Party.
Teddington Theatre Club’s Chairman, Clare Henderson Roe, says “There has been some confusion in the past regarding the use of the word ‘playhouse’ and we felt the time was right to rename our premises to reflect that we are, in fact, a theatre. We have a new website and facebook address, and a new logo featuring the distinctive windows”.
Teddington Theatre Club (Registered charity No 257265) brings the very best in non-professional theatre to its members with a varied programme of six main auditorium presentations and four studio productions each year. Between these, other drama and musical societies hire the theatre for their own productions and rooms can also be hired for business meetings, parties, christenings, and small wedding receptions. Beautifully appointed, it is a cut above the average and has excellent sound, communications and lighting systems.
Run entirely on a voluntary basis by its members, the theatre and the club have become a wonderful asset to the community.