Re-Opening 2021

Compass Theatre, Ickenham and the Beck Theatre, Hayes are both open again for the autumn / winter 2021 season. Compass asks visitors to wear masks and wrap-up warmly, as external doors may be open to increase ventilation. Winston Churchill Theatre, Ruislip continues to offer vaccinations until further notice. Compass Box Office counter opens Tue-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm and 45 mins before a show.

Tickets : 01895 250615 |
Venue Hire: 01895 277643 |



Compass Theatre volunteers offer vital support to the borough's performing arts community in return for;

  • gaining experience or to broadening skills
  • an introduction to Hillingdon's performing arts community
  • a sense of achievement and motivation
  • meeting friendly and interesting people
  • the chance to see some shows for free!

There are a variety of ways you can help...

Front of House - Minimum aged 16. Our vital Front of House Team (FoH), welcome audiences inside, show them to their seats and keep them safe while the show takes place and sometimes sell programmes, merchandise or ice creams. They arrive ready, a full hour before a show starts and leave after the audience has left.  Training is given before every shift.

Bar - Minimum age 18.  There's nothing like the buzz of a busy theatre bar.  Bar volunteers arrive an hour before a show starts and clear-up after the interval. They sell drinks and snacks during the incoming and interval, and are careful about hygiene and the safety of others. Training is done by shadowing more experienced volunteers and staff.

Box Office - Minimum age 18.  Hillingdon Theatres sell tickets online, supported by trained volunteers at the venue. They help customers in-person at events and, once ready to go alone, operate the booking system and take general enquiries with a calm and friendly manner.  To train you will shadow experienced volunteers and staff and approx 2 shifts per month are required.

Wardrobe - Minimum age 16. Compass Theatre's 1st floor has a volunteer-run costume hire service, with 5 rooms packed full of theatrical wardrobe. Usually open on Wednesday evenings in term-time - we'd like to extend the service to include Saturdays. Compass Costumes is accessed via a spiral staircase.

Friends of Ickenham Hall - Raising funds for the Hall and Theatre, tending to the Hall's period gardens, the members and committee of the Friends of Ickenham Hall are vital for the continued use and enjoyment of this community space.

To register for the above roles, please read our Volunteer Policy then fill in this form.

Stage Crew - HUSC (Hillingdon & Uxbridge Stage Crew) is a fun and friendly group of volunteers who provide stage crew services to local amateur theatre companies. | @huscstagecrew | Iain 07899 055528 | Chris 07796 171677

Thank you.

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