This month at the cornerHOUSE

oneACTS 2018 – The plays!

Eight new plays will performed over six nights in a festival of original playwriting. Shows start at 7.45pm; tickets for each night are £9 (£7 concessions). Click here to book. Read more about the plays below.

April 23, 25 and 27

Autumn Leaves by Michael Sands

Directed by Dina Yates – Two friends meet for the first time in years but as they discuss the past, one has something to say that will change their lives forever.

Bomb Proof by Ian Hey 
Directed by Dina Yates – A dodgy firm has come under threat from a rival. The windows are bullet proof, the main door is bomb proof, but is the building idiot proof?

Invisibility by Elaine Blackmore
Directed by Rodney Pearson – Sarah reflects on life as she is waiting for her first session of chemotherapy in this touching and funny drama.

Baring All by Susannah Finzi

Directed by Claire Morrissey – In the soothing atmosphere of a beauty spa, anonymous beneath the comfort of a soft towelling wrap, it’s easy to confide in a stranger when your marriage has hit the buffers.

April 24, 26 and 28

Underhill by David Kenzie

Directed by Jim Dunk – When two young people go up a hill, and only one comes down, a father is desperate for answers.

Saying Goodbye by Rebecca Mayhew 

Directed by Clea Williams – Three adult siblings try to find the words to say goodbye to their departed mother.

A Scandal in Nova Alba by Orlando Pearson 
Directed by James Goldwater – A mix of Bard and Baker Street comes together in this historical whodunnit.

Paws for Thought by David Le Vay
Directed by Graham Large – Dodger has just been awarded a PhD – the only problem is he’s a rabbit. Dodger’s owners have a very mixed reaction to the news of their pet’s academic prowess.


Tuesday 1st : art gala
Thursday 3rd : Polling Station
Friday 4th : Comedy fundraiser for St Matthew’s School Friends
Saturday 5th : Poetry writing workshop
Thursday 10th : OTB presents preview shows from James Acaster and Suzi Suzi Ruffell
Tuesday 15th : art gala
Satuyrday 19th : Crafty Afty
Saturday 19th : ROYAD presents …
Saturday 26th : MISCAST = Ruth Fogg’s musical theatre showcase
Sunday 27th : Film Club
Tuesday 29th : Action Theatre workshop
Thursday 31st and 1st June : Katy’s Drama workshop
More details on our website  as they become available

New Initiatives Grant

The cornerHOUSE successfully applied for a New Initiatives grant from Kingston Arts to put towards a series of workshops or master classes for amateur musicians. Through the terms of the grant, professional musicians who are performing locally for Thames Concerts in Surbiton will, as part of their contract, give coaching sessions to young performers at the cornerHOUSE.

The last New Initiatives event was a Strings Workshop on 18 February. Participants  received one-to-one coaching from professional violinist Jack Liebeck and pianist Annabel Thwaite, and perform a piece if they wish in a short concert at the end of the afternoon.

More details about the event can be found here.

New events will be confirmed soon.

More about the New Initiatives grant as a whole, can be found on the Your Kingston ‘New Initiatives’ Grant page of the website, under the ‘inHOUSE events tab at the top of this page or here.

About us

panto 2014.1We have drama, comedy, music and more, with in-house productions, resident companies, local and professional drama companies, and some of the UKs finest comedians all providing the entertainment every month. We host classes, workshops, after-school clubs and other educational and artistic activities. We also have exhibitions from some of the best local artists and photographers, and a monthly film club where you can see everything from classic movies to the latest independent hits.

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But the cornerHOUSE is not just a place where you can watch shows. It’s also a place where you can be part of the shows, on-stage, backstage, front of house, or behind the bar. Wherever you want to be, and whatever you want to do we have something for you.

Go to the “About Us” pages to find out  about volunteering, hiring the cornerHOUSE, or just to know a bit more about us and contact us about anything else.

Whatever you do, we hope to see you here soon.



One Response to This month at the cornerHOUSE

  1. Susan Wright says:

    I’ve just seen your website and would like to see some of the plays etc that you are showing- I live in Tolworth- can I just turn up do I need to book? Do you have a box office? Phone number? What are your opening hours? I just want to know more!

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