Community Arts Centre

The cornerHOUSE is a community arts centre for the people of Tolworth, Surbiton and the surrounding areas. Created in 1995 through an imaginative conversion of an existing church hall, this exciting theatre space has showcased a wide range of drama, dance and music from visiting professional companies to that of its own in-house groups. It is run entirely by volunteers. It is provided with premises for a peppercorn rent by the local parish churches. It has no staff.

We aim to make each and every visitor to the cornerHOUSE welcome, be they audience, user or volunteer.

We have drama, comedy, music and more, with in-house productions, resident companies, local and professional drama companies, and some of the UK’s 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.

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.

We hope you will take the opportunity to find out more about us if you are new to our organisation. If there is anything you can’t find on the website, or if you want to volunteer or hire the cornerHOUSE, or have any questions, suggestions or other feedback, please contact us.

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Resident companies

The cornerHOUSE has a number of resident companies covering a diverse range of arts.

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Venue Hire

The cornerHOUSE is available to hire for public events, regular classes and workshops.

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The board of Trustees manage the centre through a charity which has been set up specifically for this purpose.

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The cornerHOUSE is a community venue and has no staff. We rely on volunteers to keep the place ticking over.

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