In 1984 the HAMPTON THEATRE COMPANY began life on a shoestring and a dream at the Westhampton Beach Middle School with its first production, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. The company has come a long way since its founding by James Ewing, James Irving and June Ewing, when the company had no theater, no audience, no board of directors and no capital and performed in such dramatic venues as a tent pitched behind the Masonic Temple on Montauk Highway in the midst of an August hurricane.
Thanks to the generosity of the Village of Quogue, in 1987 the company found a permanent home at the beautiful Community Hall. There and at other venues, the company has produced more than 100 plays by a wide variety of major playwrights. Information about the productions can be found in the PAST PRODUCTIONS tab below, or on our PAST PRODUCTIONS
The Hampton Theatre Company today fills a unique niche in the Long Island performing arts landscape. From its start as a small community group bound together by a love of live theater, it has grown into a successful professional company: one that is still dedicated to the original dream of the founders and still proud to draw its talented performers and technical expertise primarily from the surrounding area in order to present the very best in live theater in the fall, winter and spring on Long Island’s East End.