Company Theatre, began in 1980 with a group of nine performers under the name of "Company Players."
Those initial nine are reflected in our logo.
John Dylan was the first President and initiated a programme of experimental or “avant garde” productions, performed around the Shore, but mainly in St Michael's Hall, King Edward Ave, Bayswater, Auckland.
In 1982, a new committee changed direction to more box office, more popular, shows including Music Halls. The theatre grew very quickly in the period 1982 – 1990, and began looking for a new, larger performance space and Home.