A Blast from the Past – Compton Cinema Organ  (Event from 2018)

A Blast from the Past – Compton Cinema Organ (Event from 2018)

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Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX

This really is a hidden gem because this unique 1934 3 manual Compton Cinema Pipe Organ is usually tucked away unseen behind the stage. But it will be out for you to explore and enjoy for Heritage Open Days. It was originally built to provide music and sound effects for silent films of the 1930s. The chambers contain over 900 pipes and a variety of percussion and sound effect instruments. This is the last of its type still surviving in original working order! A brief history and explanation of the organ will be followed by a viewing of the organ chambers ‘behind the scenes’. Finish this all off with a short but enjoyable recital by one of the Gosport & District Organ Club members.


Please note that this is an Event from 2018


No Booking Needed


Tours of the Organ Chambers are not wheelchair friendly. Access is narrow with many foot obstructions

Partially accessible parking Accesible parking Toilets accesible toilets Mobility impaired refreshments Service dogs welcome rest stops family friendly


Gosport and District Organ Club



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For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.

Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX

To read a history of the Compton Organ click here


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