Theatre

TheatreKE
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theatre 1
theatre 2
theatre open day 2012

Capacity: 120 seated (including Balcony)
Room size: Stage = 5.1 x 3.9m, Floor = 8.0 x 3.9m
Special features: Disabled access with toilet, Variable sizing option

We are closed for hires until early 2015 due to major renovations. If you have a project that you would like  to discuss for after this date please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Our unique Music Hall Theatre is at the heart of our performance scene. With polished parquet flooring and two-tiered saloon-style seating, this timeless music hall exudes a Victorian elegance and a wonderful glow for creative performances as well as business events. The theatre is an inspiring setting for all kinds of events including weddings and meetings and of course theatre shows and gigs. It can be hired in conjunction with our Cafe Bar, Stewart Hall and Palmer Room.

The stage

  • The existing wooden stage consists of a slightly raked main area and an apron which can be extended.
  • Using the stage, the audience is arranged in seating blocks on the floor and on one side of the first balcony (the audience seating is not raked).
  • The seated audience capacity is 120 (or 95 with an extended apron ) - this includes 18 seats in the first balcony.
  • The stage is 1.34m, and the apron 0.72m, from the auditorium floor.
  • The main stage is 5.10m wide x 3.9m. The apron is 4.88m wide x 1.06m with a possible 4.88m wide x 0.9m extension.


The Floor Area

  • The floor is polished parquet and can be used as a performance area with the audience arranged on the balcony and sides of the floor.
  • The floor is 8.0m wide x 6.75m (or 8.0m wide x 6.25m with seating on the floor).


Access to the theatre is either through the main entrance on Hoxton Street, or through the rear door in Wilkes Place. You can download a more extensive description of specifications and layout or please use our Enquiries form for questions or booking requests. The theatre is the only surviving example of a Victorian Salon style music hall and is steeped in theatrical history. Further information is available on our heritage pages.