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Hire Charges

Stage & Auditorium Hire Charges from 1st September 2023 are shown below.

Our rates from September 2024 will be published in May/June – please note there is likely to be an increase of 10%-12% over 2023 rates as we have to register for VAT

Professional & Corporate 

By negotiation, usually Box Office split.

Dance, Theatre, Performing Arts & Singing schools, Film showings

Sunday-Thursday £450 per performance, setup/rehearsal £45 per hour or £320 day

Friday-Saturday £500 per performance, setup/rehearsal £350 day

Amateur Groups & Mainstream Primary Schools

Sunday-Thursday £230 per performance, setup/rehearsal £24 per hour or £140 day

Friday-Saturday £270 per performance, setup/rehearsal £170 day

Note:

Performance charge includes 2 hours before curtain-up and one hour after performance end and includes use of our four ground floor dressing rooms.

The Foyer Bar is not included in Stage/Auditorium hire – it is required for the public use around performance times, and during rehearsals and setup it must be kept clear for use by theatre personnel and for other activities.

Courtyard at the Abbey Theatre

This is our outdoor performance space, next door to the theatre.  Small stage and bar, seats 40 at round tables (Café style).  This is not available for hire due to licensing restrictions but if you think your show might be suitable for this space please talk to us about options.

Room Hire Charges from 1st September 2023

In addition to our Auditorium and Stage we have rooms for small performances, meetings, rehearsals and as additional dressing rooms.  Please note there is no disabled access to the upstairs of the building, where the Etone, Milby and Upstairs Bar are located. Minimum charge is 3 hours/session. 

Etone room – Our largest room 9.4m x 6.4m (60m2) with sprung dance floor and separate male and female toilets.

Milby room – Carpeted, 8m x 5.5m (44m2)

Upstairs Bar – L shaped with curtain to divide it from the access corridor to the Etone when used as a dressing room.  6.5m x 5.5m (28m2 usable floor area)

Foyer Bar – 15m x 7m (80m2 public area), suitable for meetings, small comedy or acoustic music performances when the Auditorium is not in use

 

Professional & Corporate

Etone, Milby or Foyer Bar, daytime until 5pm – £30/hour, £250/day

Etone, Milby or Foyer Bar evening from 5pm – £30/hour

Dance, Theatre, Performing Arts & Singing schools

Etone or Foyer Bar – £18/hour

Milby – £14/hour

Upstairs Bar- £10/hour

Amateur Groups & Mainstream Primary Schools

Etone, Foyer Bar or Milby – £8/hour

Upstairs bar free of charge when hiring the Etone, Upstairs Bar and Milby

Additional charges

Tea/coffee/water can be provided for room hires, £5 per person per day

Stage/Auditorium hire includes our standard lighting rig and sound using wired microphones.  For information on additional Technical Charges, please review ‘Appendix B’ of the Technical Specifications.

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