Hire Fees

Please find the Abbey Theatre hire fees listed below. The NAC confirms that these prices were accurate at the time of publishing, and reserve the right to make changes with immediate effect.

The annual review of theatre hire fees was completed by the NAC and the cost of hiring the theatre for productions for bands B, C and D have been increased by approximately 5% effective September 1st 2018. Those rates have been added to the rate sheets below for your reference.

All other fees have remained without change this year

  • Price Band A
  • Price Band B
  • Price Band C
  • Price Band D

Professional and Semi-Professional Acts

Performances on Stage:

Sunday through Thursday:

Friday / Saturday:

Matinee:

£450 per performance

£500 per performance

Same rate as evening performances.

The period included in this fee will be two hours prior to curtain-up until 30 minutes after final curtain (maximum six hours).

Any performance exceeding this maximum will attract extra fees at the hourly rate below.

Any rehearsal/set-up on the same day as a performance outside of the times above will attract hourly fees at the rate below.

PLEASE NOTE: The fees for matinees have been increased in line with our regular performance prices.

Rehearsals / Set-Up on Stage

Sunday through Friday:

Saturdays:

£50 per hour (max £250 per day)

£300 per day

Rehearsals / Set-Up on days prior to a booking which render the stage unusable for other events will incur a full premium rate charge as above.

Use of First Floor Spaces (Rehearsal / Meeting / Changing Areas)

Etone Lounge: £45 for first 3 hours
£15 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Milby Room: £33 for first three hours
£11 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Small Bar: £25.50 for first three hours
£8 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof

Dance / Theatre Schools

Performances on Stage: 

Sunday through Thursday:

Friday / Saturday:

Matinee:

£350 per performance (£370 after September 1st)

£375 per performance (£395 after September 1st)

Same rate as evening performances.

The period included in this fee will be two hours prior to curtain-up until 30 minutes after final curtain (maximum six hours).

Any performance exceeding this maximum will attract extra fees at the hourly rate below.

Any rehearsal/set-up on the same day as a performance outside of the times above will attract hourly fees at the rate below.

PLEASE NOTE: The fees for matinees have been increased in line with our regular performance prices.

Rehearsals / Set-Up on Stage

Sunday through Friday:

Saturdays:

£35 per hour (max £200 per day)

£250 per day

Rehearsals / Set-Up on days prior to a booking which render the stage unusable for other events will incur a full premium rate charge as above.

Use of First Floor Spaces (Rehearsal / Meeting / Changing Areas)

Etone Lounge: £45 for first 3 hours
£15 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Milby Room: £33 for first three hours
£11 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Small Bar: £25.50 for first three hours
£8 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof

Local Amateur Groups Not rehearsing regularly at the Abbey

Performances on Stage:

Sunday through Thursday:

Friday / Saturday:

Matinee:

£200 per performance (£210 after September 1st)

£240 per performance (£250 after September 1st)

Same rate as evening performances.

The period included in this fee will be two hours prior to curtain-up until 30 minutes after final curtain (maximum six hours).

Any performance exceeding this maximum will attract extra fees at the hourly rate below.

Any rehearsal/set-up on the same day as a performance outside of the times above will attract hourly fees at the rate below.

PLEASE NOTE: The fees for matinees have been increased in line with our regular performance prices.

Rehearsals / Set-Up on Stage

Sunday through Friday:

Saturdays:

£20 per hour (max £120 per day)

£150 per day

Rehearsals / Set-Up on days prior to a booking which render the stage unusable for other events will incur a full premium rate charge as above.

Use of First Floor Spaces (Rehearsal / Meeting / Changing Areas)

Etone Lounge: £16.50 for first 3 hours
£5.50 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Milby Room: £15 for first three hours
£5 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Small Bar: £13.50 for first three hours
£4.50 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof

Local Amateur Groups Rehearsing regularly at the Abbey

Performances on Stage:

Sunday through Thursday:

Friday / Saturday:

Matinee:

£190 per performance (£200 after September 1st)

£210 per performance (£220 after September 1st)

Same rate as evening performances.

The period included in this fee will be two hours prior to curtain-up until 30 minutes after final curtain (maximum six hours).

Any performance exceeding this maximum will attract extra fees at the hourly rate below.

Any rehearsal/set-up on the same day as a performance outside of the times above will attract hourly fees at the rate below.

PLEASE NOTE: The fees for matinees have been increased in line with our regular performance prices.

Rehearsals / Set-Up on Stage

Sunday through Friday:

Saturdays:

£20 per hour (max £120 per day)

£150 per day

Rehearsals / Set-Up on days prior to a booking which render the stage unusable for other events will incur a full premium rate charge as above.

Use of First Floor Spaces (Rehearsal / Meeting / Changing Areas)

Etone Lounge: £16.50 for first 3 hours
£5.50 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Milby Room: £15 for first three hours
£5 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
Small Bar: £13.50 for first three hours
£4.50 per hour for each additional hour/part thereof
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