|The Playhouse Theatre is available for hire on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-5pm (earlier starts can be facilitated), and is available throughout the day and evening on Sundays.
|> About the Playhouse Theatre|
Auditorium The large capacity auditorium is perfect for conferences, lectures, showcases and comedy nights. The opulent interior is decorated in rich reds, bright golds and milky creams, beautifully off-set by two eccentric full size lanterns in the main auditorium, and grand, elaborate chandeliers hanging in both boxes. In-keeping with the Dress and Upper Circle bars, stunning murals adorn the walls, representing the Italian tradition of Comedia dell’arte on one side, and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the other. The grand and eccentric decor, combines with the intimacy of the auditorium, has turned the Playhouse into a favourite for many West End actors. Wonderfully adaptable, the auditorium can cater for all manner of hires. With a stunning setting and a first-rate team, the Playhouse is home to many returning events.
Foyer/Box Office Light and spacious, the beautifully decorated foyer is a popular location for photo-shoots. The neutral walls, chequered marble floor, gold, red and wooden detail, and large gilt mirrors make for a grand and impressive entrance to the venue.
Stalls Bar This spacious, modern bar is stylishly decorated in neutral colours with sleek leather seating and wooden floors. The room is divided by a partition wall, creating an incredibly flexible space which can be used as one space, or separated in to two, ideal for housing an informal entertaining area, alongside a formal, seated meeting area.
Dress Circle Bar Located on the dress circle level, this quirky, intimate bar is the perfect private space for smaller meetings. Eye-catching paintings, in-keeping with the murals running throughout the theatre, decorate the walls, and provide a real talking point for any event.
Upper Circle Bar Stunning murals adorn the walls of the Upper Circle Bar. The perfect spot for nurturing creativity, this room is ideal for use as an additional break-out space as part of an auditorium hire, smaller meetings or standing receptions.
|Projector||Can be hired externally|
|Screen||Can be hired externally|
|Lighting||To be hired from producers, at cost|
|Sound||To be hired from producers, at cost|
|Microphones||Can be hired externally|
|Dance floor||Can be hired externally|
Other services and accredited suppliers
|Caterers||Scott Harris/ Mackintosh|
|External technical hire||Orbital|