Handa Theatre

A working theatre and cinema, our auditorium, supported by the Handa Foundation, houses a state-of-the-art sound system and projector, full theatre-spec lighting rig and tiered, retractable seating. Tech support is available at an extra cost. There is also a backstage area with dressing rooms, showers and toilets.

Whether you want to book a private film screening, a business conference, book launch or birthday party, this space has it all.

Find out more

Email – [email protected]
Telephone – 01328 711378

Auditorium Seating Plan
Floor Plan

Key Attributes Of This Space

  • Theatre and Cinema setup.

    Fully retractable tiered seating.

    Air Cooling System.

    Access to the stage and backstage area from the car park via a ramp and double doors.

    Induction Loop.

  • Stalls on ground floor. Balcony on 1st Floor, accessible by stairs or lift (three steps up to balcony).

  • Standing              160 (seats pulled back)

    Seated                  134 (119 in stalls, 15 on the balcony and an additional 11 standing)

  • 11m x 9m overall

    Auditorium width 8.5m

    Floor length – all seats out 5.5m

    Floor length – all seats retracted 13m

  • Technical staff available on request.

    3 Dressing rooms available, equipped with large mirrors and good lighting.

    Backstage shower room/toilets.

    FLX S24 lighting desk.

    Piano available for hire.

  • Local community rate* Small commercial rate Standard/corporate rate
    (subject to programming availability)
    Half day (Up to 3.5hrs) £80.00 £175.00 £220.00
    Full day £120.00 £280.00 £400.00

    * available to local community groups and individuals, for non-commercial uses

    ** within our regular daytime opening hours, 9.30am – 5pm

    The above rates include VAT.

    We have funds available to support community activity. If you are booking on behalf of a small community group, get in touch to find out what we can do for you – [email protected]

    You are free to provide your own catering, but do ask us about our range of in house catering options.
    Talk to us about our licenced bar facilities.

    We can open our licensed bar (ground floor) for your event, free of charge when you’re hiring a space.

    Discounts available for regular bookings

    20% deposit charged at point of booking; balance due on the day of hire

    Chairs and tables included for simple layouts – talk to us about your requirements

    Simple technical set up (projection, AV etc) in Clore, Fourth Space and Kiln provided within the above rates. For more complex needs –

    Technical Support Community rate: £25 for up to 2 hours; £15 per hour thereafter

    Technical Support Commercial rate: £40 for up to 2 hours; £25 per hour thereafter

    Please note that hire enquiries for art exhibitions or public events and dealt with on a bespoke basis. Please contact director Simon Daykin – [email protected]

Hiring the auditorium is subject to programming availability, so you may need to book further ahead.

Please use our online Hire Form to make your initial enquiry about hiring this space. You can also print the hire form using the link below.

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Please use our Hire Form to make your initial enquiry about hiring this space.