The Crescent Theatre facilities and equipment are available to hire. For theatrical performances, cinema screenings, corporate events, meetings, filming, rehearsals and workshops.   Browse our spaces below.

For Performance

Main House

Max Capacity: 340

The Main House is a proscenium arch space with a raked auditorium, trap door and fly gallery. The stage offers great flexibility with the forestage being an adjustable height lift, which can be lowered to become an orchestra pit or an additional row of seats.

The Main House can also be used as a cinema venue, with a state of the art laser projector and surround sound.

A View of the Main House Auditorium from the rear, showing rows of seating and a stage with a woodland set, lit for performance.
View of the Ron Barber Studio from above. The stage is bare and the seating is in thrust layout, with seating on three sides of the acting area.

Ron Barber Studio

Max Capacity: 120

The Ron Barber Studio is a versatile black box space with flexible raked seating which can be arranged in a wide range of layouts. The Ron Barber Studio is a two storey height space with a wrap around gallery, which offers great possibilities for set and lighting and the gallery can even be included as part of the action.

The Underground

Max Capacity: 40

Our brand new black box space offers an intimate performance at an affordable price. Mostly available on Saturday evenings, this 40 seat venue is set in end-on or thrust.  Seating can be theatre style or cabaret style.  Perfect for singers, musicians, small bands, poetry readings, rehearsed readings of plays, cabaret evenings, and much more.

Underground. A stage area with black cloth behind. We see rows of seats with a central aisle.
Crescent Theatre Bar. A concert is in progress and the two musicians are performing to a room full of people.

The Lowrie Bar

Max Capacity: 70

The Lowrie Bar, with views over the canal, is perfect for music and comedy. With a capacity of 70 seated and standing in a cabaret style layout.  This venue is only available to hire when no other events are happening, as the Lowrie Bar is available to all patrons during events.

For Rehearsal

In addition to Roma’s Room, our principle rehearsal space, our Main House and Ron Barber Studio can also be hired for larger rehearsals.

Roma’s Room

With a mirrored wall, concealed storage and wrap around drapes, Roma’s Room makes for an excellent rehearsal space.  A keyboard is available for music rehearsals and a PA is available for playback of recorded music or sound.

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rehearsal room

For Meetings

The Cumberland Room

With flexible seating and desk layouts, and a projector, The Cumberland Room is a great option for meetings, training, examinations and much more.  We can provide catering if required, and a range of meeting room essentials, such as flip charts and markers.

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For Conferences

By hiring a selection of our spaces, we can build a bespoke conference package perfectly matched to your requirements.  From keynote speeches in the Main House to multiple plenum or breakout areas, a central refreshment station and a range of audio-visual and administrative support, we have everything necessary to build the perfect conference for you.