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The Theatre can be hired at a reasonable cost. There are various options, depending on the amount of space and the time slot you require.

Auditorium, Stage and Foyer:  £35 per hour (+ VAT)

Sound and Lighting: Technical Support £55 (+ VAT) per performance or £110 (+ VAT) per full day

Ticketing: Selling event tickets  using the Theatre Royal website £1 per ticket

Foyer only:  £10 per hour (+ VAT)

Green Room: £10 per hour (+ VAT)

The Green Room is perfect for meetings. It boasts all the facilities needed for making tea and coffee.

Blue Community Room:  £10 per hour (+ VAT)

The following facilities are available to anyone hiring the theatre:

  • Our Auditorium was redecorated in 2016 and has a licensed capacity of 149. There is level access to the unraked stalls area and steps lead from the Foyer to the raked balcony seating area. All seats provide a clear view of the stage and have excellent acoustics. There is an induction loop for patrons who are hard of hearing.
  • We have a Proscenium Arch stage with trap-door and wings, and a Fly Tower. You will need to contact us to discuss technical requirements for particular productions.
  • We also have a large control box with computerised lighting and sound desks.
  • We have a well-stocked, licensed bar, serving pre-performance and interval drinks. The bar can be opened, if required, and all bar receipts are retained by the Workington Playgoers.
  • There is a comfortable Green Room on the first floor. This contains the original bar, which allows for any overspill from the Foyer.
  • There are two dressing rooms, one with its own toilet. There are additional toilets, including a Disabled toilet (accessed via the lift), on the second floor above the dressing rooms.
  • There is Wheelchair Access throughout the ground floor. There are no steps from the front door through to the Auditorium; and wheelchair spaces are provided in the Auditorium. There is a Disabled Toilet in the Foyer.
  • There is also Wheelchair Access on to the stage, via a purpose-built lift, which can be reached from the rear entrance to the theatre in Wilson Street.

To Hire The Theatre

For further information, please contact:

Anyone wishing to hire the theatre must complete and sign a copy of the HIRE AGREEMENT before the hire commences.

Click Theatre Hire Agreement 2024 to download the hire agreement.

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