Box office: 01268 205 300

Hire the Towngate Theatre main auditorium

Built in the late 1980s, the Towngate Main Auditorium is designed in the horseshoe layout seen in many Georgian theatres, but with many modern innovations.

The main auditorium is a flexible space with audience seating for 576 people. We can remove and store the entire 232 stall seats under the main stage, creating a massive 378 square metre flat floor area for a standing audience of over 750 people.

The flat floor area can also be configured for a seated cabaret/dinner audience of up to 280 people.

Hire this venue for…

Workshops and private celebrations

For more information

Contact our team at or call us on 01268 205300

Towngate Theatre Hire Rates 2023/24


  • Theatre seating 576 (including 4 House)
  • Flat floor standing only 775
  • Cabaret style seated 200 max.

Configuration: Can be configured as either Theatre, Cabaret or Flat Floor.

Open access Wi-fi: The Towngate Theatre has open access Wi-Fi which covers the vast majority of the theatre complex. Any additional ICT requirements can be discussed at the time of booking.

Equipment for meetings/ conferences: A range of additional equipment is available for hire including: projectors, screens, flip-charts, PA systems and microphones.

Technical support for your event: Our experienced in-house technical team are here to help. Whether you are organising an awards ceremony, a presentation or your annual AGM, our technical team can show you how to get the best from your Towngate venue.

Disabled Access: The Towngate Theatre is fully accessible to people with disabilities, see Access and facilities for people with disabilities.

Event catering

Our well stocked Café bar and experienced event catering team can provide a full range of excellent, freshly prepared food: full dinners, buffets, hot meals, cakes and patisserie to suit your requirements (see the example menus).

To discuss your specific needs phone our catering manager on: 01268 205 296

Or send us an email (we will reply by email, or by phone if you leave your number).