The Headgate Theatre

The Headgate is a very adaptable multi-purpose building with a variety of attractive spaces. It has excellent facilities and total access for the disabled.

All enquiries relating to use of the spaces at The Headgate should be made to David King, Hiring Manager on 01206 530257 or email

Hire Charges

(NB Bracked figures are new rates effective as of the 1st January 2019)


Non Members

  Auditorium Studio Auditorium Studio       
Hourly rate Rehearsal £12  (£14) £12  (£14) £17  (£18) £17  (£18)
Day Rate Performance £195  (£200) £150  (£160) £195  (£205) £180  (£180)
Day Rate Including PRS £225  (£225   £225  (£235)  
Weekly Rate Performance £850  (£900) On request £950  (£1050) On request
Hourly Non Theatre Related £17 (£18) £17 (£18) £20 (£20) £20 (£20)
New Group Membership     £175  
Commercial Hourly Rate is £20
Membership is at Management discretion
The lounge is also available on request

The Auditorium

This is an adaptable performing space, and productions can be mounted in a variety of ways. It is also available with its raised seating and comfy chairs for meetings and conferences.

The auditorium can also be cleared of the majority of seating to provide a second area for rehearsals or classes.

The Hervey Benham Rehearsal Studio

This is a large airy room on the first floor providing an excellent space for a variety of activities from rehearsals to classes, from play readings to practices. It will appeal to actors, musicians, dancers and those with less energetic activities.

The Bar/lounge

The kitchen/tea room and the bar/lounge are also available for hire, either to accompany a production or meeting or as a venue for smaller gatherings.


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