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Hire of Theatres information

Marine Hall 

Main Theatre

The Main Theatre's maximum seating capacity is 650 and 800 standing 

A deposit to secure the booking will be required.
Standard Rental Charges: (Non Commercial)
Full Day and Evening (8.00 to 23.00) £1100
Morning (8.00 to 13.00) £374
Afternoon (13.00 to 17.00) £368.50
All Day (8.00 to 17.00) £627
Evening (17.00 to 23.00) £616
  • Additional Hire per hour £79.75
  • Addition Staff per hour £27.50

Waterfront Café Bar - suitable for meetings of up to 80 people (£38.50 per hour)

Thornton Little Theatre

Main theatre

The maximum seating capacity is 197 and 300 standing 

Standard Rental Charges: (Non Commercial)
Full Day and Evening (8.00 to 23.00) £407
Morning (8.00 to 13.00) £148.50
Afternoon (13.00 to 17.00) £148.50
All Day (8.00 to 17.00) £242
Evening (17.00 to 23.00) £242
  • Additional Hire per hour £38.50
  • Addition Staff per hour £27.50

Commercial charges available on request.

The studio - suitable for meetings of up to 30 people (£33.00 per hour)

NB All prices include VAT at the current rate.  


What's Included?
  • The hire Includes 2 stage technicians - to operate sound/lights
  • Front of House staff including Duty Manager and stewards.
  • Licensed bar
  • Full Box Office facilities (commission charged)
  • A charge of 10% plus VAT is made for tickets sold through the Theatre Box Office.

Important Considerations for Hiring

Your hire time has to include adequate time to set-up and rehearse for your show. It is vital that you discuss with the Theatreʼs Technical staff about your staging requirements, and that you agree any extra staffing and equipment costs that may be necessary.

The Theatre provides two technical staff as part of the hire of the main theatre. 

Remember too that any electrical equipment you bring in to the theatre for your event (e.g amplifiers,electric keyboards etc) MUST be PAT tested (Portable Appliance Test) in accordance with the Electricity At Work Regulations.

CHILDREN IN YOUR PERFORMANCE?
The law is very strict about Children performing in shows. You will be required by law to have registered chaperones, and proper procedures for registering children in and out of the Theatre.

HIRE FINISH TIME
Please note that the building must be clear and secured by the end of the hire period and that any over run is liable to additional charges. Performances must end in plenty of time to allow the theatre to be cleared and secured by the end of the agreed access time, and in any event, no performance is allowed to run past 11pm as part of the Theatreʼs Entertainment Licence.

CANCELLATION
If you cancel your event you will lose your deposit! You will also remain liable for all costs and payments that the Theatre has committed itself to in respect of staffing etc.