Kings Theatre for hire


Available for ... meetings, clubs, fashion shoots, photography, fashion shows, band practices, as a performance space, as a rehearsal space. Days or Evenings. Regular slots or one offs.

Two space venue – Main Theatre upstairs has 110 raked seats, Studio Theatre on ground floor is a flexible space seating 50 (usually in the round). Managed by Spotlites Theatre Productions (top selling children’s show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 6 years running).

Programming

We are interested in any art form. We suggest using the Studio Theatre in-the-round for comedy, live music, spoken word, cabaret, new writing and small-scale theatre, and the Main Theatre for comedy, musicals, live music, recitals, spoken word, cabaret and theatre performances.

Press and marketing

We’ll be pleased to support your production by displaying your publicity on our outside display boards, and in our foyer. Hire includes a basic listing on our website and you’ll get expert marketing advice and back up on how to actually shift tickets.

Additionally, you may like to purchase:- Adding your flyers in our monthly publicity distribution to over 150 local pick-up points, including your information in our next mailing to over 1,000 active theatre goers, your press release sent to our National and Regional Press List, in-house DTP (flyer, poster and programme design etc)


Box office

Ticket printing included in hire. Online booking, Credit card facility and phone sales, as well as counter sales. The Box Office is manned half an hour before a show starts.

1 technician and 1 front-of-house staff member included in hire. Refreshment sales including ice-creams in auditorium and foyer.

Performance space details

Main Theatre



Capacity: 110
Width (metres): 9.7m
Depth (metres): 7.5m
Height (to roof): 6.5m (note: we have two horizontal roof beams at 2.7m high)
Type of stage: Black Dance Floor (the stage floor underneath is wooden)
Space info: black box with raked seating.

Lighting details:
1 x Fat Frog Computerised Lighting Desk
2 x Mac 500 moving lights
Lots of led lights – giving full colour mixing
Numerous 2kw, 1kw and 500w profiles, fresnels, floods, par64s and par 16s

Sound details:
1 x 40 channel Yamaha Digital Sound Desk
1 x Mini Disk Recorder / Player
2 x Cd Players
Numerous mics
2 x Bose 802 Main PA Speakers with Sub Bass
2 x Bose 802 Vocal Reinforcement Center Cluster Speakers
2 x Bose 402 Rear Speakers


Main Theatre Hire Charges:

Performances:
One hire slot comprises a 4 hour period which includes get-in, performance and get-out.

Monday - Thursday:
The rental fee for a slot is a guarantee of £250 or 40% of gross box office receipts, whichever is the greater.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
The rental fee for a slot is a guarantee of £350 or 40% of gross box office receipts, whichever is the greater.

Other uses:
Hourly (for conferences, meetings, lectures etc):
£30 per hour (no technician / front-of-house staff included)


Studio Theatre

Please note: this can be hired separately from the Main Theatre

Capacity: 50
Width (metres):7m
Depth (metres): 6m
Height (to roof): 3m
Type of stage: flat floor
Space info: black box with in-the-round seating 1 or 2 rows deep.
This is a flexible space and can be set up as you require.

Lighting details:
12 x 500w fresnels / profiles, 2 x 1kw fresnels, lots of led lights
1 x Fat Frog computerised Lighting Desk

Sound details:
1 x 12:4:2 Yamaha Sound Desk
1 x Mini Disk Recorder / Player
2 x Cd Players
4 x JBL 5 Speakers

Studio Theatre Hire Charges:

Performances:
One hire slot comprises a 3 hour period which includes get-in, performance and get-out.

Monday - Thursday:
The rental fee for a slot is a guarantee of £100 or 40% of gross box office receipts, whichever is the greater.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
The rental fee for a slot is a guarantee of £150 or 40% of gross box office receipts, whichever is the greater.

Other uses:
Hourly (for groups, meetings etc):
£10 per hour (no technician / front-of-house staff included)



Accessibility:

Studio Theatre is on the ground floor and fully accessible to wheelchairs – there are no steps.
The toilet is not a disabled toilet, but is quite spacious.
Main Theatre is up 17 steps therefore regrettably is not wheelchair accessible.

Phone 01634 829468


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