The David Evans Court Theatre at Pendley offers a high quality venue in a superb setting for your event.

The space is managed by Court Theatre Limited (CTL), a registered charity, through its Management Board and a dedicated team of volunteers who offer a wealth of experience in both technical and front of house theatre operations and can assist you at every stage of the hire process.

The theatre comprises a main auditorium with a 196 seat, tiered retractable seating area which can be retracted to provide a flat floor area with the following capacity:

  • 350 persons standing eg for band nights
  • 170 persons seated at tables for cabaret performance/dinner dance*
  • The tiered seating can be adapted to accommodate up to 212 persons by adding an additional floor level row of chairs.
  • Other formats are possible subject to discussion first

The stage is on the same level as the auditorium. Steel-deck staging is available for hirers who wish to build a stage or as part of a set.

Front of House comprises a foyer with box office (with facilities for accepting credit card payments) and a fully equipped, spacious and comfortable bar area.

Backstage area comprises a large dressing room area with1 communal and 3 private dressing rooms, shower and toilet facilities. A multi-function room above the bar area can also be used with access to the stage via external side doors. However, this area does not house shower or toilet facilities.

Large lighting and sound boxes are located on the 1st floor, above the bar area and are accessed via the function room detailed above.

The venue is available to hire for commercial, professional, amateur and community performances, arts and educational organisations, conferences, training sessions, meetings and similar events.

Please note that the David Evans Court Theatre is specifically designed to be a venue for theatrical productions, shows and music. It is not designed to be a venue for private parties, and bookings for such events will not normally be accepted.

For further information about facilities and equipment and how to start the hire process click on the Downloadable Forms box in next column.

Theatre Hire Downloads

Click here to view downloadable forms, specifications and checklists including:

– How To Hire the Theatre
– Booking and Deposit Form
– Website Entry Form
– and many others

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