Theatre Hire

Our facilities have been brought up to modern standards with new seating accompanying a new stage floor that will ensure that your hire is professional.

  • Brand new seating capacity, increased to 170*
  • Improved seating for wheelchair users
  • Technician, dressing rooms and box office services included
  • Raked seating prevents visual obstructions

Despite its impressive 170-seat capacity* our theatre space has an intimate feel that lends itself perfectly to performances, showcases, amateur dramatics other events.

With a full suite of technical equipment, we can also provide the perfect canvass to your project.

Ricky Gervais, Russel Brand and Eddie Izzard are just three of the famous names who have appeared on our stage over the years. Will you join this illustrious roster?

*At full capacity, capacity will decrease to accommodate wheelchair users.

Theatre Hire Facilities:

Our in-house technician can support your hire with get-in as well as operating lighting and sound equipment. Further additional staffing can also be arranged, subject to additional charges.

Three dressing rooms are available on site at Jacksons Lane, including one fully accessible dressing room. Showers are available on site.

We will process tickets sales through our physical and online box office management system, subject to an 8% handling charge.

The Data Protection Act dictates that information regarding individual bookers such as names, addresses and contact numbers cannot be passed on.

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Hire Jacksons Lane

Bring your event, presentation or showcase to life in our modern theatre. We’re ready and waiting to help you achieve your objectives.

Theare Hire FAQs


I want to put on a show – can I book it now?

Soon enough! Simply fill out the form below and wait for our Hires team to get back to you. The more detail you can give us at this initial stage the easier the booking process will be. If possible please include an outline of the project or production, any known technical requirements, a brief company background and preferred dates, we’ll then get back to you as soon as possible.


How much does it cost to hire the theatre?

Choose from the following

One show per day for £1,100 (+VAT)

Two shows per day for £1,450 (+VAT)

Rehearsal rates start at £200 (+VAT) per hour for a minimum of 4 hours.

The hire fee includes use of our dressing rooms, technical support, all get in/out times and staffing for public performances.


What is the capacity of the theatre?

The maximum capacity in the theatre is 170, in an end on arrangement.

For an additional fee we are able to extend the stage, which reduces the capacity to 136. [Check with Andy]


Can we sell our own tickets?

To insure a professional approach at all times and to be able to fully support your audience all tickets must be sold through Jacksons Lane’s box office for all performances in our theatre.


How much does it cost to use your box office

We charge an 8% commission for all ticket sales, this fee covers the setup, management, reporting, listing on our website and the option for audiences to book online, over the phone or in person.

After your show we will deduct VAT and the 8% commission from all sales before returning your income to you. [Check with Monique]


Do you provide technical assistance?

Yes – as part of the theatre hire package at Jacksons Lane a technician is included for the duration of your hire.


Do we need to provide ushers?

No – We provide ushers and Duty Managers for all shows at Jacksons Lane and this cost is built into the hire package. If you wish do to multiple performances on the same day there may be an increase in the cost of staffing.


Will you put my show in the programme or on the website?

Unfortunately since we have so many programmed shows we are unable to offer advertising for Theatre Hires in our programme.

As tickets must be sold through Jacksons Lane’s box office this will include a listing on our website under the What’s On section. [we should create a template form that Theatre Hirers need to complete to allow us to create events on Spektrix really easily]


Can you offer a charity rate?

As Jacksons Lane is itself a charity – we are unable to offer discounts to other charities or non-profit organisations.


Where can I find out more?

Fill out the enquiry form or download our Guide to Hiring the Theatre below.

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