The Picture House, due to its size (seating 510 across the stalls and balcony), offers an ideal place to enjoy spoken word live entertainment, conferences, and private film screenings. We have a ‘de-mountable’ stage which is 4 metres wide by 2 metres deep (and approximately 80 cm high) and can be erected for panel discussions, comedians and speakers, in front of the screen, on the carpeted area at the front of the stalls.
We have 4 wired and 2 roaming microphones, and the cinema sound system available for use (please note this is not equivalent to a full PA). We hope (in 2017) to once again have a small front of house lighting rig available for lighting the small stage / the area in front of the screen, but at present we rely on the house lights being on full to illuminate the small stage. We regret we are no longer able to offer hires involving the use of the main stage, due to a lack of suitable stage and lighting infrastructure and equipment.
Documents detailing our hire charges, booking terms and conditions and technical features and capabilities are available to read or download below, together with an explanation of our booking process. Community groups and charities are able to hire the cinema at discounted rates.
If, having looked through these documents, you’d like to discuss the possibility of hiring the Picture House for a live or private event please contact the Manager, Rebekah Fozard, on 01422 847287