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Theatre Hire

The theatre is available for hire and is an ideal venue for performances, product launches, presentations, seminars, conferences, concerts and auctions.

Catering, accommodation, recreational and sporting facilities are available subject to negotiation. Hire rates are competitive and there is a concessionary rate for non-commercial events. 

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We also hire staging units and technical equipment; from moving lights and radio mics to door and window flats and chaise lounges! Contact us to discuss your needs – excellent rates of hire available.

Stage Properties Hire

We have a range of stage properties for hire, from whiskey decanters and typewriters to bentwood chairs and captain’s desks – flexible hire periods available, contact us to see pictures of stock and to discuss how we can support your production needs.

Design Services

Our experienced team are available to supplement your hire of the Layard with Lighting and Sound design, Scenic and Audio-Visual design packages; and are on hand to offer advice if you would like to informally discuss options when visiting the venue –talk to us about how we can help you maximise the impact of your event 

Increasingly, productions are making use of projection mapping to add location, atmosphere and the ‘wow’factor. With years of experience designing for dramas and dance shows from premieres to showcases, we can provide a bespoke service for you – e mail us to begin the conversation to realise your creative dream!


Layard Theatre Technical Specification 

Layard Theatre Stage Dimensions

For further information please contact our Theatre Administrator on 01202 847529 or email