We have a modern auditorium which has been designed to be as flexible as possible in both staging and seating configurations.
The seating capacity can range up to 325, in a variety of formats. There are two main seating areas: Ground Floor (stalls) and Upstairs (circle). On the Ground Floor there is also a mezzanine level, the back row of which are stool seats: higher seats complete with footrests.
Movable seating blocks also allow for the auditorium to be changed from a more traditional end-on configuration with a raised stage, to thrust or traverse layouts where the audience is level with the performance area.
The forestage can be raised, or lowered to allow for an orchestra pit. The main section of stage can also be raised or lowered to change the relationship between performers and audience or to create a rake on stage, and contains removable sections for creating traps. The auditorium is fully air-conditioned.
Hampstead Downstairs is a fully equipped theatre with unreserved seating for approximately 80 people. The seating is also flexible to allow for different stage layouts.
Depending on the Hampstead Downstairs programming, it can be available for hire. It is fully air-conditioned.
We have a large rehearsal room with a sprung wooden floor, a kitchenette and limited access for rehearsal sets. This is occasionally available for hire.