Pentland Theatre

The Pentland Theatre is a fully accessible and flexible modern auditorium and can accommodate performances, award ceremonies, banquets, conferences, large scale workshops and much more. 

Perfect for any event

The Pentland Theatre has adaptable flooring allowing different layouts of the space with the seating able to be stored under the floor. The Stalls can be raked, flat and flush with the stage, or, flat and lowered up to 1.1m below stage level. We also have a thrust stage forestage elevator which can be lowered for additional layout configuration and can create an orchestra pit 1.8m below stage level.

At a glance


  • Seated Auditorium – 395
  • Gig Layout – 264
  • Flat Floor (workshops, banquets, in-the-round events) – capacity varies, please contact us for details


  • Step free access to stalls seating
  • Four wheelchair spaces available (two in gig layout)
  • Induction loop available
  • Accessible toilets on stalls level

Backstage facilities

  • Four dressing rooms with a total capacity of 70 people, with separate showers and toilets.
  • Additional spaces can be hired for events with cast & crew of more than 70.

Included in the hire fee

  • Duty Manager (not exclusive to your event)
  • Visitor Services Assistants
  • Up to two Technicians
  • Use of theatre lighting rig, sound system, projector & screen (this excludes wireless radio mics which can be hired for an additional fee)
  • Cafe / bar facilities

Some images of the venue in action

Hire Fees

Full day rate covers 8 hours, half day rate covers up to 4 hours. Extra hours can be hired for an additional payment. Charity discounts may be available on certain dates and months of the year, please ask the hire team for details. 

Full day: £2,975 + VAT
Half day: £1,500 + VAT
Box Office commission: 20% (please ask about charity discounted commission)

Full day: £3,300 + VAT
Half day: £1,650 + VAT

£4,350 + VAT for a 12 hour hire, usually midday – midnight but there is flexibility on timings

Early Get In Tech Crew: £175 + VAT
Early Get In Cast Rehearsal: £225 + VAT
Late Get Out after midnight: £175 + VAT

Star cloth backdrop: £50 + VAT
Smoke / haze machine: £25 + VAT
Radio microphones: Price on request, please ask for a quote.
Lectern with mic: £15 + VAT
Drum Kit – £50 +VAT for main kit and additional £25 +VAT for breakables (snares & cymbals)
Upright Piano: £50 +VAT
Baby Grand Piano: £275 +VAT
Piano Tuning: £60 +VAT
Additional Technician: £26 + VAT per hour (minimum 4 hour booking period)
Additional Visitor Services Assistant: £19 + VAT per hour (minimum 2 hour booking period)

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an image of the Pentland Theatre taken from the stage. The red seats of the stalls and balcony can be seen, and stage lights in the ceiling.

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