Pentland Theatre

The Pentland Theatre has a fully accessible and flexible auditorium which offers raked seating, flat floor or gig layouts, as well as an orchestra pit. With the addition of bardepot and Regen Kitchen artsdepot's premier event space can accommodate performances, award ceremonies, banquets, large scale workshops and much more.

Theatre layout

The modern auditorium contains 395 seats including 4 wheelchair accessible spaces whilst four backstage dressing rooms with separate showers and toilets can accommodate up to 70 people. For performances with casts greater than 70 people please ask us about alternative arrangements.

Flat floor layout

By removing our central stalls seating this versatile space becomes a flat floor hall with a capacity of up to 300 people suitable for large – scale workshops, banquets and in the round events.

Gig layout

For music events our flat floor can be lowered into gig mode providing a standing audience area with raised stage and a total auditorium capacity of up to 300 people.

Backstage Facilities

The Pentland Theatre comprises of four dressing rooms which have a total capacity of 70 people, with separate showers and toilets. For performances with casts greater than 70 people please ask us about alternative arrangements. In addition the theatre offers a preparation kitchen suitable for use by external caterers as well as laundry facilities. 

Technical Facilities

The base hire rate includes support from our technical team who will work with you to create an audio-visual set-up tailored to your specific requirements.The theatre is installed with an extensive supply of professional equipment including 30 sets of counterweight fly bars, lighting, sound desk and control room, mounted projector and projection screen, house curtains and 1 x 32 amp, 1 x 63 amp and 2 x 125amp power supply. 

Box Office

artsdepot has a full time professional Box Office that will service your performance. There is a 20% commission fee on all tickets sold or 15% for registered charities. All theatre tickets will be allocated to seat numbers, any change to this will need to be agreed with the Hires team. Hirers are entitled to 20 free complimentary tickets per performance.

Tickets will be available in person or by telephone from our Box Office or online via our website. Please note: if you choose not to advertise your event on our website, online ticket sales will not be possible. We aren’t able to offer a joint Box Office service with external ticket agencies.

In some circumstances we will allow hirers to manage their own Box Office, but this will need to be discussed with the Hires team and the hirer will need to present a valid reason for doing this.

For more information on hiring our theatre spaces (including hire fees) please click here.

Living the Dream - a hire event on the Pentland stage.