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Arts and Theatre

From contemporary craft to the best in regional theatre.
Court Room GalleryAssembly Room Theatre


Bakewellians over a certain age are sure to remember our signature room. The venue for many a dance, the Assembly Room Theatre played a formative role in most children’s past as the venue for the town pantomime. See our What’s On guide, for details of current productions.

A purpose-built theatre with stage, proscenium arch and movable apron, the Assembly Room Theatre is a wonderful venue for live performers. We have everything you need to put on a great show and a sprung floor to dance the night away. We have the space for 168 seated theatre-style, and up to 300 standing.

BTCT received funding in 2019 for Bakewell Live!, a project to install at large motorised cinema screen, projector,  satellite receiver and 7:1 sound system to allow us to offer live streaming from the National Theatre, along with musical events and film. This was generously supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Devonshire Fund.

Arts and Craft

Newly renovated and equipped with a fantastic gallery hanging system, the Court Room Gallery is the perfect venue for arts and exhibitions. Originally the Town’s magistrates court, the Gallery offers heritage with a contemporary edge. Housing an exhibition of original prints by The Sheffield Printmakers, with Court Room Gallery hosts a range of contemporary arts and craft events, exhibitions and private viewings. Bakewell Town Hall hosts a number of sales of contemporary craft and printmaking, the Court Room Gallery offers a superb venue for parties and weddings.

  • 168 seated theatre-style, and up to 300 standing.
  • Sprung parquet dance floor
  • Dimensions:
  • 7 x 240v power sockets
  • Three-phase power to rear of stage
  • Direct access to a fully-licenced bar.
  • Catering kitchen facilities

Stage dimensions:

10.5m x 4.6m Proscenium arch with apron. Curtain and roller scenery. Backstage access to toilets and 2 dressing rooms.

Lighting rig:

  • 6 x 1000w Long PAR 64 cans, 2 barn doors;
  • 8 x 1000w PAR 64 Medium Floods
  • Transcension 6 channel Dimmer Rack
  • Transcension Scene Setter DC 1224 DMX Controller
  • 4 x LEDJ Stratos Wash DMX RGB 336 x 10mm LED Panel
Room Dimensions: 15m x 7m

Stage Dimensions: 5.5m x 2m

Dedicated kitchen facilities.

Disabled toilet facilities.

Three very large windows: excellent natural light.

Wooden parquet floor.

Hanging rails system: 9m run; space for up to 40 works.

Integral softlight halogen lighting.

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