Arts and Theatre

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

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.

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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