Assembly Room Theatre: for a Great Night Out...

…for theatre

Bakewellians over a certain age are sure to remember our signature room, the venue for many a dance!

The Bakewell Town Hall Assembly Room Theatre played a formative role in the past of many of our children, being the venue for the town’s annual Pantomime and has, over recent years, become a popular choice for live performers with seating capacity of 168 (300 standing). See our Arts and Theatre pages for more details.

Room facilities include:

  • Large Stage area
  • Proscenium Arch
  • Movable Apron
  • Lighting Rig
  • Sprung dance Floor
  • Catering kitchen facilities
  • Fully licenced bar.

…for a special occasion

If you’re planning a wedding reception or a special party, the Assembly Room Theatre is very flexible: We have a licenced bar and a catering kitchen and our room dressing packages can create the right ambiance without the hassle of arranging everything yourself. We will team-work with you to make sure your event runs smoothly.

We can organise some catering for you, or you can hire our kitchen facilities and bring along your own caterer. We can also provide a range of local wines and beers, along with the usual soft drinks and tea and coffee.

In fact, we can offer a broad range of food and drink, everything you need for a scrumptious buffet.

We can seat up to 120 in comfort, either banquet-style or at round tables. See our Weddings and Parties page for more details.

…for a great day’s work

Large business events, training sessions and conferences can be accommodated in the Assembly Room Theatre, the stage  being perfect for speakers and presentations. We can provide a range of equipment, for a small fee, including screen, projector and flip chart.

Consider adding one of our business catering packages and you’ll have everything covered.

On the day, we’ll set the room up to your requirements and we can accommodate 100 guests seminar-style, or 168 theatre-style. We’ve hosted over a hundred Fairs and Sales and can house 22 6′ stalls. See our Business page for more details.

We welcome informal discussions about events being planned and will be very pleased to talk you through the various options available, before you book. You can contaact us via the form on the right, or telephone us on 01629 810152.

9 + 4 =

  • 168 seated theatre-style, and up to 300 standing.
  • Sprung parquet dance floor
  • Dimensions: 15m x 10.5m, Stage 10.5m x 4.6m
  • 7 x 240v power sockets
  • Three-phase power to rear of stage


Stage dimensions:

10.5m x 4.6m Proscenium arch with apron.

Curtain and roller scenery.

Backstage access to toilets and large dressing room.


Lighting rig:

  • 6 x Compact LED PAR 18 RGB
  • Transcension Scene Setter DC 1224 DMX Controller
  • 4 x LEDJ Stratos Wash DMX RGB 336 x 10mm LED Panel

Straight-forward pricing..

Our inclusive wedding reception package includes the following:

  • Hire of the Assembly Room Theatre, and stage (to midnight). A small quiet room is also available for conversation or for small children.
  • A cash bar with one or two bar tenders depending on the size of party;
  • Tables, table cloths and chairs, and up to 3 high chairs;
  • Room set-up
  • Catering kitchen with fridge, freezer, warming oven and gas hob, bain marie, filter coffee machine, and crockery and cutlery;



Pricing £2000- 2100


Whether you’re joining us for a special celebration, or holding a business event, we offer a range of drinks and refreshment packages to suit all tastes. Our speciality is locally-sourced food and drink, and we are spoiled for choice in Derbyshire with scores of award-winning breweries and three (3!) vineyards. We also can provide a bar for your guests to purchase beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and tea and coffee for no additional charge. With a selection of cask ales, local wines and popular spirits, we can make your event go with a bang.

Tea, coffee and water package.

Freshly-made filter coffee, quality tea and chilled water £1.00 per person.

Mineral water still/sparkling 330ml £1.50

Biscuit selection £1.00 per person.


By the glass

Sierra Grande Merlot 2013 125ml £2.50     175ml  £3.50

Sierra Grande Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 125ml £2.50      175ml  £3.50

Pinot Grigio GPG 2013 125ml £2.75         175ml £3.75

Sierra Grande Sauvignon 2013 125ml £2.50    175ml £3.50

By the bottle

Sierra Grande Merlot 2013 £13.50

Sierra Grande Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 £13.50

Pinot Grigio GPG 2013 £14.50

Sierra Grande Sauvignon 2013 £13.50

Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Spumante £19.50


Peak Ales Bakewell Best (4.2 ABV)

Bakewell Best Bitter is a robust amber coloured ale. It is dry and firmly bitter, with some roasted malt flavours and plenty of grassy hops.

Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold (4.6 ABV)

Chatsworth Gold is a golden beer made with honey from the Chatsworth Estate. The delicate sweetness is well balanced with bitterness from Goldings and Fuggles hops.

Bar prices

Bottled Beers

Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter (4.2 ABV) 500ml  £3.50

Thornbridge Brewery Jaipur IPA (5.9 ABV) 500ml

Thornbridge Brewery Beadeca’s Well Smoked Porter (5.9 ABV) 500ml

Beck’s 275ml £3.00


J2O 275ml £2.50

Tonic / Soda / Bitter Lemon 160ml £1.50

Diet Coke 200ml £1.50

Lemonade 1/2 pt £1.00

Still mineral water 330ml £1.50

Sparkling mineral water 330ml £1.50

Orange Squash/ Blackcurrant / Lime £0.50


Vodka 25ml £2.50

Whisky 25ml £2.50

Gin 25ml £2.50

Archer’s Peach Schnapps 25ml £2.50

Bradwells Ice Cream

Velvety Vanilla 125ml tub £1.50

Double Chocolate 125ml tub £1.50

Creamy Strawberry 125ml tub £1.50

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