Assembly Room Theatre: for a Great Night Out...
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). 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. 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 offer exclusive in-house catering with a range of options from buffets to sit-down meals. Our catering manager will work closely with your to provide a beautiful meal to suit your budget and taste We can also provide a range of local wines and beers, along with the usual soft drinks and tea and coffee.
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.
- 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
- 7m motorised cinema screen and projector along with 7:1 surround sound and satellite receiver.
Bakewell Live! was generously funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
10.5m x 4.6m Proscenium arch with apron. Curtain and roller scenery. Backstage access to toilets and large dressing room.
7m cinema screen flown behind the proscenium arch
NEC 3000l projector
7:1 surround sound
- 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
*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.
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 from £2200 plus catering, starting at £11.95 per head
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. With a selection of cask ales, local wines and popular spirits, we can make your event go with a bang.