The Playhouse Theatre, Preston

Great amateur theatre, right in the heart of Preston

Hiring the theatre and facilities

Theatre/ Auditorium

the auditorium

Seating for 200, and two weelchairs

The auditorium seats 210 people and accommodates two wheelchair users at a time. Ground level facilities provide easy access for disabled people.

The stage is a classic proscenium arch: 25 foot/ 7.6 metres wide at the proscenium arch and 21 feet/ 6.4 metres deep from proscenium to back wall. Inside the proscenium the width extends to 40 feet/ 12.2 metres.

There are modern lighting and sound facilities, including a new FROG control desk and a new sound system.

The lighting consists of a mixture of spots and floods both front of house and on stage.

There are four speakers: 2 front of proscenium arch and two on the back wall.

There are standard backstage facilities for cast and crew.

Contact Janet Dawson on 01772 875421 or email:

Rehearsal Room

the rehearsal room

Rehearsal facilities

The rehearsal room is approx 5 by 3 metres wide, with seating for 20 people.

Contact Janet Dawson on 01772 875421 or email:

Bar Lounge

The bar lounge is available as part of the hire of the theatre.

Contact Janet Dawson on 01772 875421 or email:


Costumes and props can be hired from the Playhouse.

For more information please contact Margi Shaw on 01772 497912 or 07753 662860