Want to perform your piece at The Lantern?
Hire Out Information
The Lantern Theatre is an open plan, modular space that can be used for a variety of different events, theatre, music and comedy. Its current configuration is for theatre but can easily be changed to suit the needs of your event. The size and shape of the venue gives a level of intimacy that audience members will love.
The performance space is roughly 6.5 x 6.5 meter with two sets of curtains at the rear of the space to enable crossovers
The lighting facilities in the theatre are limited due to the size of the space and are rigged at the front and sides only. Our technicians will also be on hand to make any slight adjustments, dependent on your needs. The space does have some height restriction and can not support sets in excess of 2.45 meters, we therefore strongly advise that you view the venue before making a booking.
The back stage and dressing room area is relatively compact but can easily accommodate a cast of 10 - 15 but there may be queue for the mirror.
The Lantern Theatre has a fully licensed bar serving drinks, snacks and ice cream before, during the interval and after the performances. The bar will be staffed by employees of The Lantern Theatre at all times and can also be used as the box office for members of the public who wish to purchase their tickets on the day of the performance. Audience members are advised to arrive 15 - 30 minutes before the event begins.
The venue has a capacity of no more than 100 people. Staff and cast members are included in this and should be factored into the production. The configuration of seating that you currently see in the plan has the capacity for an audience of 73, an extra row of seats at the front would give a capacity of 85. For special events like music or comedy nights the seating can be moved to allow for tables and chairs and a small stage.
In the event of a fire, the staff members have been trained to assist the safe and orderly egress from the building through the exits shown on the plan by the red arrows. There is a goods lift at the rear of the building. Use must be staff
The Lantern Theatre has a warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere with a small control area at the rear left hand side of the audience which is not enclosed.
Total Stage Area - 42m (6.5 x 6.5)
Working Depth - 4m (80 audience) - 6.5m (70 audience, no crossover)
Working Height - 2.4m
Working Width - 6.5m
Control Desk - Euro Light LC 2412
3 x 12 2.5kW Dimmers
Control of Smoke Machine
Control of House Lights
We have several fresnels, profiles and floods
A full sound system is provided and designed for each hire. This can be discussed with the technical staff before the event.
2 x Peavy 4670 Speakers
2 x Foldback Speakers
2 x Sony Mini Disc
2 x CD Player
Additional Equipment (Can be hired for special events please ask for details)
1 x Shure Drum Mics Set
6 x Shure SM58 Mics
6 x Shure SM57 Mic
3 x Projectors and Screens
Speakers are hung at the rear of the performance space but can be moved if required.
Venue Hire Costs
£150 + Vat (Based upon a performance running for no more than two hours starting at 7.30pm and finishing before 9.30pm)
* Get in at 4pm
* Tech support from 5.30pm till 7.30pm
* Lighting & sound engineer for your performance (7.30pm till 9.30pm)
* Lantern Theatre staff for your event
* Fully licensed bar that will be open for the duration of the event
Other Services Included
* On-line bookings via The Lantern Theatre website
* Box Office Management @ The Lantern Theatre
* Event information on website
* Event advertised in all local free listings
* Small article in our monthly newsletter
* Listing in our events guide outside the venue
* Marketing on Facebook
* Press release sent out to all local media
* Technician £10 per hour for technical rehearsals if required
* Rehearsal space £40 per day (10am-4pm) Monday to Friday only (Subject to availability) Saturday & Sunday are not available for rehearsals
* For performances that go beyond 9.30pm there will be an additional fee of £25 per half an hour to cover staffing costs incurred.
Please note that The Lantern Theatre does not have full disabled access. If have any questions do not hesitate to call us if you require any further information
£50 booking deposit is required to conform your booking.
The Lantern Theatre requires atleast 28 days notice to cancel an event or your deposit will not be refunded.
Book your event in advance - 0151 703 0000
Download: Theatre Plan & Specifications PDF