Gillies Group Theatre

Our prestigious theatre allows great flexibility to accommodate everything from theatre performances, dance and ballet showcases, live bands, classical concerts, and seminars to product and programme launches. Create a dramatic setting, for your awards presentation or gala dinner completed with traditional plush red house curtains or let your guests become the stars of the night by hosting directly on the spacious stage.

Talk to us about the theatre for use as a development space for your production, or put the spotlight on keynote speakers at your conferences.

This state-of-the-art theatre can seat up an audience of up to 210 in a tiered setting and features a large wooden sprung stage floors. Your booking also comes with the support of fully-fitted backstage changing rooms and green room as well as access to The Gibbs Sculpture Court, an indoor-outdoor lobby with the best views over the valley.

The Gillies Group Theatre is also home of a Steinway Model D 9ft concert grand piano, one of the few in the country. An intimate space with natural acoustics as well as the latest audio, visual and traditional theatre lighting technology and a skilled team of in-house technicians, this theatre has everything to offer your event, with a touch of glamour.



Stage Dimensions

19.5m width stage and wings

12.3m wide proscenium

8.1m closed proscenium

11.1m front to rear stage

Gillies Group Theatre is sponsored by The Gillies Group.

Green Room

Meeting and workshop space suitable for a maximum of 40 people either boardroom style or in smaller break out tables.

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Dressing Rooms

The Gillies Group Theatre features three dressing rooms of varying sizes.

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For more information on the Gillies Group Theatre, including hire rates, please click on the Venue Hire Brochure below.

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