EM Forster Theatre

Built in the year 2000, the theatre offers a flexible, professional space for a diverse range of artistic events including theatre, comedy, dance and music productions. This modern proscenium arch theatre seats up to 368 people with tiered seating, full backstage facilities, advanced lighting, sound and audio visual equipment. If required we are able to provide a fully staffed licensed bar, ushers and technicians and a box office service. Within the complex we also have a smaller studio theatre (seating up to 90), two foyers that adapt as teaching or rehearsal areas, dressing room and classroom facilities.

Suitable For

Drama productions


Dance performances


Main Theatre  -  368 seats (255 Auditorium, 113 Balcony)
Studio – 90 seats


Fully licensed bar and cold buffet style recommended.

Dimensions and Access

Main Theatre stage performance area 8.8m width x 9m depth (with wing space 2-4m SL & SR)

Studio 11m x 11m (actual performance area dependant on set style and seating arrangement)


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Seating Plan at EM Forster Theatre