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Theatre Information

Capacity, car parking, bar facilities, staffing and disabled access

General Information:

  • Maximum Seated Capacity is 505
  • Maximum Standing Capacity Auditorium 655
  • Balcony 165

General Set up: 

  • Balcony seats 168
  • Auditorium Seats 337

Cabaret Set Up: 

  • Auditorium to seat 200 (20 round tables/10 chairs around each)
  • Balcony seats 179 (optional)

Back stage consists of Two green rooms - Equipped with toilets, wash area, showers, large mirrors with tables placed in front and shelved storage area. (Extra tables and chairs available), 

  • Male green room capacity is 27
  • Female green room capacity is 33

Dance/drama studio - Situated behind the stage, with access to both sides of the stage. Sprung floor, wall bars and one mirrored wall.  Studio Capacity is 140.

Car Parking
Penyrheol Theatre offers a non supervised car park which is free of charge to theatre patrons.  Disabled parking is available nearer to the entrance of the theatre.

Please note that the car park is open to the public using the facilities at Penyrheol which includes the theatre, leisure centre and swimming pool, therefore could be busy during peak hours.  In these instances please allow sufficient time to park before the show starts.

Bar Facilities

Penyrheol provides an events bar in line with our customer's requirements. There is no cost to including this in any event as the staffing and stock is provided by the theatre and income is retained by the theatre.

All bars are subject to the hirers requirements. We have previously provided the following on events:

Standard Non-alcoholic Soft drinks Sweets and ice cream 

Any bar extension applications must be made through the management and must be requested when booking the Theatre.  Any fee incurred for extensions, such as staff costs, will be passed on to the applicant.

If your production includes a matinee performance the theatre will look to open the bar early.  If your production includes a Sunday performance the theatre will look to open the bar.


Door staff
You are required to have four door staff on each performance. These will be supplied by the theatre but will be at an extra cost.  Door staff may be reduced, depending on audience figures and areas used.

Technical staff
The Theatre has technical staff available at an extra cost OR you can provide your own technical company. But this must be agreed my management at time of booking.

Disabled Access
The theatre is fully equipped for disabled access to the ground floor and auditorium, including the events bar. We do not currently have first floor/theatre balcony disabled access.

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