Hire the Theatre

The Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio are situated in the heart of Chelmsford.

With the support of our marketing, administration and technical teams you'll find us the ideal venue in the Chelmsford area to bring your show to. 

Whether you are a professional visiting touring company, a dance school, community theatre group or a corporate conference or private function do get in touch. 

We offer a range of venues available to hire for productions, private functions and corporate events. All are easily accessible, with only a short walk from the rail and bus stations.

We can offer you the following:

  • a 502 fixed seat auditorium (Civic theatre) with full technical facilities

  • a flexible studio space for up to 165 people (Cramphorn studio)
    tiered and cabaret seating

  • professional technical assistance and equipment available for hire

  • back stage tours

  • group booking discounts

  • buffet catering

  • disabled access and facilities

  • close to transport links

With foyer space and bar areas, Chelmsford City Theatres offer the perfect venue for seminars, training, exhibition, presentations and performance.

Catering to suit your requirements and budget can also be arranged with our in-house catering team. Anything from tea, coffee, a pay or tab bar to a full buffet can be provided.  A full bar service is available at both theatres. (Please note that food and drink consumed on our premises needs to be provided by the theatres' bars and catering team.)
We can provide a ticketing service for all events taking place in our venues.  The box office can also act as an agency for events taking place outside our venues. These events are listed in the Community Box Office.
For information on our two main venues, including technical specifications and conditions of hire, please visit the Technical Information page

Contact civic.theatres@chelmsford.gov.uk to enquire about hiring the theatre.

Contact the Theatre


Fairfield Road