Using The Maltings

Opening Hours

Box Office Mon | 10am - 5.30pm

Tue-Sat | 10am - 7.30pm
(or until start of the last event)

Sun | Opens one hour before start of first event, closes after start of last event

The Maltings has some of the best facilities in the local area for larger meetings and conferences, at very reasonable rates.

The Maltings provides a diverse and high quality cultural programme of live performances, exhibitions and cinema for Berwick and its surrounding communities throughout the year. We will consider all requests to access our facilities in the light of this programming policy and reserve the right to refuse requests to hire our space on this basis. All hires are subject to venue availability. 

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Main House Theatre 

Capacity: 300

  • At 300 seats, our beautiful Main House theatre is the largest venue in the area, and can be used for conferences, presentations, parties, screenings and live events.
  • State-of-the-art digital projection facilities, huge cinema screen and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
  • Fully technically equipped with lighting and P.A., including microphones etc., and our helpful full-time technical team are always on hand to make sure your event goes to plan.

In order to make sure you can book the Main House for a specific date, we strongly advise you contact us around nine months in advance. 

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Henry Travers Studio 

  • Capacity: 120 standing or 74 seated on retractable seating, or 50 seated in “cabaret-style” conferencing.
  • A fully-equipped, state-of-the-art black box studio theatre, cinema, rehearsal and meeting space.
  • Can function as a large open space (around 140m2), ideal for workshops, rehearsals, large meetings and presentations.
  • With a powerful digital projector and retractable large screen, the Studio is ideal for screenings or presentations. It is fully technically equipped with lighting and pa, including microphones etc, and our helpful full-time technical team are always on hand to make sure your event goes to plan.

In order to make sure you can book the Studio for a specific date, we strongly advise you to contact us around nine months in advance. 

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Meeting Room

  • The Maltings has a modest Meeting Room on Level –3, which seats around 10 – 12 people and which is suitable for business meetings, play readings, club and society meetings, and board meetings.
  • The Meeting Room has some regular bookings, but there is generally good availability on most weekdays and Saturdays.
  • The size of the meeting room is 6.35m x 3.4m.

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Stage Door Bar

  • Capacity: 100 standing, 45 seated
  • The Stage Door Bar is a stunning, decadent space. Fully-licenced, it serves a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including fine wines and a selection of over a dozen different blends of specially-chosen ground coffees.

The bar is primarily an evening space, but during the day it provides a relaxed and informal space for small meetings.


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Professional performance hire* charges:

  TUE-THU FRI & SAT MON & SUN
(daytime only)
Main House Theatre £700 (no VAT) £800 (no VAT) £600 (no VAT)
Henry Travers Studio £250 (no VAT) £300 (no VAT) £250 (no VAT)


Professional residencies: Contact Daniel Cox to discuss

Community organisation venue use: Contact Daniel Cox to discuss

Meetings and Conferences**:

  MON-SUN
Main House Theatre £175 for a minimum 3 hour hire, £50 per hour thereafter, no VAT charged
Henry Travers Studio £35 for minimum 2 hour hire, £15 per hour thereafter, no VAT charged
Meeting Room £10 p/h (no VAT)
Stage Door Bar £10 p/h (no VAT) - Services of bar staff will attract additional charges.

 

Notes:

CATERING
Coffee, tea and snacks can be arranged through The Maltings Kitchen cafe/restaurant. Contact the proprietor, David Foxton, directly on 01289 309333.

PARKING
Please click HERE for parking information. 

ACCESS
Please click HERE for disabled access information. 

Endnotes:

*Professional performance hire
Professional performance hires include the services of one technician for up to 4 hours preparation prior to the event and during the event itself. They also include our box office services, the services of our volunteer steward team if required, and use of our green room and a dressing room during the event. Please note that any tickets for your event must be exclusively sold through our box office, and that a £1 refurbishment contribution must be included in all ticket prices. This refurbishment contribution will be retained by The Maltings. We may be able to assist in advertising your event if it is in line with our artistic policy, and if this is the case then a charge of £50 will be made for our marketing assistance. For more information on how we may market your event, email our marketing team at marketing@maltingsberwick.co.uk.

**Meetings and conferences
Daytime conference hires have a minimum hire period of 2 hours, and must take place between 9am and 5.30pm. Daytime conference hires include the services of one technician for up to 1 hour preparation prior to the event and during the event itself. They also include our box office services, the services of our volunteer steward team if required, and use of our green room and a dressing room during the event. Please note that any tickets for your event must be exclusively sold through our box office, and that a £1 refurbishment contribution must be included in all ticket prices. This refurbishment contribution will be retained by The Maltings. We may be able to assist in advertising your event if it is in line with our artistic policy, and if this is the case then a charge of £50 will be made for our marketing assistance. For more information on how we may market your event, email our marketing team at marketing@maltingsberwick.co.uk.

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WHO TO CONTACT

To discuss hiring The Maltings for performances, please contact our Programming Associate - Daniel Cox.

If you would like to hire our venue for conferences or public meetings, please contact our Theatre Manager - Shona Hammon.
Shona can also assist in offering Ticketing Services for an event not taking place at The Maltings; no matter how large or small. Customers can purchase tickets in-person, via telephone, as well as using our 24-hour online booking facility on this website.

If you are already booked in to perform here, or are looking into it but have some specific Technical enquiries, please contact our Technical Manager - Steven Percy

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194