Hire us

The Maltings (Berwick) Trust provides a diverse and high quality cultural programme of live performances, exhibitions, workshops, events and film for Berwick and its surrounding communities throughout the year.

We operate according to a strategic programming policy and long term business model, and work with local community organisations to support their events. We’re also able to host large meetings and small conferences, including offering a full catering service.

We’ll consider requests to hire/use our facilities in the light of this  – and also reserve the right to refuse requests to hire/use our space on this basis.

Availability is limited as we give priority to our own core programme, and we strongly advise you contact us at least nine months in advance to discuss your requirements. 


MAIN HOUSE THEATRE

At 300 seats, our Main House theatre is the largest venue in the area, and is suitable for conferences, presentations, screenings and live events.

State-of-the-art digital projection facilities, large cinema screen and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.

Raked seating (steps) plus a balcony tier.

Fully technically equipped with lighting and P.A. system, and our helpful technical team are always on hand to make sure your event goes to plan.

 

STUDIO

Capacity: 120 standing, 70 seated on retractable seating, 50 seated in “cabaret-style” conferencing.

A fully-equipped black box studio theatre, cinema, rehearsal and meeting space.

Can function as a large open space (around 140m2) that’s ideal for workshops, rehearsals, large meetings and presentations.

Room size: 13m (d) x 8.5m (w).

Steinway piano in situ.

Digital projector and retractable large screen suitable for screenings or presentations.

Fully technically equipped with lighting and P.A. system, and our helpful technical team are always on hand to make sure your event goes to plan.


STAGE DOOR BAR AND CAFE BAR

The Stage Door Bar is a characterful evening space for our audiences, but during the day it can provide a relaxed and informal space for small meetings. Capacity is 100 standing, 45 seated. Our Café Bar just off the foyer is also available for private hire in the evening, depending on the venue’s wider programme schedule.

Contact our Café Bar Manager David Purves to find out more.

 

GYMNASIUM GALLERY

This unique space adjacent to Berwick Barracks is primarily used for visual arts exhibitions, but is occasionally used for other live events. Contact our Head of Visual Arts James Lowther to find out more.


VENUE HIRE CHARGES

Main House
Mon-Thu: £825 (+ VAT) + 10% Box Office charges
Fri & Sat: £1000 (+ VAT) + 10% Box Office charges
Sun: £1000 (+ VAT) + 10% Box Office charges + FOH staff costs

Studio
Mon – Thu: £250 (+ VAT) + 10% Box Office charges
Fri & Sat: £400 (+ VAT) + 10% Box Office charges
Sun: £400 (+ VAT) + 10% Box Office charges + FOH staff costs

Professional performance hires include up to 4 hours technical support time for preparation prior to the event, during the event itself, and get out. Use of our green room and a dressing room during the event is also included. Front of house services are included in charges Monday – Saturday, staffing costs on Sundays incur an additional charge.

 

Please note that any tickets for your event must be sold exclusively through our box office, and that a £1 Capital Development contribution must be included in all ticket prices, and will be retained by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust. We may be able to assist in advertising your event if it is in line with our programming policy, and if this is the case then an additional charge of £50 will be made. For more information on how we can promote your event, email our marketing team.


MEETING & CONFERENCE HIRE CHARGES

Main House: £175 for a minimum 3 hour hire, £50 thereafter, + VAT (Mon-Sat only)
Studio: £40 for minimum 2 hour hire, £17.50 per hour thereafter, + VAT (Mon-Sat only)

Daytime hires have a minimum hire period of 3 hours, and must take place between 9am and 5.30pm. This includes the services of one technician for up to 1 hour preparation prior to the event and during the event itself. Additional charges will be made for any extra technical time.

 

CATERING

Coffee, tea and food can be arranged by contacting our Café Bar Manager, David Purves.
 

WHO TO CONTACT

To discuss hiring The Maltings for performances, please contact our Programme Manager- Daniel Cox.

If you would like to hire our venue for conferences or meetings, please contact our Venue Manager – Shona Hammon.

If you have any specific Technical enquiries, please contact our Technical Manager – James Manningham.