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Hire a space
How to hire our spaces

Barbican Theatre is a vibrant and creative venue located in the heart of historic Barbican in Plymouth. The building houses a well equipped auditorium which seats up to 140, a bright rehearsal studio and an intimate cafe bar.

All spaces are available to hire throughout the year and we can cater for a variety of purposes from small scale theatre, dance productions and conferences to award ceremonies and drinks receptions, from formal business meetings to team away days and training.

This information pack covers everything you should need to know about hiring a space and using the services available at the Barbican Theatre.  We can create a package tailored to your requirements and will always try to accommodate your requests.

For more information and to discuss your requirements please contact our House Manager, Helen Davies: or 01752 242011.

Download the Hires Information Pack

Download the Technical Specifications

Spaces available to hire


The auditorium has 107/140 seats and a 10.20m width x 8.90m depth stage with semi-sprung floor, a flexible lighting rig, sound system and projection capability.




The auditorium can be used for a wide variety of events including:

  • Performances
  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences
  • Events
  • Training
  • Classes/workshops
  • Award ceremonies
  • Presentations
  • Film screenings/film-making

Studio/Rehearsal Space

The studio is 11m x 5.5m with mirrored wall, ballet bar, sound system and projection capability. The room is versatile and can be set up in formats such as theatre style (up to 50 seats*), boardroom style, workshop etc.




The studio can be used for a wide variety of events including:

  • Meetings
  • Away Days
  • Classes/workshops
  • Rehearsals

* Extra seats need to be hired and will incur an additional charge

Feedback from previous hirers

Jamie is a fantastic technician. He couldn’t do enough to help….an asset to the company”


“The show was a resounding success and we look forward to being at the Barbican again next year.”

Anil Koshti, Dance Around the World

“Thanks again to you and all your staff for making last week so enjoyable and easy.”

Jo McCarthy, Plymkids Theatre Company

The B-Bar

B-Bar logoThe B-bar is Plymouth’s most theatrical watering hole offering Thai noodles, world music, comedy, world beers and free wi-fi all in a velvet draped cafe bar atmosphere.

The venue is available to hire for events, to find out more call The B-Bar on 01752 242021 or visit