Venue Hire

Theatre for hire in Chester

The Forum Studio Theatre is available for hire to visiting companies, both professional and amateur, and we welcome many throughout each year to complement our own scheduling. Tribute bands, other music acts, visiting dramatic companies, dance companies, community music groups, the Performing Arts Department of Chester University, local schools, variety acts and many more visit us on a regular basis. Our hire terms represent excellent value for money.

The Forum is situated in the heart of Chester close to the market and town hall. Technically well-equipped and with easy access for your gear, props or set, the ‘black box’ studio theatre is the ideal setting for concerts, plays, musicals, lectures or meetings. Three dressing rooms are provided backstage.

The venue seats up to 140 audience members and is fully accessible.

We also hire out other spaces within The Forum Studio Theatre suitable for rehearsals, workshops and classes. You can hire these spaces alongside the studio as holding rooms for shows with larger casts.

Our administrator, Victoria, will be happy to discuss rates, terms and availability, answer queries or arrange a viewing of the venue.
Email: or telephone the box office on 01244 341296