Venue Hire

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Situated at the heart of Somerset’s county town, on the bank of the River Tone, rich industrial history meets modern art facilities at Taunton Brewhouse.

Centred around a Grade II listed Georgian building – the Old Brewery House, from which the theatre derives its name – Taunton Brewhouse is a living reflection of the town’s evolution. Following more than 200 years of industry on the Coal Orchard, the theatre was opened in 1977, and has benefitted from expansions and refurbishments in the near half-century since.

We host a lively programme of artistic events ranging from traditional drama to concerts to stand-up comedy, as well as corporate conferences and awards evenings. We treat every hire as bespoke to best tailor our setup to your event. Whatever your occasion, our versatile venue and dynamic team can facilitate.

We are a multi-purpose arts centre, catering for professional arts organisations, community groups, schools and businesses.

All Taunton Brewhouse facilities (save the offices located on the first floor) are fully accessible. We offer competitive rates and a range of optional extras — from technical support to catering — to suit every need. For more information, please email [email protected].

Auditorium seating plan

Explore our spaces


Capacity: 352 seated

Dimensions: 10.1m (W) x 9.95m (D) x 6.65m (H)

The main house is a proscenium arch theatre with a distinctive trapezoidal apron. The seating is arranged on a tiered rake, providing excellent sightlines to a maximum of 352 audience members. The auditorium can be reconfigured to include a central vomitorium, and the stage is thrust and trapped – allowing for entrances from beneath or the opening of a flexible orchestra pit. Back of house comprises four dressing rooms (with full amenities) and a green room. All our facilities are accessible.



Capacity: 60 seated, 80 standing

Dimensions: 10.1m (W) x 7.2m (D)

A fully equipped performance space, this intimate venue has black-out and conference facilities. Removable seating can host up to 60 with playing space for an end-on show, or larger groups for meetings and other events. Workshops and classes benefit from the sprung floor and mirror wall.

Fully renovated in 2023 thanks to a grant from Theatres Trust.



Capacity: 30 seated, 40 standing

Dimensions: 7.8m (W) x 7m (D)

This adaptable teaching space is host to many of our regular workshops, rehearsals, and classes. Located under the characteristic saw-tooth roof of our modern wing, the Creative Hub is steeped in natural light and has its own sink facilities. For large group hires of our performances spaces it can also serve as an additional backstage or breakout room.


Capacity: 50 seated, 60 standing

Dimensions: 8.8m (W) x 6.6m (D) x 5m (H)

The Gallery is a versatile white cube, with high ceilings, good natural light and black-out facility; perfect for exhibiting visual arts, film, photography and sculpture. Exhibitions can spill out onto the walls of our Foyer for an enveloping artistic experience.


Capacity: 40 seated, 50 standing

Dimensions: 4.5m (W) x 11.6m (D)

Facing out towards the riverbank, the reception room of the Old Brewery House is elegant and cosy. Large, canted bay windows allow for ample natural light. With stylish benches and comfy sofas, the Westward Room can be configured for coffee mornings, group meetings, talks, and much more.


Capacity: 50 to 300

Dimensions: 4.6m (W) x 21.3m (D)

The Foyer is a malleable space for less formal events. The seating can be arranged to fit your specifications and shines for cabaret-style performances or social events. Our fully licenced bar features a range of premium drinks and snacks, and we’re proud to stock many local brands.