Multi purpose venue

The Regent Theatre was built as a multi-purpose venue in 1930 and is still ideally suited to wide range of uses. Here are the various uses, see if it suits your needs.

The Theatre has a seating capacity of up to 700 people with 320 in the dress circle and the remainder in the stalls. The entire auditorium is comfortably heated by a ducted gas-fired system. Wheelchair access is provided at the front of Theatre and to one toilet. The foyer has a kiosk with a refrigerator, freezer, urns, a sink with hot, cold and boiling water, and ample bench space for food preparation. The mezzanine floor also has catering facilities with bench space, a bar and a sink.

The Committee of Management and Caretaker have a great deal of experience with the various configurations of the Theatre and will work with you to ensure every goes smoothly.

Theatre, Concerts and Live Performances

The Theatre has hosted many live performances through the years from subtle dramatic plays to full rock concerts. The acoustics are quite live and will carry both the nervous whisper of a six year old performing in her first Eisteddfod, and a electric guitar accompanied by a belting bass drum. Although there are only two modest dressing rooms, there is ample room in the supper room behind for up to a hundred performers.

  • Multi-channel overhead lights and spotlights in front of the stage are provided and can be configured and operated as required.
  • A 12 channel public address system with front of house and foldback speakers is supplied.
  • The stage apron extends approximately 1.5 metres into the auditorium area in front of the curtain and gives a secondary performing area for use during scene and props changes.
  • High current power outlets are provided on the stage for extra lighting or amplifiers.
  • A truck height loading bay is provided at the rear of the Theatre, and access from there to both the stage and the auditorium is by ramps with no steps.
  • An upright piano is available.
  • We can supply labour for bump in and bump out.

Cinema

The cinema operates on a fortnightly basis during all but the football months and shows movies in current release. It has hosted many film festivals over the years, the most recent and arguably the most successful was “Big Screen 2001” in March 2001.

See our current cinema schedule

  • The cinema screen is electrically retractable and winches up into the space above the stage.
  • The projectors are two 35 mm Universal Lamp Houses with Simplex mechanisms and Eprad sound heads.
  • Both Cinemascope and Academy formats are supported.
  • The sound system consist of a high powered amplifier with adequate volume for the venue.
  • The sound is delivered by a horn driven high-range unit, a vented mid-range driver and a large volume sub-woofer.
  • The horn and driver are winched up into the ceiling space when not in use and lowered to a position behind the screen for operation.
  • The sub-woofer is on castors and wheels from storage to a position behind the screen for use.

Conferences and Meetings

An ideal venue for conferences due to the flexible seating arrangements with the dress circle available for plenary sessions and the stalls area left free to be used for additional seating, dining area, display area or other uses. This flexibility is extended by use of the adjoining supper room which can accommodate a seperate group of up to one hundred.

  • The kitchen in the supper room can support catering activities for a full dinner or just tea and coffee during breaks.
  • A public address system with two microphones is provided and extras or radio microphones can be hired at a reasonable cost.
  • The supper room can be hired separately from the main theatre and provides a good area for medium sized groups. It is self contained with toilets, shower and catering facilities.
  • The mezzanine area provides a meeting venue for smaller groups at a reasonable cost and is ideal for walk-in-walk-out meetings.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are supplied

Weddings, Balls and Other Private Hire

With a huge open floor area in the stalls the Theatre displays its versatility for private hire. It can be decorated to provide a glamourous and intimate venue for a wedding or a large area can be left in the centre for dancing at a black-tie ball.
It is regularly used for sporting club’s and school group’s balls or socials and has all facilities for catering and for bands.
The mezzanine area provides a quiet retreat from the main auditorium and tea and coffee or supper can be provided away from the action.

  • The kitchen in the supper room can support catering activities for a full dinner or just tea and coffee during breaks.
  • A public address system with two microphones is provided and extras or radio microphones can be hired at a reasonable cost.
  • The supper room can be hired separately from the main theatre and provides a good area for medium sized groups. It is self contained with toilets, shower and catering facilities.
  • The mezzanine area provides a meeting venue for smaller groups at a reasonable cost and is ideal for walk-in-walk-out meetings.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are supplied