Looking for a place to hire?

The Harlequin Theatre maybe the place for you, a space easy to fill at affordable rates! A flexible setting makes the theatre suitable for a wide rang of corporate and private events or social functions.

You can check available dates here.

The Theatre Space

The theatre space itself has a back wall which measures 30' wide and 12' in height.

The auditorium hold 96 seats seat into two blocks. There are no restricted views and there is wheelchair access.

Light and Sound Systems

Smartfade 96 channel control desk connected digitally (DMX512) to 5# Transcension 12 channel dimmer packs which feed out to 86 circuits (+ houselight circuit) with 3 pin outlets; 70 on a scaffold grid above the stage area, 10 at floor level, 6 others at grid height, and also plethora of lanterns (lights).

10 channel mixer desk, various tape and cd players and decks, power amp, large speakers behind stage various microphones in various states of repair. The ability to play music/sound from a mobile or a laptop.


A microphone high on the auditorium wall picks up stage sound.  This is fed into an inductive hearing loop system.  Another feed is taken to a two channel amplifier, one channel to the actors changing room, the other to the control room.

There is a two channel speaker/headphone/ mike system (Cams) to communicate between stage manager and control room.


There is a large dressing room and plenty of backstage space, obviously depending on how you use the theatre space.

The Green Room

The theatre's green room is situated upstairs and has a well stocked bar for hospitality. This room is regularly used as a meeting room, for auditions, readings, coffee mornings and by Northwich Folk Group.

The Foyer

The Foyer is a good-sized entrance to manage front of house needs for all events.

Regular bookings

There are a selection of groups and businesses around Cheshire, who have hired the theatre more than once, including the Ha Ha at the Harlequins Comedy Show. We also have regular bookings from Northwich Folk Club (see link above)

If you are interested in hiring the theatre, you can check availability via our on line diary, then, if your required date is free, you can complete the following form to make a reservation, after which you will receive a confirmation, once your event is booked in our diary.

If you would like to hire the theatre or green room for an event please complete the form below and a member of the Harlequin Theatre will get back to you.

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