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Hire of the Barn Theatre

The Barn is available to anyone from the entertainment, educational or corporate worlds who would like to hire our fully operational and functional theatre for their events. We can accommodate groups, bands, solo performers, touring companies, training events, presentations, workshops, rehearsals and a lot more!

We can offer you our fully equipped stage, dressing rooms, sound and lighting equipment with technical support together with front of house management and bar/refreshment facilities and a marketing package to help you promote your event.

We operate as a registered charity (Seaford Musical Theatre) and need to maintain and develop the Barn so we have kept our hiring fees low and very competitive

The following is a brief summary of the main costs of hiring the full facilities of The Barn

Cost of Hire


 Hourly rate                                         £65 per hour (min four hours)

  Cost per day                                     £520 (maximum eight hours

  Security Deposit                               £50 per booking

The above rates are for the full use of our theatre including the auditorium, the stage, the sound and lighting systems, the foyer, the dressing rooms, the toilets, our refreshment facilities and Performing Rights Society fees, together with four hours of one sound/lighting technician’s time.


It should be noted, however, that as no two shows are alike, the total number of technicians and the amount of their time required must be agreed prior to finalising the booking. As a guide, a typical two-hour show may require a minimum of four hours per technician to allow for the set up and dismantling of equipment. Our technicians will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and provide you with a quotation.

    Hourly rate for additional technician      £25 per hour (minimum two hours)

Information about additional services including marketing packages and front-of-house management, and our full Terms and Conditions, are obtainable on request from 

Paula Woolven at or call 07710426321

Our stage is fully equipped with a variety of lighting, sound and setting options

Our auditorium seats 128 guests on a mix of flat and raised seating



Our foyer has a fully licensed bar which can also be used for serving hot drinks and light refreshments. In addition to normal toilet arrangements, we have facilities for disabled guests including a special entrance door and ramp at street level.

We have two fully equipped dressing rooms together with back stage toilet facilities

The auditorium is also equipped with a state-of-the-art cinema system 

SMT Committee,
30 Mar 2016, 21:58