Main Theatre (Auditorium Space only)
0800 – 1000 - £20.00 p/hour
1000 – 1700 - £15.00 p/hour
1700 – 2300 - £28.00 p/hour
2300 – Onwards - £35.00 p/hour

0900 – 1700 - £35.00 p/hour
1700 – Onwards - £55.00 p/hour
(Please note: £20.00 charge if you would like us to set the room up for you)

Technician £15 per hour

Green Room (Space Only)
0800 – 1000 - £15.00 p/hour
1000 – 1700 - £10.00 p/hour
1700 – 2300 - £15.00 p/hour

0800 – 1000 - £15.00 p/hour
1000 – 1700 - £20.00 p/hour
1700 – 2300 - £25.00 p/hour
(Please note: £20.00 charge if you would like us to set the room up for you)
(Use of Bar and Barman £10.00 per Hour)

Parties and Corporate Events
Over 18’s party or corporate event - £100.00 plus hourly rate (see above)
Underr 18’s party - £50.00 plus hourly rate (see above)
Bar facilities are available in the Green Room at £30 per hour

Whole Theatre Hire for Theatre Companies and Events
To book the whole Theatre (including the Theatre and Green Room) from 09:00 – 23:59 is £400 per day. This cost includes: Set up, bar staff, brochure, ushers and x1 technician for 8 hours.

(If event runs beyond 23:59 a £30.00 charge p/hour will be added)

A week-long booking is £1950.00. The same staff and rules apply.

Any additional equipment required from outside of Groundlings will be charged at the rental cost, plus £10.00. Gaffa tape is available at £6.00 a roll.

For regular users of Groundlings (more than ten instances) there will be a 20% discount available.

Event Management and Coordination
Groundlings can provide all aspects of event management from planning and delivery through site management, the provision of infrastructure to liaison with the emergency services, the licencing authorities, the local community and any other stakeholders. Our creative and resourceful approach often finds simple solutions, and we will develop creative concepts that are appropriate to the scale and location of your event.

We are used to working in partnership with both the public and private sector to deliver large scale events, civic and community celebrations, product launches, or corporate parties. We have worked with many successful Event Production Companies such as Richmond Event Management, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils, Disney Films, and Groombridge Place.

Groundlings blends music, performance and visual imagery to create original outdoor theatre. We often work in collaboration with other companies and communities to realise amazing events.

We work to commission, creating one-off shows in response to a brief, for a particular location or occasion. We also have ‘off the peg’ shows that tour nationally and internationally.

Film and Television Location Hire

A Stunning Grade Two Star listed Georgian School House and Theatre, steeped in history and tradition. With its playground, Georgian architecture, theatre with sky ceilings, Georgian fireplaces and grand windows, Groundlings makes a suitable and unique location for ball scenes, Theatre, grand stately homes, and even nightclubs.
Groundlings is a versatile space with many uses. Downstairs are Georgian class rooms with large ovens, secret doors and original features. The Groundlings Theatre is one of the UK’s hidden secrets with exceptional location opportunities, it is a spell-binding venue for filming.

If you would like more information contact Richard Stride on 023 9273 7370 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.