Groundlings Theatre Venue Hire


Venue Hire

Groundlings Theatre is located within a beautiful Georgian building steeped in history and charm.

We have different spaces available to hire, suitable for all different events and occasions including conferences, parties and for rehearsals. Please contact us on for more information. Please note all hire will be subject to availability and can only be secured once a deposit is paid.

Don’t forget you can host your wedding with us; please contact us for more details.

Rates For Use of The Groundlings Facilities

For rehearsals and other uses:
Main Theatre Hire (Auditorium Space Only)

Monday – Thursday
08.00 – 10.00: £25/hour
10.00 – 17.00: £30/hour
17.00 – 23.00: £38/hour
23.00 – Onwards: £50/hour

Friday – Sunday
09.00 – 17.00: £45/hour
17.00 – Onwards: £60/hour
(£30 charge if room set up is required for the event)
Technician: £20/hour

Green Room and Downstairs Café Area Hire (Space Only)

Week Day
08.00 – 10.00: £20/hour
10.00 – 17.00: £15/hour
17.00 – 23.00: £20/hour

08.00 – 10.00: £20/hour
10.00 – 17.00: £25/hour
17.00 – 23.00: £30/hour
(£30 charge if room set up is required for the event)
(Use of Bar and Barperson £20/hour)

Extra Staff:
Technician: £15/hour
Bar: £10/hour

Please note all prices exclude VAT.

Parties & Corporate Events
£100 for over 18’s party or corporate event (plus hourly rate)
£50 for under 18’s party (plus hourly rate)
Bar facilities are available £30/hour

Ghost Hunt and Paranormal Investigations
We have hosted many Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Investigators and have received some great feedback as we continue to be recognised as one of Portsmouth’s most haunted buildings.

Hire Costs:
Monday – Thursday    20.00–02.30    £300
Friday – Sunday    20.00–02.30    £400
Monday – Sunday    23.00–02.30    £250

Theatre Booking for Theatre Companies
To book the whole Theatre (including the Theatre and Stage) from 09:00 – 23:59 is £500/day.
This cost pays for set up, bar staff, brochure, ushers and one technician (for 8 hours).
£30/hour charged if the event runs beyond 23:59.
A weeks booking is £1,950 (same staff and rules apply)
Split week £1000 for Thursday – Saturday

Any additional equipment required from outside Groundlings will be the rentyal cost plus £20.
For regular users of Groundlings (more than ten instances) there will be a 20% discount.

Please contact

To book, a deposit of £150 is needed to secure a date.
Please enquire on our current availability.