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.

For ticketed performances and events:

one performance: £400/day (plus VAT)
two performances: £520/day (plus VAT)

This cost includes: Full FOH and x1 technician for 8 hours; use of our box office system; marketing support.
Get in from 10.00. Get out to be completed by 23.00. (If event or get out runs beyond 23.59 a £30 charge per hour will be added.)
A week-long booking (Tues–Sun) is £1,950 (plus VAT). The same staff and rules apply.

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


08.00–10.00: £20/hour
10.00–17.00: £15/hour
17.00–23.00: £28/hour
23.00 onwards: £35/hour


09.00–17.00: £35/hour
17.00 onwards: £55/hour

Green Room and Downstairs Café Area Hire (Space Only)


08.00–10.00: £15/hour
10.00–17.00: £10/hour
17.00–23.00: £15/hour


08.00–10.00: £15/hour
10.00–17.00: £20/hour
17.00–23.00: £25/hour

Extra Staff:

Technician: £15/hour
Bar: £10/hour

Please note all prices exclude VAT.

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 remarked 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

Dependent on schedule, companies can come in from approximately 18.00  to set up.
Exclusive hire of the whole building and one member of staff. All costs include VAT.
To book, a deposit of £150 is needed to secure a date. Please enquire on our current availability.