The Academy Theatre

The Academy Theatre

Birdwell, Barnsley


The Academy Theatre in Barnsley is an intimate and contemporary theatre venue, just a stones throw away from junction 36 of the M1 motorway.  Established in 2004, this family run venue comfortably seats 172 people in its air conditioned auditorium and boasts a computerised lighting system, high end digital sound and no less than five large fully decked out rehearsal studios.  It is an ideal venue for productions that are looking to take the next step on the theatrical ladder without breaking the bank on production costs and unnecessary overheads.  Over the years The Academy Theatre has played host to many of the UK’s major stars, dance troupes, amateur companies, broadcasters and solo performers alike. With a huge free car park, onsite cafe-restaurant, licensed bar and full box office and online booking facilities, the Academy has become the venue of choice for many of the UK’s up-and-coming production companies.  The venue features a bustling year-round program of plays, tribute shows, musicals, comedy nights, dance performances, festivals, conferences and an annual pantomime, which regularly attracts over 10,000 theatregoers each year.  The venue is available for hire for your next event, conference, function, showcase or production.  It boasts great daily hire rates and can also offer a range of deals on box office splits.  If you’re looking for a venue to stage your next event, then look no further.  The Academy Theatre is an ideal choice

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