The Heron Theatre

Information For Performers

We are eager to welcome new productions to our venue at The Heron Theatre. If you are seeking a space for your event, please don't hesitate to contact our music co-ordinator on: or
Our drama co-ordinator on:

Our theatre boasts a raised, proscenium arched stage and a raked auditorium, equipped with excellent lighting and sound facilities suited to our size.

Additionally, we provide a dressing room and convenient stage level access for loading and unloading. Rest assured, there's ample parking available, with reserved spaces for incoming performers. Pleasant accommodation and dining options are also conveniently located nearby.

For those who need directions, our theatre is only 10 minutes away from J35 on the M6. Simply follow the signs for Milnthorpe. If you're approaching from the East, use A65 to reach the M6 roundabout, and then head southbound to J35 before following the same directions. Avoid taking any exit to Kendal if you're coming from the North. When you approach Beetham, you'll see the theatre sign on the left.

To ensure successful promotion, we request publicity material well in advance. Having "coming soon" displays six weeks or more ahead of your event is vital, as a significant portion of ticket sales come from audiences at previous events. If you have your publicity ready, feel free to send it our way.

On the night of your production, our front of house team will be delighted to sell or distribute your programs at the door. We also provide a display board where you can showcase publicity for your company.

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Advice For All Performers

While we do our best to support incoming companies, it’s important to note that all our staff are volunteers, and the stage crew may not always be qualified technicians. To ensure a smooth technical setup, please send a lighting plot and stage plan three to four weeks in advance. Please inform us of your expected time of arrival, and we’ll arrange for someone to greet you at the theatre. Our performances typically commence at 7:30 PM, and audiences are admitted from 7:00 PM. During the 20-minute interval, our bar is open for guests. In exceptional circumstances, by prior arrangement during booking, variations to this schedule can be considered. We look forward to hosting your production at The Heron Theatre!

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