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Great Hall

Welcome to Great Hall at The Leys

Great Hall is our Performing Arts Centre, completed in September 2013 and officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex in January 2014.

At the heart of Great Hall is a professionally-equipped, multi-purpose teaching theatre, designed in collaboration with world-renowned theatre consultants Charcoalblue, set in a stylish and modern – yet traditional – proscenium format with wrap-around ‘circle’ balcony. The theatre has hosted many theatrical and music events for The Leys and the Cambridge community, ranging from ‘West End’ musicals to contemporary dance and baroque opera!

Great Hall is also the venue for school assemblies, and many lectures and other events for the School, as well as housing the Drama and Dance departments, and adjoining the school’s Science department with three laboratory classrooms under the same roof.

For Patrons:

The venue is located within The Leys’ 50-acre campus in Cambridge city centre. We are a short walk from several multi-storey and on-street car parks, and not far from Cambridge station. We are ideally placed for patrons to enjoy a drink or meal in town before coming to the theatre.

For more details, please see the ‘Visitor Information’ on our Box Office page.

Please note that Great Hall is not open to the public, except for publicised events by ticket, invitation or pre-booking only.

Great Hall at The Leys

Trumpington Road

For Hirers:

Great Hall is a modern, medium-sized theatre in the centre of Cambridge, suitable for a wide range of events including theatrical performances, opera, dance, music concerts, lectures, exhibitions, holiday courses, rehearsals and conferences.

The auditorium can seat a maximum of 337, complemented by a large foyer and extensive backstage space including dedicated dressing rooms and plenty of additional space for performers, scenery, costumes and props. Adjustable acoustic measures can adapt the theatre for spoken word or live music.

The main venue is supplemented by various other supporting rooms, including the Middleton Studio (60-seat ‘black box’ theatre space and rehearsal studio), Trumpington Gallery, Dance Studio and John Harding Drama Centre (2 large classrooms and another rehearsal studio).

Professional technical infrastructure and backstage facilities are provided, including ‘ladder-free’ access to high-level rigging positions over the stage and auditorium, motorised flying system, adjustable forestage/pit, modern LED stage lighting, large control room, dressing rooms and green room.

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