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Theatre and Arts Centre
Office- 01278 784464
Community Theatre & Arts Centre
Venue hire for Parties, Functions, Conferences, Meetings &
Range of Room sizes
Bar and Catering available
Regular programme of events and performances
more information about any performances or to book this venue
please phone 01278 784464
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre
has a number of different sized rooms available for hire. This
makes in an ideal venue for any function from Wedding Receptions
to Conferences and Meetings.
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre has a full programme of events,
plays and concerts to suit everyone. From local Theatre productions
to Televison stars there is something for the whole family. To
see what is coming up please have a look at the website.
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre has a flexible, traditional,
proscenium arch, theatre space that can cater for all types of
events such as plays, musicals, dance, concerts, comedy and more.
The flexible auditorium has retractable tiered seating meaning
it can transform from theatre setup into an open hall with hardwood
sprung dance-floor. Three dressing rooms are available that are
equipped with mirrors and stage feedback speakers.
tiered seating: 200; Closely
seated: 280; Seated
at tables: 120; Dancing:
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre can offer a variety of spaces
suitable for meetings, training, classes and other events.
a small additional cost refreshments and buffet lunches can be
provided. We have a data projector available for hire and the
use of flip charts and screens can also be requested.
Room: 45; Mendip
Room: 30; Quantock
fresh art every week in the Arts Lounge. Our newly refurbished
space offers a warm, welcoming environment where you can enjoy
the latest exhibitions. All of the work is by established and
emerging artists from around the Wessex region.
- FRIDAY 10AM - 3PM
10AM - 1PM
ALWAYS ONE HOUR BEFORE A PERFORMANCE
artists interested in exhibiting can contact Dave on 07545 800639.
Princess is situated in the sea-side town of Burnham-on-Sea has
had a varied history. Built in 1869 by a private company known
as the Market House and Town Hall Company at a cost of £2,000
it has housed the Council Chamber, been used as a covered market
and even accommodated the town fire station under its first floor
1994, Sedgemoor District Council embarked upon a major refurbishment
programme almost completely rebuilding the venue internally. The
Princess was then officially reopened by HRH Princess Alexandra
on the 8th June 1995. The Princess Hall, as it was known, was
re-named The Princess to herald its renaissance and indicate it
was not only a hall, but also a theatre, conference centre and
2006, due to financial pressures, the Sedgemoor District Council
announced its intention to find alternative organisations to run
The Princess as it no longer felt able to support the loss making
Local groups rallied to gather support for the theatre during
its next uncertain years. Plans for the building changed and changed
again. Finally in 2010 bids were invited by the District Council
for organisations to take over the running of the building. One
of several groups to bid for the building, the Town Council was
successful and took over from the 1st April 2011. The building
changed hands for the grand total of £1.
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, renamed to emphasise its purpose
as a place for the arts and the community, now looks forward to
a new chapter in its history. With improvements planned and support
from the local community evident, The Princess will aim to achieve
the potential it has always promised.
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