At the Ashcroft we have a range of fantastic, flexible spaces that are available for private hire including a 149 seat theatre, fully equipped dance studio, purpose built art studio and a café bar. All of these facilities are available for private hire.

Whether it is a regular class, a performance, a children’s party (dance, drama, art and crafts), a wedding reception, a milestone birthday or business meetings and events, our flexible facilities can accommodate your requirements. We can tailor party package and events including organising catering, tutors and bar staff where needed.

The theatre

Our theatre can accommodate an audience of 147. We have state of the art lighting equipment, a cinema screen and projector as well as audio visual aids. The raked seating can be retracted to provide a larger stage area.

The dance studio

Our dance studio is a versatile space suitable for a number of uses. As well as a dance floor, stage and floor length mirrors for classes, the room can also be set up for meetings with tables, chairs and flip charts. We also have partition doors which open into the café bar to accommodate live music and performance. The capacity in the dance studio is up to 90 seated and 160 standing.

The café bar

Our fully licensed café bar is a comfortable space for customers to relax when waiting for shows, classes and performances. We stock an excellent range of bottled ales, lagers, wines, spirits, hot drinks and soft drinks.

The art studio

Our purpose built art space is fully equipped with materials, hand washing facilities and has lots of natural light, making it perfect for art and craft activities. Seats up to 16 people comfortably.

To discuss availability, dates and pricing for a private hire, please contact ashcroft@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk or call us on 01329 223100 to discuss your requirements further.

Technical specifications

Ashcroft Arts Centre has a variety of equipment available for use during your show or hiring. We recommend contacting our team ashcroft@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk to ensure we can accommodate any specific requirements.

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