Venue Hire

Stage your event with us!

We have a number of flexible spaces to suit any event, from meetings and networking events to parties and classes. Spaces can be hired daily or hourly. Whatever your plans, we’ll work with you to ensure your event is a success.

With a variety of technical facilities, we can create the perfect atmosphere for your event or facilitate remote participants.

Not only does our spectacular building make an impressive venue for your meeting or event, Wakefield is in a convenient location for bringing people together: we are situated in the heart of Wakefield City Centre, less than two minutes’ walk away from Wakefield Westgate train station, with regular, direct links to Leeds in under fifteen minutes and London in two hours.

The Walker Studio

The Walker Studio holds up to 60 guests for corporate and social events. The Walker Studio is extremely versatile and can facilitate a range of layouts to suit your needs.

With the same floor space as the main stage, the studio is also perfect for rehearsals and auditions.

The Walker Studio and Box Office Café/Bar are fully accessible.

Box Office Café/Bar

The Box Office Café/Bar can expand your event in the Walker Studio, perfect for hosting larger groups or as a separate registration, networking or catering space.

Stalls Café

The Stalls Café is a quiet space for intimate meetings and events of 15 guests or fewer.

The Stalls Café can also be used as an exhibition space for artists whose work would be seen by our audience during performance intervals.

Matcham Auditorium

Seating up to 499 guests, our Victorian auditorium is perfect for large scale events.

Impress your guests by hosting awards ceremonies, presentations or product launches in our spectacular Grade II* listed theatre.

Our historic building also makes for a unique backdrop for filming or recording.

If you would like to hire the auditorium for a performance, please contact our Communications & Programme Manager.

We are proud to work with Create Café for events catering. Follow the link to view our menus for breakfast, lunch and evening canapés.

Bespoke menus are also available.

Event packages

Looking for a new and exciting way to celebrate a special occasion or have a great night out with your group, club or colleagues?

We will work with you to create a perfect package for your occasion, adding a tour of our spectacular building, or refreshments and a private space for you to host your guests. Why not add ice creams and programmes, too?

Follow the link below to contact Isobel if you are interested in booking a group event or party package at the Theatre.

Alternatively, fill in the form below.