Opening Times

Box Office: Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm                                                                                                                    

On performance days the Box office will stay open after the stated close time.

The box office is available on weeekends when we have a performance, opening 2 hours before the show starts.



Tickets can be colelcted at the box office free of charge or posted out for a charge of £1.

Tickets purchased online and over the telephone are subject to a £0.75 booking fee. Purchases made in person at the Box office incur no extra fees.

We offer discouted tickets, where available, can be purchased for children 16 and under, students in full time education, senior citizens (60 and above), people or registered as disabled and those receiving benefits.

All tickets are non-refundable.

We have no strict age restrictions for our events. Please ask at point of booking for guidance if unsure.



Car park

The car park is immediately opposite and adjacent to the centre. You can also park in Mary Hare’s School car park which is located on the same campus. All parking is free of charge.



Seated holds 252 people

Standing holds 380 people. Seats are taken out to create standing room in front of the stage. 


Arrival before performance

We advise that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to each performance. 


Arlington Bar

Opens 1 hour prior to each performance. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered and collected during the interval.



Photography and video recording is strictly prohibited unless otherwise announced.



We offer a cloakroom facility free of charge. Please note that items are left at the owners risk.


Cash withdrawal

We have no ATM on site and are unable to offer cashback.You can pay by card for tickets at the box office and for bar transactions over £5.



There is free WiFi available to our conference delegates and theatre visitors.


Gift vouchers

We sell gift vouchers in any denominations you require.


Accomodation and Resturant recommendations

Pre-theatre meal
There are two pubs in close proximity to the Arts Centre. The Fox and Hounds is at the end of the main driveway on the Oxford Road and, further down into Donnington is the Castle pub. There are numerous restaurants serving a variety of cuisines in Newbury town centre, a short drive away from the venue.

Local accommodation
If you’re visiting from out of town and want to stay overnight, there are lots of places to stay to suit different tastes and budgets. Here is a small selection:

Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a privately owned, 4 star plus, country retreat that is situated in the very heart of the Berkshire countryside.

Hilton Newbury Centre Hotel is a modern hotel and has a gym, health club and a restaurant.

The Pheasant Inn pub and restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and 11 newly built bedrooms (all with en-suite bath or shower).

The Travelodge is a couple of minutes down the road from us too.

Are there any other local attractions?
Other local attractions include Newbury RacecourseDonnington CastleHighclere CastleThe Watermill and The Corn Exchange.

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