Venue Spec

Upstairs at the Western is a fully equipped black-box theatre space, with pre-rigged lanterns, speakers and projection controlled by light and sound desks in the wing (stage left).

The standard configuration is for 44 raked seats end on, with the first row at stage level and a 4m x 4m (depth x width) flat stage space. Extra rows of 8 seats can be added at the expense of 1m of stage depth each time.

For touring companies and monthly programmes, we provide a full theatre service, including digital promotion of shows, ticket sales, get-in/out support, basic technical support, box-office and ushering, with prompt settlement and payment. T&Cs are usually box office shares for touring companies and joint production budgets for monthly programmes. The theatre is also available to hire for rehearsal space as the stage diary allows.

Please email us on if you have a show/event for the theatre or a great idea for a monthly programme. We operate from September through to the following June each year.

(Images by Sean Goldthorpe)

Venue Specification

14 pre-rigged Lanterns/Spots (Source Four, Strand Minim, Quartet PC) and 3 pre-rigged LED Coloursource Spots
ETC 20 Channel Light Desk (Eos and Cobalt software)
3 x Two Channel Amplifiers, 6 x 100 Watt Speakers, 2 x Microphones/Stands
Yamaha 01V96i Digital Mixing Console
Dressing Room (with fridge, microwave, kettle, tea and coffee)
Settlement sheet one week after the performance and payment within two weeks
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Audience Feedback

'Highly professional venue showing high quality shows and brilliant performances.'
'It’s unique in Leicester, very intimate.'
'Good atmosphere, intimate space, welcoming people.'

Performer Feedback

'We love performing here - such a great space with a knowledgeable team who can't do enough to help'

On Wednesday at 8.00pm we have @FTRWpoetry with headliners @gemmabakerpoet and @JackieHagan, open mic slots, a speed poet and a raffle ( £8/£6

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