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. We operate from September through to June each year. Contact us on:-

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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 within one week and payment within two weeks of performance
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Audience Feedback

'Upstairs At The Western continues to schedule works that challenge and engage audiences (Paul Towers, 2018)'
'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'

Christmas has come early and our Spring 2019 programme is now out on-line and on sale. For details of all our shows from January to June, please see our web site ( and printed brochure.