Arts facilities and rooms available to hire…
The Amey Theatre, built in the 1980s, sits at the heart of Abingdon School’s Arts Centre.
The theatre is equipped with modern stage lighting and sound facilities and now boasts an 8m x 5m cinema standard screen and projector for film screenings.
Supporting the main auditorium is a range of spaces including a conservatory style foyer, box office and the usual audience facilities.
The Amey Theatre acts as a focus for much cultural activity in the area and is a popular venue for local organisational events.
The Amey Theatre Foyer is a conservatory style area constructed directly onto the side of the theatre. It is ideal as either an informal breakout space with a series of café style seating and tables or can be set up for a more formal end on talk.
It’s the perfect bright and open space to welcome guests before a performance or screening the theatre.
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The Drama Studio is located on the top floor of the Arts Centre and is a very nice compact studio theatre and makes an excellent rehearsal or small performance space. It has a capacity of 40 on racked seating, however this can be increased or decreased depending on the configuration.
The Studio is equipped with modern sound and lighting facilities and can also be set up as a small conference venue if required.
The Studio is primarily used for teaching Drama and Theatre Studies to students as well as staging several exam and student led productions through out the year.
The Ingham Room is situated on the ground floor of the Arts Centre, completed in 2003 and is adjacent to the Amey Theatre. It has a capacity of up to 60 people for a theatre style set-up and can be equipped with AV facilities depending upon the event.
The Ingham Room is also ideal for use as a green room/dressing room for the Amey Theatre due to its close proximity to the stage. It is also equipped with an audio and video relay to the Amey Theatre.
The Charles Maude Room, or CMR for short, is located on the east end of Big School and is situated directly underneath the chapel. It has recently been refurbished over the summer of 2015 and has had a varied use since the school moved to this site, ranging from the school gymnasium, a sixth form common room to its current use as a Drama teaching space and a function room. The CMR has a simple but fully comprehensive sound system and upon request, it is also possible to install theatre lighting for your event. Please note, access to the CMR is down a series of steps.
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