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As ever, we are dependent on our theatre volunteers who kindly assist and support the theatre staff with the running and promotion of the theatre. It is an ideal opportunity to learn technical theatre, promotion and box office skills.   If you would like to become a volunteer please email us at: boxoffice@robertludlamtheatre.com


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Adopt a Seat


The lovely theatre seating is now 15 years old and needs all of its seats reupholstering. The tier was bought with funds from a grant; unfortunately no such grants exist to help us with its upkeep.


Please consider donating when you purchase tickets toward the seating restoration fund.


Robert Ludlam Theatre

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Robert Ludlam Theatre


The Robert Ludlam Theatre in its standard configuration is a 270 seat Proscenium Arch Theatre. Due to the design of the seating system it is also possible to stage Theatre, Thrust Theatre and Black Box.


It is also possible to remove the wall between the Bar & Auditorium thus providing a 330 standing arena for pop and rock concerts.



Lafayette Suite


The Lafayette is a multi purpose-space with basic stage lighting and a simple sound system. It can  be used as Exhibition Space and by constructing a small stage it makes a perfect environment for small acoustic music recitals and small drama performances.


Derby Bach Choir are one of the many organisations who use the space as a rehearsal studio.



The Drama Studio


The Drama Studio is our small Black Box Studio space with a blue floor, black drapes, a basic sound system and a small lighting system.


It primarily used as drama rehearsal space and it is also a suitable for small performances with a seating capacity of 30. It may also be used as rehearsal space for bands with amplifiers and drum kits available for hire.


Rock School Musical Examinations are regularly held in this space and in the practice rooms located next to it.



The Savanah


This space seats 400 people and is  available be for conferences, rehearsals and performances.    


•Large Sprung Dance Floor


•Sound System

•Projector and screen

•38 * 10amp Dimmers



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