Connaught Theatre

Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Hire the Connaught Theatre

A stunning Theatre space, the Connaught Theatre is best suited to events such as company presentations and commercial filming. This venue benefits from being in the centre of Worthing town with excellent transport links within easy reach.

This venue operates daily as a Theatre and Cinema, and therefore has limited availability. The best availability will be during term time, Tuesday to Fridays between 9am and 12pm. Please check with the Hires Team for our latest availability.

Venue and stage access

The main entrance to the Connaught Theatre is at the front on Union Place. The stage is fully accessible at street level, and can be arranged with the Hires and Technical Teams. 

The seating is split into stalls and balcony, with a gentle rake from the middle of the stalls and then a slightly raised balcony area. 6 wheelchair users can be accommodated on the balcony level. 

Parking restrictions are in place around the Connaught Theatre, but there are parking options within easy walking distance. Please ask the hires team for more information.


512 + 6 accessible

Stage Dimensions

Pros. Arch opening width – 11.2m
Stage width – 18m
Stage depth from front of fore stage -10.56m
Stage depth from front of stage – 8.76m
Stage depth from house tabs – 8.4m
Height to house tab at lowest point – 4.8m
Height to lighting winch 1 – 5.45m
Height to cinema screen box – 5.45m
Height to DS grid – 7.2m
Height to old proscenium – 6.15m
Height to US grid – 12.40m
Height to fly floor up stage – 6m
Height to stage – 1.05m
Bar length – 12m
Total rake – 1:48

Other information

Hire Charges

To ensure all parts of our community can have access to our venues, we have created a number of different packages to reflect the nature of your booking. We can tailor packages to meet your exact requirements, please find our current options below. Detailed hiring information packs can be provided by our venue hire team by emailing hires@wtam.uk 


We have an in-house venue hire team to ensure the hiring process is smooth. In addition to the hire of the venue, we can offer various layout, technical, staffing, box office and catering assistance. Charges will apply.

Venue Layout

Layout options can be discussed with the hires team, and may be subject to a charge.

Technical Support

Most hiring options include one Technician as a Stage Manager. This is for health and safety purposes for any hire using the stage or backstage areas. All other technicians would be additional and can be organised through our team.

Marketing Support

If you hire our box office facilities the marketing team can provide a range of support for your hire, covering social media, brochure entries and press advice. 

Want more information?

You can contact our hires team via the contact form below, or directly to hires@wtam.uk