Groundlings Theatre

Venue details

imageGroundlings Theatre is one of the UK’s most dynamic and impressive Georgian Theatre’s. Built in 1785, Groundlings is steeped in history and was formally known as The Old Benny, the first free school in the city.
It is located near Gunwharf Quays and The Historic Dockyard. The grade Two Star Theatre has a versatile stage, which can be placed in the round or used for studio space. There is also a proscenium arch and the theatre has the flexibility of staging Dinner Theatre.
With a vast wardrobe with over 10,000 costumes, props and set departments, costume hire is a must!
The Theatre has its own in-house restaurant, two bars and a car park
Within this unique theatre, we have a resident casting director and agent, we can also offer a casting suite if required.
The theatre is often used for filming by various production companies. The BBC film commenorating the centenary of The Titanic: Titanic Southampton Remembers, was recently featured. Actors from the drama school were also used.
Events including plays, productions and Murder Mystery evenings run throughout the year. The theate is also available for wedding and corporate event hire.