The Marlowe
Our theatre

Our theatre

We are one of the country's most successful regional theatres. Since opening in 2011, we have welcomed the best touring productions and national companies to our stages.

Alongside our presenting programme, we run a hugely popular participation programme, engaging with hundreds of people of all ages every week. We also produce our own work, partnering with some of the country’s most exciting theatre-makers.

The Marlowe Theatre

Some of the world of entertainment’s biggest and best companies visit our 1,200 seat auditorium every year.

Alongside the most famous names in musical theatre, we regularly host performances from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Northern Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The Marlowe Studio

Located on the first floor of the theatre, The Marlowe Studio is our second auditorium, and plays host to a wide range of performances, gigs, workshops and other events.

A highly flexible and adaptable space, with a capacity of between 150 on a retractable seating bank, and 300 for a standing event, the studio can also be set out cabaret style, with round tables and chairs.

The Studio is a place for some of the most exciting and adventurous theatre, comedy and music being produced in Britain today.

If you’re looking for something that will inspire and surprise you, you’ll probably find it in The Studio.