University of Bristol Department of Theatre: the White Theatre

Cantocks Close
BS8 1UP Tel: 01173315088
E-mail: [email protected]
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Total Capacity:

Up to 60 depending on format of performance area

Suitable for:

  • Performance with an Audience
  • Rehearsal

Opening Hours

9.30am-7.30pm (term time)
9.30am-5.30pm (vacation)

Licenses Held:

Theatre license. Licensed for the sale of Alcohol (There is a bar).

Booking Info

Costs & Terms of Hire:

Performance with full technical assistance: from £30 per hour.
Rehearsal only: £20 per hour

Contact Name:

Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs

Email Address:

[email protected]

Telephone Number:

0117 3315088


The White Theatre is named after Emeritus Professor Martin White, who retired in 2014 after forty years in the department.
The theatre is an intimate, “black box” studio, used for teaching, rehearsal and student productions. Public use is mainly for rehearsals, though available occasionally for public performances. Space is available to hire mainly out of term time.


  • Accessible Entrance:No/Unknown
  • Accessible Toilet: No/Unknown
  • Induction Loop Available: Yes
  • Blue Badge Parking Available: Yes

More Accessibility Information:

Level access immediately from outside White Theatre entrance. Doorway size 2.4m x 3.0m.

Parking Details:

At weekends and on weekdays after 5 p.m. there is plenty of parking space at the Department. At other times we can arrange a temporary permit for a van and one other vehicle. Parking for any further vehicles will have to be paid for by the Company (£5 per vehicle per day).


  • Dressing Room
  • Shower
  • Kitchen
  • Toilets

Technical Info

Floor Description:

Painted hardboard on concrete.

Physical description:

Space is available to hire mainly out of term time. Theatre Two is a small studio theatre space. Additional facilities are available by arrangement (projection, black drapes, a dance floor). This space has been used for rehearsal and student performance.

Power Supply:

See above

Power and Lighting Details:

(Grid @ 3.2m) Control: Zero88 Jester TLXtra, Dimmers: 18 x 10A Good lantern stock. Please enquire for further details.

Sound Equipment:

Allen and Heath Zed 14 mixer; 2 x Yamaha P5000S amplifiers, driving up to 4 x Yamaha Club 115 speakers.
A variety of microphones, including cordless, may also be provided on request

Details of Sound Spill:

Not well insulated: occasional traffic passing by can be heard, also the University’s big bell, “Great George”, on the hour, every hour

Blackout Details: