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Venue Hire

We offer a selection of indoor venue spaces perfect for a variety of event types. We can cater for a meeting of 2 or an event up to 350 people. Event support can be provided by our in-house technical, box office and catering teams.

Come and say hello and have a tour

We are very happy to meet with you to discuss your event and show you around The McMIllan Theatre. It’s a beautiful space and we like to show it off! It also gives you the chance to check if it’s the right space for you.

Spaces to hire

Main Auditorium

Set on Bath Road, Bridgwater and only a short walk from Bridgwater train station, our beautiful 350 seat auditorium is perfect for business conferences, school events, community theatre and hires.

Layout Capacities

  • Theatre Style - 350 (end-on seating)
  • Cabaret Style - 200 (20 x 6’ round tables, 10 per table)
  • Standing Reception with stage – 450

Features and Facilities

  • Forestage/pit options/flat floor option
  • Technical Box or Mixer position at rear of stalls
  • One technician included on all hires
  • Basic sound and lighting included with added options (some charges may apply)
  • Large screen and projector
  • Accessible seating
  • Stalls cafe bar
  • Two dressing rooms and studio/room
  • Backstage disabled access toilets
  • Backstage toilet and shower facilities
  • Green room seating and facilties
  • Lift access to first circle
  • Excellent wi-fi coverage 

The Studio

Our versatile studio is perfect for smaller events such as workshops, seminars, small conferences, breakout spaces, team-building events and meetings.

Layout Capacities

  • Theatre Style - 90

Features and Facilities

  • One technician included on all hires
  • Lift access
  • Wall-mounted screen
  • Wi-fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Tables and chairs
Contact us to discuss venue hire
Early booking recommended

The McMillan Theatre has a busy artistic programme and can get booked up a long way in advance so do enquire about dates as early as possible, particularly for use of the main space on a Friday or Saturday night. That said, we will always do our best to find a suitable date for you so it’s worth contacting us at short notice too.

Our dedicated team will be delighted to help plan your event. To discuss your requirements or arrange a viewing email

Conference Centres

The McMillan Theatre is part of, and proud to be supported by, Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC). BTC also boasts conference facilities at both the Taunton and Cannington Campuses. For more information, please visit the Taunton Conference Centre and Cannington Conference Facilities web pages.