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Closing your theatre for refurbishment is essential for ensuring the long term viability of the venue but can have a devastating effect on attendance levels and audience growth if you don't have a temporary venue for your audiences to visit. We have decades of experience helping theatres save millions of pounds through this difficult period.

We don’t need to tell you about the huge revenue losses when a theatre is closed and un-able to host production; not to mention all those years of audience development and marketing that are wiped out when a venue has to go dark. Once your audience has made the switch to visiting another venue its a long and costly battle to get them back. For many audiences visits to the theatre form the basis of a tradition (especially for Christmas shows) and once they’ve switched to another venue it typically takes 3-4 years of costly marketing and promotion to persuade them to come back to your venue and bring your audiences back to "pre-closure" levels. What about the cost of staff redundancies and losing the experienced pool of casual staff that are essential for smooth day-to-day running of your venue. Going dark for a few months can quickly turn very expensive!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could close your venue for refurbishment but maintain your performance program, generate massive media interest and actually develop and expand your audience? Retain all your staff, keep them fully trained & experienced AND engage them in an exciting inspiring project?

 Over the years our structures have been used as temporary homes for everything from one night events to Thirteen Seasons of performance whilst existing venues were being rebuilt or simply couldn't cope with the shows technical demands. From the Royal Ballet to Stand up Comedy, the National Theatre to Pantomime our structures have proven time and again their flexibility and versatility as venues that artists and audiences love.

Venues that have used theatre-tents during refurbishment include


  • Theatre Royal Bury
  • Koln Opera Company
  • Stalburg Theatre
  • Gastspieltheater Munich
  • Heidelberger Opera
  • Volkstheater Rostock
  • Opéra royal de Wallonie
  • Marlow Theatre
  • York Theatre Royal
  • Mercury Theatre Colchester

All saving millions of pounds in lost revenue, unemployment and many years of audience development after they re-opened.


The Pavilion Theatre - Your home from home

Just because it’s a temporary venue it does not mean that you have to compromise - Designed to offer the very best facilities and resources possible this stunning, architect designed venue creates an impressive and iconic performance space that settles for nothing less than the very best.

There’s up to 1800 seats that have perfect, un-obstructed views of the stage in an amazing auditorium that feels intimate and luxurious without ever compromising audience comfort with real seats, real doors, carpets and even air-conditioning!

With a full height flytower, massive wing-space and rigging points right where you need them the technical set-up is unbeatable and designed from the ground up to make show installation and operation as easy and hassle free as possible.

There’s en-suit dressing rooms and all the backstage production facilities you could possibly need all within the main structure.

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