The Festival Theatre in Hyde, Greater Manchester is home to several amateur groups
in the area whose combined efforts mean that in one season there can be as many as
eleven or twelve productions ranging from drama to musicals, from dance to pantomime.
It is the only live theatre venue in Hyde and in recent years there have been performances
of La Cage Aux Folles, The Accrington Pals, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver to name
but a few.
We have also become a home to professional theatre, taking in small scale, high quality
touring productions and in 2010 forming our own professional company with a remit
to perform new writing and to work closely with local schools and colleges.
The Main House
The Main House is where the majority of productions take place with a wide variety
of shows on offer each season including, drama, comedy, musicals, pantomimes and
The main house seating capacity is 230 with facilities for up to 4 wheel chairs.
Wheel chair accessibility is straight in from the street with no stairs to negotiate.
Our studio is an intimate performance space with a maximum audience capacity of 80.
It is highly suited to small scale productions and to more experimental and cutting
edge theatre and is the usual venue for professional productions.
The studio’s flexibility means that performances can be end on, thrust or in the
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS THE STUDIO IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY STAIRS IT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE
FOR THOSE WITH WALKING DIFFICULTIES