You can hire the theatre
Devonport Playhouse is in a prime location offering a venue for stage productions, meetings, conferences and seminars.
Plymouth Theatre Company who own the Devonport Playhouse will be pleased to arrange a tour of the theatre and to discuss your requirements. Please ring Janet Wood, Theatre Booking Manager, and leave a message on 01752 606 507 or email (EMAIL TEMP SUSPENDED) to arrange an appointment.
The Devonport Playhouse is located in Fore Street, Devonport, on the edge of the city centre with free street parking and on Plymouth CityBus routes.
Devonport Playhouse, Fore Street, Devonport, PL1 4DN
The Theatre by Numbers
The Devonport Playhouse's auditorium seats 316; 206 in the stalls and 110 in the circle. There is spaces for wheelchairs at the back of the stalls, with a lift offering step free access into the building.
The main stage is approx 30ft by 12ft. The upper stage 24ft by 9ft 6. The Playhouse is unique by having a split level stage area.
One interesting feature of the Devonport Playhouse is that, like the Drum, The Barbican Theatre and the Wharf, the stage has no permanent proscenium arch, which enables companies to experiment and be inventive with productions.
In 2021, during the Development, the stage went under major renovations to upgrade equipment used for lighting, sound, side stage and Stage Manager area. This work has future proofed the Playhouse for years to come and maximised the space we have at the Playhouse. There is an ample side and back stage area at the Devonport Playhouse for crew and props with access to the stage for performers from both sides, both corners of the rear and from both sides of the auditorium.
Entering from the stage door, there are five dressing rooms at the Devonport Playhouse with restroom facilities. All dressing rooms have a sound feed from the stage.