Trowbridge Town Hall is situated within an 'access only' one way system.
Up-to-date SatNavs will find the venue with the postcode BA14 8EQ, older systems will need BA14 8AL.
The main performance space is the Court Room and is on the ground floor. The floor is carpeted so is not suitable for dance performances.
Theatre Style - 50 / 60 The higher capacity is for children's shows where some of the children are able to sit on the floor.
Cabaret Style - 30
The flat floor space measures: 12m x 6m by 4.5m (height) - excluding Magistrates Bench and Fixed Seating. We recommend a maximum performance space of 3m deep x 9m wide. There are other permutations of performance space - please contact us to discuss further.
The room can be blacked out if required.
This room has a bigger performance space and seating capacity and is on the first floor. The floor is wooden and suitable for dance performances if a company is able to provide their own dance mat.
Theatre Style seating - 70
Cabaret Style seating - 50
The floor space measures:13m x 9.5m by 4.5m (height). Off the longside there is a central alcove measuring 1.4m deep and 6.2m wide.
You can define your performance space within this and we will lay out chairs within the space you do not wish to use. The audience comes in from the corner of the room opposite the alcove. The room can be blacked out if required.
The Foyer is the entrance to the Town Hall. This can be used for small concerts or events, with the staircase forming an impressive backdrop. It also houses a baby grand piano. There are a number of hanging rails around the walls that suit bigger pieces of art work.
This space has been used to house school work, Cloth Road Art Trail and Trowbridge Arts Festival exhibitions, craft fairs and music concerts.
The space measures:10m x 7m by 4.6m (height), this includes structural pillars so does not represent a complete performance space.
Main Exhibition Space
This is a white box space, with an off centre plinth, and is on the first floor. The space has directional lighting and a hanging rail at 3.2m.
The space measures: 9.5m x 8m by 3.7m (height). The plinth measures 4m x 1.5m x 1m (height)
Trowbridge Arts has 4 fresnels on two stands. The control box allows each light to be indivdually controlled. These are portable so can be used in any of our spaces at a maximum distance apart of 11m. We currently have no gel stock as companies generally bring their own.
We have two spots on a single stand, and four birdies each on a separate block.
Sound equipment consists of Eurodesk SX2442FX sound desk and a W audio DA800 Series Propower amp.
Parking and unloading
The venue does not have its own parking - information on parking within Trowbridge can be found at http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/trowbridge/. The top floors of St Stephen's Place offering free 23 hour parking.
Additional information can be downloaded.
For many years the building served as the offices of the Trowbridge Urban District Council. The building was also used for many public events such as Carnival and New Year Balls, dances, and the Top Twenty concerts where many (now famous) pop groups performed in the 1960's. In more recent years it was also used as the Coroner's Court.
Trowbridge Town Hall is managed by Trowbridge Town Hall Trust and supported by volunteers.