frequently asked questions

Have a question? Take a look here at some commonly asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Performance Information

What are the performance times?

Please do check individual productions for accurate information.

How long is the performance? Is there an interval?

We usually won’t know the exact running time of a production until the first preview performance.

The majority of productions have an interval, which usually lasts for 20 minutes.

What happens if I arrive a little late?

Latecomers may be admitted at the first suitable break however this cannot be guaranteed and varies between productions. The show will start at the time stated on your ticket so please allow plenty of time to get to the theatre.

Will there be nudity or swearing?

If a production contains nudity, swearing and/or scenes of a violent or sexual nature that might be distressing for some audiences, we will highlight this on the production information page and in the theatre.

Will there be any loud noises or strobe lighting?

Strobe lighting, smoke effects and gunshots will sometimes be used in productions and we will highlight this on the production information page and in the theatre.

Are there any age restrictions?

We don’t publish specific age recommendations for all our shows, though if there is a restriction this will be listed on the individual production page.

Can I bring children to Squire Performing Arts Centre?

We aspire to make all of our customers welcome, no matter how small and we really hope that our younger visitors become regulars at our centre.

We reserve the right to refuse admittance to any patron, including unaccompanied minors.

  • For family and children’s shows where there is a ‘babes in arms’ policy in place, under 2-year olds will be required to sit on the knee of a paying adult. If the production does not have a specific babes in arms policy, children under two will not be permitted to any performance.
  • All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and seated next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium.

If any age restrictions for productions apply due to content we shall advise you prior to the performance.

Visiting Squire Performing Arts Centre

How do I get to Squire Performing Arts Centre?

Squire Performing Arts Centre
Arboretum Street

We are located on the corner of Arboretum Street and Addison Street. The main entrance is accessed from the car park behind the school building, with an accessible entrance off Arboretum Street. Google maps link

Full details on how to find us, can be found on our Plan Your Visit page.

What is the food and drink offering at Squire Performing Arts Centre?

Our foyer bar will be open before and during performances serving drinks and light snacks. Don’t forget that you can pre-order your drinks for interval.

Can I bring my own food into the theatre?

All food consumed on site must be bought on site. We do not allow hot food or ice cream to be brought into the auditorium.

Is there parking in the area?

We have a free onsite car park on Arboretum Street. Full details on how to find us can be found on our Plan Your Visit page.

When is Squire Performing Arts Centre open?

Squire Performing Arts Centre is only open to the public on performance days. The theatre opens approximately 30 minutes before the beginning of a performance.

Can I take photos/videos inside the building?

We are happy for you to take pictures inside the auditorium of the theatre before the show begins.

Please do feel free to share them on Social Media. However, please note that it is strictly forbidden to take pictures of the action on stage when the curtain goes up.

Can I take my bag into the theatre?

For the safety and comfort of all audience members, rucksacks and large bags (bigger than a small under-the-shoulder handbag or messenger bag) will not be permitted into the auditorium. All items are left at the owner’s risk.

Who do I contact for lost property?

If you have lost an item in the building, please email to check whether it has been handed in and to arrange collection during our opening hours. Please note that any unclaimed items will be disposed of after 30 days.


The smoking of cigarettes or e-cigarettes is not permitted inside the theatre.

Make an enquiry

To enquire about hiring the space as a venue for your business or performance needs please complete the form.

We aim to respond to all enquiries with 2 business days.

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