With a seating capacity of 400, the Britten Theatre's simple elegance, responsive acoustics and intimate tiered auditorium is the perfect space for opera, music, theatre and ballet performances. One of London 's best-kept secrets, the theatre was designed by Sir Hugh Casson and is named after Benjamin Britten, a former student of the RCM. In the style of an Italian opera theatre with proscenium arch, orchestra pit and full fly system, the theatre has excellent technical facilities and the hire includes the use of four theatre dressing rooms. There is an RCM Box Office ticketing service and a theatre foyer bar.
With its own entrance from Prince Consort Road, the theatre is licensed for public events.
Please note the Britten Theatre does not have a sound system in situ.
|Set up||Maximum capacity|
|Auditorium total||390 |
|Stalls and Stalls Circle||220 |
|Dress Circle ||75 (incl. 2 wheelchair spaces) |
|Upper Circle ||95|
|Steinway D Grand Piano|
|Proscenium||Width 9.06m||Height 5.18m |
|Performance area||Width 10.43m ||Depth 9.28m |
|Wing widths ||Stage right 2.22m||Stage left 1.82m|
|Orchestra pit ||Width 9.35m||Depth 9.3m|
Theatre Foyer dimensions:
|Width: 12 m|
- Dressing rooms available with a total capacity for 48 performers
- Theatre bar and foyer area
- Donaldson Room available as additional space for hire - suitable for private receptions for up to 60 people