George Jenkins Theatre
The George Jenkins Theatre, the Peninsula's playhouse, is a 426 seat intimate theatre, and an ideal venue for plays, dance, concerts and conferences. Its facilities cater for the corporate and education sectors, local performing groups and organisations as well as touring professional companies.
Its large thrust stage has ample wing space on either side of stage and a cross over at the rear as well as three winched scenery lines, house curtain and additional traveller curtains at mid-stage and rear. Stage access can be made from side of stage as well as via two vomitories under the seating bank. Basic lighting and sound are available for one or two night events, providing for smaller organisations and functions, while a full lighting design can also be accommodated for extended theatre seasons.
The air conditioned auditorium consists of 426 seats set round three sides of the stage and banked to provide excellent viewing from any position.
A fully licensed cafe is connected to the foyer and services patrons pre-show, at interval and post-show if required. There is also potential to use this area in conjunction with your theatre hire for conferences and the like. Please speak to your event coordinator about this if required.
The theatre is fully accessible via a lift in the foyer and removable seats allow for up to four wheelchairs to be accommodated.