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Our gorgeous theatre opened in 1900 and still has a lot of the original features including the balcony and original shop-front windows.  Despite often being described as a small hidden gem, we actually seat 300 people, but our layout allows for an intimate setting that lets you feel closer to the performance.

The Stalls has step-free access from the street and has double-doors to enter. The seating in our stalls is flexible with a number of different layouts available. The layouts most commonly used for events are Standing (clear floor, seating in the balcony), Cabaret (up to 12 5ft round tables seating up to 10 per table) and Rows (up to 160 seated in rows). The vast majority of our shows are clearly labelled and display a seating plan so you can choose your seats when booking.

The Bar is open 1 hour before a performance starts, at the interval, and after the show, or throughout for music gigs. We serve a variety of bottled beers, ciders, wine, spirits, soft and hot drinks as well as some crisps and nuts. If you have a severe nut allergy please let us know and we will remove all nuts from sale for the duration of your visit.

The Balcony is up a set of 21 steps and is tiered (see our Access Pack for location and number of steps). There is a handrail going up the stairs to the balcony on both sides but not for any of the steps on the balcony itself. Unfortunately, there is no lift to access this level. As a results of this, we hold seats in the stalls until the day of the show, or until a show sells out, to ensure that those who need step-free access are still able to attend.

The standard public toilets are downstairs (15 steps) and are currently split into men’s on the right and women’s on the left, though many shows categorise these as “toilets with urinals” and “toilets with cubicles”. The accessible toilet is on the same level as the bar and theatre stalls. Please see the accessibility page for more information.

The Y Theatre Rows Layout Photo
The Y Theatre Cabaret Layout Photo