Party/Event Hire Rates   Theatre Hire Rates   Terms of Hire   Booking Form

Why not consider The Lytton Centre next time you are looking for a venue.

The Lytton Centre is available for hire as a party/event venue and as a working theatre.

The Lytton Centre has hosted many birthday celebrations as well as the occasional christening and wedding parties, murder mystery nights, St Patrick’s celebrations and fundraising events.

The Lytton Centre benefits from a main hall, bar with competitive bar prices and bar lounge. Use of the kitchen can also be accommodated for a small additional fee. The Lytton Centre also has a car park for approximately 20 cars.

The plan below is not to scale but is indicative of facilities available.

Party/Event Hire Rates

Hall only*
Including use of bar lounge
Hall and manned bar*
Including use of bar lounge
Monday – Saturday
£25.00 per hour Rarely available but please ask
Friday and Saturday
17.00 – 00.00
£25.00 per hour £35.00 per hour
Friday and Saturday 00.01 – 01.00 An additional £50.00 An additional £100.00
Sunday Rarely available but please ask
Rarely available but please ask

Use of the kitchen can be accommodated for an additional charge. Maximum capacity for the Centre, in accordance with Fire Regulations, is 125 people.

* A discount of 50% applies to members and Friends of the Stevenage Lytton Players with 6 months membership at the time of booking. Discounts are also available for long term hires.
Weekdays, the centre is available until 19:30.

We believe these rates to be competitive locally unless you can show us otherwise! We are happy to discuss rates, as we want you to enjoy your event without concerns about value for money.

Theatre Hire Rates

Hire rates for the Lytton Centre as a working theatre are usually based on a Box Office split whereby we operate the Box Office and all facilities, including use of lighting desk, erection of seating, use of Green Room etc, are included. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Our auditorium capacity is approximately 75 on raked seating, 60 cabaret style. Maximum capacity for the Centre, in accordance with our Licensing conditions, is 125 people.

The main hall can be hired as rehearsal space but please note, The Lytton Players is a busy theatre company with 5 active sections so the only regularly available evening slot for hire is Saturday. The Centre is available for hire weekdays up to 7.30pm. Sundays are only rarely available but please ask.

Summary of Terms of Hire

A booking will not be accepted unless the hirer or designated person has viewed the Lytton Centre.

A deposit of £150 is required to secure a booking. This should be paid at point of booking. Full payment for bookings must be made at least 6 weeks before the date of the event otherwise the booking will be deemed to have been cancelled by you and cancellation fees will apply.

Hirer’s guests are expected to comply with our Licensing conditions, including those that apply to noise levels, not taking drinks outside of the building and the u25 scheme that we operate at the bar (ID will be asked for).

Hirers are responsible for ensuring their guests leave as quietly as possible at the end of their event in order to avoid disturbing our neighbours.

For full up-to-date terms of hire, please contact the Centre Hire Manager John Airey on 07816 118657.

NOTE: Please be aware that the grass verges outside the centre are not designated parking areas. Active parking enforcement operates in the Vardon Road area.

Booking Form

Click Here for a copy of the Booking_Form in PDF Format (Updated Nov 2016/Sep 2017)