Frequently Asked Questions

What is the capacity of The Old Church?

The maximum capacity of the building at any one time is 120, including artists, crew, volunteers and audience.

Can we run a bar?

No, but we can run one at your event. We are licensed to run a bar until 11pm, but only when this is managed by our license-trained volunteers and with express permission of our licensing committee.

Do you have a PA system or lighting?

We do not yet own our own PA or additional lighting, but can recommend local suppliers.

Is there a stage?

Yes, we have flexible staging which can be placed either in front of the altar or in the North Aisle, for an ‘in the round’ experience.

Do you have disabled access?

Yes. The Old Church has level access and a disabled toilet.

Can we use the organ?


Is there a piano?

We have a digital piano, which you may use on request.

Can we sell tickets via your website?

Yes, we can sell tickets via our site, using Billeto.

What are the hire fees?

Depending on the nature of the event this will be calculated by a box office split or an hourly fee. Please discuss the specifics of your event with us and we’ll give you a quote.

Where does the money go?

The Old Church is a not for profit company, committed to building community through the arts. In order to serve our community to the best of our ability, we must cover all overheads including heating, utilities, staff and insurance. Our pricing structures are worked out so that we can operate sustainably, but we do not make a profit.

Who will manage my event?

All event enquiries are initially dealt with by our experienced Administrator, and are then assigned a trained volunteer Front of House manager for the day. In addition, we can provide a team of volunteers helping at the event, e.g. on the door, running the bar and stewarding, as appropriate.