The Forum Theatre (27m by 18m) can be hired on a daily basis for staged events. This assumes a hire period of 12 hours and includes two technicians: one lighting operator and one stage manager.

Should you wish to enquire about hiring the Forum Theatre for an event, please provide us with information about the event, artistes involved and the technical requirements.


Hire Fee: £2,185.00 plus VAT

Please see details of our basic rates and terms below:



The Forum Theatre will come supplied with a basic lighting stage four-colour wash. Any additional lighting work (focusing, hanging projectors, etc.) involving the use of the Tallescope requires a minimum crew of 4 people, and 5 if rigging equipment weighing more than 20kg. Additional crew are charged at £30.00 plus VAT per person per hour (minimum 4 hours).

For performances requiring more than a microphone for announcements and a CD player for background music, a sound technician will be required. This is chargeable at £30.00 plus VAT per person per hour.

Shows requiring a technical get-out (e.g. removal of; a PA system, lighting equipment, stage set) will incur get-out charges. These are charged at standard BECTU/UK Theatre rates.


Box Office

For all ticketed events it is a requirement that tickets are sold through the Malvern Theatres Box Office. There are two box office rates available: a commission on sales of 20% of box office receipts or a flat fee of £2075.00 plus VAT.

All card sales are subject to an additional commission rate of 4%. Booking Fees and Heritage Fund contributions will be charged at current rates on top of the basic ticket price.



Presence on the Malvern Theatres website (including online sales) and display of leaflets in the theatre foyer is included in the hire fee. Additional marketing support including brochure advertising is available by arrangement.


Programmes and Merchandise sales

Merchandise sales are charged at 25%. We are happy to provide sellers at a charge of £15.50 plus VAT per hour on behalf of hirers, although we require advance notification of products and prices.