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*Important Information*

In line with Government advice on avoiding non-essential social contact, Hartlepool Borough Council has taken the decision to close Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre and cancel all (events/activities) until further notice.

This decision has been made in the best interests of customers and staff, and while we are sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause, we are sure you will appreciate that we have a responsibility to try to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time.

We will continue to review the situation in line with future Government guidance and will issue updates as appropriate.

We will be contacting customers directly in due course to provide refunds for tickets.


Upcoming Shows and Events

Call our Box Office on 01429 890000 or visit Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ.

Open Tues - Fri 10.00am - 4.30pm, Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm


Built in 1897, the Town Hall Theatre hosts a diverse range of professional and non-professional performing arts, including comedy, drama, children’s theatre and music.

The traditional proscenium arch theatre has a capacity of 402 theatre style and can be adapted for cabaret and standing performances. The venue is also available for wedding, party and function hire. Please email us for more details.

This venue is a supporter of the Arts Award programme.


Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AH

How to find us

Hartlepool is accessible from the A19. From the North take the A179 exit, From the South and West follow the A689.

The venue is located less than a 5minute walk away from Hartlepool Train Station and Transport Interchange.

There are close bus links, with many services running to Victoria Road, York Road and Raby Road (next to Mill House Leisure Centre).


Weekdays after 6pm and weekends there is free parking available to patrons of the theatre in the Lauder Street car park and the Grand Hotel car park on Swainson Street. During week days there is pay and display parking at Mill House Leisure Centre on Raby Road or at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.


Theatre Seating

Theatre Style


Cabaret Seating

Cabaret Seating

Hearing Difficulties

The Theatre is fitted with an induction loop system for hearing aid users.


Visitors with Limited Mobility

The Town Hall Theatre has step-free access from street level through its main entrance at the front of the building. Once in, there is step-free access to most parts of the building, including the Auditorium, the bar, and the toilets. The only access to the first floor (including balcony seating and the Lauder Suite) is through various stair cases, there are no lifts available to these areas. The aisle of the tiered seating area does not have any form of handrail to support mobility up the staircase, this may cause problems for those with limited mobility, however, our ushers are available to support people up and down the stairs. We are also able to provide seats on the ground level for anybody who may struggle on the tiered seating.


Wheelchair Users

The front of house area is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Balcony. Entry into the hall and the journey to the seating area and bar is flat and level. In theatre style (raked seating), we can cater for up to 12 wheelchairs in the front row, at the front of the stage. 

Click here to see the AccessAble guide



An adapted toilet is located in the foyer.


If you have special requirements, let us know when you book your seats.

1. The management reserves the right to refuse admission and to take appropriate action to enforce this right.

2. The management reserves the right to alter or amend the programme as necessary as a result of unforseen circumstances.

3. Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded.

4. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break in the performance.

5. The management reserves the right to refuse entry and use on the premises of any camera or any for of audio visual recording equipment.

6. Tickets are non transferrable.



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