Terms and Conditions



This T&C document does not constitute an offer. It is for information only. Any contract will be issued by Ovation Theatres Limited, the company that owns and operates Upstairs at the Gatehouse.

Please call or email for the current cost to hire Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Per night, the cost is proportional (Monday to Thursday), it is slightly higher Friday to Sunday. Ovation sometimes offer box office splits. One third of the total hire fee is required with return of contract, one third three months before the hire commences and the remaining third will be taken from the box office revenue.

Visiting companies receive 100% of the box office. All ticket commission is paid by the ticket purchaser, visiting companies get face value of the ticket. Prices are at the discretion of the visiting company – usual range is between £10 and £25.

In any weekly hire period there is twelve hour access to the building (10.30am  – 10.30pm) on the Monday and Tuesday. There are usually six shows per week (Tues – Sat at 7.30pm and Sunday at 4pm). Saturday matinees (at 3pm) can be scheduled during one week hires and during the final week of longer hire periods. Access, once the show has opened, is 90 mins before curtain up. For one-night hires there will be a £25 per hour cost for daytime set-up and rehearsal in addition to the nightly fee. Cost for additional shows (matinees) on hires of less than a week are by negotiation.

All the sound and lighting kit is included (details on our web-site). Visiting companies provide their own stage management and technicians (we have free-lance technicians who may be available). Ovation staff run the box office and the visiting company must provide one FOH person to tear tickets and usher.

Also included in the rental is a listing on our website, space in our printed brochure (10000 distributed around London), sites inside and outside the theatre for A3 posters (plus one A1 site) and regular promotion via our e-mail mailing list – currently around 6,400 subscribers. There is a further option to use our postal mailing list (of around 800) for which there would be an additional charge.

All other information, including available dates, is on our website.

Please let us know if you would like to visit the venue.


John & Katie Plews  +44 (0)20 8340 4256  events@ovationproductions.com