The Charter Theatre Preston

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The Charter Theatre Preston
Lancaster Road,
PR1 1HT Preston

Venue information

The Charter Theatre is a fantastic traditionally styled theatre seating 780 people in comfortable yet modern facilities. The Stalls Bar and Circle bar offer calming chill out areas where you can relax and enjoy a beverage or two. The Charter Theatre is perhaps the busiest part of the complex with over 400 events per year playing host to the cream of the acting world and gaining a reputation for quality professional and amateur theatrical productions.

Christmas in Preston would not be the same without that good old British institution known as pantomime, a tradition upheld for many years at the Charter Theatre.

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Address: The Charter Theatre
Lancaster Road, PR1 1HT Preston
Public transport
Preston is a principal station on the West Coast Main Line from London to Glasgow and benefits from Virgin Trains new tilting high speed trains cutting journey time down dramatically. Three International airports, Manchester Ringway, Liverpool John Lennon and Blackpool Airport triangulate the city offering an enviable choice of airline connections and destinations.


New car parking charges have recently been introduced to the Bus Station car park, the car park attached to the Guild Hall. The pay and display tariff is subject to an hourly charge but patrons of the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre can pre-pay in advance for a discounted ticket when purchasing their venue tickets at a cost of £3 for the afternoon/evening. This arrangement will allow you to extend your evening in Preston and offer customers the opportunity to enjoy their stay by visiting the many quality bars and restaurants available in the city with peace of mind. The Guild Hall operates a full 'No Smoking' policy throughout the building.


The Guild Hall venue is positioned one floor above street level and is accessed via the Guild Hall shopping centre on Lancaster Road with escalators ascending and descending as well as a lift that gives direct access to the Foyer area and Grand Hall as well as The Charter Theatre, Celebrity Restaurant and Avenham Suite. There is also direct pedestrian access via the bus station multi story car park that feeds directly into the Guild Hall Promenade area.

Both the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre have designated areas for wheelchair users or those who are otherwise of severely restricted mobility. The limited number of tickets for these areas are free of charge when booked with an escort's ticket at the regular price – an escort must accompany each disabled person. Please advise the Box Office of any special requirements at the time of booking. The Grand Hall and Charter Theatre have adapted toilet facilities and easy access to the bar and lounge areas. Grand Hall and Charter Theatre staff will be glad to give any assistance required from point of arrival at the venue and Guide Dogs are welcome.

Both the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre are equipped with the Sennheiser infra-red audio transmission system to assist customers with impaired hearing. A free stethoset receiver may be requested at any performance.