The performance area is 8.0m wide and 5m deep with a horseshoe frontage between two areas of side seating. The extreme side seat areas shown on the diagram have now been converted into rigid platforms either side which can be used for performance – for example to accommodate musicians or a narrator.
The main stage has full black backing drapes to three sides which can be opened or closed according to requirements, and there are accessible wings to each side, as well as a large backstage area.
The main stage has recently been raised by approximately 300mm (excluding the extreme front end of the horseshoe) and this area has black ‘joelmat’ stage flooring in an area 8.0m wide by 5m deep.
We already welcome several of Cornwall’s best known theatre and dance companies who rehearse here and use the Tolmen Centre as a space to launch new shows. Subject to availability we are happy to allow the venue to be used by all groups – amateur and professional – and our charges are kept modest to encourage this.
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The theatre space is on the first floor and is accessed up staircases on either side of the building. There is disabled access in the form of a stairlift. Changing, toilet and shower facilities are on the ground floor. We do not have a hearing loop.