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Minster Hall at the Allendale, Wimborne


The Minster Hall / Minster Theatre is our largest space, with a proscenium arch stage, lighting and sound system, sprung wooden floor and, when required, a fully stocked and staffed bar.

As a spacious Hall, it's perfect for classes (especially exercise/dance), conferences, dance events, exhibitions, fairs & markets, meetings, rehearsals, social events and more. Mics and PA available, and with a professional projector & screen installation it's also ideal for video presentations and film shows. 


As a well-equipped Theatre space, please see here for more detail.  


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Floor area (excluding stage and entrance/exit passage):

Length 14.7m. house right (bar side), 14.4m. house left (storage room side)

Width 12.4m.

Ceiling height 4.9 m.

Stage info

Proscenium arch stage with wings both sides, and rear crossover.

Entry to stage via door & steps stage right.

Performance area (performers visible to audience, with tabs and mid-blacks fully open):

Upstage centre to downstage centre 6570mm.

Stage right to stage left (excluding wings) 7850mm.


Standing (gig etc.), 350-400. 

Seated, rows of chairs facing stage for show/talk, 301 max. (limited room for any other furniture). 

Seated, rows of chairs facing projector screen, 301 max. but 261 advised - avoids audience in front rows looking side-on at screen (limited room for any other furniture). 

Seated, cabaret style, 140, depending on dance floor requirement.

Tables & chairs around the walls (parties etc.), up to 150, with dance floor.

All capacities may be affected by space required for DJ/band/catering etc.  

6ft. tables for fairs/markets etc: 32 x 6ft. is comfortable. A few more can be squeezed in but, once full of traders, stock and customers, the Hall can be 'tight', with limited room for customers to move around and shop.


Whatever your requirements, just contact us to find out more and to book! 


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