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Hiring the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Northern Ballet's world-class facilities in central Leeds are purpose-built for dance, offering you the ideal environment to hold your performances.

The 224-seat Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is available for your exclusive use with the opportunity to give up to two performances in a day. Our packages include equipment hire and the full support of our events staff to help you deliver a smooth and professional performance.


Large windows run the length of the room and allow natural light to flood in during the day as well as providing glimpses of the activities inside for passers by. For extra inspiration etched into the glass is a stunning zoetrope of images and dancers created by artist Joe Fairfax. The space also has blackout blinds if required meaning any lighting effects won’t be lost and privacy is guaranteed.

Since opening we have seen a variety of professional and amateur theatrical performances being held in the theatre, as well as a range of events including Gok Wan’s Fashion Fix and conferences for the likes of the Bank of England and NHS.

For more information or to make an enquiry please send us an email or call 0113 220 8008.

Technical support and event organisation

The adjoining control room has superb technical facilities providing lighting and sound designed to impress. Our experienced technical staff, drawn from the same team who create Northern Ballet's stunning performances on tour, will work with you to ensure your event delivers the effect you require.


We can offer a range of catering options and we use carefully selected local suppliers to ensure our food is of the highest quality. We will work with you to ensure the catering for your event, no matter how large or small, meets your budget and the requirements of you, your clients and your guests.

Add some dance to your day!

Your guests can also enjoy a fascinating insight into the life of a world-renowned touring ballet company. Have a talk from Northern Ballet’s artistic, technical or wardrobe departments or, when they're at home, watch Northern Ballet dancers in rehearsals. If you’re feeling more adventurous, a dance workshop or energiser session are perfect ice-breaking or team building activities.

Click here for details of hiring other parts of our building.

At a glance

Theatre Style Capactiy
30m × 15m Dinner/dance 200
Reception 270
Theatre style 230
Cabaret 200


  • In-house AV
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Video Conferencing
  • Projector and screen
  • Ample parking is available on Quarry Hill
  • The building is fully accessible
  • For a full list of IT and technical equipment and to discuss your particular requirements please contact us

Hire fees

  Theatre Package
£1,200 + VAT
Theatre Package Plus
£1,400 + VAT
Exclusive use of the theatre
Full day hire (8am – 10pm)
Three technicians for support
Lighting and sound facilities
Use of company changing rooms*
Ticket bookings via Northern Ballet’s Box Office**
Front of house staff
Dedicated Events Manager
Your performance listed on theatreleeds.com
Projector hire (to incl. images and film in your production)  
Specialised lighting and effects equipment Additional costs apply
Your performance listed in the printed What's On brochure* Additional costs apply
Protecctive flooring required for tap dancing*** Additional costs apply

This information is correct at time of publication, contact Shaun Daniels to discuss your needs or call 0113 220 8000. Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA

For more information, please visit northernballet.com/venuehire

*Subject to availability.
**£1 admin fee charged per ticket.
*** Obligatory for tap dancing performances
Terms and Conditions apply.