Shrewsbury School

Concert, Lecture & Performance Venues

Alington Hall

The Alington Hall, built in 1905, is a well-proportioned elegant hall complete with a large stage area and balcony – the hall is the largest of its kind in Shropshire (550 capacity) – and regularly hosts concerts, receptions, lectures and presentations.


Barnes Theatre Auditorium

The Barnes Theatre Auditorium (250 capacity) is an intimate setting for plays, rehearsals, lectures and workshops and is complete with a full lighting rig and PA system. An in-house theatre lighting and sound technician is also available if required.

The Barnes Theatre Foyer** is a fantastic venue for a variety of uses with a capacity of approximately 150 for cocktail receptions and 20 for boardroom-style meetings. A Clevertouch PC TV on the foyer wall is available if required. 

**Please note - this is only available outside of term time. Please see our Term Dates for more information.


The Maidment Building and Auditorium

The award-winning Maidment Building is a purpose built music school, opened by the Prince of Wales in 2001, and is ideally suited to concerts and educational courses as well as corporate and private entertaining (200 capacity).

The Maidment Building has acoustic wall panels in the main auditorium, which provide maximum flexibility in terms of sound, making the hall suitable for the spoken word and all forms of music. The building has numerous teaching rooms, most of which are equipped with pianos.  The elliptical shaped auditorium has fully retractable seating and can be used as a versatile space for social as well as musical occasions. There is also a state of the art recording studio within the building.


Science Lecture Theatre

Our Science Lecture Theatre is also available to hire. This has raked seating and can accommodate up to 125 delegates.

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