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Why the name?

The 1803 theatre is named to commemorate the year the first theatre opened in Andover. Although not much is documented about this elusive playhouse it is recorded as being opened in Newbury Street in the year 1803.

About the space

The performance space is a fully rigged 100-seat studio theatre and home to Andover’s outstanding range of Performing Arts subjects.

Is the theatre available for hire?

Absolutely, The 1803 is available for hire for commercial, professional, amateur and community performances at really competitive rates. A technician can be made available for an additional fee. We are conveniently situated in the heart of the community within walking distance of Andover Town Centre and the train station and there is plenty of on-site parking.

What are your rates?

This is dependent on your needs, if you contact us with your requirements we will tailor a package to suit you, please complete the attached form and email

Please bear in mind that during term time the theatre will be heavily used for teaching and student productions and availability will be much better outside of these times.


To book the space, please click here to fill out the form