Connaught Theatre

Connaught Theatre Exterior 2013 Large

The Connaught Theatre was built in 1914 , but was originally called the Picturedrome . For 20 years it was an early cinema , until 1935 when the Worthing Repertory Company outgrew its own premises and came in to the venue , bringing with it the name Connaught Theatre.  The original Connaught Theatre was what is now known as the Connaught 2-Screen Cinema.  The company added a stage and fly tower, and the venue began to trade as a theatre. In 1987 projection facilities were added and a full cinema programme now runs alongside the live shows.

Connaught Theatre Google tour

Take a trip around the Connaught Theatre on Google Street View.

Disabled Facilities

To avoid possible disappointment patrons with special needs are strongly advised to contact our Box Offices or Call Centre to book in advance as spaces are limited due to health and safety. Unfortunately, wheelchair spaces cannot be booked online. It is usually possible to arrange for a combination of wheelchair and standard seating to allow patrons to sit together, please state any requirements you may have when booking. Staff at all our venues are always happy to assist.

There is access for wheelchair users via the front entrance with 6 spaces in the main auditorium.  Access is via the lifts for a limited number of wheelchair users to Fraser Bar and the Ritz Cinema. 

For deaf patrons some performances are signed and arrangements can be made with visiting companies to provide scripts.

There is a loop system for the hard of hearing and there are some light weight headsets available.

Guide dogs are permitted in the auditorium . Interval refreshments and programme service can be provided if patrons are unable to leave the auditorium.

For all special requirements please make your needs known at the time of booking your seats .


  • 506 persons + 6 wheelchair spaces.


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