The Brindley Theatre

High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1BG

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  • The Brindley Theatre - 400 seat Theatre, 108 seat Studio, Gallery Space, Creative Display Cabinet, Education Room, Digital Cinema, Theatre Bar and Ter

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The Brindley Theatre is owned by Halton Borough Council and is the main centre for arts and entertainment for the borough of Halton which covers the twin towns of Runcorn and Widnes on either side of the River Mersey. The Brindley opened in September 2004 with the following mission statement:

‘The Brindley will provide excellent facilities and opportunities for engaging with and access to performances, exhibitions and events which entertain, educate and inspire’.

Facilities: 400 seat Theatre, 108 seat Studio, Gallery Space and Terrace Café.

The building was designed by the brilliant architect Richard Brierley of John Miller Partners and the design won a Royal Institute of British Architects Architectural Award in 2004. The Brindley has also won several other major awards including Best Performance Venue – Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards 2008 and Best Arts Project in the UK – National Lottery Awards 2007.


Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology 2008
Best Arts Project in the UK – National Lottery Awards 2007
ADAPT ‘Excellence In Access’ Award  – Access for Disabled People to Arts Premises Today 2005
Centre Vision Civic Trust Award 2005
Royal Institute of British Architects Architectural Award 2004
Kitemark Award for Disability Access & Friendliness 2013 (The Ella Performance Group)
Kitemark Award – Outstanding Services for Young People with Disabilities in Halton 2015 (Halton Speak Out)
Tripadvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 2016

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Opening Times

Weekdays / Non-Performance Days (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 15:00

* On weekends, The Brindley Theatre is open 1 hour before a performance, until show end.


Public Transport Directions

Bus- Runcorn Town Centre bus station 2-minute walk.

Train- Runcorn railway station is a 10-minute walk.

Canal boat- Bridgewater Canal with a Brindley mooring.

Bicycle- A bike rack is provided outside the front entrance.




  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Autism Friendly 
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Contact Us

Tel: 0151 907 8360

Tel: 0151 907 8360

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