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We have a range of spaces available to hire and can provide technical support and equipment. The centre is a ME2 inclusive venue and is fully accessible by wheelchair users.

We have a range of spaces available to hire and can provide technical support and equipment. The centre is a ME2 inclusive venue and is fully accessible by wheelchair users. Whether you need space for 300 invitees for a conference or a meeting room for a small group of people, the centre can be tailored to suit your event.

Our main facility is the 322 seat theatre which can be hired for rehearsals and performances by professional and amateur drama, dance and music groups. The theatre has a proscenium arch stage, 2 dressing rooms and a comprehensive lighting and sound setup.

We can also help you to host a party at the NAC - the maximum capacity for a party type event is 120 people.

The centre can also be adapted for exhibitions and other events.

Refreshments and bar facilities are available but need to be specified on booking.

Or contact the Operations Manager.

Phone - 01384 812846
Email - nac@dudley.gov.uk 

Hire Charges:

Standard Charges per hour Monday-Thursday Friday-Saturday Sunday
Main Hall £33 £41.50 £42.50
Reading Room £21.50 £22.50 £23.50
There is a one off charge of £17 in addition to the hourly rate for hiring the Darby Room £18.50 £20.50 £22.00
Addition charge of £31 for evening bookings

Concessionary charges - when used in conjunction with the main hall

Standard charges per day Monday -Thursday Friday-Saturday Sunday
Reading Room £28 £28 £36.50
Darby Room £19.50 £19.50 £23
Kitchen Props £16 £16 £16

Party events

Please note: for all party events an extra charge of £34 per hour is made in respect of extra staffing for security.

Payment

Deposit:

  • 50% deposit for bookings over £100
  • full payment for bookings under £100

The deposit will be forfeit upon the cancellation of a booking. For events where the hirer is new to the building the management reserve the right to ask for a returnable bond of £250 against any damages.

Equal opportunities and diversity

Provision must be made to make your shows, as far as possible, accessible to people with disabilities. NAC's Assistant Manager will ensure that the hearing loop is in working order and reference to this service should be made when promoting the show wherever reasonably possible.

Public Liability Insurance

If you have Public Liability Insurance please pin a copy of your certificate on our board during your performance.

Performing Rights Society

It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that performances comply with the Performing Rights Society regulations and the necessary licenses have been obtained where appropriate.

Perfroming Rights Society

Young performers and chaperones

Some performances which include children will need to comply with children's licensing regulations. If you are in any doubt about needing a license for this purpose please contact DMBC's Child Employment Officer on 01384 814317 who will be happy to advise.