Parabola Arts Centre

Built with minimalist contemporary detail, the state-of-the-art theatre has a capacity of 311 (+wheelchair spaces) across two levels, meaning the Parabola Arts Centre is a beautifully proportioned space with resonant acoustics.

This is a beautiful arena for your next live performance, conference, festival or presentation. Not to mention that being situated in the centre of Cheltenham, means there is easy to access transport links for your guests to reach the Grade II* listed building.   

If you are in need of rehearsal and/or extra spaces, the Parabola Arts Centre has a variety of rooms available for use including five breakout rooms, a dance studio, three dressing rooms and a foyer space which houses the box office and bar whilst also doubling as an art gallery. 


Theatre: 311 (+wheelchair spaces)
Reception: 100
Boardroom: 30


Click on the button below to download the Parabola Arts Centre Technical Specifications.


Theatre from £160.00+VAT per hour (minimum of 4 hours hire). Including a Duty Manager and a Duty Technician on the day of your event.

Galleries from £40.00+VAT per hour (minimum of 4 hours hire). Including a Duty Manager on the day of your event.

If you are arranging an event for charity, please speak to us about our special rates.


Hannah Dwyer, Assistant Commercial Manager, talks through the unique features of the Parabola Arts Centre. 


If you need more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

The Parabola Arts Centre is "a really nice in the round venue which means you can programme anything from arts events and theatre events to spoken word events, and many different music events work well there too."
Natalie Simpson
Cheltenham Festivals