Market Theatre, Hitchin
  • Sun Street
    SG5 1AE
The Market Theatre, Hitchin is a small scale professional theatre located in the heart of Hitchin and one of the most intimate theatres in the area. The Market Theatre also hosts its very own Bar, The aptly named 'Long Bar', so do pop in, we'd love to see you

Would you like to watch more plays and shows? Are you interested in supporting your local theatres? Look no further than The Market Theatre, Hitchin - a small scale professional theatre located in the heart of Hitchin. The Theatre has a heavy influence of plays by new writers and uses a mixture of new aspiring thespians alongside established & professional theatre performers.

The Theatre and Cabaret Studio

The Market Theatre main auditorium is a wonderfully intimate venue seating between 51 and 68 people depending on the production and hosting a variety of genres from farcical comedy to terrifying thrillers.

The Market Theatre also has a Cabaret style studio venue, which is the home of their weekly ‘Cabaret Nights’ as well as the popular monthly comedy night ‘Mostly Comedy’. The candle-lit setting with tables and chairs presents a unique atmosphere for music and comedy. The studio is also available for hire for parties or meetings.

For details of what’s on this season, please visit our website.


Box Office

The Market Theatre, Hitchin Box Office opening times are as follows: 

  • Thursday 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Friday 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Outside of normal Box Office hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned and your theatre booking confirmed within 24 hours.

Tickets can also be booked online by clicking here 


The Market Theatre Long Bar

Located on Sun Street, Hitchin The Long Bar, can be found upstairs at the Market Theatre. You can pop into the bar when you visit the theatre to see a show or just pop in for a beer or glass of wine at one of the finest bars in town!

The Long Bar serves a full range of alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks including bottled beers, wines & soft drinks. The bar is open as follows:

  • Thursday: 6.30pm-11.30pm
  • Friday: 6.30pm-12midnight
  • Saturday evening: 6.30pm-12midnight

The bar is also open on other nights when there is a show on.

Outside of it’s advertised opening, the bar is also available to hire out for events. Please contact the Market Theatre on 01462 437817 for more details.



The Market Theatre Kids Club

Do you have any budding starlets? If so, The Market Theatre Kids Club may be ideal. The club meets at the theatre every Saturday and includes acting, movement singing, improvisation, character building and text work.
Click HERE to download an application form.

Forms can be sent back to the Market Theatre, 6a Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AE or by email to

Come and let us entertain you at the Market Theatre on Sun Street, Hitchin.



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