To enhance the enjoyment of your visit to Brentwood Theatre, our friendly bar staff – many of whom have a special interest in all things theatre – will be pleased to serve you a drink. The Spotlight Bar, situated in our foyer, is private which means that only those attending the show can come in, enabling us to concentrate on you and your guests.
To view a virtual tour of the main auditorium, The Audrey Longman Studio and The Spotlight Bar, please click here
Opening times and late nights
As well as serving refreshments at the interval, we open the bar sixty minutes before, and thirty minutes after, every performance.
If you do stay for a drink after the show, please may we ask you to leave as quietly as possible as we are very close to several houses and we sincerely do not want to disturb our neighbours.
To save you queuing at the bar, you may wish to order your interval drinks before going into the show. The bar staff will liaise with the stage management to ensure that your drink is freshly poured immediately before the interval so that it is not sitting around all night!
For your safety, we do not allow glass containers into the theatre auditorium and therefore all of our 'glasses' are high-quality plastic - and most people cannot tell the difference!
Food Hygiene Exemption
We are an Exempt Premises - For a copy of Brentwood Borough Council's letter please click here
Looking for a nice cup of coffee? We serve Rombouts filter coffee – ‘ordinary’ and decaffeinated, so your coffee is always fresh and piping hot. And for that special treat, why not have a hot chocolate? – perhaps with a measure of Bailey’s!!!!!
To see the full range of Rombouts products, please click here
We are proud and delighted to sell EXCLUSIVELY Brentwood Brewing beers, which means that we are supporting local business - and that you get a choice of around half-a-dozen good bitters. For more details about Brentwood Brewing, please click here
Wine is served in individual bottles each measuring 187ml. We try to maintain a varying stock to give you as much choice as possible.
Whilst we cannot always meet EVERY spirit we are asked for, we do serve at least a dozen of the usual spirits including gin, vodka, whisky, a range of Martinis etc etc. Our spirit measures are 35ml (50ml for Martinis) and our friendly bar staff have been trained to serve ‘spirit and mixers’ to the highest standard – a fresh, clean glass, full to the top with ice, and a slice of lime.
Smokefree July 2007
For many years, the front of house area has been no-smoking and we were pleased to continue this policy when the law changed - our full policy is available by clicking here
In September 2011, Essex County Council extended the smoking ban to the whole Hermitage Site, which everyone has been good enough to accept.