The Maddermarket Theatre was originally built as a Roman Catholic chapel in 1794. In the nineteenth century it had been used as a baking soda factory, a warehouse, and as a hall for the Salvation Army. It was small, measuring only forty by forty-six feet in the inside. However, a vaulted ceiling gave it excellent acoustics; more importantly, it already had galleries on three sides. The Maddermarket Theatre is now staging more performances than at any time in its history. It is also used as a venue for professional tours and concerts. The venue has three performance spaces -the main auditorium, the Emmerson Studio Theatre and the Maddermarket Bar space. Each space is unique and hosts productions and events both during the day and in the evening, depending on our programme.