About The Mission Theatre

On 8 November 2004, the City of Bath added to its already rich cultural heritage when Next Stage Theatre Company took possession of the ‘People’s Mission’, soon to be transformed into The Mission Theatre.

The building is a 200 year-old ‘Grade 2 listed’ structure originally built as a congregational hall, but it ceased to be a working church many years ago.  It is now owned by the Bath & North East Somerset Council, which has granted Next Stage Theatre Company a lease to occupy and use the building as a theatre, arts centre and multi-purpose facility for community activities.

After an extensive programme of renovations, the building now houses a 150-seat auditorium (The Mission Theatre itself), a smaller 50-seat performing space (the Theatre Upstairs), and a Bistro with full Bar Licence. Also included are access and toilet facilities for disabled persons.

The Mission Theatre is now a vibrant and busy venue for all manner of events such as plays, rehearsals, workshops, educational initiatives, live music, film shows and a variety of performing arts and literary festivals.

Visit The Mission Theatre web site to find out all about the theatre’s history, current news & events, and details on how to hire it. Click the following link: