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New Victoria Theatre

  • Theatre ID
  • Built / Converted
  • Dates of use
    • 1992: continuing
  • Current state
  • Current use
  • Address
    The Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6GQ, England
  • Website


The New Victoria Theatre within the Peacocks town centre development area is a major addition to the stock of new theatre buildings. The auditorium is in three levels with stepped boxes and seats of peacock blue complementing the grey/blue dér. House lighting is predominantly sited above the boxes on the dress and upper circle levels. Sound and lighting is controlled from the rear of the stalls. There is a well equipped proscenium arch stage which has an orchestra pit for up to 50 musicians at the cost of twenty three stalls seats. There is a grid with 60 counterweight lines and the stage is equipped with a trap. The scene dock area is shared with the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Primarily designed as a receiving house the theatre is well appointed to cater for the needs of visiting companies. Although part of the Peacocks Centre, the New Victoria Theatre with an adjacent car park, is an attractive characteristic - especially when patrons can obtain free evening parking.

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  • Events
    • Owner/Management: Woking Borough Council, owners; Woking Turnstile Ltd, proprietors
    • 1991 - 1992 Design/Construction:
      • Renton Howard Wood Levin (RHWL) - Architect
    • 1992 Use: continuing
    • 1997 Alteration: Convertion of hospitality rooms to small cinemas
      • Renton Howard Wood Levin (RHWL) - Architect
  • Capacities
    • Original: 1304
  • Listings
    • Grade Not listed
  • Dimensions
    • Stage dimensions: Depth: 12m Width SL: 11.46m SR: 11.46m
    • Proscenium width: 12.78m
    • Height to grid: 20m
    • Orchestra pit: Flexible

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