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New Victoria Theatre


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 décor. 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.

Built / Converted
Dates of use
  • 1992 : continuing
Current state
Current use
The Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6GQ, England
Further details
Other names
  • 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
  • Capacity
  • Listing
    Not listed
Stage type
Building dimensions: -
Stage dimensions: Depth: 12m Width SL: 11.46m SR: 11.46m
Proscenium width: 12.78m
Height to grid: 20m
Inside proscenium: -
Orchestra pit: Flexible