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The Castleford Phoenix Theatre is the host to several different competitions and events and is the favourite venue of many event organisers. With excellent transport links, on site parking, theatrical facilites and much more the Phoenix could be the ideal venue for your next event.

The theatre is used to hold sporting and arts competitions throughout the year. Whether you are wanting to hold a wrestling competition or a dance festival with 300 competitors or a talent competition the Phoenix is the best venue for competitions in the Wakefield area bringing together the benefits of a Professional theatre with the facilities of a large Academy.

The Phoenix is located near junction 32 of the M62 and is easily accessible from the M1 and A1 with good public transport and rail links near by. The Phoenix features generous free parking over two on site car parks.

The theatre stage is one of the largest stages in West Yorkshire with good wingspace on each side and a run-around connecting each wing. The theatre is our main space but we have additional spaces which can be set up as changing spaces, or holding rooms, as well as separate toilets for competitors from the members of the public. By being part of an Academy we are very well set up and experienced with child protection and the health and safety of children at public events with secure limited access to all back stage areas.

Additionally you can enhance your event with our theatrical facilities including stage lighting and sound, projection and audio visual systems and much more to add that 'wow' factor to your competition. The spaces can be set up in different layouts to suit your needs. The theatre seats 308 as standard or 400 standing. The theatre is fully temperature controlled and can be adjusted to suit your needs.  

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An excellent venue for our competitons, both competitiors and judges love the Phoenix and the facilities are great! 

For competition use there are a couple of options for hiring the Phoenix. These largely depend on whether you are wanting us to manage the spaces or yourselves during your event but we can discuss what this means for your event with you. From initial enquiry through to the successful completion of your event the Phoenix has eight years of experience of being used to host competitions and our events team will ensure that you can concentrate on delivering the best event that you can.

If you decide to add some theatrical features like stage lighting then we can provide technicians to make sure you get the look that you want and you can use the in house PA or provide your own equipment. We also have the facility to send live video of your competition to our various spaces so if you need to keep an eye on what’s happening in the theatre then you can or we can put it on the screens front of house so even when your audience are at the bar they can still see what is happening inside and not have to miss a moment.

When it comes to refreshments during your competition you can either let us take care of that or you can provide your own suitable team and make use of our hot and cold facilities.

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A lovely venue, friendly staff and great atmosphere

No matter what your competition needs are the Phoenix offers something for everyone. With affordable packages based on what you need to hold your event. We will provide guidance and support throughout your hire process to get the most from your use of the Phoenix. Our events team will work with you to support and exceed your expectations.

Flexible set up
Professional and experienced staff
Excellent transport links and motorway access
Free onsite parking
Additional space
Theatrical Services

To arrange a meeting to discuss your next competition being held here at the Phoenix please contact
Neil Myers - 01977 664566 or email