Petroc has a fantastic array of performance and creative spaces – perfect for dance, music or drama performances:


The Factory

The Factory is a large and airy 800-capacity auditorium, complete with in-house Opus sound system, full lighting rig, and in-house recording engineer, and is ideal for all types of private and public events.

Capacity: Can be configured for 300, 500 or 800 capacity
Dimensions: Please contact us for further information
Rates for hire: Please contact us for room hire rates
Location: Brannams campus, Barnstaple


The Theatre, Brannams

This Theatre space can be used as a performance area as well as lending itself to a more lecture theatre-style event with an audience of 146 in tiered seating.

Capacity: 146 seated in tiered rows 
Dimensions: 14.1m x 14.1m (46.2ft x 46.2ft)
Rates for hire: First hour of rental at £25 and consecutive hours at £15 each
Location: Brannams campus, room number BM51
Contact: / 07446692751



Dance Studio, Brannams

This large, light -filled, spacious and purpose built dance studio offers a sprung-floor and mirrored walls. It’s a wonderful venue for all sorts of dance workshops and dance practice.

Capacity: 24 attendees
Dimensions: 13.5m x 13.5m (44.3ft x 44.3ft)
Rates for hire: First hour of rental at £25 and consecutive hours at £15 each
Location: Brannams campus
Contact: / 07446692751


Recording Studio

We work hard to provide one of the best equipped recording studios within the North Devon area and it is accessible for anyone to hire. Our team of experienced engineers are extremely passionate and will help you produce the perfect sound for your individual recording session. The studio main recording platform is Pro Tools HD. This is teamed with a professional Allen and Heath GS-R24M digital desk that delivers premium quality audio. A full range of microphones and outboard are also available and we have a large network of professional session musicians at hand.

Rates for hire: Please contact for rates
 Brannams campus, Barnstaple


Rehearsal Booth

We have five professional sound-proof rehearsal booths, each with the following backline equipment:

  • Pearl Export drum kit with hi-hat and 2 cymbal stands
  • 2 guitar amps
  • 1 bass cab
  • 200W active monitor
  • 4 channel mixer
  • 2 microphones
  • 2 microphone stands

(additional equipment can be hired at additional cost)

Rates for hire: £25 per 3 hour session. To book, please email
Location: Brannams campus, Barnstaple


For more information on any of these spaces, please contact Sonja Gysin on 01271 852392 or at