Facilities

Auditorium

  • Air Conditioning: The Criterion Theatre is air-conditioned.
  • Food & Drink: Snacks and drinks in plastic containers are allowed in the auditorium, however hot food is prohibited. Drinks purchased from the bar must be transferred into plastic cups if they are being taken inside the auditorium.
  • Binoculars: There are no binoculars in the theatre as it is a relatively small and intimate space. Even from the Upper Circle you will be able to see the stage. None the less audience members are welcome to bring their own binocular if they feel it is necessary.

Cloakroom

There is a cloakroom in which large bags and pushchairs can be checked.

Bar

Criterion theatre bar (stained glass) There are two bars, the Stalls Bar and the Greene Bar (Dress Circle). These bars are only accessible via stairs but drinks can be taken into the auditorium to patrons in wheel chairs.  Prices:
  • Wine (Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Grigio) - £5.50 (175ml glass) £19.50 (750ml bottle)
  • Prosecco - £7.50 (125ml glass) £35 (750ml bottle)
  • Champagne - £30 for a half bottle £60 for a whole a bottle
  • Beer (Stella, Becks, Stowfords) - £4
  • Doombar - £4.50
  • Bombay Sapphire gin (25ml) - £3.30
  • Vodka (25ml) - £3.00
  • Whisky (25ml) £3.00 (Single malt £3.70)
  • Martini (50ml) £3.20
  • Juice (Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Tomato and Pineapple) - £1.90
  • Mixers - £1.80
  • Coke and other fizzy drinks - £2.00
  • J20 - £2.50
  • Red Bull - £2.90
  • Coffee - £2
  • Tea- £2

Shop

Merchandise prices:
  • Programmes - £3.50
  • The 39 Steps Novel - £3
  • DVD of The 39 Steps (Hitchcock) - £10
  • Criterion Theatre postcards - £4
  • Criterion Theatre bag - £5
  • Pringles - £1.80
  • Peanuts
  • Chocolate (Minstrels, M&Ms etc) - £2.90
  • Gummy sweets (eg Wine Gums and Haribo) - £2.60
  • Ice cream and frozen yoghurt - £2.50

Toilets

Male and female toilets are located between the Stalls and Dress Circle levels and there is one access adapted toilet in the Upper Circle.

The information on this page was sourced from an email to a Criterion Theatre manager in October 2012. Prices are subject to vary over time. I would also like to add that the Criterion were extremely easy to get hold of and very helpful.