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Venue Hire

information for bands and promoters

We love music and we love putting on gigs. Our bookings are usually proactive, but we also take recommendations from customers, other bands and industry contacts. We will also take bookings from local and national promoters if we believe we can fill the space. We make our money selling beer and the majority of ticket sales will always go to the performers after FOH, PRS and door staff have been paid. Any events that do not involve the selling of alcohol or a different type of event will be negotiated separately.

Venue overview

  • Capacity: 150 standing
  • Access: The venue is on the first floor with the only access via stairs from street-level load-in. Sorry, we do not have a lift.
  • Performance times and opening hours: Sound check from 5pm. Doors usually open for customers at 8pm. On stage at 9pm and live music until 11pm. Recorded music until midnight.
  • Merchandise: There is limited space to sell merchandise. We can provide a table.

Tech spec

  • Mixing Console
  • 1 x Allen & Heath R72 with iPad control
  • 1 x Allen & Heath iDR-32
  • 1 x VDC Patching system – 3 x 12 way stage remotes on VEAM connectors to 36 way soft patch


  • FOH Speaker System
  • 2 x d&b audiotechnik Q7
  • 2 x d&b audiotechnik Q Sub
  • 2 x d&b audiotechnik D12


  • Monitor System
  • 4 x d&b audiotechnik M6
  • 2 x d&b audiotechnik D6


  • Microphones
  • 6 x Shure SM58
  • 6 x Shure SM57
  • 4 x Sennheiser EG04
  • 4 x Audio Technica AE5100
  • 1 x Shure Beta 52a
  • 1 x Shure Beta 91a
  • 8 x Klark Teknik DN100 DI Box
  • 8 x K&M Tall Boom Mic Stand
  • 6 x K&M Short Boom Mic Stand
  • 1 x K&M Very Short Mic Stand


  • Mains Power
  • 1 x 32A Single Phase supply
  • 1 x 32A – 6 x 16A Distro
  • 8 x 16A – 13A 4-way board


Beer Garden:

  • FOH
  • 2 x Martin Audio Blackline XP12
  • 1 x Martin Audio Blackline XP118


  • Monitors
  • 1 x Martin Audio Blackline XP12


(Valid until January 2024)

  • Venue Hire – £350.00 (Existing bookings will be honoured at the previous rate) .


  • 1 x Ticket staff
  • 1 x Sound engineer
  • Ticket sales via the venue’s Ticket Web account
  • PRS
  • Use of green room & private WC facilities (basic)
  • Soft drinks in green room fridge
  • Event marketing via our website, social media feeds and posters in public areas of the building
  • Towels

Not included but can be organised at an additional charge:


  • Food and alcohol
  • SIA (security) staff

Photography & Video

We are able to record and/or film gigs via our in-house recording studio team Sorting Room Studios and rates would be negotiated with them separately.


We are happy to negotiate terms with bands that may prefer to do a door split and where we feel it is worth us sharing the financial risk when putting on an event. We are always on the lookout for up and coming bands who are just starting out and wanting to flex their performing muscles.

Supporting acts

We are happy to consider including supporting bands and can help source local talent where appropriate.

Club/DJ Nights

The venue hosts a number of regular club nights each month. Whilst we already have a full roster of DJs, we are happy to consider putting on new nights if we believe they are suitable for the venue.

Door Split 70/30 (to the DJ) after venue hire costs of £205.*

The reason for the split is due to the excessive wear and tear on the building that these nights entail and the risk and safety factors involved in putting on club nights.

*(The costs are reduced if DJs have already played here and are familiar with using the PA equipment).

Late licences & Noise Levels

We are, on occasion, able to apply for a late licence, however, this would need to be for unique events/performances.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss further.

For nights where we anticipate being sold out, we will consider applying for a late licence til 2am. We only run a handful of late events per year in consideration of our neighbours.

We have a noise level limit that must be strictly adhered to as we are in a semi-residential area. Some styles of repetitive bassy music are not appropriate for the venue due to reverb.


Image credit: Claire Gillo Photography

Contact Us

If you have any questions about The Barrel House Ballroom or Totnes Brewing Company, please send us a message via our contact form and we'll get back to you.

(For ticket sales enquiries, please contact the ticket vendor directly). 

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