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The Brasserie

The Brasserie on the ground floor of the Minerva Theatre is open for pre-show dining in stylish and elegant surroundings. Enjoy a contemporary British menu using local and seasonal ingredients, as well as an excellent choice of wines.

The Brasserie opening times

Open when performances in the Festival Theatre.

Matinee days from 12.30pm - 2.30pm.

Evening shows from 5.30pm.

Minerva Bar & Grill

The Minerva Bar & Grill, upstairs in the Minerva Theatre, offers a modern take on relaxed dining including a selection of main meals and sharing platters and lighter food options and a wide range of local ales, lagers, wines, spirits, and an extensive gin menu. 

The Minerva Bar & Grill is also open after shows during for the season for late night drinks and bites.

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Minerva Bar & Grill opening times

Open 90 minutes before matinees.

From 5pm for evening shows.

Open post-show during the Festival season.


Book a table for The Brasserie or the Minerva Bar & Grill using the calendar or alternatively email dining@cft.org.uk or call 01243 782219 (booking line open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm).

Many of our dishes are suitable for vegetarians, and we indicate vegan, dairy free, gluten free options on our menus. Some dishes can also be modified to be gluten free. Please ask your server if you have any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements.

Please note: we cannot guarantee the absence of nuts.