The Mowlem Theatre is an independent venue run by Trustees of The Mowlem Institute Charity (reg. charity 243486) and receives no grant or subsidy from the Town, District or County Councils. It derives income from letting out the shops, bars and restaurant as well as from the function room, cinema and live theatre.
In 2003 the lift was replaced and enlarged to improve wheelchair access at a cost in excess of £65,000 and this is being complemented by an upgrade of the toilet facilities for disabled persons and will be followed by a refurbishment of the foyer and ground floor circulation area. All the costs have been met from revenue and donations from support groups.
The revenue generated from income received covers the necessary running costs involved in keeping The Mowlem available to people in promoting entertainment and making the theatre available to local schools and amateur societies as well as incoming professional productions.
The theatre has a team of ten part time, and one dedicated full time staff, who support the trustees and keep the venue open year round.