Since it opened in 2003, The Place Bedford has developed a reputation among local audiences as one of the best places to see high-quality and cutting-edge professional theatre, as well as being the home of Bedford’s best amateur and community-led theatre companies.
A year round programme of theatre, music and film presenting a varied cross-section of work for everyone in the community: spanning children’s theatre, folk music, musical theatre, comedy, as well as our core contemporary drama programme.
We are dedicated to presenting work with a political edge, bringing the highest quality small-scale professional work to Bedford, and increasing the representation of diverse voices and experiences on the stage in Bedford.
Look for our annual thematic weeks supporting Holocaust Memorial (January), Refugee Week (June), LGBT history month (February) as well as our ongoing strand of work ‘MINDSCAPES‘ which uses live theatre as a vehicle to explore aspects of living with mental health conditions. Incorporating work from professional theatre companies around the country, and working together with health professionals and support services.
The venue holds the Family Arts Standards, and we’re really proud of our #dramasinpyjamas
initiative encouraging families and young people to share theatre in our friendly and informal atmosphere.
There really is something for everyone at The Place and we’re keen to share it with you. Our Place is Your Place.
Journey’s End – Swan Theatre Company 2008