The Place Bedford (Theatre)

The Place Bedford offers the opportunity for theatre trips to children and young people of all ages. Contemporary theatre programming from national and regional touring companies perfect for students studying theatre practice and techniques. Programming around curriculum texts as well as around wider performance styles. Developing school aimed workshop options with touring companies as well as local theatre organisations.

Q&A sessions to allow young people to talk to theatre makers about the work. Regular programming for pre-school and primary children introducing them to theatre experiences. High quality children’s theatre for 3-8 yr olds. Discounts for school party bookings over 30 students.

Act One Theatre School – Saturday morning sessions for young people 7 – 18 looking at various areas of performance techniques. After school lessons and coaching for LAMDA examinations. Participation in Bedfordshire Festival of Speech and Drama ShowCo Youth Musical Theatre – Annual show performed by young people aged 10-16 – June shows. Auditions and rehearsals from January. We do also hire the theatre and rehearsal spaces out to local schools for performance and rehearsal. (Nb. seasons are planned 9-6 months in advance, so early enquiry is recommended as we fill up very quickly)