The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s
Info for Schools
Contact Details

We are a fully functional theatre based in the town centre. We provide a wide range of professional touring productions as well as local home-grown productions (both school and community produced). We offer a concessionary rate on all tickets for students and we offer a further reduction for school groups.

We are also starting a youth theatre in September. This will be free and open to all young people from Bedford and the surrounding villages. Entry will be through audition and there will be 3 age groups: 14 – 16, 16 – 18 & 18 – 25. The sessions will be weekly in term time and will take place on a Sunday afternoon/evening.

“Part of my job is to arrange trips, hence bringing our students to Bedford School. The process was always easy with helpful people in the box office, and nice to be able to put faces to names when we visited.  Looking forward to many more ventures” JAMES DOUGHTY – DRAMA & MEDIA TECHNICIAN: MARK RUTHERFORD SCHOOL

Challenges by this provider

Costs: Ticket prices are kept to a minimum and range from £4 - £14 depending on the size or scale of a performance. We host a number of workshops throughout the year that are open to other schools. On September 24, for example, we will be hosting a play for young people and a talk for parents on the subject of drugs education entitled, ‘Mum Can you Lend Me 20 Quid?’ this will be offered free to local schools.

Tickets for talks & workshops will vary but would range from £2.50 - £5 per participant


Name of referee 1: Suzie Stott

Name of school: St Andrew’s School

Contact details: Head of Drama, St Andrew’s School, 78 Kimbolton Road, Bedford.

Name of referee 2: James Doughty

Name of school: Mark Rutherford School

Contact details: Drama & Media Technician, Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford.


Other Info:

Venue accessibility: The theatre is fully accessible

Parking/coach parking: On site coach parking is available for school groups. Small private vehicles should use the local council car parks. The closest car parks are: St. Peter’s Street car park or Lurke Street multi-story car park. We have disabled parking spaces and we would appreciate it if customers would call ahead to arrange the use of one of these spaces.

Public Liability Insurance: Held

Safeguarding: Staff DBS/CRB checked & safeguarding policy

Contact Name
Jules Crossley or James Pharaoh
26 St Peter’s Street, Bedford, MK40 2NN
01234 362335/ 362269