The Place Bedford (Theatre)
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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)

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Fee Structure

Contact the Place for specific enquiries. Tickets for schools shows between £3-£7 per child. Free tickets for support staff. Some group booking discounts available for shows. Workshops - costs between £100 and £250 depending on company and length of workshop. Many of our touring companies offer workshops around their shows that can be arranged for interested parties. So, if you see a show as part of our programme and are interested in learning more, then please contact us.


REFERENCE 1: Nick Parker, Bedford Modern School, Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7NT, 01234 332620

REFERENCE 2: Suzanne Stott, St Andrew's,


Limited disabled access for wheelchairs. Hearing loop.

Other Information

Parking: Parking/Coach parking.

Insurance: Public liability insurance.

Safeguarding: DBS/CRB checked.

Arts Award: Arts award supporter.

Contact Name
Alex Levene
Bradgate Rd, Bedford, Beds MK40 3DE
01234 354321 OR 07818 054074