The Place Bedford

The Place, a fully-equipped 130-seat multi-arts venue, has become the premier facility for Bedford's theatre groups, and a favourite destination for local audiences for a variety of artistic media.

Since 2003 The Place Bedford has developed a reputation among audiences in Bedford and the surrounding community as one of the best places to see high-quality and cutting-edge year-round programme of theatre, music and film. 

We present a varied programme of work for everyone in the community, spanning children’s theatre, independent & art house film, folk music, musical theatre, comedy, as well as our core drama programme. We are dedicated to presenting work with a political edge, bringing the highest quality small-scale professional work and increasing the representation of diverse voices and experiences on the stage in Bedford.

Look for our annual thematic weeks supporting Holocaust Memorial (Jan), Refugee Week (Jun), LGBT history month (Feb) as well as our ongoing strand of work MINDSCAPES which explores multiple aspects of the lived experience of mental health, from professional theatre companies around the country.

The venue holds the Family Arts Standards, and we’re really proud of our #dramasinpyjamas initiative encouraging families and young people to share arts experiences in our friendly and informal atmosphere.

There really is something for everyone: Our Place is Your Place.