BPT Presents:

Jackastory – Summer 2024

Genre:
Fantastic for Families
Opens:
24 Jul 2024
Until:
31 Jul 2024

Join us for Jackastory  every fortnight at 9.30am with The Place Team.  Our Jackastory sessions run fortnightly, and every week during school holidays. Listen to members of The Place team …

Headway Bedford Presents:

Headway Bedford – ‘Rehabilitation Journeys’

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
27 Jul 2024

Headway Bedford is proud to present ‘Rehabilitation Journeys’ – a showcase of talent from brain injury survivors. Watch as our brave and talented clients express their rehabilitation journey using different …

BPT Presents:

An Evening with Fynnius Fogg

Genre:
Music
Opens:
02 Aug 2024

We are thrilled to welcome back Fynnius Fogg to The Place Theatre after their hugely successful gig in September. Fynnius Fogg with 3 original members, from Bedford, started their band in …

BPT Presents:

BRAVE Summer Workshop – A Journey Through the Woods

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
05 Aug 2024

A Journey Through the Woods –  The Magic of Outdoor Theatre Are you looking for an engaging way to keep your children entertained this summer? Look no further than our …

Standing in The Wings & The Place Theatre Presents:

Performance Confidence Workshop – Autumn Season 24

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
07 Aug 2024
Until:
04 Dec 2024

Are you looking to build your confidence at work or on stage?  Join Standing In The Wings for some top tips, ideas and methods to increase your confidence through exercises, …

Petite Pantos Presents:

Mama G: The Magic Bookmark

Genre:
Fantastic for Families
Opens:
08 Aug 2024

Audiences are invited to join  Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Mama G on a brand new panto adventure for the whole family! It all starts when the evil Book Worm decides …

Hannah Maxwell Presents:

Care and Storytelling Workshop with Hannah Maxwell

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
16 Aug 2024

A free-flowing, fun and informal workshop on how we tell stories about care, designed for people with lived experience of caregiving. The session will include: discussion around aspects of care, …

Hannah Maxwell Presents:

Nan, Me & Barbara Pravi

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
16 Aug 2024

Critically-acclaimed memoir of care, crisis and Eurovision. “I wish I could say here our story starts. But this story starts later, and ended earlier. Is entirely fictional, and completely true. …

Bedford Theatre Trust Presents:

The Great Siege of 1224 – the fall of Bedford Castle

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
24 Aug 2024
Until:
25 Aug 2024

  Have you ever wondered why we have a ‘Castle Mound’ in Bedford but no Castle?  We will tell all in this newly written play with songs to be performed …

MONA Presents:

MONA From Scratch

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
24 Aug 2024

From Scratch is Bedford’s very own short-play Scratch Night, aiming to provide a platform for new and upcoming artists to share their work. Playwrights, Directors & Actors will have the opportunity …

Quill and Inkling Presents:

Beowulf

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
25 Aug 2024

The Hall of Hrothgar is cursed. The monstrous Grendel comes to feast on those who sleep there and spread woe through the land of the Danes. Is there no one …

DOT Productions Presents:

An Ideal Husband

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
08 Sep 2024

DOT Productions returns to The Place with The Oscar Wilde Classic ‘An Ideal Husband’. Sir Robert Chiltern’s dinner party takes a drastic turn when Mrs Cheveley makes a surprise announcement …

CLICK Art Foundation Presents:

CLICK Art Foundation – Show for World Suicide Prevention Day

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
12 Sep 2024

Champion Health recently collated statistics around suicide, finding: Over 700,000 people take their own life each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds (World Health Organisation) 115 people die …

The Pantaloons Presents:

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
13 Sep 2024

“Wives may be merry, and yet honest too!” Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances he plans to seduce …

BPT Presents:

The Big Bumper Book Sale

Genre:
Community
Opens:
14 Sept 2024

Come and join us for our first Big Bumper Book sale in aid of our Raise the Roof campaign. Browse a huge selection of second-hand books including fiction, non-fiction and …

Keith James Presents:

Keith James – The Music of Leonard Cohen

Genre:
Music
Opens:
14 Sep 2024

These remarkable songs – stripped back, honest, naked and sensual. ‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song …

Bedford Drama Company Presents:

Workshop – Comic Timing

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
20 Sep 2024

Come along and share a laugh because laughter is the best medicine. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced performer, this is a safe space to flex those comedic muscles. …

Swan Theatre Company Presents:

Dancing at Lughnasa

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
24 Sep 2024
Until:
28 Sep 2024

Michael looks back on the late summer of 1936, when he was seven years old and living with his unmarried mother, Chris, and her four older sisters in the village …

etcetera theatre company Presents:

Steel Magnolias

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
03 Oct 2024

Is it best to live 30 minutes of wonderful or a lifetime of nothing special? This warm, witty play explores the impact we make on those around us and along with …

Flamenco Express Presents:

Flamenco Express

Genre:
Dance
Opens:
04 Oct 2024

Flamenco is as universal, powerful and versatile as the blues, as epic as opera, and as delicate and pin-sharp as ballet. For over thirty years, Flamenco Express has existed to …

Howlin Mat Presents:

Howlin Mat – Cigar Box Social Workshop

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
05 Oct 2024

Ever wanted to make and own your own guitar? Now is your chance! This workshop introduces you to the Cigar Box Cigar and guides you through making your very own. …

Howlin Mat Presents:

Howlin Mat Concert

Genre:
Music
Opens:
05 Oct 2024

Howlin’ Mat is a BLUES musician who has performed everywhere from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert. He performs up to 200 shows a year and his escapades include …

Bedford Drama Company Presents:

Playbill – The Browning Version / Harlequinade

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
15 Oct 2024
Until:
19 Oct 2024

The Browning Version: a middle aged Classics teacher, who had been full of promise in his youth, finds himself with a mediocre career and a failing marriage. His inability to …

LifeBox Theatre Presents:

StageWrite: Autumn 24

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
20 Oct 2024

StageWrite is a hothouse for the development of new writing for theatre, designed to help plays grow from page to performance. It supports writers in the process of getting their …

Lamphouse Presents:

Frankenstein (On a Budget)

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
24 Oct 2024

One man, one monster, one glorious dream to singlehandedly tell the most famous cult horror story of all time, and absolutely no budget whatsoever. What could possibly go wrong? Frankenstein …

Blackbird Creative Arts Presents:

Daisy Donald

Genre:
Fantastic for Families
Opens:
02 Nov 2024

Daisy Donald is bright, bold and full of fun but she’s also hiding a secret…that she lives with Type 1 Diabetes, an invisible disability. When Daisy’s world starts to goes …

BartLee Theatre Presents:

Candlelit Theatre – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
09 Nov 2024

Candlelit Theatre bring The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde dramatically to life with their signature storytelling approach using shadows, sounds and theatricality to faithfully recreate the tale.  …

Ostara Music Presents:

Maddie Morris – Autumn Tour 2024

Genre:
Music
Opens:
10 Nov 2024

Maddie Morris is an artist who strives to make a difference in the world. Bold, insightful and refreshingly unique, they take traditional song in new directions to shine a light …

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust Presents:

TIBETAN MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY ‘FROM THE ROOF OF THE WORLD’

Genre:
Dance
Opens:
15 Nov 2024
Until:
16 Nov 2024

Tibet – the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. ‘From the Roof of the World’ presents chant, mantras, music …

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust Presents:

Hands on Workshop – Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
16 Nov 2024

An opportunity to meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, who will introduce you to the unique traditions of Buddhist monastic art. These include sand mandala making – ‘painting’ …

Trouble at Mill Presents:

NIGHTMARES

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
26 Nov 2024

The Book of Darkness & Light in association with LittleMighty present: NIGHTMARES Three classic ghost stories – live on stage! Vengeful spirits, murderous revenants and gruesome promises kept from beyond …

The Pantaloons Presents:

A Christmas Carol

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
12 Dec 2024
Until:
22 Dec 2024

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present a brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ fantastical festive fable. It’s Christmas Eve and tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is meaner than ever. He is shunning his …