Death Café Presents:

Death Cafe Bedford

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
20 Jun 2024

Join us for our Death Café at The Place Theatre every third Thursday of the month. A Death Café is an informal gathering of people (often strangers) to talk about …

BPT Presents:

Coffee with Jam

Genre:
Music
Opens:
23 June 2024

We are excited to announce The Place’s Open mic “coffee & jam” session brought to you by Dan & Sheryl as part of our Raise the Roof fundraising campaign. Join …

BPT Presents:

Jackastory – Summer 2024

Genre:
Fantastic for Families
Opens:
26 Jun 2024
Until:
28 Aug 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 …

Fighting High Productions Presents:

The Valentine Letters

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
26 Jun 2024
Until:
28 Jun 2024

by Steve Darlow based on the book Geprüft by Frances Zagni directed by Jo Emery produced by Fighting High Productions ★★★★ “Strong, sure footed performances from the actors. The characters are played with style along …

WordSetFree Presents:

TASTES LIKE HOME – Audio Trail Launch

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
29 Jun 2024

Join us on a flavour-packed adventure across Bedford this summer.  Throughout 2024 Tastes Like Home has built up a bank of local stories uncovered through archival research and interviews. Led …

GMG Promotions Presents:

Jokes and Laffs – Summer 2024

Genre:
Comedy
Opens:
29 Jun 2024

Another fantastic line up for GMG Promotions Summer Jokes and Laffs. Nabil Abdulrashid  – is a unique and exciting stand-up comedian, writer, presenter and actor. A finalist in ITV’s 2020 …

Satyam School of Dance and Music Presents:

Natyanjali Student Showcase 2024

Genre:
Dance
Opens:
30 Jun 2024

Satyam Dance is a Bharatanatyam (South Asian) Dance School and Dance Company based in Milton Keynes.  Artistic Director Debbie Ganguli-Patel who is a local dental surgeon and born and raised …

Swan Theatre Company Presents:

Much Ado About Nothing

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
02 Jul 2024
Until:
06 Jul 2024

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps…” In one of Shakespeare's finest and best-loved comedies, two very different couples fall in love – but who is really pulling the …

Standing in the Wings Presents:

Performance Confidence Workshop – July 2024

Genre:
Workshop
Opens:
03 Jul 2024

Ready to turn those performance dreams into reality? We’ve got something special for you!  Join our Performance Confidence Workshops – YOUR ticket to unlocking your inner star power!  Calling all aspiring …

Celebrate Life Events Presents:

Power to Change – Film Screening

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
11 Jul 2024

Produced by- Celebrate Life Events Real stories of Londoners from violence and loss to resilience and hope.   Power to Change follows the journey of five people: EJ a young …

The Kate Bush Experience Presents:

The Kate Bush Experience

Genre:
Music
Opens:
12 Jul 2024

A very rare chance to see the songs of Kate Bush performed live.  With the last live performances in 2014, Kate Bush fans are left wanting more. Her eclectic and experimental …

Chequred Theatre Company Presents:

Marble Cake

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
13 Jul 2024

Marble Cake is a brand-new play which takes a snapshot look at the relationship between a mixed-race brother and sister, Kumi and Keisha, as they come together for the first …

Hobgoblin Theatre Company Presents:

The Unusual Adventures of Robin Hood

Genre:
Fantastic for Families
Opens:
14 Jul 2024

Hobgoblin Theatre Company’s brilliantly original, outdoor production of “The Unusual Adventures of Robin Hood” tells the classic tale of Robin and his Merry Men outwitting the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham …

NGYT Youth Theatre Presents:

Double Bill: It’s just about love really…isn’t it? / Be Still the tide.

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
18 Jul 2024

Join these young creatives as they share their truths and centre the voices of the Next Generation. A double bill of original dance and theatre by Meraki Dance Company and …

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 there hugely successful gig in September. Fynnius Fogg are four guys from Bedford who started their band …

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 …

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. …

MONA Presents:

MONA From Scratch

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
24 Aug 2024

From Scratch is a night of new theatre, aiming to provide a platform for fresh and upcoming artists to share their work on stage. Playwrights, Directors & Actors will have the …

Quill and Inkling Presents:

Beowulf

Genre:
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 …

CLICKS Art Foundation Presents:

CLICKS 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 …

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 …

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 …

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’ …