That's what friends are for

The Place provide a home for many diverse community groups, clubs and youth groups  which use it for meeting, art and theatre classes, Pilates, yoga and much more.

Bedford Players Trust, a charity, is responsible for running The Place and does not receive any direct financial support from government to enable it to do so. We are entirely reliant on ticket sales, hire income and bar sales to manage the programme and maintain the building. Whenever we want to grow, develop or undertake new projects we use this capital and money raised through funding applications to push us forwards.

How can you help to keep The Place running?

Our status as a charity means that you can also do your part to help us stay open and offering the spaces and services to the local community. You can donate to us as a one off by heading to our donations page LINK HERE, or you can make a regular contribution by joining our Friends’ scheme.

By becoming a friend, you will be helping us to continue and extend the current programme of events, grow our team, provide even more great cultural activity for the people of Bedford, and improve the facilities for you, our audiences, and the numerous community groups who have made their home with us over the past 18 years.

We know that The Place is well thought of within the community and we want to be here for the community for many years to come.

Please support us.


Membership is only £20 per year for an individual, £35.00 for a couple or family. 

Membership lasts for 12 months from the date you sign up, and you will be automatically reminded before your membership is due to expire.

No Application form is necessary, you can join directly on our ticket purchasing system or you can sign up for Friends Membership by clicking this link here 

Make your gift go further with Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer you will be able to Gift Aid your membership fee. This means we can reclaim the tax you paid on a donation made by you, stretching your donation by an extra 25%, at no extra cost to you. If you want to find out more about how this works you can visit the U.K. Government website 

If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate which will help the continued development of The Place. 

You can fill in all your Gift Aid details if you donate to The Place through our payment portal, but if you want to donate to us through any other means you can fill out the form separately. You can download the form here