The Place Theatre has been serving the people of Bedford for over 17 years and in that time we have always tried to respond to the needs and interests of our local community.

We have initiated what we are calling a Listening Exercise, in order to find out more about what people’s lives are like in Bedford now. How do you like to spend any free time that you have? What do you think about what is on offer already and what do you think we still need?

Please spend a few minutes answering the 10 questions on this survey. If you would like to say more, you are very welcome to email us at

If you would have time for a longer interview, by phone or in person (socially distanced of course), please let us know by emailing us at the email address above and we will make arrangements to suit you.

We will publish the results of the survey on our website at the end of this process to let you know what we have learned about culture in Bedford.