The Place Bedford can be found at the top of Bradgate Road, off Goldington Road.
Turn off Goldington Road into Bradgate Road (a brown ‘theatre’ sign is visible) and follow the road to the top.
At the mini roundabout, turn right down a side road, passing beside the large green building (Bedfordshire Badminton Club), and continue for a further 60 metres – The Place Bedford is on the left.
There is car parking immediately outside the building, including 3 space for Blue Badge holders. Further parking can be found alongside the theatre, and beside the badminton club.
Travel by Public Transport
From the Railway Station:
For direct trains to Bedford, including regular services from London St Pancras to Bedford station in 40 minutes, see London Northwestern Railway.
Total journey time on foot from Bedford Mainline Train Station is around 25 to 35 minutes depending on your transit speed. You may wish to consider taking a taxi directly from the railway station to The Place Bedford. If you wish to walk, or to take a local bus, then leave the station and follow the gold/black signs to the Town Centre & Bus Station (6 to 8 minutes on foot), and see below…….
From the Bus Station:
From the Bus Station, a Number 5 Bus (destination Elm’s Farm / Norse Road) runs down Goldington Road: Alight at the bus stop just past the rugby ground, and then continue down the road on foot and turn left into Bradgate Road (see the map below – total walking time is around 5 minutes). If you want to walk from the Bus Station, ask directions to St.Peter’s Street and then to the Rugby Club, and see the map below – time on foot will be around 25 to 35 minutes. Note that no buses run after mid evening, and none on Sundays. An up-to-date bus schedule for all services in & around Bedford can be accessed and downloaded here.
Travel by Ecological means
We encourage audience members to consider their impact on the environment when deciding how to visit the venue.
Should you be considering how best to walk or cycle to The Place Bedford from your house, school or workplace we highly recommend using these helpful tools provided by the team at Sustrans Bedford:
Walking & Cycling Map
Alternatively, you can use the following tool to plan your journey: Journey Planner
Travel by Car
The main car park entrance is immediately before the theatre building, on the left – there is also an overflow car park on the right. If you are using SatNav, the postcode of MK40 3DE will place you in Bradgate Road – you will then need to continue to the mini roundabout at the top of the road and turn right down the track (which is not marked on older SatNav databases).