About us

Welcome to The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s. 

Located on St. Peter’s Street, in the heart of Bedford, we are a performing arts facility for Bedford School and the town. St. Luke’s Church has been sympathetically adapted into a venue that houses a 282-seat theatre, a 50-seat studio-theatre, a spacious bar opening onto the original church garden and a foyer that displays pupils’ art as well as art produced by members of the local community. Although primarily a school theatre, our aim is to involve the wider community as much as possible.

We want the people of Bedford to be frequent visitors as audience members, participants in events, performers, or part of our volunteer team of ushers and front of house staff.

The Quarry Theatre Mission Statement:

We aim to involve the wider community of Bedford, as well as the Bedford School community, so that as many people as possible can take advantage of the opportunities the theatre has to offer.
To encourage people to share their work across the spectrum of creative, visual, literary and performing arts.
To engage and involve young people in theatre and the performing arts.
To collaborate with other schools, colleges, local and national arts organisations.
To provide a diverse programme of performances and events. The key criteria for our choice of events is: quality, relevance and entertainment value.

Our programming focus: new writing, original and imaginative work and innovative adaptations of the classics.

We look forward to seeing you at The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s very soon.

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Team

Theatre Manager – James Pharaoh
Box Office & Front of House Manager – Fiona Fowler
Graduate Technical Intern – Amy Jonas

“We’re the venue for Bedfringe. The 2017 festival dates will be 21st - 23rd July. The Quarry will host over 40 events in 2.5 days during these dates. That's more than we see in one season!"

Explore more Performances

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Thursday 31st August, 7.00pm

Price £14.50 (£12.50 concessions)

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National Theatre Live: Salomé

Thursday 22nd June, 7.00pm

Price £14.50 (£12.50 concessions)

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