The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Quarry staff will be visiting the Edinburgh Fringe from 18th – 24th August looking for shows to programme into our 2019 summer and autumn seasons! They will be back in the office Tuesday 28th but will be checking emails intermittently.

Answerphone messages will be processed on our return so if your enquiry is urgent please get in touch via email (quarrytheatre@bedfordschool.org.uk).

Bedfringe box office opening times

During the Bedford Festival Fringe, the counter service and phones will be manned during these times:

Wednesday 18th July : 12.00noon – 10.00pm
Thursday 19th July : 12.00noon – 10.00pm
Friday 20th July : 12.00noon – 10.00pm
Saturday 21st July : 9.00am – 10.00pm
Sunday 22nd July : 10.00am – 10.30pm

Happy fringing!

Lost Voice Guy at The Quarry Theatre!

Thanks to the folk of Bedfringe, the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 – Lost Voice Guy… is coming to The Quarry Theatre on 18th July! If you are looking to buy tickets… you are too late as the event sold out within 24 hours of him winning the contest! Bedfringe brings to us over 50 events over 5 days from 18th  – 22nd July. More details: www.bedfringe.com

Half Term Box Office Opening Times

All theatre staff will be away on leave from 25th May – 1st June. Tickets for all our events are on sale online 24/7. The answerphone will be on so please leave a message (or via email) and we will get back to you on our return (2nd June).

Many thanks,

The Quarry Team.

Summer 2018 brochure

The Summer 2018 brochure is on its way to use next week! If you can’t wait until then, please download it from the link below.

Summer 2018 Brochure

The Issuu edition can be read below (may not work on some mobile devices).

Easter Opening & Closing Times

The theatre will be closed from 25th March to 1st April so that staff can take a well earned break.

During the Easter holidays, we will be open on event afternoons / nights only.

7th April, Dr Who Convention: 10.00am – 5.00pm
10th April, Trailer / Trash: 1.00pm – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 9.00pm
11th April, Trailer / Trash: 1.00pm – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 9.00pm
13th April, Morgan & West: 1.00pm – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 9.00pm

We will be back to normal from April 16th. Happy Easter from the Quarry team!

Become a friend of the quarry theatre

For a year’s subscription of just £20.00 you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Join the ‘Friends’ scheme to be the first to hear about new shows, receive invitations to special events and be the first to receive important announcements.
  • Access to our ‘Friends’ enclosure for a complementary drink at selected events.
  • Ticket discounts on selected shows starting this summer season.
  • Priority booking on high profile events.
  • ‘Bring a friend’ ticket deal for selected events.
  • Volunteer as a usher at one of our events and see the show for free!

To subscribe to our Friends scheme please give our box office a call on 01234 362337 or email quarrytheatre@bedfordschool.org.uk

Family Arts Standard

We have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. As we continue to improve our service for families your views are very important to us – so please let us know if you have a good experience with us or tell us what you’d like us to improve.

The Family Arts Standards are helping families to find arts activities that are suitable for all ages; they help organisations to consider the needs of families visiting an arts venue or taking part in a cultural experience.

All organisations that are signed up to the Standards, whether they’re a theatre, an art gallery, an orchestra or a dance company, will provide some activities that all family members can enjoy together. They are welcoming to families, with helpful staff, good facilities and considered pricing. They give clear information to help families decide what activities are suitable for them and their children.

Bedford Christmas Tree Festival

We have donated a tree at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival! It’s a pleasure to support this local event and we urge you to get down to St Paul’s Church and view the marvellous trees on display!

Event info:

Wednesday 6 December to Saturday 9 December (10am-5pm)
Sunday 10 December (12noon-4pm)

St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Admission: £2.50, children 16 and under free. Refreshments available

The Christmas Tree Festival held in St Paul’s Church is now a firm favourite in the Bedford Christmas Calendar. This year’s theme Stories for Children we are sure will unleash the creative talents of our many dedicated tree decorators who represent Clubs, Schools, Local Businesses and other organisations. The Festival will be opened at 10.45am on Wednesday 6 December by Julia Jarman, well known local author of children’s books. Following this, Julia will sign her books for sale. A series of daytime concerts by local schools and communities will be held throughout the week.