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.
Are you thinking about staging an event?
Do consider The Quarry Theatre as your venue.
Our primary programming focus is the performing arts but we are more than happy to chat to you about events that might not fit this model. In the past we have, for example, held Dr Who conventions, climate change lectures and awards ceremonies!
Our hire rates and packages are based on your needs so we recommend you get in contact to arrange a site visit to discuss your project and take you on a tour of the facilities. In the meantime there are tech plans that you can download from this page plus some pictures of the main auditorium, Control room, Gallery and Bar.
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01234 362337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Main Auditorium & associated facilities
Our main space seats up to 282 in its full courtyard format. If you would like to use the space set up in its black box (end on) configuration the capacity is reduced to 202. The theatre is fully equipped with all the latest lighting and sound technology including a high end HD Digital Video Projector, ICECrypt Satellite Receiver and BluRay playback. The main space is acoustically screened from all external spaces meaning you can have a live band performing in the bar or studio whilst staging intimate poetry readings in the main house!
The theatre owns a Yamaha S6 Grand Piano which is available at no extra cost (tuning cost will be charged however). This is situated in our spacious bar but can be moved into the main auditorium.
The Quarry Theatre has two dressing rooms situated next to the main auditorium. Each room can comfortably sit up to 8. Washing / drying facilities are also available including a wet room!
The Studio Theatre
Our studio space is licensed up to 60 but realistically sits up to 50. The studio is fitted with high end lighting and sound equipment and is acoustically screened from all external spaces. There is disabled access via our lift.
Click images to see full size (Studio images to follow)