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ABTT Members’ Visit to the The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, Bedford School

ABTT  presents a visit to

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, Bedford School

When: Monday 14th December 2015

Venue: 26 St Peter’s Street Bedford
MK40 2NN

Trains to Bedford from St Pancras take 35 mins and go every half an hour. The theatre is a 15 min walk from the station or a short taxi ride.

Time: 1pm.


The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s has been created from a redundant Grade II listed Moravian church and Minister’s House to create a new performing arts centre for Bedford School and the local community. The project, designed by Foster Wilson Architects, has involved the conversion of the chapel into a 300 seat galleried courtyard theatre, restoration of the Minister’s House to provide front of house facilities, offices and a studio, and the addition of a new foyer and backstage extension at the rear. The new foyer wraps around the  wall to the original chancel and a curved wall of glass provides views over the secluded gardens of the old churchyard. The theatre is a flat-floored flexible studio space created by inserting a new steel structure within the volume of the existing church. The existing balcony is retained and two levels of new galleries have been inserted at the sides, together with high level suspensions for scenery and stage lighting.

Members of the design team will be in attendance to lead the tour and discuss the project.

RSVP to the office by Friday 11th December.


26 St Peter’s Street Bedford
MK40 2NN