The impressive Bacon Theatre completed in 1991 and built to a very high standard, boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities.
The theatre owes its name to Mr Christopher Bacon, headmaster of Dean Close School from 1979-1998, who fundraised tirelessly to build his dream.
Today the 566-seat Bacon Theatre plays host to the best in professional touring theatre, live music, dance, film and celebrity speakers as well as an extensive range of productions by local talented youth and community groups and charities. From classical ballet, physical theatre, to fantastic live music; we are always on the lookout for the next great company to showcase at the Bacon Theatre.
We also have the beautiful Greek style, Tuckwell Amphitheatre, which is nestled in a secluded corner of the school. Each year the Amphitheatre is host to our lively Open-air Theatre Festival which begins at the end of July and runs for 2 weeks. It really is an enchanting place to be entertained with friends and family on a balmy summer’s evening.
We are passionate about theatre and we are committed to providing our audiences with a rich and varied programme of inspiring and affordable live events. So if you know of an event or a company that would excite you on the main stage, or in the Tuckwell Amphitheatre, we would love to hear from you.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- Event Venue
- All major credit cards accepted
- Cash & Cheque accepted
- Family Fun
- Groups Accepted
|Box Office (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Theatre (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00*|
|Shows (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||Open|
* Please Note: The Box Office is open 1 hour prior to the start time of all performances. There are shows running at The Bacon Theatre later than the times described in the above.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
The Bacon Theatre is accessed via the Hatherley Road to Dean Close School. Follow the brown tourism signs from either end on the Hatherley Road. For SAT NAV purposes enter GL51 6EP.