Bacon Theatre


Dean Close School
Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE

Tel: +44 (0) 1242 258002

Bacon Theatre

Book Tickets



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar - Fully licensed bar plus coffee and snack bar

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

Key Features

  • Families
  • Indoor Attraction - Set in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Dean Close School

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Opening Times

Theatre (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - SundayOpen

* Please note: The Box Office is open 1 hour prior to the start time of all performances.


Road Directions

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. 


Bacon Theatre


Bacon Theatre

Come and watch the ultimate Shakespearience! 🎭 -
25 Mar 2023   22:59:24
Don't miss our upcoming National Theatre Live screenings! 🎥 -
19 Mar 2023   07:59:39


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