We are delighted the that The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s has been recognised with yet another award. This time, the theatre was voted the winner in the Community Benefit Category in The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East 2016 Awards.
Within what was a Moravian church (and is a listed building) the Quarry Theatre provides a new performing arts centre for Bedford School. Importantly, it also provides a venue available to local community groups to perform in a modern 300 seat venue that includes facilities such as a modern foyer and bar with studio theatre. Since opening in April 2015 over 5,500 customers have attended a variety of shows and The Quarry Theatre has hosted an impressive line-up of internationally acclaimed musicians, comedians and touring theatre companies. It has been successful in its aim to involve the wider community of Bedford as well as providing a first class facility for the school community.
– The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Judges
Earlier in the year, The Quarry Theatre at St. Lukes was recognised for its architectural excellence and contribution to society by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in their East of England awards.
Both awards are wonderful recognition of all those in involved in the Quarry Theatres development, from our staff and supporters to Foster Wilson Architects and local construction firm SDC.