All pupils can get involved in Bedford School’s vibrant drama scene, whether on stage or backstage in one of our big productions or with their housemates in the ever popular house drama competition.

Our stunning theatre, The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s, which opened in 2015 includes a beautiful 286-seat auditorium and an all-purpose studio, both fully rigged with lighting and sound.


The Quarry Theatre is both a theatre for the school and the town; offering both our own in-house school productions as well as the best in touring theatre, comedy, dance and live music.

Bedford School’s Drama Department has a long theatrical tradition and ensures boys have as many opportunities to enjoy acting in plays as well as studying performance. There are at least three major productions each year and small scale student-directed work is actively encouraged and is increasing in popularity. The Drama Department also initiated a new Arts Festival in 2016 along with the Music and Art Departments. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Previous School Productions




  • The Edelweiss Pirates




  • Lord of the Flies
  • Henry V
  • Journey’s End
  • Coram Boy
  • Punk Rock 
  • Bouncers
  • Odyssey
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Macbeth
  • Mojo


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