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And That’s A Wrap For The Arches Theatre 2021 Season!

What an amazing six weeks it has been ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 07/09/2021 @ 8:00AM

Our summer season of live shows at the Arches Theatre is now over for another year. What an amazing six weeks it has been. The team and I would like to thank everyone who visited ...

What an amazing six weeks it has been at the Arches Theatre this summer!

What an amazing six weeks it has been at the Arches Theatre this summer!

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And we also thank you for supporting not only a small, independent business, but all the artists who took to our outdoor stage. We had a fantastic summer and we hope you enjoyed your experience with us and will be coming back for more next summer. The team and I will be taking some well-earned time off before we start putting together our 2022 schedule, which we will announce in spring next year.

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Out of season, our venue is available for location hire for filming and photography. The four beautiful disused railway arches are a stunning backdrop as well as the parkland in front. If you're after a peaceful setting with gorgeous evening sunsets, picturesque views of a beautiful market town and the River Great Ouse, then look no further. It really is picture-perfect.

Why not take a look at our gallery to see just how beautiful our venue is? Please do contact us if you are interested in hiring our venue for your next film or photography project.

We also hire out our trailer stage, which you may have seen some artists perform on at The Arches this year, along with our portable staging. If you are holding an event and you're looking for a professional and quality stage solution, please visit

I hope to see you all again very soon.

Until next time ...



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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.