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The Arches Theatre: Come Prepared!

And have a great outdoor experience ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 13/04/2021 @ 8:00AM

We've been having some strange weather recently. One minute there is snow and the next brilliant sunshine. So we wanted to give you an idea of what you might want to bring to ensure you're prepared, and you have a fantastic experience at The Arches Theatre ...

Always remember to come prepared to The Arches Theatre!

Always remember to come prepared to The Arches Theatre!

copyright: the arches theatre / david pibworth productions

We're all hoping for a perfect summer's day, but we need to be prepared for all eventualities. Who knows what weather we're going to get living in England? We want to make sure you have the best time with us and it is a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

So, with that in mind, we have devised a little list of all the things that we think you may need to bring with you. Here's our list of essential items:

  • Tickets (via your phone)

  • Chair (make sure it's a comfy one!)

  • Torch (for returning to your car/home after the performance)

Other items we recommend you bring:

  • Mask/Hand sanitizer (should rules still apply)

  • Picnic (BBQ's or any form of fire are not permitted)

  • Picnic blanket

  • Drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic - your choice!)

  • Sun cream

  • Sun hat

  • Cardigan/jumper/blanket (it can get quite chilly at The Arches once the sun starts to set)

  • Camera (to take some great pictures of before, during and after the performance.)

  • Plastic bag (there will be bin bags available, but we ask that you are responsible for your rubbish and ideally take it home with you!)

The show will go on come rain or shine so if it is raining:

  • Sensible shoes (to walk from the car park to the theatre as you will be walking for around 5 mins over what could be wet, slippery grass)

  • Wellies (if the ground is particularly wet)

  • Cagoule/raincoat

Please note, that in respect to other audience members umbrellas during the performance are not permitted. The entire Arches Theatre is uncovered so you will want to come prepared. Have we left anything vital off the list?

"If you think we have then please do leave us a comment!"

For more information on your visit, please take a look at the Your Visit page on our website. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to The Arches Theatre and we hope you are excited about the unique experience that awaits you.

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.