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The Arches Theatre: The Location You’ve Been Waiting For!

Did you know our unique venue is available for hire?

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Posted by David Pibworth on 09/06/2020 @ 8:00AM

Whether you are a Location Manager looking to hire a beautiful backdrop for your next TV, film or photo shoot, or you are a theatre company on the hunt for a quirky outdoor stage - look no further than the Arches Theatre ...

If you are a location manager then The Arches Theatre is the beautiful backdrop you've been looking for!

If you are a location manager then The Arches Theatre is the beautiful backdrop you've been looking for!

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Our four beautiful disused railway arches set in tranquil parkland beside the River Great Ouse in Clifton Reynes near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, are available for hire.

"You can find us approximately 90-minutes from London by car via the M1 (J14) and it's well worth the journey!"

This hidden gem really is picture-perfect. The venue is available to hire throughout the year except for August when the venue comes alive as an open-air theatre. Now in our third year, we have worked with both local and professional theatre companies who have performed a range of productions from classic Shakespeare to A Shot in the Dark!

The venue lends itself to many plays and with it being open air, the whole dynamics of performance changes, making it more immersive and interactive and giving it added impact. We have received fantastic feedback from our audience members.

"If you’d like to be involved in our 2021 summer
schedule, why not give us a call?"

For images of the venue, previous theatre performances and an aerial film, please see our website gallery. If you’d like further information or if you would like to come for a recce, please get in touch.

We would love to show you around and hear about your next project.

Until next time ...



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If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01234 241357 and let's see how I can help you.

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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.