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Volunteer At The Arches Theatre Next Summer

Then stay and watch the shows ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 14/09/2021 @ 8:00AM

The main team at The Arches Theatre is incredibly small. We are responsible for the production schedules, ticket office and much more. We do a fantastic job throughout the year, but we couldn't run the summer shows without the help of our brilliant volunteers ...

If you are interested in volunteering at The Arches Theatre, please get in touch!

If you are interested in volunteering at The Arches Theatre, please get in touch!

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During the summer, we call upon our wonderful volunteers to help us with a range of Front of House duties. We've just finished our fourth year of live performance, but we are looking to add more volunteers to our Front of House list.

"Are you interested?"

As you may know, our summer schedule runs from the middle of July until the end of August. Our performances range from local and professional plays under our railway arches to live music productions in the parkland. Our audience numbers can be anywhere between 150 to over 300.

Roles can range from directing audience members to the venue, showing them where to park, welcoming audiences to the venue and checking tickets, showing guests where to sit, answering any questions and more.

In return for your time and help, we will provide you with lunch/dinner (dependent on show time) plus a ticket for you to stay and watch the show you are helping with. How great does that sound?

If you are interested in finding out more or putting your name forward to volunteer, please get in touch. You must be over 18 to volunteer with us and I look forward to hearing from you.

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 about volunteering at The Arches Theatre , click here to get in touch or 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.