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You Don't Have To Pay Through The Nose For Great Theatre

I love going to the theatre. I always have ...

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In recent times, I feel that many people have stopped going to the theatre because the whole experience is just getting too expensive ...

We've deliberately kept the price low on our theatre tickets to encourage more people to come and enjoy the experience!

We've deliberately kept the price low on our theatre tickets to encourage more people to come and enjoy the experience!

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Especially if you are travelling into London, or another big city, where you have to pay for your travel, food, and other activities if you are making a day of it. It really does all add up.

"Even local theatres are quite costly, particularly
their bar prices!"

I paid a fiver for a bottle of water at a theatre recently. And that's why we have opened the Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes, near Olney, Milton Keynes. We have deliberately kept our ticket pricing low at just £15 per person.

This is because we want to give theatregoers a great new, local experience, where they have a good choice of productions performed to a standard just as high as what they'd get if they were in London. But the main thing is, they don't have to pay through the nose for it. And there are no booking fees or hidden charges, which I truly hate!

We're in a gorgeous rural location, which is easy to get to from Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton and we have ample free on-site parking. Guests are also invited to bring their own picnic and booze, so they can have a relaxed bite to eat before the show in a picturesque and peaceful venue.

We want to keep the whole experience and process simple and inexpensive, to ensure we have a happy audience who will want to return every year.

If you haven't been to an outdoor theatre before, then, in my opinion, it is something that you don't want to miss out on. There is nothing like sitting in the open air with friends under the warm summer sun, immersed in a fantastic play.

If this blog post has whet your appetite then The Arches Theatre officially opens on 10th August and professional theatre company The Wet Mariners are kicking off proceedings with their performance of 'Romeo and Juliet'. Tickets are still available for their 3pm performance and are also available for 'The Pink Panther – A Shot in the Dark' via our website.

We hope to see you at the Arches Theatre soon!

Until next time ...


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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.