The Bear Pit Theatre
The Bear Pit Theatre
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6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 10:00 PM
About
The Bear Pit Theatre is Stratford-upon-Avon’s first and only ‘little’ theatre in heart of Shakespeare’s historic Warwickshire town. We produce our own production under the banner of The Bear Pit Theatre Company but we also welcome other community theatre groups to hire our venue throughout the year. Our venue has a 100 seat auditorium and boast a relaxing Cafe Bar, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. Parking is adjacent to the venue and is a 5 minute walk from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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2-3 hours
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6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This is a lovely little theatre with some great shows for everyone. Recently saw The Cherry Orchard for the first time and it was brilliant. The main cast were fantastic and Penny Sandle-Keynes in the main role was outstanding. Everyone involved was friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.
Written 4 November 2023
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Persie S
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Over the last decade, The Bear Pit has become a stalwart of the Stratford drama scene, with its home company producing some truly outstanding drama that rivals that of professional companies. We’ve been sad not to see more from The Bear Pit’s own company this year, so we were thrilled to discover that they were staging The Cherry Orchard recently.
Chekhov isn’t an easy choice and is certainly not for the faint-hearted, but this was a sterling production. The company, as is often the case, included several professional actors as well as some gifted amateurs - although the standard was universally high. We were also delighted by the theatre refit - its seating now has a much sharper rake, which means you get a really good view of the stage - and we loved the use of the screen, which gave the production a modern edge.
We were also very pleased to see that the night we went was almost completely sold out - a sign that after an absence of several months, the theatre has come back with a bang! We look forward to seeing more productions at this lovely little venue.
Written 4 November 2023
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Robert K
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Oct 2023 • Family
A Bear Pit regular, I went to see their recent production of The Cherry Orchard and was enthralled. The main cast were excellent and the staging was slick and confident. The new seating layout gave the space a completely different atmosphere and I was impressed. Moreover, the entire experience was was welcoming and professional. This is a lovely little theatre, with a super (and reasonable) bar, great staff and and exciting program of events.
Written 4 November 2023
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Pam J
7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
It can be a very mixed bag at the Bear Pit. I have seen some great productions but we left in the interval of the last one. One cast member was a professional actor and it really showed against an amateur cast ill directed in my opinion. Nothing wrong with being an amateur but that only means acting for the love of it and no pay - no reason that the quality should be any less.
Hard to manage a small theatre with a variety of directors and visiting companies and keep a consistent standard.
The review on the website of the play that we saw gave us quite the wrong impression - we all have different opinions but I wondered if the reviewer had been at the same show.
Written 29 October 2023
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foodieonavon
Welford on Avon, UK18 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We saw The Twits yesterday and it was absolutely brilliant. A professional performance from all members of the cast. Simply awesome!!!
Written 4 December 2022
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Gilly S
1 contribution
Jun 2022
I'd seen this play before acted by professionals in Cheltenham theatre but this production was much more gripping and memorable. The acting was superb and their memory of the script was faultless. An astounding performance all round. Also the Bear Pit has changed its seating/stage arrangement and now has a theatre in the round (well four sections with a central stage) and this makes viewing much easier and the audience feels more involved.
Written 24 June 2022
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Aidan L
5 contributions
Jun 2022
I saw Neville's Island here last night. A genuinely very funny play with some fine comic performances from the quartet stranded on a Lake District Islet when their team building exercise takes a wrong turn. Well worth a visit to this friendly venue for this little pearl.
Written 19 June 2022
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Whirligiggle
Milton Keynes, UK11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Intimate theatre - watched a great performance with terrific actors - almost felt like we were on stage with the actors.
Written 18 June 2022
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thescarywife
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Mar 2020
We saw one of The Norman Conquests at The Bear Pit Theatre on Saturday 7 March and had a great time - the cast were excellent, the theatre is a great space. This was a highlight of our trip to Stratford
Written 17 March 2020
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Mel H
2 contributions
Feb 2020
The Bear Pit never disappoints. An excellent production, cleverly produced, brilliantly acted in a super, intimate theatre.
All staff were very helpful.
We are so lucky to have such a gem on our doorstep.
Written 8 March 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 18:30 - 22:00
  • Sat - Sat 13:30 - 22:00


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