Bacon Theatre celebrates 30-year anniversary

It has been three decades since the Bacon Theatre first opened at the site of Dean Close School, successfully showcasing a huge range of performances for audiences across Gloucestershire – with more to come…

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
The Bacon Theatre has been entertaining county crowds for 30 years.
The Bacon Theatre has been entertaining county crowds for 30 years.

Cheltenham’s popular Bacon Theatre is celebrating a milestone 30-years of staging performances this autumn.

Located within the grounds of Dean Close School, the 566-seat theatre’s doors were first opened on Tuesday 29 October 1991 by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Colonel Sir Martin Gibb.

The Bacon Theatre has hosted a huge array of performances over the years, from amateur institutions including Promenade Production’s popular pantos and the annual Gloucestershire Gang Show, to professional productions and big names of the stage and screen – recently including Jasper Carrott and Strictly stars Ian Waite and Vincent Simone as just a few examples.

And there’s plenty more to come, with the chance for little ones to meet Santa and his friends at Bacon Theatre during the new interactive musical Santa’s Best Christmas Ever, taking on Tuesday 13 December 2021, with plenty more exciting events planned at Cheltenham’s thriving arts venue.

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