Bacon Theatre


Bacon Theatre

The Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham, is a renowned venue that holds a significant place in the cultural and artistic landscape. The theatre owes its name to Mr Christopher Bacon, headmaster of Dean Close School from 1979-1998. The theatre plays an essential role in promoting and fostering the performing arts within the community.

The Bacon Theatre was built in 1991 as part of the Dean Close School complex. Its architectural design combines modern elements with a touch of classic elegance. It is visually appealing and functional space for various performances. The theatre’s design takes into consideration both audience comfort and technical requirements, ensuring a seamless experience for both performers and spectators.

The Bacon Theatre has established itself as a vital hub for cultural events, ranging from theatrical productions and musical performances to lectures and community gatherings. Its versatile nature allows it to accommodate a wide range of events, attracting both local and international artists. The theatre’s commitment to nurturing emerging talents and promoting local artists has made it a focal point for artistic expression and creativity in Cheltenham.

A visit to the theatre wouldn’t be complete without a pre-show gin and tonic! Our Orangery Bar is open before each event, right the way through until the end of the evening. It stocks a range of high quality soft and alcoholic beverages including draft beer.

The Bacon Theatre stands as a testament to the importance of the performing arts in Cheltenham’s cultural identity. Through its diverse programs and commitment to artistic excellence, it continues to enrich the lives of both residents and visitors. Fostering a love for the arts and providing a platform for creativity to flourish.

Whether hosting theatrical masterpieces, musical enchantments, or thought-provoking discussions, the Bacon Theatre remains a cherished institution that contributes to the cultural vibrancy of Cheltenham.


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Cheltenham GL51 6HE Dean Close School, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6EP, UK
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Venue Features

Accept Credit Cards
Disabled Access
Disabled Facilities
Licensed Bar
Private Events
Serves Alcohol

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Private Hire


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