About us

Founded in 2008, The Bear Pit Theatre is Stratford-upon-Avon’s first and only ‘little’ theatre in the heart of Shakespeare’s historic Warwickshire town and home of The Bear Pit Theatre Company.

Based in Rother Street at the rear of the United Reformed Church, The Bear Pit, working closely with its church partners, has made great strides in the creation of a 110 seater “Little Theatre” ideally suited to the performance of many aspects of theatre as well as providing an intimate space as a community arts venue for smaller exhibitions, concerts and conversational events where audience participation maybe invited. The Bear Pit not only has its own theatre company but actively promotes the space for hire.

The Bear Pit is a registered charity number: 1156259


Join Us

The Bear Pit is always looking for volunteers to help with the work it does.  Whether your interest is in sound, lighting, set design, set construction, marketing and promotion, backstage or Front of House – we need you!  If you would like to become part of this growing group please let us know by emailing us at info@thebearpit.org.uk.