Q – How did The Bear Pit get its name?
A – Our name was inspired by a combination of Warwickshire’s famous bear (with ragged staff) with a stage or performance area, hence ‘Bear Pit’. Our logo shows the Bear surrounded by a circle – the performance ‘pit’.
Q – Who runs The Bear Pit?
A – The Bear Pit Theatre Limited is run by a board of directors, the majority of whom have been involved in the theatre in one way or another for many years. The directors are led by Chairman – Roger Ganner, and consist of
- Treasurer – David Derrington
- Artistic Director – David Mears
- Simon Allen
- Belinda Derrington
- Lucy Rose
The Bear Pit Theatre Limited is a not-for-profit company and a registered charity no: 1156259.
Q – How do you assist patrons with disabilities?
A – Patrons with special needs are encouraged to contact the box office in advance and plan to arrive early for seating assistance. Unfortunately, sign language interpretation and audio description are not yet available.
Q – Can I cancel my booking?
A – Unfortunately, all ticket sales are final unless a performance is cancelled. There is the ability to make your tickets refundable when booking. This incurs an additional charge. If you are able inform us at least 72 hours before the performance we will look to offer to exchange the tickets for another performance on a best endeavours basis . To find out more please see the Terms and Conditions available when booking online.
Q – I’ve lost my tickets, will I still be able to get into a performance?
A – Yes. You can still come to the performance, so long as you have your order number. On the day of the performance you’ll need to bring it to the The Bear Pit Box Office from hour before the performance, together with some ID and we will reprint your tickets. We cannot send out duplicate tickets before the day of the performance.
Q – How do I get my tickets?
A – When booking online you have the option for: an Eticket which will be emailed to you, a mobile ticket which will be sent to your mobile phone (this incurs and additional charge), standard post (this incurs an additional charge) and tickets
Q – How much do tickets cost and how can I buy them?
A – The price of tickets is variable dependant upon the event. Ticket prices, including any concessionary rates, are shown against the events featured on this website and can be purchased in a number of different ways:
- by selecting the “Buy Tickets” on line facility against each event
- by telephone: 0333 666 3366
- or on the door one hour before the performance
Q – I love the plays I’ve seen at The Bear Pit. How can I keep abreast with new productions?
A – Go to the ‘Contact Us’ section within this website, submit your details to us and ask to be placed on the list to receive our monthly newsletter.
Q – How do I get to The Bear Pit Theatre?
A – You will find our address and a map on the ‘Contact Us’ section of this site.
Q – I’d like to play a part in helping The Bear Pit. Where do I start?
A – Well we’d like to thank you for your interest for starters!
There are a number of ways to make a contribution to The Bear Pit depending on your availability, skills or preferences. Details of how you can help are to be found in the ‘Sponsorship’ section of this website.
Or if you wish to be a volunteer then please complete a volunteers form
Q – What are the best seats in the house?
A – One of the reasons we are proud of our ‘little theatre’ is that it is very intimate. In addition, the seating is raked and therefore seats offer a clear view of the stage and the performers.
Q – How can I hire the theatre – the space sounds ideal for my purposes?
A – The Bear Pit Theatre lends itself to a number of different commercial uses such as presentations, seminars. See ‘The Venue’ on this site. Please email us at email@example.com to discuss your requirements. Please note we do not currently offer the hiring for parties.