About us

The impressive Bacon Theatre completed in 1991 and built to a very high standard, boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities.

The theatre owes its name to Mr Christopher Bacon, headmaster of Dean Close School from 1979-1998, who fundraised tirelessly to build his dream. Today the 566-seat Bacon Theatre plays host to the best in professional touring theatre, live music, dance, film and celebrity speakers as well as an extensive range of productions by local talented youth and community groups and charities.

The more intimate Prince Michael Hall, opened in 1997, is a vibrantly designed 120-seat recital venue, hosting smaller scale musical events throughout the year.

We also have the beautiful Greek style, Tuckwell Amphitheatre, which is nestled in a secluded corner of the school and can accommodate 300 for our lively Open-air Theatre Festival events at the end of July.