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Who We Are



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Founded in 1977 Arena was the first professional touring Theatre In Education company in Bedfordshire. When on tour we perform twice a day, five days a week in schools, village halls and theatres: audiences averaging 1500 a week. We work right across the school age range and perform in mainstream and special schools. We tour Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants, Oxfordshire, in fact anywhere we can get home from the same day.

Our Aims

  • Arena aims to empower children through Theatre in Education.

  • Promote, maintain, improve and advance education, particularly by the encouragement and appreciation of the arts, including drama.

  • To be an aid to literacy and a resource for schools.

  • We aim to provide special schools with fully funded performances.

  • Entertain young people: people learn quickly if they are enjoying themselves.

  • Continue to be the number one Children's Theatre and T.I.E. company in our area.

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We are touring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from December 2016 to the end of January 2017.
We are taking bookings now so give us a call or email to secure your performance. Click for more details.

Book now:
01525 402020

Missing Peace

Our Theatre-in-Education play "Missing Peace" has enjoyed four very successful tours of Bedfordshire schools.


Arena Touring Theatre, c/o Library Theatre, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, LU7 8RX
01525 402020
Registered Charity no. 29810877 and a non profit distributing limited company no. 2168056.