Venue Information and Directions

Bedales (incl. Olivier Theatre, Quad and Lupton Hall)
Church Road 
Steep
Petersfield, GU32 2DG

Olivier Theatre

  • Award-winning timber-framed structure, completed in 1996
  • Variable stage configurations, 250 - 340 seats
  • A full programme of school productions and concerts combined with lively touring theatre, the best in modern jazz, exciting contemporary dance, distinguished classical recitals and poetry readings, and folk blues from the U.K.
  • Free off-street parking
  • Disabled parking - reserved spaces opposite theatre entrance
  • Every effort will be made to present the advertised programme. The right is reserved to substitute or cancel particular events in exceptional circumstances.

Quad

  • The school's main 400 seat concert hall (raked seating) 
  • Steinway grand piano 
  • The Theatre and The Quad will be open half-an-hour before the advertised starting time.
  • Please park in the main school car park (the first turning on the right off the main drive).
  • Wheelchairs – limited spaces available (please book in advance).
  • Safety – please be particularly aware of varying floor levels in the theatre auditorium, resulting from different stage configurations.
  • Every effort will be made to present the advertised programme. The right is reserved to substitute or cancel particular events in exceptional circumstances.
Directions to Bedales Arts

From London and Portsmouth

Take the A3. Ignore the first junction signed Petersfield (B2070, from the Portsmouth direction; or A272, from London). Take the exit marked 'A272 Winchester/ Petersfield Industrial Estate' and follow signs for Petersfield town. At the roundabout take the first exit, for Steep, drive on for another quarter of a mile and turn right at the crossroads immediately before The Cricketers pub. Continue for a quarter of a mile; the entrance is on the right. Please park in the main visitors car park on the right-hand side upon entering the campus (in front of reception). 

For the Olivier Theatre, continue down the road that leads past the reception (Orchard Building) and you will see the theatre at the end of the road where further parking is available. For the Quad, please go to the main reception and they will direct you accordingly.

From Winchester

Take the A272. As you leave Stroud, the A272 bends sharply right, and you can turn left into Ridge Common Lane. A mile later you will reach a crossroads, with The Cricketers pub across the road, go straight over the crossroads. Continue for a quarter of a mile, and the entrance is on the right.

If you miss Ridge Common Lane, continue on the A272 and go straight over the roundabout under the A3. At the next roundabout take the first exit, for Steep, drive on for a quarter of a mile and turn right at the crossroads immediately before The Cricketers pub. Continue for a quarter of a mile, and the entrance is on the right.

From Midhurst

Take the A272. When you reach Petersfield, follow signs for Winchester. Cross the railway by Petersfield Station; continue for 500 yards; at the roundabout take the second exit, for Steep, drive on for another quarter of a mile and turn right at the crossroads immediately before The Cricketers public house. Continue for a quarter of a mile; the entrance is on the right.

From Alton

Take the A32. After five miles, turn left at the crossroads marked 'Froxfield/Steep'. Continue for four miles via Stoner Hill, and you will reach a crossroads by The Cricketers pub, turn left at the crossroads. After a quarter of a mile, the entrance is on the right.

From London airports

Heathrow
Take the M4 motorway westbound and follow signs for the M25.Take the M25 southbound, marked 'Guildford/Gatwick Airport'. Continue on the M25 past the M3 exit and take the exit marked 'A3 Guildford/Portsmouth'. Then follow directions for 'By car – from London and Portsmouth' above.

Gatwick
Take the M23 motorway northbound and join the M25 westbound. Take the exit marked 'A3 Guildford/Portsmouth'. Then follow directions for 'By car – from London and Portsmouth' above.

By rail

Petersfield station is approximately one hour from London Waterloo. Taxis are available outside the station for the two mile journey to Bedales Schools.