Situated on the edge of Grove Park in Dunstable, the Grove Theatre serves the people of Central Bedfordshire. This 780-seater community theatre hosts a wide range of performances including drama, ballet, comedy, and pantomime, as well as film screenings and talks. The Grove Theatre opened in 21st April 2007 with a gala hosted by stage and film legend Brian Blessed, followed by a week-long stage run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The theatre appears to be a favourite of Blessed’s, as he returned to play Captain Hook in a Christmas pantomime version of Peter Pan at Christmas that year. Since the Grove Theatre opened its doors it has played over 5,000 performances to appreciative audiences, priding itself on its broad range of live entertainment and high quality film screenings as well as its educational programmes. Just a few of the recent visitors to the Grove Theatre include comedians Joe Pasquale and Stewart Francis, the Monty Python musical Spamalot, and the panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.