town squared

An annual community theatre project. This year’s Town Squared will take place is Leighton Linslade’

What is Town Squared?


Town Squared is Barrel Organ’s brand-new civic participation project. Each year, we will work with the population of a different small- to medium-sized town in England to find new, exciting ways of making theatre and building community. After a series of weekly open-access workshops with brilliant artists and theatre-makers, those involved will work together to write, direct, design and perform in their own short plays, to be presented in the town centre for anyone who wants to join in the fun. We’re beyond excited to collaborate with communities to theatricalise the stories they want to tell.


This year’s Town Squared project will be taking place in Leighton-Linslade, in Central Bedfordshire.


After a series of weekly open-access workshops with brilliant artists and theatre-makers, those involved will work together to write, direct, design and perform in their own short plays, to be presented for anyone who wants to join in the fun. The workshops are for all ages and access arrangements will be put in place where required.


Workshops will take place weekly on Monday evenings at the Pages Park Pavilion and are 100% free, with bursary places available for those who need to cover expenses. Those who want to get involved are encouraged to drop in, with no expectation of commitment. Sessions will be held on the following days:


9th May

16th May

23rd May

13th June

20th June

27th June

4th July

11th July

18th July


Barrel Organ would like to thank Leighton-Linslade Town Council, TACTIC, Groundwork Vandyke Youth Club, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, Totally Locally Leighton Buzzard, LB First and Leighton-Linslade Arts Forum for their support of the project to date.


If you’re interested in taking part, click here.


If you live or work in a town which you feel would benefit from this project, please drop Dan a line on dan@barrelorgantheatre.co.uk.

Town Sqaured Production Photo | Barrel Organ
Town Sqaured Production Photo | Barrel Organ

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Town Sqaured Production Photo | Barrel Organ
Town Sqaured Production Photo | Barrel Organ

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