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With Government guidance announced to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Bedford Borough Council is announcing some changes to our facilities and services at this extraordinary time.

As has been seen with other UK performance venues, the decision has been taken to close Bedford Corn Exchange for the time being.

We are currently managing all cancellations of shows and events on a rolling basis and are keeping the timeframe for this under constant review. We are seeking to reschedule performances for a later date wherever possible.

Where performances are rescheduled, tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date. Refunds will be issued for customers who are unable to attend the rescheduled date. For any cancelled performances, customers will be issued with a refund.

Our front of house team will be in contact with all affected customers in due course. Please bear with us during this time as we have a large number of customers to contact.

We will keep you up-to-date as the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Dreams and Nightmares Study Day

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  • Sat 01 Feb11:00amBook

Telephone bookings please call01234 718044

Artists have always been fascinated by the images they see in their dreams, using them as inspiration for their paintings and drawings. Dreams can be delightful and reassuring, but they can also be unsettling, even terrifying.

Explore the theme of Dreams and Nightmares in art with talks by exhibition co-curators Victoria Partridge and Professor Christiana Payne, as well as Dr David Boyd Haycock, curator at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and Dr Nicholas Tromans, former curator of the Watts Gallery.

There will be time at the end of the day to visit the Dreams and Nightmares exhibition, featuring artworks by William Blake, J.M.W. Turner and Edward Bawden.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Oxford Brookes University.

The Higgins Bedford, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL
The Higgins Bedford
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Sat 01st Feb11:00am
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  • Sat 01 Feb11:00amBook

Telephone bookings please call01234 718044

Terms & Conditions

Transaction Fee
All online bookings are subject to a £3.10 transaction fee. All bookings over £8.00 made in person or via telephone are subject to a £2.10 transaction fee. This fee is applicable per booking, not per ticket. VAT is included in the price of all tickets purchased on our website or via the Box Office.

In common with general theatre practice, we regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase, except where a show is cancelled. We can accept your tickets for resale, but the venue’s unsold tickets will take priority. A charge of £1.00 will be made if tickets are sold on your behalf.

Tickets can be reserved for a period of 7 days. No unpaid reservations can be accepted in the 4 days prior to a performance.