Information and FAQs
Ticket Information : How to book?
The Box office can provide a full ticketing service for events at the Corn Exchange as well as other events both in and around Bedford.
Visit us in the Harpur Suite, Bedford, just next to Bedford Central Library.
Opening Hours for the Box Office are:
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday - CLOSED
Contact the Corn Exchange on 01234 718044. Option 1 for Ticket Sales and Hall Hire Enquiries.
We accept most major credit & debit cards except American Express. All tickets booked held for collection before or on the day of the show.
Please note that a £1.50 transaction fee will be added to ALL transactions over £8.00 made in person or via the telephone or a £2.50 transaction fee on all internet bookings.
Send a cheque, postal order or your credit card details to the Corn Exchange’. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Bedford Borough Council. Please enclose an SAE for the return of tickets, if no SAE is enclosed or the performance is within 7 days of your request being received, tickets will be held for your collection.
Concessionary discounts are available on tickets for most BCEX Presents shows.
The following groups are eligible for a concessionary rate:
Proof of eligibility will be required at the time of booking.
Group Discounts apply to most BCEX presents shows, every tenth ticket is free.
Please note: in the case of booking tickets in different price bands it will be the least expensive ticket which is free of charge.
Refunds – In common with general theatre practice we regret that tickets cannot be refunded.
The Bedford Corn Exchange is committed to ensuring your visit is as enjoyable as possible and is equipped with the following facilities for disabled patrons:
Bedford is ideally located between the M1 motorway and A1 trunk road and benefits from Intercity and First Capital Connect rail services. Being located in the centre of the town, the Bedford Corn Exchange is well served by four municipal car parks. We offer discounted parking at the near by River Street Multi-Storey Car Park for all day time events for just £5 per vehicle. Please reception for further information.
Bedford has an expanding Park &
Ride service, the first site being
located in Elstow. This facility has a
spacious car park, CCTV on site and
a waiting room with toilet facilities.
The easy-access buses operate into
the town centre, up to every 10
minutes, six days a week.
For major productions requiring the use of the rear stage store door to the Main Auditorium, access and parking for small trucks is available. A scissor lift with a maximum load per trip of 1.5t. The gates to this area are 3.65m wide; the total length from the gates to the stage door is 11m.
For more information please click here
Q. How do I book the venue for an event?
A. Booking the venue for an event is easy. Follow our step-by-step guide:
Q. What are the capacities of your rooms?
A. The Bedford Corn Exchange has six rooms to suit a range of event sizes. Click here for further information on facilities and hall hire.
Q. What is a corkage charge?
A. The Bedford Corn Exchange has a licensed pay bar in each of the venues, which can be opened during an event at no extra cost to the hirer. Alternatively, drinks may be purchased by the bottle for your event as required. As Bedford Corn Exchange is a licensed premises we reserve the right to levy a corkage charge on all drinks brought into the venue.
For private functions only we allow customers to provide their own drinks for guests on the condition that:
For further information please read our condition of hire. A copy can be downloaded by clicking here.
Q. Is there a charge if I cancel my booking?
A. All cancellations must be made in writing. If you do not put your cancellation in writing you will be charged for the full hire of the venue plus any other costs we incur. Damage Deposits will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing. Cancellation fees are dependant on the notice period given.
Q. What is a damages deposit?
A. We have the discretion to impose a requirement for a refundable damage deposit in respect of some events to offset any damage claims, losses or additional expenses (such as extra cleaning) which result from your booking. This deposit is normally refunded to you within one calendar month of the event being held, providing that no damage, theft, claims, losses or any additional expenses have been incurred by us as a result of your booking. This deposit may also be used by us to offset any additional charges before refunding any balance.
For further information please contact reception on 01234 718044 or refer to our conditions of hire..