Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange
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9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles68 reviews
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Louise Cara M
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Went to see a band.
Tickets were not checked on entry

Upstairs bar had ran out of lager before yhd dupport band came on
Main band had also ran out of lager shortly into main band,
Charged £6 for s pint can snd also for a normal can so obviously tried to pass you off with the smaller cans.

Sound had some very obvious technical issues also.
Written December 3, 2023
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cathy
Greater London, UK28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Went to see fastlove. It was a good show but we couldn’t see it as everyone stands up almost right from the start, so if you sit down your just looking at someone’s back and can’t see nothing!! . So annoying that this is allowed to happen as never been to a venue that allows this, other venues let people dance on the side which is fine as it doesn’t bother anyone and everyone has a good time !!. The disabled man sitting next to
Me didn’t see a thing all
Night as everyone was standing. Because of this we couldn’t get into the show and it was a rubbish night because of the venue. I think this show would be good in another venue where people can’t just stand up
All night in front of you , really what’s the point of paying for a seat !
Wouldn’t come back here because of that
Written October 22, 2023
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David M
Cambridge, UK1,940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went to see the ballet "Sleeping Beauty". Quite a cosy theatre but well-organised and good views from most of the theatre.
Written February 15, 2020
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seemabeema
Bedford, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Thanks to Tony Milioti and team for making our event a success. We used both outside and inside space for the morning . Then the Harpur Suite was turned into a dinner and dance venue for the evening.
Written August 18, 2019
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shandy92922016
Northampton, UK260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Great building we went to see my Mrs son in pantomime and the place was a real eye opener from its raised architectural roof to is helpful and friendly staff the whole place is a credit to the Bedford town center.
Written June 3, 2019
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Ginny1820
Bedfordshire, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Me and my husband went to see Luther UK on Thursday night and omg wow wow absolutely fantastic night the venue was packed what amazing voices and great backing singers and band I'd highly recommended you see Luther UK when he visits again .Bar staff friendly all staff were polite venue very clean well worth the money
Written April 27, 2019
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joe and claire m
london125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Saw Russell Kane there last week, no parking which we expected, felt very unsafe walking to the venue due to numerous people hanging around and some rough sleepers in door ways. Only 1 bar that needed more staff as took 20 minutes+ to get a drink. Seats well packed in with no elbow room so if your stuck next to a fatty like me you'll be squashed. Staff friendly. Managed to survive without being murdered or robbed although asked 3 times for change on way back to the car.
Written February 23, 2019
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Sarah A
Milton Keynes, UK8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went to see Incognito live at Bedford Corn Exchange last week and they should not be allowed to host music events.
Incognito are amazing but spent all night trying to get the sound right through no fault of theirs.
The venue does not lend itself acoustically at all and sounds like your listening to music through a pillow.
Don’t waste your money.
Written September 18, 2018
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Jim P
Ampthill, UK565 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Venue is ok with clear non obstructive viewing . Nice bar area and relatively easy to get served . Staff helpful and well placed throughout venue .
Acoustic on the Motown night where not brilliant but that was more the performers and sound engineering not the venue .
Unlike other venues there seems to be an acceptance for customers to move about and talk whilst performance is underway ( very distracting ) .
Will give it another go. ( I don’t expect it to be London or MK standard )
Written June 22, 2018
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TrevMK
Milton Keynes, UK329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Arriving at the building we discovered an closed box office window, people milling about and some steps. The first flight took us to the main auditorium, the second to the balcony and the third to the bar where we (eventually) pre-ordered drinks for the interval. Descending back to the main auditorium, we were neither greeted nor challenged and found our own seats on the flat floor. The seats were closely packed in and tight to each other. They were hard too, despite the appearance of padding.

The room itself is clearly unloved and uncared for, in desperate need of a good clean and a coat of paint. Initially it was cold, but then despite the huge airspace above became warm and stuffy in a very short time.

At the interval the bar was initially unstaffed. The interval drinks were not where the sign indicated, and on finding them were wrong.

The music from The Philharmonia however was excellent. The location let them down.
Written February 15, 2016
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