The Corn Exchange

About the Theatre

Bedford is one of RARE Productions original first four areas.

Originally started in 2005 at Bedford School Theatre, part of the prestigious Bedford School four years later the group moved to its current home of the Bedford Corn Exchange.

Over the years the group have done many memorable performances of shows such as Les Miserables, Hairspray and Little Shop Of Horrors.

Bedford Corn Exchange itself has had a remarkable history. Built in 1874 it has played host to many noteworthy stars. Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Humphrey Bogarde and Marlene Dietrich have all ‘trod the boards’ at the Exchange. It is also the home of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.


Bedford Corn Exchange
13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL


Castle Newnham School
Polhill Ave
MK41 9DT

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The Bedford corn exchange has worked with RARE Productions for many years to deliver an exciting family experience, which is an important part of our programme.
Tony Milioti
Senior Team Leader (Corn Exchange)

The Show Team

Emily Holt

Show Director

Georgia Spicer

Musical Director

Rebecca Metcalf