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Bedford College
Cauldwell Street
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MK42 9AH

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The Venue Hub description

School/College/Library / Wedding Venues / Party Venue / Funerals and Wakes / Business Meeting Rooms / Commercial Venue

Large (1-300)

The Venue Hub is a new one stop shop for facilities hire in the Bedford area.

We are delighted to be able to provide local groups and associations, corporate clients, members of the public and sports clubs with a wide range of first spaces to hire throughout the year.

We cater for businesses through our conference rooms, boardrooms, classrooms and lecture theatre, whilst leisure users can benefit from our sports halls, dance studios, gym and swimming pool.

For those that our creative we offer a choice of two sizable theatres, fully equipped recording and TV studios and numerous rehearsal spaces.
For special occasions, our beautiful Grand Hall, Bromham Road is fully licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 160 guests.
All of our facilities are competitively priced and can be booked on an individual basis for one off bookings or block booked for longer term hire. All bookings are supported by our professional team who provide outstanding customer service.

Our sites:

- Trinity Arts and Leisure and The Bedford Sixth Form, Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2BS
- Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus, Cauldwell Street, MK42 9AH
- Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9DX

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:













Venue facilities

120 spaces





Yes - Medium - basic food preparation

16 round tables, 200 rectangle tables

160 chairs

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Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

Location: The Bromham Road Campus
Situated in the heart of Bedford town centre, the Grand Hall, Bromham Road dates back to 1882. Steeped in history, this ground floor room represents some of Bedford’s most distinguished Victorian architecture and is newly licensed for Civil Ceremonies for up to 160 guests.
It was built for the Harper Trust as a school hall in ‘Free Tudor’ style and from the beginning has been considered to be a notable landmark in the town, featuring in guidebooks and postcards. The impressive Grand Hall benefits from high ornate ceilings, has beautiful period features and provides a stunning and unique backdrop for a wedding ceremonies, wedding celebrations and special functions.
Capacity: 160
Dimensions: 309 m squared
Price: From £750.00 for a civil ceremony. Evening reception and special events costs available on request.
Alternatively, if you are having a smaller, more intimate ceremony for less than 20 people, why not hire our striking Boardroom? Prices start from just £400.00 for a Civil Ceremony.


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Locations: Cauldwell Street, Trinity Arts and Leisure and The Bedford Sixth Form, Bromham Road campus, Shuttleworth

At the Venue Hub we are pleased to offer a diverse range of classrooms, meeting rooms and boardrooms for hire. These rooms all benefit from natural daylight and cater for a wide range of capacities. They are ideal for corporate events, meetings and presentations.
The rooms are set up in a variety of different styles to suit your needs. The majority benefit from ceiling-mounted projectors, interactive smartboards and Wi-Fi accessibility. Individual computers are also available in some classrooms.
If you a looking for a bigger room, why not hire one of our student cafes? Our two attractive cafes are versatile spaces that are ideal for informal gatherings and meetings and are frequently used by clubs and associations.
Day delegate rates and packages, including refreshments and lunches, are available from £25 per person. Alternatively, rooms can be booked on an hourly, half day or full day basis.
Capacity: 2 -120 people
Dimensions: 19m squared – 238m squared

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Sports Halls

Locations: Cauldwell Street, Trinity Arts and Leisure and Shuttleworth

Here at the Venue Hub we are delighted to be able to offer you the choice of hiring 3 spacious Sports Halls. Offering a flexible space for large events or functions and available for general hire, they all have changing facilities conveniently located nearby.

The Sports Halls are ideal for a multitude of sports including:
• Football
• Badminton
• Cricket
• Netball
• Basketball
• Hockey
• Volleyball
• Parties

In addition the extensive Russell Hall at Shuttleworth can be hired out for certain events;

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Location: Cauldwell Street and Trinity Arts and Leisure

Light and airy, with mirrored walls and wall bars, our Dance Studio at Cauldwell Street is the perfect space for barefooted dance and performing arts activities. This roomy studio is equipped with AV equipment and benefits from changing rooms conveniently located next door.

The smaller Arena Studio nearby can be hired out for tap dancing and other activities. With its wooden floors and bars it provides a useful rehearsal space.

Over at Trinity Arts and Leisure, our Multifunction Room has a sprung floor, mirrored walls and ballet bars and serves a variety of purposes. It plays host to our regular fitness classes from low impact yoga to high intensity spinning.

Springs Dance Studio: Capacity 20, 140m squared, prices from £25.00 per hour

Arena Studio: Capacity: 15, 55m squared, prices from £12.00 per hour

Multi-Function Room: Capacity: 24, 121m squared, room hire prices from £25.00 per hour, fitness class prices from £4.00 per 45 minutes.

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Location: Trinity Arts and Leisure

Our 25 metre, 6 lane swimming pool is open throughout the year for public use. We run our highly popular learn to swim programme ‘School of Fish’ and Aqua Aerobics classes in the pool and also offer private hire including children’s parties.

We use an ultraviolet system to clean the water, allowing us to reduce the amount of chlorine, ensuring a more pleasurable swim.

For your convenience we offer Pay as You Go options, Multipasses and Quarterly memberships, as well as concessional rates.

Capacity: 80

Dimensions: 488m squared, 6 lanes

Price: Whole pool hire from £50.00 per hour

One lane in a public swim from £15.00 per hour

One lane in a private swim from £25.00 per hour

Pool parties from £130.00

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Children’s Parties

Location: Trinity Arts and Leisure

Celebrate with your child in style with a birthday party at Trinity Arts and Leisure!

Previous celebrations have included swimming pool parties, inflatables parties and discos, all using the Trinity Arts & Leisure facilities.

Although all bookings are completely flexible to the needs of the individual, most parties have a similar structure of one hour of activity followed by one hour of party food and games. The flexibility of our facilities means that different ages and interests can be catered for.

For Swimming pool parties we have two options available to the hirer. All bookings automatically include qualified lifeguards who will supervise all pool users. If you wish to book a pool party with activities organised by an extra member of staff then this can also be arranged.

We also hire out our Sports Hall for activities such as football, zorb football, netball, volleyball, badminton and inflatables. Most parties then move to the Café, Gallery, Theatre or Multi-Function Room where tables and chairs are arranged for food and party games. The use of the extra room for one hour after the pool or sports party is included in the price of the party.

All food and drink is to be provided by the hirer.

Prices start from £70.00 for sports hall parties and £130.00 for swimming pool parties.


Location: Trinity Arts and Leisure
Our Gym at Trinity is a relaxed, informal place to exercise and holds an extensive collection of cardiovascular equipment and weights.
Designed with you in mind, gym access options are flexible and include Pay as You Go or Multi Passes. After an induction with a member of staff, you are free to use the gym at any time during our normal opening hours. Please note we operate a strict Health & Safety policy for the use of the gym.

Equipment and machines in the Gym include:
•2 Treadmills
•1 Cross-trainer
•2 Exercise bikes
•2 Rowing machines
•1 Multigym
•Step box
•Selection of 1-25kg dumbbells •Exercise balls & mats


Location: Trinity Arts and Leisure and Cauldwell Street

Open to the public on evenings and weekends, the theatre at Trinity Arts & Leisure is a fully functioning professional set up.

With fully retractable tiered seating, the Theatre seats up to 156 people, has a cinema sized projection screen, high definition projector, wireless internet access and stereo sound.
Hirers with the relevant PASMA licenses are able to adjust lighting rigs, whilst the sound system is able to play sound from CDs. The Theatre can also be used for fitness classes and parties.

Meanwhile our spacious, state of the art Studio Theatre at Cauldwell Street has hosted numerous performances and is fully equipped with retractable seating, technical lighting, a professional sound system and digital mixing desks, all of which can be accessed when hiring an approved Venue Hub Technician.

Capacity: Trinity Arts and Leisure Theatre: 156

Dimensions: Trinity Arts and Leisure: 224m squared

Capacity: Cauldwell Street Theatre: 100

Dimensions: Cauldwell Street Theatre: 290m squared

Price: Theatre Hire from £40.00 per hour, Technician costs from £22.00 per hour

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Music and Media Facilities

Location: Cauldwell Street

Our £6 million South Bank Arts Centre has a wide range of facilities available for hire including fully equipped Recording Studios and Editing Suites, a TV studio and various spaces ideal for holding workshops, meetings, rehearsals and performances.

The two Recording Studios each boast a 24 channel mixing desk, an array of high-end outboard pre-amps and effects and a wide-ranging palette of microphones able to accurately capture your performance in the acoustically treated live rooms. The Edit Suite is perfect for editing and mixing or small scale recordings. All three suites feature Mac Pros running Logic Pro X, Avid Pro Tools and all have NI's Komplete Ultimate installed.

Capacities: 3, 5, 8
Dimensions: 10m squared, 27.2m squared, 47.4m squared
Price: From £25.00 per hour + Technician/Sound Engineer charge.

The two sound-proofed, individually air conditioned Rehearsal Rooms are perfect spaces for refining your set. The Performance Hall is superb for those needing a bigger space or who want to get an idea of how things sound in a space comparable to a typical venue. All three spaces are equipped with PA, full drum kit and basic backline.

Capacities: 8-25
Dimensions: 17.5 – 88m squared
Price: From £10.00 per hour

The Television Studio
Our spacious TV Studio is equipped with three independent curtains for black, white or green backdrops. The green curtain is perfect for use as a green screen for Chroma keying in conjunction with the dimmer-controlled lighting grid installed on fixed ceiling bars. There is enough space if you wish to bring your own portable infinity curve/ green screen and stand mounted lights or simply to rehearse and shoot in a professional environment.

Capacity: 25
Dimensions: 71m squared
Price: From £25.00 per hour/£200.00 per day + Technician Charge


Ideally located in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, The Venue Hub at Shuttleworth has 70 residential rooms in student blocks that can be hired outside term time.

Competitively priced, these rooms are perfect overnight accommodation for residential retreats, training courses and association events.

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