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Our regular events...

Every Tuesday, 10.00 - 11.30am

The BIGG Theatre Bar 

Chatty Tuesdays

Chatty Tuesdays, part of the Chatty Café Scheme

We are proud to be part of the The Chatty Café Scheme, where having a chat can brighten your day.

Look out for a chatter and natter table, a place where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. Look for a table with a yellow sign, take a seat and stay for a natter.

Acoustic guitars, violins & tambourines

The Singers

Every Tuesday during term time

The BIGG Theatre

Singing for wellbeing

All female singers, and all voices welcome.

Email: rebecca.masters@hotmail.co.uk for more information or just turn up on the day.

£5 per session, pay on the door. First session free.


Acoustic guitars, violins & tambourines

Traditional Music Session

Every first Tuesday of the month
Next date: Tuesday 7 May, 8pm

The BIGG Theatre Bar 

Musicians, Singers, Dancers & Listeners, everybody is welcome to the monthly Traditional Music Session hosted by Simon Bailes of Dunton Folk. 

This event is free, come along and join in or just kick back with a drink and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic night of live music.

This event will take place on the first Tuesday of every month. 

Acoustic guitars, violins & tambourines

Community Catalyst

Every second Wednesday of the month
Next date: Wednesday 8 May, 1-3pm

The BIGG Theatre Bar 

Hosted by Mandy Burridge, Community Catalyst is a monthly drop in session designed to help local people unlock their business potential and help effect change.

This takes place every second Wednesday of the month, simply drop in between 1pm and 3pm.

Acoustic guitars, violins & tambourines

Art Workshop

Every third Wednesday of the month
Next date: Wednesday 15 May, 1-3pm

The BIGG Theatre Bar 

Gomathy Cumarasamy leads this workshop in watercolour and ink painting techniques, and freestyle painting.

A small fee is charged, and all materials are included.

Reservations required, message Gomathy personally to book in

Facebook: Gomathy Cumarasamy

Instagram: @komathycumarasamy

Open poetry book with microphone on top

A Way With Words

Every third Wednesday of the month
Next date: Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre Bar

An intimate, open minded spoken word and poetry open mic night, welcoming poets, and all spoken word performers of any style, genre or level of experience to share their creativity before a warm and receptive audience. 

Turn up on the night, sign up and connect with emerging writers, artists and poets in this relaxed and inclusive open mic night. 

If you'd rather sit and listen you're very welcome too.

1950s microphone

Senior Dancercise

Every Thursday 10.30am

The BIGG Theatre

Discover the rhythm of life with Senior Dancercise at The BIGG Theatre ! Calling all senior movers and shakers – it's time to dance, laugh, and connect. Embrace the joy of movement in a welcoming community setting.

Let's dance together and celebrate the vibrant spirit of our community!

No reservations needed, simply drop in and join the fun for just £6.

1950s microphone

Open Mic Night

Every other Thursday
Next date: Thursday 25 April, 7.30pm 

The BIGG Theatre Bar 

Open Mic Night has a fortnightly slot at the BIGG Theatre, and whether you're participating or supporting, it's always a great night. 

Come along, sign up, and perform covers or your own original material. 

Or, if you're not feeling that brave yet, just come along, sit back and enjoy. 

Coming up...

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Velma Celli: Show Queen

Saturday 27 April, 8pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

A musical theatre drag night.

Fresh from her multi-award winning five star tour of Australia...

Join international award winning Cabaret super-star, Velma Celli, for an evening celebrating the very best of London’s West End and Broadway Musical Theatre hits.

Velma “herself” has appeared in hit iconic mega shows such as CatsChicagoFame and Rent but this show takes us to every corner of the fabulous genre from Webber, Schwartz to Schönberg and many more, like, more than Six!

So, Grease up your voice boxes, head to The BIGG Theatre and come Hear the People Sing the Sound Of Music worthy of royalty or Hamilton himself in this Greatest of Cabaret Shows.

Here's little taste of what to expect

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Granny's Attic

Friday 10 May, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. 

The trio have been heralded for their lively performances and skilled delivery of traditional material, playing with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Though grounded in tradition, they are keen to push new boundaries by exploring fresh approaches and writing their own compositions. IDescribed by Folk Radio as “one of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts on the scene right now”, this outstanding trio can hold audiences in the palm of their hand. 

“Their high-octane take on English folk has brought a whole new audience to the genre” - The Irish Times 

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Castle Comedy - Starring Scott Bennett

Thursday 16 May, 8pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £15.40

Scott Bennett - star of Live At The Apollo & destined to be a household name! 2020 “Best Act” in the Comics Comic Awards,  decided by comedians and promoters in the industry. Catch him here before he's selling out theatres and arenas on his own!

“Clearly has a big future, flashes of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop” - Evening Standard

Markus Birdman - From The Palladium to Pakistan, a highly experienced, versatile & award winning comedian, Markus is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world. Nominated Chortle's ‘Best Club Comic 2023’ and Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finalist 2023.

Don Biswas -  A politically charged gag merchant who likes to cover a wide range of subjects including his Asian upbringing, his neurodiversity as someone with dyspraxia, ADHD, and ASD and even the most important of topics... conspiracy theories! In 2022 he starred in his own Radio 4 special ‘Neurotopical’.

Plus Biggleswade favourite Paul Revill will host the show..

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The House BIGG Band

Friday 7 June, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets on sale soon

The House BIGG Band is our very own ensemble formed from some of the finest jazz, big band and show musicians in the UK.

Each month will feature a different special guest fronting the band, from West End stars to international jazz artists.

Expect ab exciting mix of classic big band from Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington, to soul and funk from Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and Toto! 

Keep in touch for more information & ticket details.

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Emily Slade & Chris Fox

Friday 14 June, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

Emily Slade is one of Britain's foremost female fingerstyle guitarists, carving out a staggering reputation amongst fellow musicians and support at grassroots level from the audiences at her concerts.

The partnership between her intricate guitar playing and enchanting vocals are rarely found in one person, making Emily an enthralling performer. Her winning personality and presence have endeared her to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Emily will be joined by award winning 21st Century contemporary singer-songwriter Chris Fox, an independent musician spanning the roots lexicon of Folk, Americana, Country and Blues. A genre defying troubadour, audiences are enthralled by his rich vocals, complex guitar playing, and loop pedal alchemy finding Chris to be humorous & thought provoking in equal measures. His naturally laid back style creates the perfect ambience for an intimate and inclusive live experience drawing listeners in with tales of the everyday and the unexpected. 

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Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

Friday 28 June, 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

"The most feel-good show in town” (Daily Mail) has spread nostalgia and laughs throughout the UK and has the seal of approval from Victoria's own colleagues and school-chums.

Featuring the star of BBC1's 'All Together Now', Paulus The Cabaret Geek with Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aïda) on piano, it’s an evening of pure joy filled with Victoria's best-loved songs. 

This show is for those who loved Vic and for those yet to discover her, to come together and relish her breath-taking wizardry with words. 

So, pair your stilettos with your oven glove, zip-up your cocktail slacks and get booking!

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Odette Michell

Friday 9 August, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

Odette Michell is an award-winning British singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player.

In 2020, Odette won Female Artist Of The Year at the 2019 FATEA Awards, and was touted as one of R2 Magazines Top Picks For The Year in 2020. Odette was also nominated for a Rising Star Award at the 2020 Folking Awards that same year and in January 2021 was invited to perform at Celtic Connections as part of the legendary Danny Kyle Open Stage.

A dynamic and prolific live performer, Odette has performed alongside the likes of Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, and has opened for folk legends Martin Carthy, Phil Beer, Nancy Kerr, Boo Hewerdine and Reg Meuross amongst others, and her highly anticipated second studio album is due to be released in 2024.

"One of the brightest new names to have emerged full-grown on the country’s folk scene in recent years" FOLK RADIO UK

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Thomas Benjamin Wild And The Happy Chaps

Friday 13 September, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. has been delivering his own brand of
singalong, musical humour since 2016, and the video for his sweary anthem ‘I’ve No More F***s To Give’ has been viewed over 16 million times on YouTube alone, sending his debut album ‘Awkward Encounters While Walking My Dog’ to number 3 in the Billboard Comedy Album Chart in 2019.

In 2023, he decided he needed a band of well groomed folk to
accompany him on his travels around the country and join in with
the mirth and merriment, so the Fancy Chaps were formed.
Thomas takes inspiration from the wit and wisdom of the
songwriters of the early-mid 20th century and combines them with punk rock sensibilities to create pithy songs full of catchy tunes and social and political commentary that speak volumes about the times we live in.

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Edwina Hayes

Friday 11 October, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.00

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. Edwina is often invited to guest on studio albums and support major artists on tour. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and toured with KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters amongst others. She has played her own sets on stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.

Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube.

Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.

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Ian Stone Is Keeping It Together

Thursday 24 October, Doors 7.30pm

The BIGG Theatre

Tickets from £16.50

Ian Stone is a "A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour" according to The Times, he’s been ranked “one of the top ten comedians in the UK” by the The Independent and The Guardian said that he’s "Seriously funny”. His show at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe ‘Ian Stone will Make it Better’, played to packed houses and won a Spirit of The Fringe award.

His new show is called Ian Stone is Keeping it Together. In spite of everything. What does it matter that he has all his own hair and teeth and keeps a tight control over his between meal snacking when the Tories are still in power, there’s war in the middle east and Donald Trump could be allowed back (back!!) into the White House? How can there be such terrible pain and suffering in the world even though Ian always rates his WhatsApp call, package delivery and parking experience? And what happens to all the pens he buys? These and other questions will get the answers they deserve.


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