The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange
Market Place, Newbury, England, RG14 5BD
  • Box office 0845 5218 218
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  • Website www.cornexchangenew.com
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This grade II listed building was, as you've probably guessed, originally a place where merchants came to buy and sell cereals, but after a spell as a meeting hall it became an arts venue in 1993. It now operates a lively programme of theatre, music, comedy and family events, as well as managing New Greenham Arts, an arts centre based in the former military recreation building at Greenham Common air base.

Newbury station (First Great Western) is a few minutes' walk to the south and the venue is served by the 1, 4, 6, 6A, 8, 101, 102, 104, 105, 107 and N1 buses.

The programme at the Corn Exchange has developed considerably in recent years. We present a mixed programme of theatre, dance, comedy, music, film, family work and outdoor performances to audiences from across the South East. Every year we produce our own pantomime in-house which plays to capacity audiences and we also support a range of artists and companies across all art-forms through commissioning and development opportunities, mentoring and production support in all our spaces. Our emphasis is on presenting great shows and films that audiences really want to come and see. Always high quality, we’re really proud that our attendance figures are growing year on year.

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Events at this venue

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Anton and Erin – From Broadway to Hollywood

The dance stars celebrate a Decade in Dance in 2018 with their tenth UK nationwide tour.

Thu 12 Apr

£22.50 / 0845 5218 218

Barb Jungr: Float Like A Butterfly - The Sting Project

The singer, accompanied by the pianist John McDaniel, performs covers of a range of Sting's jazz-style numbers.

Thu 22 Feb

£16 (£14) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

A Brave Face

Vamos Theatre explores Post-Traumatic Stress in the military, based on years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals. Performed in a wordless, full-mask style.

Wed 21 Mar

£15; £8 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra

A night of swing, dance, and jazz from the ever popular Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Wed 28 Mar

£20 (£18) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Constructions Of Thin Air

A modern dance piece about belonging and not belonging.

Thu 1 Feb

£15; £8 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Corn Exchange Comedy Club - February

A night of stand-up and similar acts.

Fri 2 Feb

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

A performance by a various stand-ups and similar acts.

  • 19:45

Fri 2 Mar

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

A performance by a various stand-ups and similar acts.

  • 19:45

Dancing Queen

Singers and dancers taking you back to the 70s with this flamboyant Abba tribute.

Fri 26 Jan

£24 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Dear Zoo

The popular pop-up book by Rod Campbell about Ben and Sally's search for a pet is brought to the stage with puppets and audience participation. Suitable for ages 2+.

Sat 5 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0845 5218 218

Sun 6 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0845 5218 218

Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the schools of the 90's and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.

Wed 14 Mar

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Thu 22 Mar

£21 (£19.50) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Greatest Showman

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Mon 22 Jan

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30

Tue 23 Jan

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30
  • 20:30
Parent & baby

0845 5218 218

  • 11:00

Wed 24 Jan

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30
  • 20:30
Parent & baby

0845 5218 218

  • 23:00

Thu 25 Jan

0845 5218 218

  • 12:30
  • 18:05
  • 20:30

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

Stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen.

Fri 16 Feb

£19 (£17.50) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Sat 28 Apr

£29.12 / 0845 5218 218

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Thu 25 Jan

£16 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Horrible Histories Live on Stage: The Best of Barmy Britain

Neal Foster directs a special stage production of Terry Deary's popular series of books featuring vicious Vikings, revolting Romans, Queen Elizabeth, crazy King Charles, dastardly Dick Turpin, vile Victorians and wordy William Shakespeare.

Wed 7 Feb

£13–£15 / 0845 5218 218

Thu 8 Feb

£13–£15 / 0845 5218 218

Fri 9 Feb

£13–£15 / 0845 5218 218

Sat 10 Feb

£13–£15 / 0845 5218 218

Hyena

Alula's debut explodes onto the UK circus scene in a whirlwind of women, wheels, acrobatics, dance and song.

Fri 9 Mar

£15; £8 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Infant Massage

Over 5 weeks, IAIM practitioner Caz Campbell will teach you a full-body massage routine for your baby, including gentle exercises and some yoga-based work for you!A wonderful opportunity to bond, express your love and learn to understand your child’s needs.A word from Caz:I'm Caz, a mum of 2 girls: 2 yrs and 4 yrs old and…

Mon 22 Jan

Times vary / £50 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 23 Jan

Times vary / £50 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 24 Jan

Times vary / £50 / 0845 5218 218

…and 54 more dates until 19 Mar

Jess Robinson: Here Come The Girls

The award-winning vocal gymnast, who has appeared on ITV's Newzoids and Rory Bremner, performs more musical and celebrity impressions.

Sat 10 Mar

£18.50 / 0845 5218 218

Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Wed 7 Mar

£28.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Journey To The Impossible

A Christmas coming-of-age quest, devised by the Little Soldier company & scripted by Matt Harvey. Suitable for aged seven and over.

Sat 27 Jan

£8–£15 / 0845 5218 218

Karen Carpenter: Voice of the Heart

The music of the Carpenters, as interpreted by singer Carole Gordon, musical partner and bassist Bob Newman and fellow musicians.

Thu 8 Mar

£24 (£22) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Katie Piper

Philanthropist, TV presenter and former model shares what she has learnt and what helped her remain positive even through the toughest of times.

Thu 12 Apr

£22.50 / 0845 5218 218

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

The glamorous ladyboys return with their spectacular and funny touring cabaret show in which exotic dance routines are set to film music and pop hits.

Thu 19 Apr

£24 (£22) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Lee Mead

The West End performer and actor presents some of his favourite songs.

Sat 24 Feb

£24 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna be Alright

The star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town and newspaper columnist of the year is back with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more wild than it is.

Fri 23 Feb

£17 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Mercury

Relive the music, outfits and excitement of the live Queen experience with this tribute band.

Sat 24 Mar

£20.50 (£18.50) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Music Showcase

Presenting some of the best local rock music, this spring showcase will be a lively mixture of pop punk, classic American rock and rock 'n' roll.

Sat 31 Mar

£8; £5 adv / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Fri 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Bennett Arron, Maff Brown, , Kane Brown

  • 19:45

Nick Cope's Family Music

Join Nick Cope for his ever-popular interactive music sessions with songs about everything from counting to how plants grow!Nick's Family Music sessions have proved extremely popular over the past few months, so book in advance to enjoy a morning of interactive fun with songs about everything from counting to how plants…

Sat 17 Feb

£4 / 0845 5218 218

Sat 24 Mar

£4 / 0845 5218 218

Penguin

Based on Polly Dunbar's award-winning book, Penguin is a story of a toy penguin who goes to space, but won't speak a word until he meets a friendly lion.

Tue 13 Feb

£10.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Thu 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Rhyme and Shine

Join us for a relaxed singing session for you and your under-2s. A brilliant way to meet and socialise with other parents, as well as assisting your child's development. Singing with your child is a fantastic way to encourage their language development, whilst actions help develop motor-skills. Our practitioner will…

Mon 22 Jan

Times vary / £3.50 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 23 Jan

Times vary / £3.50 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 24 Jan

Times vary / £3.50 / 0845 5218 218

…and 62 more dates until 27 Mar

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

  • 3 stars

The TV regular and award-winning comic presents a show about Lady Emma Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson.

Fri 23 Mar

£16 (£14) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Sat 3 Feb

£22.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Spring Equinox

A mixed programme of dance performed by West Berkshire Schools, youth dance companies, community groups and specialist performing arts institutes.

Tue 20 Mar

£6; £10 both performances (£5; £8 both performances) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:00
  • 20:30

Testosterone

A comical, coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.

Fri 16 Mar

£15; £5 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Sat 17 Mar

£15; £5 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Toddler Dance

A dance-based group for toddlers, with Ellie Aldegheri of Lunas Dance Project. Combining props and simple story-songs, Ellie's classes aim to promote confidence, coordination and rhythm through fun, active sessions. Parents and carers are encouraged to join in and share the session too!Ellie has had the privilege to dance…

Mon 22 Jan

Times vary / £30 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 23 Jan

Times vary / £30 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 24 Jan

Times vary / £30 / 0845 5218 218

…and 56 more dates until 21 Mar

Tom Allen: Indeed

  • 4 stars

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley discusses how living at home at the age of 33 is making life seem like its passing by.

Thu 15 Mar

£15 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Translunar Paradise

Multi-award-winning, Bristol-based company, Theatre Ad Infinitum, presents a moving masked performance, exploring life, death, grief and enduring love. Directed by George Mann.

Thu 1 Mar

£15; £8 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Walk with Me

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marc J Francis, Max Pugh

Documentary about the Plum Village monastic community in France, founded by Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. Some may find the lack of story or explanation exasperating, but the overall approach is to lead the viewer to the point of understanding without preaching. It’s a thoughtful and persuasive invitation to a world of…

Tue 23 Jan

0845 5218 218

  • 18:05

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