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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Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders

The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his 40-year career.

Wed 6 Sep

£22 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Apollo Big Band

Whether you're 5 or 95, bring your instrument, play along and get involved in our residency with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Sat 30 Sep

£13 (Children £11 under 16s; £11) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Bee Gees Story: Nights On Broadway

Far more than just a tribute act, this highly charged show aims to give the audience the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert - with multimedia and live actors telling the full story of the three brothers who revolutionised popular music. A six-piece live band blends the classic hits, acoustic medleys and songs…

Fri 8 Sep

£22 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Boss Baby

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Tom McGrath
  • Written by: Marla Frazee/Michael McCullers
  • Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi
  • UK release: 7 April 2017

The Boss Baby (Baldwin) is a tot with the mannerisms of a ruthless corporate tycoon, who upsets seven year old Tim (Bakshi). The frantic visual style and crude slapstick overwrite the charm of the original story by Marla Frazee, and there’s not much for audiences to take to their hearts.

Wed 23 Aug

0845 5218 218

  • 14:00

Breaking Tradition Dance Company: The Lock In: Remixed

The dance troupe present a comical version of their critically acclaimed folk and hip hop dance show featuring BBC award-winning The Demon Barbers.

Thu 14 Sep

£17.50 (£15.50 under 19s/; £15.50 under 19s/) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for over a quarter of a century. Enjoy hits including 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Heartbeat', 'It Doesn’t Matter Anymore', 'Raining In My Heart' and 'Oh Boy!'.

Thu 28 Sep

£20 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Cavern Beatles

Tribute to the classic sound of the Fab Four by another group of musicians from Liverpool.

Sat 14 Oct

£21 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Scottish comedian sets out his vision for a brighter future through his particular brand of warm-hearted, observational storytelling.

Sat 11 Nov

£16 / 0845 5218 218

Dunkirk

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Mon 21 Aug

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30

Tue 22 Aug

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30
  • 18:05
  • 20:35

Wed 23 Aug

0845 5218 218

  • 18:05
  • 20:35

Thu 24 Aug

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30
  • 18:05
  • 20:35

Dust: Elusive Circus (Over 8s)

The contemporary circus troupe blend tricks, acrobatics, puppetry, movement and mime to create a surreal black and white world where time freezes and friendships unfold.

Thu 7 Sep

£16 (£14 under 19s/; £14 under 19s/) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:00

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Tue 24 Oct

£24 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Great British Take Off: Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare

A night of utterly spontaneous unscripted observations, recollections and character collections.

Sat 9 Sep

£21 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Gruffalo

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (book), Julia Donaldson (book)

Theatrical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo.

Fri 22 Sep

£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 14:00

Sat 23 Sep

£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sun 24 Sep

£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Wed 20 Sep

£16 / 0845 5218 218

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna, but you won't catch her falling down any stairs at the Brit Awards. Her new show is about being middle aged and whether you're better off accepting it or fighting to the death.

Fri 27 Oct

£20.60 / 0845 5218 218

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Sat 21 Oct

£15 ( £5) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Fri 1 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Every month the venue hosts three stand-up artists and a MC.

  • 19:45

Fri 29 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Every month the venue hosts three stand-up artists and a MC.

  • 19:45

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Award-winning duo LipService celebrate the life of Jane Austen through a comic tale inspired by the world of women writers.

Thu 12 Oct

£17 (£15 under 19s/; £15 under 19s/) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Lou Conran, Inder Manocha, Steve Gribbin, Smug Roberts

  • 19:45

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The talented British ventriloquist, who conquered The States when he won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus two new characters. His technical skills are amazing and his humour harks back to the grand old days of TV variety.

Fri 15 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £18.50 / 0845 5218 218

Shark in the Park

A stage adaptation of Nick Sharratt's well-loved children's stories, Shark In The Park, Shark In The Dark and Shark In The Park On A Windy Day.

Wed 25 Oct

£11.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Thu 26 Oct

£11.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sherlock Holmes And The Crimson Cobbles

Kirstie Davis directs Toby Hulse's comedy that takes the detective into a case involving the Whitechapel murders.

Tue 26 Sep

£16 (£14 under 25s/; £14 under 25s/) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Stand By Me: The Ben-E King & Drifters Revue

The story of Ben E King and the Drifters. Featuring 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'Up on the Roof', 'On Broadway' and more.

Fri 20 Oct

£28 (£27 under 19s/; £27 under 19s/) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Tap Factory

A mixed programme of contemporary dance styles including urban, tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Wed 11 Oct

£24 (£22) / 0845 5218 218

  • 16:00
  • 19:45

Thoroughly Modern Millie: Nomads

Musical comedy set in 1922 based on the 1967 film of the same name.

Wed 4 Oct

£16 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Thu 5 Oct

£16 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Fri 6 Oct

£16 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Oct

£16 / 0845 5218 218

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

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