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

There are 29 events at this location

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9 to 5

  • 1980
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Colin Higgins
  • Cast: Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda

Comedy classic about the world of work as three women (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton) realise they can't cope with their sexist boss any longer.

Wed 28 Nov

0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Altogether Sundays - Family

These sessions are designed to give all the family the chance to take part, enjoy being creative and playful together through a variety of different art forms.

Sun 4 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Sun 18 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Altogether Sundays - Under 6s

Led by our Early Years and Education Officer, these sessions are an opportunity to explore some well - loved stories. The sessions will include imaginative play, singing and craft activities. Please note - older children are welcome to join in too but the activities are designed with younger children in mind.

Sun 4 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Sun 18 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Arts & Culture Passport Day

Achieve your Discover Arts Award in a day! Starting at the Corn Exchange with some fun introductory activities, the day includes visits to the West Berkshire Museum for Halloween-themed craft and a creative session at Newbury Library. The day will then conclude with a final visit to the Corn Exchange to hand in your…

Thu 25 Oct

£3.75 / 0845 5218 218

Circus of Horrors: Psycho Asylum

Circus show featuring a shock/horror story and magic.

Wed 24 Oct

£25 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Circus of Horrors: Voodoo

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation: Voodoo.

Wed 24 Oct

£23 / 0845 5218 218

Creation Station: Baby Discover

Join Vicky from Creation Station as she helps you enjoy arts based adventures with your little one. Baby Discover sessions open up a world of creativity for you and your baby.

Fri 2 Nov

£7 / 0845 5218 218

Fri 9 Nov

£7 / 0845 5218 218

Fri 16 Nov

£7 / 0845 5218 218

…and 3 more dates until 7 Dec

Faces Places

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: JR, Agnès Varda
  • Cast: Agnès Varda, JR
  • UK release: 7 September 2018

Director Agnès Varda and photographer JR go on a road trip through France, intending to send home postcards that gather the history of the places they visit. Varda’s mischievousness and empathy radiate throughout, and the pair’s cross-generational friendship is enriching, inspiring and irrestistible.

Sat 20 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 18:05

Sun 21 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 12:00

Tue 23 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 18:05

Wed 24 Oct

Parent & baby

0845 5218 218

  • 11:00

Festival of Light: Lantern Procession

Join us for our annual Lantern Procession, a stunning winter event that brings the community together to celebrate the festive season. Join in or just admire and soak up the atmosphere at the candle-lit procession travels along the Northbrook Street in the Market Place

Sun 16 Dec

Free / 0845 5218 218

Grandparents Lantern Making

These workshops are a great chance to get involved in one of our biggest annual events and to get creative with your grandchildren.

Sun 9 Dec

Free / 0845 5218 218

Iain Stirling: U OK HUN? X

Avalon Promotions Ltd Edinburgh's BAFTA-winning comedian returns to the Fringe after a summer narrating ITV2's Love Island and five consecutive sell-out runs. As seen on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). A show about how this new world of instant gratification has affected our ability…

Thu 22 Nov

£19.48 / 0845 5218 218

Infant Dance

This is a unique opportunity for your child to explore an emerging interest in dance or to help further their experience and enjoyment. No previous experience necessary.

Tue 30 Oct

£55 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 6 Nov

£55 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 13 Nov

£55 / 0845 5218 218

…and 2 more dates until 27 Nov

Jess Robinson: Here Come The Girls

Award-winning vocal gymnast and musical impressionist.

Thu 9 May 2019

£12 / 0845 5218 218

The King of Thieves

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon

Brian (Caine) is an octogenarian gangster who puts together a team of old codgers to rob the Hatton Garden diamond vaults. The biggest and flashiest of the four versions so far of this story has lots of star power but a boring script, dislikeable characters and colourless direction. Pointless and disappointing.

Wed 24 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

The Little Stranger

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • Ireland/UK/France
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter
  • UK release: 21 September 2018

Dr Faraday (Gleeson) returns to Hundreds Hall, which he knew as a boy, to help care for the war-wounded family son (Poulter), but there seems to be a supernatural presence. Gleeson gives a career-best turn as the haunted Faraday but while it’s laudably subtle it’s also narratively inert.

Sun 21 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Mon 22 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Make and Do Holiday Club: Panto Painting Week

Join us for creative fun in the school holidays. For October half term we will be joined by artist and illustrator, Simon Jardine, who will work with the participants to create Jack and the Beanstalk panto artwork which will be displayed in the auditorium during the panto. Don't miss this opportunity to become a…

Mon 22 Oct

Times vary / £100 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 23 Oct

Times vary / £100 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 24 Oct

Times vary / £100 / 0845 5218 218

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Matt Richardson : Slash

Matt Richardson: Slash

Sat 6 Apr 2019

£14.44 / 0845 5218 218

Money for Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Sat 2 Mar 2019

£29.60 / 0845 5218 218

Ned Boulting: Tour De Ned

The cycling commentator talks about the biggest cycling tournament in the world.

Thu 1 Nov

£23.50 / 0845 5218 218

Fri 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Bennett Arron, Maff Brown, , Kane Brown

  • 19:45

Nick Cope: 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 so we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Sat 17 Nov

£4 / 0845 5218 218

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest

  • 2018

A new production of Oscar Wilde's popular comedy of manners.

Tue 23 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 19:15

Play to Learn - School Goers

These sessions will explore a different literary or numeracy topic through drama and storytelling with a big focus on enjoyment and learning through play.

Thu 1 Nov

£4 / 0845 5218 218

Thu 8 Nov

£4 / 0845 5218 218

Thu 15 Nov

£4 / 0845 5218 218

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Pumpkin Carving

Get messy and don't worry about the cleaning up at this fun family workshop. Pumpkins, tools and decorative materials will be provided. Drop in anytime throughout the session, but all places must be pre-booked.

Sat 27 Oct

£6–£8 / 0845 5218 218

The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas

A show celebrating music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin.

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£29.05 / 0845 5218 218

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

The award-winning comedian returns with her new show.

Fri 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Story store

Come along and join Rosanna Walker from Debutots as we go on an adventure each week! Incorporating songs, rhymes, actions and plenty of opportunities to join in, every session is themed around a different children's storybook and aims to create a multi-sensory storytelling environment.

Thu 1 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Thu 8 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Thu 15 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Toddler Dance

Combining props and simple story-songs, our classes aim to promote confidence, coordination and rhythm through fun, active sessions. Parents and carers can join in too!

Wed 31 Oct

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 7 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 14 Nov

£6 / 0845 5218 218

…and 2 more dates until 28 Nov

The Wife

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • Sweden / UK / US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Björn Runge
  • Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater,

Joan (Close) is travelling to Stockholm with her novelist husband Joe (Pryce), who’s to receive the Nobel Prize. This adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel is built around a magnificently contained and alert performance from Close, bristling with resentment in the shadow of her needy husband.

Sat 20 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
  • 20:30

Sun 21 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 14:30
  • 17:00

Mon 22 Oct

0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

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