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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A Celebration of John Denver

Wayne Denton and a full live band play John Denver's classic country hits.

Sat 15 Jul

£18 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Ballet Cymru: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare Music: Felix Mendelssohn Award Winning Ballet Cymru present a stunning version of Shakespeare's most magical play. This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn's joyous music is interpreted by Artistic…

Sat 8 Jul

£17 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Band Of The Scots Guards

The historic ensemble performs a mixed programme of music.

Fri 14 Jul

£18 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Thu 6 Jul

£25 / 0845 5218 218

The Caerphilly Male Voice Choir

Incredible sounds from a choir that have been around for 110 years. Expect pieces that range from classic male voice standards such as Gwahoddiad, the operatic chorus O Isis and Osiris from Mozart's The Magic Flute, to the show stopping Rhythm of Life from Cy Coleman's musical Sweet Charity. Established in 1906, this…

Sat 10 Jun

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Thu 15 Jun

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

Danny Bhoy

Observational wit and dry humour from the Dumfriesshire stand-up.

Sat 11 Nov

£16 / 0845 5218 218

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

A comedy version of the famous Bram Stoker novel performed by Le Navet Bete.

Wed 24 May

£15 (£8–£13) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:00

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Fri 9 Jun

£23.50 (£21) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Glorious Invention Of Emmanuel Stork

Newbury Youth Theatre presents a tale of wonder and exploration about a boy who lives in a remote place away from the world.

Sat 29 Jul

£10 (£8; £28) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:00

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

Fri 2 Jun

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Sally-Anne Haywood heads the line-up that includes performances by Ben Norris, Kai Humphries and Dominic Holland.

  • 19:45

Fri 7 Jul

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Comedy, Stand-Up.

  • 19:45

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Thu 1 Jun

£28.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Lipstick On Your Collar

An exciting 1950s and 1960s show specialising in bringing the classic pop hits from the golden era of music back to life.

Sat 17 Jun

£20 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

Literacy Project Showcase

As part of this year's Corn Exchange project, pupils from West Berkshire Schools will share some of Roald Dahl's stories.

Wed 14 Jun

£5 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A stunning balletic version of Shakespeare's most magical play. This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn's joyous music is interpreted by Artistic Director Darius James and highlights radiant costumes, sets and video…

Sat 8 Jul

£17 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

National Theatre Live: Obsession

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

Thu 25 May

0845 5218 218

  • 19:00

New: Music Showcase

Emerging local groups perform a lively mixture of pop-punk, rock, indie, and class American rock'n'roll.

Sat 3 Jun

£8; £5 adv / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

Fri 2 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Sally-Anne Hayward, Ben Norris, Kai Humphries, Dominic Holland

  • 19:45

Fri 7 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Lou Conran, Inder Manocha, Steve Gribbin, Andy Wilky - back to Smug Roberts

  • 19:45

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Fri 15 Sep

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

Professor Robert Winston: Modifying Humans: Where Does Genetics Stop?

Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, Lord Robert Winston discusses the current state of gene technology and its potential for the future.

Thu 8 Jun

£18 (£16) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

The Promise

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • Spain/US
  • 134 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terry George
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

Mikael (Isaac) is a poor Armenian medical student in Constantinople in 1914, who falls in love with the vivacious Ana (Le Bon), except that she’s already carrying on with the dashing American journalist Chris (Bale). Epic, handsomely cast but overcooked historical romance set against the backdrop of the Turkish genocide…

Wed 24 May

0845 5218 218

  • 17:35
  • 20:30

Thu 25 May

0845 5218 218

  • 12:00
  • 17:35

The Railway Children

A wonderful new musical adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic story. Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move with their mother from London to 'The Three Chimneys', a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after their father is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. Here they befriend an old gentleman who regularly takes the…

Thu 29 Jun

£17.50 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

  • 18:00

Fri 30 Jun

£17.50 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

  • 13:30
  • 18:00

Sat 1 Jul

£17.50 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

  • 13:30
  • 17:00

Rules Don't Apply

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Warren Beatty
  • Cast: Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Bening, Howard Hughes

Naive beauty contest winner Marla (Collins) arrives in Hollywood in 1958 with her rightly suspicious mother (Bening) and a personal driver, Frank (Ehrenreich), but both are employed by Howard Hughes (Beatty). Odd, fitfully disquieting tragicomedy, entertaining but uncertain in tone.

Wed 24 May

0845 5218 218

  • 19:30
Parent & baby

0845 5218 218

  • 11:00

Thu 25 May

0845 5218 218

  • 20:30

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr about the tea-sipping tiger who appears at Sophie and her Mummy's door unexpectedly one evening. Expect chaos, sing-a-long songs and magic in this stunning stage adaptation.

Mon 24 Jul

£11–£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 13:30

Tue 25 Jul

£11–£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Wed 26 Jul

£11–£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Under Milk Wood

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents Dylan Thomas's bawdy comedy-drama, set in the fishing village of Llareggub and featuring a host of strange characters. Directed by Christopher Scott.

Tue 27 Jun

£8.50–£13.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:30

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Michael Rosen (book), Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Fri 26 May

£12 / 0845 5218 218

  • 14:00

Sat 27 May

£12 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sun 28 May

£12 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

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