The Corn Exchange
- Box office 0845 5218 218
- Website www.cornexchangenew.com
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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Be Brave And Leave For The Unknown
A new show from the award-winning RedCape Theatre. The story follows a pianist and a photographer through a story of love, loss and courage.
Carols At The Corn Exchange
The Salvation Army Newbury presents its annual carol concert at the Corn Exchange. With The Central Southern Area Fellowship Band under the direction of their new leader Ken Clark, The Basingstoke Tambourine Group and a local junior school choir as guests.
Based on the classic fairy tale about a girl who slaves away after her ugly sisters until some fairy dust and a large pumpkin changes her luck. Written and directed by Phil Willmott.
Sat 26 Nov
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
I, Daniel Blake
- 100 min
- Directed by: Ken Loach
- Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…
Fri 28 Oct
Sat 29 Oct
Sun 30 Oct
- 127 min
- Directed by: Brad Furman
- Cast: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger
- UK release: 15 September 2016
Robert Mazur (Cranston) is a US Customs official who goes undercover to infiltrate the drug cartels and take down the notorious Pablo Escobar. Every cliché of the genre is present, from the resentful wife (Aubrey) to the impulsive assassinations, but Cranston is consistently sympathetic and Furman delivers the occasional…
Islands in the Stream
Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Jongleurs Comedy Club
Stand-ups perform their most recent material.
Fri 28 Oct
The singer-songwriter, whose career started as a backing singer for the likes of Mari Wilson and Kim Wilde, performs her own pop and jazz material.
Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.
The Magic of Motown
Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.
The Magnificent Seven
- 132 min
- Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
- Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett
- UK release: 23 September 2016
Sam Chisolm (Washington) is a bounty hunter tasked with ridding Rosewater Creek of evil prospector Bogue (Sarsgaard) and his goons, so he recruits the titular seven-minus-one. Unsubtle remake of the 1960 original; the stunt work may have improved but it's all a bit empty
New: Music Showcase
Emerging local groups Elasea, All Ears Avow, This Is Shark Country and Origami Heart.
Fri 28 Oct
Royal Ballet: Anastasia
One of Kenneth MacMillan's first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna's nightmare of memory and identity.
Comedian Russell Howard tries out brand new material.
The Schools Choreography Challenge
The culmination of the dance choreography challenge, sees local school groups perform their pieces created in collaboration with professional choreographers.
Seann Walsh: One for the Road
Sharp and energetic observational humour from this fast-riser.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Young people from Berkshire perform the Bard's plays as part of the UK's largest youth drama festival.