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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There are 17 events at this location

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Annie

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster
  • Written by: Martin Charnin (lyrics)

Rare Production's take on the classic Broadway musical about a red-haired orphan girl growing up in a 1930s New York orphanage.

Thu 19 Jan 2017

£15 (£13.50) / 0845 5218 218

Fri 20 Jan 2017

£15 (£13.50) / 0845 5218 218

Sat 21 Jan 2017

£15 (£13.50) / 0845 5218 218

Arrival

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
  • UK release: 10 November 2016

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave…

Fri 16 Dec

0845 5218 218

Sat 17 Dec

0845 5218 218

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

The comedian presents his highly anticipated debut show where he talks about how he was mistaken for a 'Muslim Only cake shop' and became a prime target for the far right.

Thu 30 Mar 2017

£13 (£10.50) / 0845 5218 218

Cinderella

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.

Sun 11 Dec

£12–£22 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 13 Dec

£12–£22 / 0845 5218 218

Wed 14 Dec

£12–£22 / 0845 5218 218

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

Counterfeit Stones: Rolling Stones Tribute

More than a tribute band, the Counterfeit Stones have toured the globe for nearly 20 years presenting their hilarious mockumentary about the Rolling Stones. Fans include Bill Clinton, Prince Edward, Lemmy, the Gallagher brothers, Jerry Hall – and even, they'd have us believe, Mick Jagger himself.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

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Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Phone for availability / 0845 5218 218

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Stand-ups perform their most recent material.

Fri 13 Jan 2017

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter. Line up to be announced.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Entertainer

  • 2016
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Ashford
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, John Hurt, Sophie McShera

Set in post-war Britain John Osbourne's play The Entertainer follows failing music hall performer Archie Rice, played here by Rob Ashford.

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Thu 1 Jun 2017

£28.50 / 0845 5218 218

The Light Between Oceans

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US/Australia/UK/New Zealand
  • 132 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

Tom (Fassbender) is a repressed former soldier working as a lighthouse keeper in post-WWI Australia; one day he and his wife Isabel (Vikander) find a live baby and dead man in a rowboat. Weighty stuff, but the laboriously worthy screenplay and overwrought direction make it disappointingly conventional and mawkish where it…

Sun 11 Dec

Mon 12 Dec

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National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

  • 2016

Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Danny Ward, Angela Barnes, Kevin Dewsbury, Robert White

Nick Ross Orchestra: Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era

Big band music from the Nick Ross Orchestra, playing the music arranged by (or at any rate conducted by) Glenn Miller.

Sat 14 Jan 2017

Nocturnal Animals

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Ford
  • Written by: Tom Ford, Austin Wright
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
  • UK release: 4 November 2016

Susan (Adams) is a successful but bored LA gallery owner who is sent the manuscript of a book by her ex Edward (Gyllenhall), the titular Nocturnal Animals, which we see unfolding along with Susan's story. Ambitious, ravishingly shot tale exploring the engrossing impact of fiction; tense, intriguing and strange.

Tue 13 Dec

0845 5218 218

Wed 14 Dec

0845 5218 218

Storks

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
  • Written by: Nicholas Stoller
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman

Storks used to deliver babies, but now they run an Amazon-style delivery service; then ambitious stork Junior (Samberg) and colleague Tulip (Crown) have to deliver an actual baby. Colourful animation and some amusing voice work can't fix the gigantic plot holes, which will leave both parents and kids scratching their heads.

Sat 17 Dec

0845 5218 218

Sully

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
  • UK release: 2 December 2016

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the…

Fri 16 Dec

Sun 18 Dec

0845 5218 218

…and 4 more dates until 22 Dec

A United Kingdom

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Mon 12 Dec

0845 5218 218

Tue 13 Dec

0845 5218 218

Parent & baby

0845 5218 218

…and 2 more dates until 15 Dec

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