The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange
Market Place, Newbury, England, RG14 5BD
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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 23 events at this location

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Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Tue 18 Apr

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 5218 218

An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

An audience with the Strictly Come Dancing duo.

Wed 26 Apr

£27 phone for availability (£25.50 phone for availability) / 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

£13 (£10.50) / 0845 5218 218

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Thu 6 Jul

Brainiac Live

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, science's greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance! Brainiac Live! is back due to popular demand and is more mischievous than ever before. Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live! will take you on a breathless ride through the wild…

Sat 22 Apr

£17 (£15; £52) / 0845 5218 218

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.

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

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Fri 9 Jun

£23.50 (£21) / 0845 5218 218

The Empty Nesters’ Club

The play, written and directed by John Godber, describes the story of a woman coming to terms with life after her children have left home.

Thu 27 Apr

£16 (£14) / 0845 5218 218

Fri 28 Apr

£16 (£14) / 0845 5218 218

The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliam's children's book about two big hippos and one enormous dream – which of them can make it to the moon first?

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Wed 5 Apr

Phone for availability / 0845 5218 218

Fri 31 Mar

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Three comedians and a compere slickly prove that laughter is always the best medicine in the end of the week treat.

Jurassic Adventures

The most exciting family show since time began is about to be discovered - by you! Jurassic Adventures is a brand new production set on a magical island where anything might happen. Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby dinosaur, but beware of…

Wed 12 Apr

£16 (£13; £52) / 0845 5218 218

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Thu 1 Jun

£28.50 / 0845 5218 218

Metropolitan Opera: Madame Butterfly

  • 198 min

The title role is shared between Kristine Opolais and Patricia Racette, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Sung in Italian with English Subtitles.

New: Music Showcase

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

Sat 1 Apr

£8; £5 adv / 0845 5218 218

Fri 31 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Dana Alexander, James Dowdeswell, Dan Antopolski

Fri 5 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Bryan Lacey, Matthew Osborn, Mandy Muden

Fri 2 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

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

Fri 7 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Lou Conran, Inder Manocha, Steve Gribbin, Andy Wilky

The Party

An acrobatic show with clowns, juggling, cycling, tumbling and a game of pass-the-parcel. When some unexpected guests turn up to a birthday party, things don't quite go as planned.

Thu 13 Apr

£10.50 (Children £8.50) / 0845 5218 218

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


A collaboration between rising stars of the British and Korean dance scenes. Shakespearean heroine Rosalind is placed in a contemporary setting to explore what has changed in society.

Wed 29 Mar

£15 (£13; Children £8) / 0845 5218 218

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.

Thu 20 Apr

Viceroy's House

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi
  • UK release: 3 March 2017

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably…

Mon 27 Mar

0845 5218 218

Tue 28 Mar

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar

You've Got a Friend

The story of the friendship between James Taylor and Carole King told through their songs.

Sat 29 Apr

£21 (£19) / 0845 5218 218

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