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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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.

Tue 1 Nov

£15; £8 under 25s (£13) / 0845 5218 218

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.

Sat 19 Nov


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.

Fri 25 Nov

£12–£22 / 0845 5218 218

Sat 26 Nov

£12–£22 / 0845 5218 218

Sun 27 Nov

£12–£22 / 0845 5218 218

…and 29 more dates until 31 Dec

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Phone for availability / 0845 5218 218

I, Daniel Blake

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 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…

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The Infiltrator

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • 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…

Thu 3 Nov

0845 5218 218

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Sat 12 Nov

£23.50 / 0845 5218 218

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Stand-ups perform their most recent material.

Fri 28 Oct

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Fri 18 Nov

£15 (£13) / 0845 5218 218

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Julia Fordham

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.

Fri 11 Nov

£25 / 0845 5218 218

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Thu 1 Jun 2017

£28.50 / 0845 5218 218

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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.

Sat 5 Nov

£26 / 0845 5218 218

The Magnificent Seven

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 132 min
  • 12A
  • 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

Sun 30 Oct

Mon 31 Oct

Tue 1 Nov

New: Music Showcase

Emerging local groups Elasea, All Ears Avow, This Is Shark Country and Origami Heart.

Sat 29 Oct

£8; £5 adv / 0845 5218 218

Fri 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Sally-Anne Hayward, Prince Abdi, Pat Cahill, John Scott

Fri 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Danny Ward, Angela Barnes, Kane Brown, Andy Wilky

Royal Ballet: Anastasia

  • 2016

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.  

Wed 2 Nov

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Russell Howard

Comedian Russell Howard tries out brand new material.

Thu 17 Nov

£16 / 0845 5218 218

The Schools Choreography Challenge

The culmination of the dance choreography challenge, sees local school groups perform their pieces created in collaboration with professional choreographers.

Thu 3 Nov

Seann Walsh: One for the Road

Sharp and energetic observational humour from this fast-riser.

Fri 4 Nov

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Young people from Berkshire perform the Bard's plays as part of the UK's largest youth drama festival.

Mon 7 Nov

£9 (£7) / 0845 5218 218

Tue 8 Nov

£9 (£7) / 0845 5218 218

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Razor-sharp wit and incisive, offbeat gags from the award-winning stand-up.

Sat 3 Dec

£15 / 0845 5218 218

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