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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Amazing Bubble Man

A mixture of science, comedy and magic in this show by Louis Pearl where he entertains with a range of bubble tricks.

Tue 18 Apr

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 5218 218

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Wed 22 Mar

£16 / 0845 5218 218

Anyday & Roter Faden

The Spanish trampoline artist performs a comical routine alongside his little per bird.

Tue 21 Feb

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

An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

An audience with the Strictly Come Dancing duo.

Wed 26 Apr

£27 (£25.50) / 0845 5218 218

An Audience with Lesley Garrett

An evening of song, reminiscences and chat with the British soprano. Garrett discusses her time on stage in musicals and performing with the English and Welsh National Operas, as well as her TV appearances on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.

Thu 2 Mar

£26 (£24) / 0845 5218 218

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Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Big Girls Don't Cry

Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. They had a sound that had never been heard before. The radio just could not get enough of them and neither can we. Join Big Girls Don't Cry as we celebrate the music of four ordinary guys from New Jersey that change the musical world as we knew it. The show…

Sat 25 Mar

£25.50 / 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

Blazin' Fiddles

Experience the excitement and passion of Scottish music from one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland's Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler - Inverness' Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander…

Thu 9 Mar

£17 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

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

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Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

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

Champions Of Magic

Following a run in London's West End five illusionists present a live show of mind reading, close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions.

Fri 24 Mar

£17.50–£22 / 0845 5218 218


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antonio Campos
  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts
  • UK release: 30 January 2017

The true story of Florida television news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide on air in July 1974; Campos tells it as the story of a serious and dedicated but neurotic and insecure journalist appalled by the growing pressure to achieve higher ratings. Hall is astonishing: edgy, nervous, uncomfortable and…

Wed 22 Feb

0845 5218 218

Thu 23 Feb

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?

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Hacksaw Ridge

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mel Gibson
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn
  • UK release: 27 January 2016

Desmond Doss (Garfield) is a Seventh Day Adventist who enrols in the US Army in WWII and then refuses even to pick up a rifle, let alone shoot one. Doss’s real-life bravery and Garfield’s awkward-everyman persona make this rise above Gibson’s rather clichéd reverence, and the battle sequences are superbly realised.

Tue 21 Feb

Wed 22 Feb

Parent & baby

0845 5218 218

Thu 23 Feb

0845 5218 218

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 3 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.

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

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Manchester by the Sea

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
  • UK release: 13 January 2016

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Tue 21 Feb

Fri 3 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Tim Clark, Abigoliah Schamaun, Prince Abdi, Richard Morton

Fri 31 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Dana Alexander, James Dowdeswell, Dan Antopolski, Barry Castagnola

Fri 5 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 5218 218

Bryan Lacey, Matthew Osborn, Mandy Muden, Eddy Brimson

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jul

Northern Soul Live

An amazing night of Northern Soul and Motown from the Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr and special guest Lorraine Silver. Edwin Starr's original eight-piece band The Team will take you through Northern Soul classics including Stop Her on Sight, Dancing in the Street, Lost Backstreets and Love After Tonight is All…

Fri 10 Mar

£21 (£19) / 0845 5218 218

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

Romeo & Juliet / Twelfth Night

Stripped-back Shakespeare; just the actors, the audience and the text. This gender blind repertory company present minimalist inventive productions dripping with energy and packed with ingenuity. Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet sees young love in all its raw and savage beauty. The show drives through action-packed…

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James Cousins Company, in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, looks at the role of women in modern society using Shakespeare's character as a base.

Wed 29 Mar

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

Someone Like You

Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton's Adele at the BBC Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance. The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and…

Thu 20 Apr

£20.50 / 0845 5218 218

Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm

The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.

Sat 4 Mar

Wayne Denton's Celebration of Neil Diamond

A stunning new theatre production show for 2015/16. Touring major theatres throughout the U.K. Featuring 2 hours of non- stop hits brought to life LIVE in front of you. With spectacular production, world class powerhouse of a live musicians, awesome sound and featuring the latest in live video screen technology - A…

Sat 25 Feb

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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