Cornerstone Arts Centre

Cornerstone Arts Centre
25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NE
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Opened in 2008, Cornerstone Arts Centre is dedicated to putting on a high quality of community projects, performances and exhibitions.

As well as the main area, there's also the Café Bar @ Cornerstone. Not only a place to recharge batteries, there's a gallery and craft items for sale.

Cornerstone is set in a pedestrainised area and encourage walking or cycling to the venue whenever possible. There's also short-stay parking nearby: Orchard Centre car park is free for the first two hours and after 7pm and long-stay parking can be found next to Orchard Centre car park and Didcot Parkway train station. The venue is just seven minutes by foot from the station, plus there are four bus stops within walking distance.

Events at this venue

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Access All Areas

A celebratory day for people with learning disabilities, their friends and families Come along for music and dance, performance, art, food, games and more! Cornerstone is always thrilled about the buzz on our Access all Areas day, when the building hosts a diverse range of workshops and activities for people with…

Fri 26 May

Access All Areas: Showcase Performance

Have you ever loved and lost? Have you got a BFF? Do you long for that true one or are you the Queen of a Kingdom of Isolation? Relationships and all the emotional ups and downs of love and friendship is the theme of a very special evening featuring the astonishing talent of people with learning disabilities from the…

Ali Cook: Principles of Deception

The star of West End magic marvels and big screen spectacles, Ali Cook brings his critically acclaimed Principles of Deception to Cornerstone featuring his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Taking its name from Arthur Buckley’s seminal magic compendium Principles and Deceptions – the first book to…

Fri 3 Nov

£13 (£11; Children £11) / 01235 515144

Beauty and the Beast

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

Sun 6 Aug

Beauty and the Beast (Performance)

Run by Arts Academy Theatre School Following the huge success of last year’s Cornerstone Summer Youth Project, this year the team are back with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Sun 13 Aug

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01235 515144


Inspired by true accounts of human trafficking, of dreams, broken promises, resilience and above all hope, Bound tells of three people's journeys into the unknown Justice in Motion is a company making waves. Its work is a compelling and passionate mixture of dynamic physical theatre, dance, music, spoken word and…

Wed 21 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01235 515144

The Burgundy Boy

By 6FootStories The Burgundy Boy is the latest show from the peculiar minds of Jake Hassam and Nigel Munson. One man extravaganza Jake Hassam draws on his own experiences of depression and suicide to become part storyteller, part DJ, part confessor, part cheeky dancer in this furious and joyful journey through the…

Wed 26 Jul

£11 (£9; Children £9) / 01235 515144

Comedy Club July

Join us for our brand-new comedy night at Cornerstone Featuring a mix of well-known faces and fresh faced young guns, the Cornerstone Comedy Club is destined to be a staple feature of any comedy lover’s calendar. Each night will feature a host MC, two stand-up comedians and great drinks promotions to ensure a night out to…

Fri 7 Jul

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 01235 515144

Comedy Club May

Join us for our brand-new comedy night at Cornerstone Featuring a mix of well-known faces and fresh faced young guns, the Cornerstone Comedy Club is destined to be a staple feature of any comedy lover’s calendar. Each night will feature a host MC, two stand-up comedians and great drinks promotions to ensure a night…

Sat 20 May

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 01235 515144

Dance Connection

A vibrant, imaginative performance showcasing the talents of 150 of Oxfordshires most talented dancers Dance Connections award winning dancers have had a busy year and have won 11 National titles and 3 World titles since their last production at Cornerstone. Join them on a journey showcasing all styles of dance…

Thu 20 Jul

£18 (£14.50; Children £14.50) / 01235 515144

Fri 21 Jul

£18 (£14.50; Children £14.50) / 01235 515144

Sat 22 Jul

Daphne's Flight

Twenty one years after their debut self-titled album and one UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne's Flight is set to return to the stage in 2017 Daphne's Flight are all contemporary songwriters who cross a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant…

Thu 25 May

£20 (£18; Children £18) / 01235 515144

Didcot Film Club

A chance to see unusual film screenings from outside the mainstream.

Wed 26 Apr

Wed 31 May

Wed 28 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 6 Sep

The Girl and The Giraffe

Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship, told from a child's perspective One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better…

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

By The Human Zoo Theatre Company ‘It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room‘ Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo’s explosive…

Thu 27 Jul

Jo Harman: People We Become

Soul. Blues. Gospel. Beatles-worthy pop These are the core ingredients of Jo Harman’s People We Become, a modern album rooted in the classic, timeless music of past generations. Released worldwide on February 3, 2017, People We Become marks the biggest leap of Harman’s career. To make it, she headed overseas to…

Sat 10 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 01235 515144

John Otway

John Otway and his hard hitting band attack his favourite set list with gusto, leaving plenty of room for anarchy, fun and acrobatics that are his trademark Expect madcap mayhem and some scintillating stunts from a man old enough to know better… and also to be surprised at just what a showman and musician really lies…

Sat 27 May

£15 (£13.50; Children £13.50) / 01235 515144

Kadia - Bar Gig

With support from the White Horse Whisperers. The glorious Kadia return to Cornerstone for a bar gig following the annual Oxford Folk Festival. Kadia first performed at our open mic night two years ago and brought the audience to their feet with their mix of traditional folk music, Irish session tunes, original…

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian

  • 2 stars

The comedian tells the true story of when she was the member of a teenage church group.

Liza Sings Streisand

The Timeless Music of Barbra Streisand Liza Pulman brings you a show of warmth, charm and humour that pays homage to this great artist in her own unique way. Her beautiful voice, extraordinary vocal range and musical talent make her the perfect person to guide you through these much loved melodies.

Fri 19 May

£18 (£16; Children £16) / 01235 515144

Macbeth: A Tale of Sound & Fury

A riotous and playful reinvention of Macbeth that puts the witches at the centre of this dark and bloody tragedy Three gnarly fortune tellers live amongst the rats in an old junk yard, apart from decent society. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne…

Wed 3 May

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01235 515144

The Magic of the Beatles

A recreation of the full Beatles live show, taking you through their different eras from the skiffle-influenced mop top years of 'Love Me Do' and 'She Loves You' to the later psychedelia of songs like 'Strawberry Fields' and the classic rock such as 'Let It Be'.

Sat 17 Jun

£20 (£18; Children £18) / 01235 515144

Marty Macdonald's Toy Machine

Featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig & Molly-Moo the Cow - from the team who brought you Marty MacDonald’s Farm Everyone at Marty MacDonald’s Farm is delighted with the special delivery that’s arrived – the Toy Machine that makes all of the toys in the world! But…

Sun 4 Jun

£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01235 515144

Nick Cope & Friends

Monkeys, bears, socks and mud! Nick Cope sings about everything children are REALLY interested in, and you’re invited to join in as Nick and his band play this very special concert before heading up to Edinburgh Fringe this August. Ex indie-rocker frontman of The Candyskins (considered by many to be one of the seminal…

Tue 25 Jul

£7 (£5; Children £5) / 01235 515144

A Night of Dirty Dancing

Re-live the passion, indulge in the romance at Kellerman’s end of season show. Celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby and of course (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life! Please note this show is not affiliated with Dirty…

Sat 16 Sep

£19 (£17; Children £17) / 01235 515144

The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 01235 515144

Fri 15 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 01235 515144

…and 13 more dates until 30 Dec

Opera Cocktail

Classics shaken with wit, stirred with drama and served with a contemporary twist OperaUpClose present some of opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles in a fun, modern setting. Performed in witty new English translations and beautifully acted in the company’s engaging, intimate style, this festive cocktail…

Sat 6 May

£19 (£17; Children £17) / 01235 515144

Oxford Gospel Choir: Summer Soul

Oxford Gospel Choir is thrilled to be returning to Cornerstone following previously sold out performances The choir promises to bring a mix of pop, gospel and soul to Didcot; guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your hands clapping and your heart singing on a summers evening. For the first time at Cornerstone…

Peatbog Faeries

Following the release of their latest album Blackhouse this legendary band will once more be back on the road in 2017 to delight audiences countrywide Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences…

Sat 8 Jul

£18.50 (£16.50; Children £16.50) / 01235 515144


By Holly&Ted Following a tough 2016 Holly&Ted explore the effect of violent language in casual conversations, on a journey that takes them back 75 million years, into outer space and back to school. Watched over by the glittering eyes of Polaris, The Fixed Star, this story will transport you to worlds that are…

Tue 25 Jul

£11 (£9; Children £9) / 01235 515144

Sally Barker & Brooks Williams

It’s obvious when there is a spark between two musicians and this collaboration between two singer songwriters is something special They met when Brooks was making his latest album ‘My Turn Now’ on which Sally did some guest vocals, there was an instant connection. Known most recently for her appearance on 'The…

Thu 29 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 01235 515144


Following its critically acclaimed debut at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Told from the armchair of Jack’s care home Scorched uses new writing, visual physical theatre, period music and an innovative set to create the workings of a mind sinking into the sands of time. Egypt. WWII. An escaped German officer. A two…

Thu 15 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01235 515144

Scottish Dance Theatre - Velvet Petal

Scottish Dance Theatre’s new work inspired by the photography of Robert Mapplethorpe and the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.

Thu 11 May

£14 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01235 515144

Fri 12 May

£14 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01235 515144

Sean Kelly - Comedy and Auctioning

A night of stand-up comedy & charity auction Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer. He’s led a crazy life… be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show. With hilarious tales, he’s done everything from holding a Top Secret…

Spanish Night June

With professional Flamenco dance company Grupo Noemi Luz Following other sell out Spanish Nights at Cornerstone this year – Camino Del Flamenco are set to bring to Cornerstone another fantastic night of top level Flamenco dance, music and song. This show features the Sevilla based Flamenco Company "Grupo Noemi Luz…

Sat 24 Jun


Using clown, mime, dance and the audience, ‘Stuff’ is playful, fun, sad and familiar ‘Stuff’ is a love story but not one you’ve seen a million times before, this is another kind of love story, maybe everybody’s love story. The result is a highly energetic and entertaining, physical piece that takes its audience on a…

Fri 9 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01235 515144

Thinking Drinkers 18

Enjoy five free drinks as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their brand new show is an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past, pouring the entire history of human civilisation into…

Sat 7 Oct

The Three Musketeers

Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as the Three Half Pints swish their swords, buff their boots and flourish their feathers in their most ridiculous adventure yet Will they defeat the dastardly evil-doers? Will they save the damsel in distress? Will they actually read the book before writing the show?

Sun 18 Jun

Turned on its Head: Sponge

Big Imaginations and Turned On Its Head present…SPONGE Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through the squishiest, squashiest show for babies, young children and their grown-ups! ‘Sponge’ is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime and dreamtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and…

Under Milk Wood

Come closer now and enter the world of Under Milk Wood “It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishing boat-bobbing sea…” Set in the fictitious…

Thu 22 Jun

£15 (£13.50; Children £13.50) / 01235 515144


A vibrant, contemporary Hip Hop theatre show Your brain has more connections, interspersed, than there are stars in the Universe. But what if they were lost…? 2 kids. 1 search. Everything to lose. This new show unites authentic street dance with dynamic physical theatre and an original script that will unlock…

Fri 2 Jun

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