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.

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Another Amazing Animation Day 7-13 yrs Spring

Your second chance to try your hands at animation. Another chance to have a play in this fun, hands-on one day animation workshop! Ever wanted to make a mini, Lego Movie, Wallace and Gromit or Cut Out Animation? Let your imagination run wild! Come and try NOW on this fun child friendly taster session! Places…

The Boy and the Mermaid

Innovative puppetry and exciting storytelling in this family show On the furthest edge of a wind battered rock there sits a small fishing town. Sometimes it feels like the town is on the edge of the world. That’s mainly because it is. Dylan lives with his grandma, forbidden from venturing beyond the shore. But the…

Sun 26 Feb

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 01235 515144


Miles Productions presents the story of the life of Welsh actor Richard Burton performed as a solo drama, tracing his story from humble beginnings to his life as a world famous film star.

Sat 4 Mar

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

Carmen - Didcot Opera Club

A new group for Opera lovers with no joining fee. Join us for our first Opera on Film at Cornerstone: Bizet’s Carmen. This is Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production starring Julia Migenes and Placido Domingo. Not only does this include great singing and acting but was filmed on various outdoor locations…

Charlie Baker is the Hit Polisher

Enjoy the funniest most unique night out possible. Charlie Baker swings in to town direct from playing the O2 (Channel 4’s Comedy Gala) appearing as Harry Hill’s hunchback kitchen assistant (Sky 1’s Tea Time) and causing trouble in Albert Square (BBC1’s EastEnders). Joined by the incredible Sean Hargreaves on the…

Fri 10 Mar

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

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Christine Wallace Bakes… Lemon Meringue Roulade

Nourish your culinary creativity! Our favourite Bake Off Contestant and new friend to Cornerstone, Christine Wallace continues our monthly cooking demo’s in Nourish, the coffee shop, with Lemon Meringue Roulade. This wonderful dessert is perfect for dinner parties or just a ‘naughty’ with an afternoon cup of tea.

Tue 4 Apr

Dance and Movement-Over 60 Years Spring

A relaxed and gentle class to learn new skills. This class enables older generations to enjoy and brush up on new skills in dancing. Every week there will be opportunities to be creative and to build upon new ideas and fitness skills. This class is a great way to meet new people with the same passion for dancing and…

…and 2 more dates until 21 Mar

Dance Workshop with Charleston Advanced 5-7 yrs Spring

Shake your thang at this Charleston workshop. A creative dance workshop where you can learn some contemporary dance, based on a Charleston theme combined with a creative theme where you can choreograph a small dance to share at the end. For ages 5-7 years.

Didcot Film Club

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

Wed 22 Feb

Sat 18 Mar

Wed 29 Mar

…and 5 more dates until 6 Sep

Dr Phil's Health Revolution

Dr Phil, the GP known for being funny, combines his medical credentials and humour for a show to leave you in rude health.

Fri 3 Mar

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

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Drop in Art Class Spring

An informal and relaxed class focusing on basic art techniques. Come and relax in this restful environment and meet people with similar interests. Here you can work at your own pace and in whatever medium you like. Bring your own subject to work on or even ask the tutor to teach you a particular technique. Build your…

…and 2 more dates until 21 Mar

Easter Dance Creative for 3-4 Years Spring

Dance fun for little movers and groovers. Does your little one bounce around the house trying out the latest moves to all the latest music?! Then this may be the perfect class for them!! A way for little movers to create their own dance moves whilst practising dance skills with others of their own age! Giving them…

Flat 73

A one hour play with music about loneliness and the Samaritans. Presented by Human Story Theatre. Battersby Buildings has 75 flats and yet very few people know each other. There’s Beryl, 68, and recently widowed; Chelsea, a new mum at 18; and Simon, a young man with learning disabilities. There is also Laura, a…

Thu 6 Apr

£12.50 (£11; Children £11) / 01235 515144

Flat 73 Adult Workshop

Workshop based on the performance of Flat 73. A two-hour workshop led by the cast members of Flat 73, a play about loneliness and the Samaritans (see page 39 for full details of the play). The workshop will include music and drama, and will explore the theme of combatting loneliness and isolation and building…


BLACKEYED THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH HILL PARK PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF FRANKENSTEIN. 'Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful' Geneva. 1816. Victor Frankenstein obsesses in the pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself. But nothing can prepare him for what he creates. So begins a…

Thu 23 Feb

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

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Georgie Fame

Legendary jazz, soul and R&B keyboardist who's worked with Muddy Waters, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.

Sat 8 Apr

£25 (£22.50; Children £22.50) / 01235 515144

Good Dog

Tiata Fahodzi presents Arinze Kene's drama which deals with the British-African experience of growing up in a multi-cultural community and consequent expectations of life.

Sat 25 Feb

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


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A passionate spectacle for dance, music and theatre-lovers everywhere. Mi Flamenco is an international flamenco company with artists of the highest calibre, bringing quality and entertaining performance to UK audiences and beyond. Their new creation, Incognito, is a show with all the spirit of authentic, pulsating…

Fri 31 Mar

£16 (£14; Children £14) / 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…

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Katy Brand- I Was a Teenage Christian

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism…and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's…

Knights of Mentis - Bar Gig

A divine fusion of folk, roots, American string and rhythm and blues. Knights of Mentis are a formidable mix of multi-intrumentalists who play a divine fusion of folk, roots, American string music and rhythm and blues. Knights of Mentis are a firm favourite throughout the festival circuit; last year chosen by BBC 6…

Leaping Frog

An enchanting tale for all the family. GOGGLES the wood frog croons her jelly tadpoles asleep – but that’s before a BOING and a DOING on the yellow pond lily catapults her from Little Pond into a much bigger one! First up, she meets BEARDO the Bullrush, who offers three pieces of advice. But leaping before she looked…

Sun 5 Mar

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 01235 515144

Life's Merry Go Round

A hilarious farce based on a now defunct TV Show. Conceived, written, directed, produced, designed and musical direction by Seamus O’Connor (blame him not the cast!). With very minor parts taken by Roxie Boulter, Jim Mitchell and several others. Features the life story of a very toffee-nosed lady and some of the…

Thu 9 Mar

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

Liza Sings Streisand

The Timeless Music Of Barbra Streisand. In a change to our advertised show, acclaimed singer and comedienne Liza Pulman pays homage to the great Barbra Streisand, celebrating the songs of one of the greatest voices of all time. Liza brings glorious new arrangements and orchestration with her six piece band, The…

Fri 19 May

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

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Made in Dagenham

A musical comedy about friendship, love and fighting for what’s right. Jigsaw Stage Productions are delighted to be returning to Cornerstone next April with Made in Dagenham. Inspired by a true story and based on a hit movie, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of…

Thu 20 Apr

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

Fri 21 Apr

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

Sat 22 Apr

The Magic of the Beatles

The Magic of the Beatles is the most comprehensive, most authentic Beatles show you’ll ever see – even down to original guitars and amps used by the band. Brought to you by the creators of the runaway success The Magic of Motown, all you need is The Magic of the Beatles to celebrate the music of the most famous band in…

Sat 17 Jun

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

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro

A night of acoustic roots and blues with this renowned duo. Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album, was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro…

Sun 26 Mar

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

Monday's Child

A joyous show about the bond between the young and the old. Monday’s Child is a poetic story of the unique bond between a little girl and an old woman suffering memory loss. Together, in a dream like garden, they sing and dance and dress up as they joyously explore a treasure trove of memories. This sensitive…

Sun 2 Apr

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 01235 515144

Morgan and West

Magicians, time-travellers and all-round spiffing chaps. Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. (Sadly there are no actual mountains or…

Sun 9 Apr

£10 (£9; Children £9) / 01235 515144

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Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks

The time travelling duo presents a show of illusions and magic.

Sun 9 Apr

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

Mosaics Mirror Art Day 7-11 yrs Spring

Explore cultural patterns to make your own mosaic mirror. Come and explore patterns and mark making from different cultures around the world this Easter. Create your unique and fun multicultural inspired mosaic wall piece using these pattern designs. All materials are provided and included in the price.

Musical in a Day: Discover Joseph Spring

Put together your own version of a musical in just one day! From page to stage in a day. Here is another chance to get excited about our musicals. This workshop is based on Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Learn the songs and then put together your own version to perform in front of your friends and…

Nick Galer Bakes

Nick Galer, owner and head chef The Miller of Mansfield, Goring on Thames. Dining out should present a food experience that you can’t necessarily recreate at home. Hear about Nick’s food ethos at The Miller and how the provenance of ingredients, quality of produce and culinary techniques combine to create his fine…

Tue 7 Mar

£6 (£5.40; Children £5.40) / 01235 515144

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Parent and Toddler Ballet Spring

A gentle movement class for little ones. This class is a perfect opportunity for you and your child or grandchild to spend some quality time together by doing something that is different from the everyday routine. The class allows the children to have fun and use their imagination through the varied music and use of…

The Princess and the Frog

A beautiful ballet for all the family. Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. She loves playing with her golden ball but one day she drops it in the pond. When a very friendly and very bouncy frog offers to retrieve it in exchange for her friendship, she is far from keen. But in the end the princess must…

Sun 19 Feb

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 01235 515144

Roger McGough and Little Machine

The double bill gala gig that’s making waves. Roger McGough’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves! Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy…

Sat 1 Apr

£16 (£14.50; Children £14.50) / 01235 515144

Screen Printing Workshop Adult Spring

A day screen printing workshop with Liam Biswell. Explore the screen printing process using various fabrics, papers and cards. This is a practical workshop experimenting with texture, colour and shape. Learners will focus mainly on the stencil screen printing method. The tutor will demonstrate photographic screen…

Soap Box Video: Drama & Film for Adults with Learning Disabilities

At a dinner party, the guests are enjoying themselves when suddenly, someone drops a bombshell… Create a cast of characters, write what happens next and then film it in this thrilling exploration of the world of soap opera! A course designed specially for people with learning disabilities, carers welcome.

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Songs for the End of the World

Part gig. Part play. Part apocalypse. Inspired by Philip K Dick's post-apocalyptic novel Dr. Bloodmoney, Ziggy Stardust and 1950s rock’n’roll, Songs for the End of the World is a show like no other. Dom Coyote is an associate artist of the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre and his high octane, multiinstrumentalist band…

Sat 25 Mar

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

Soprano Summit Legacy Band

Look forward to an evening of swinging, unpretentious jazz. The “summit” format is used in jazz to bring together performers on a particular instrument backed by a rhythm section. The American band, Soprano Summit, was formed in 1972 by distinguished reedsmen, Bob Wilber and the late Kenny Davern and had worldwide…

Fri 17 Mar

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


Humour, movement and spoken word in this exciting production. Research suggests that half of the British population will experience one traumatic event in their lifetime. How do you think you would you cope if it happened to you? When Ollie, Ashleigh and Raph are thrown together by a sudden death, they find…

Sat 11 Mar

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01235 515144

Tweedy's Lost Property

A comedy about a clown who gives in to society and gets a real job. Not knowing who he is anymore, Tweedy gets a job in a Lost Property Office to try and find himself. The consequences of attempting to run the office are hilarious - the lost property in his possession seem to develop lives of their own and allied…

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Thu 2 Mar

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

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