Newbury: Corn Exchange

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Berkshire
City: Newbury
Location: Market Place

Opened 1861 as a corn trade hall. Soon used as community venue; during the 20th century used for a variety of purposes, including public meetings, balls, amateur drama performances; also used as a disco and as a roller skating rink.

Major rebuilding in the 1990s, re-opened 1993 as an performing arts centre. Used for dance, film, music, drama, light entertainment, children's events, comedy, and christmas pantomime. 400 seats.

Links: www.cornexchangenew.com, Wikipedia, Theatres Trust

[Newbury: Corn Exchange] Reverse Text: "Welcome to West Berkshire. The Corn Exchange, Newbury. One of West Berkshire's finest arts venues with a wide and varied programme of entertainment the Corn Echange is located in Newbury's historic Market Place."
Publisher: West Berkshire Council
Size: Modern
Sent: from Newbury to Ravensburg (Germany), 2005

Thanks to John for the card!

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