The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Cambridge Corn Exchange

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Cambridge’s Famous Concert Hall

When searching for nightly entertainment, a corn exchange is probably not the first venue that comes to mind. When looking for a theatre in Cambridge, however, search no further than the Cambridge Corn Exchange, which has been a popular theatre in Cambridge since it was converted into a concert hall in the 1980s.

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A corn exchange is a farmer’s market specializing in corn or grain, and that is exactly what the Cambridge Corn Exchange was used for at the turn of the century. But in 1898, Cambridge residents began using it for activities other than exchanging corn when they held the first of many popular Cambridge motor shows there. Throughout World War II, the Cambridge Corn Exchange was used as a place where women would clean and repair rifles while the men were off fighting.

Andy Irvine Cambridge Corn Exchange

Andy Irvine performs at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Photo: Simon Webster

In 1982 construction started on the building to convert it into a concert hall. This theatre in Cambridge now holds concerts, plays, and comedy shows, and the stage has been graced by David Bowie, Queen, the Who, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others.

Whether you want to see a rock concert, a symphony, or a comedy show, check out this amazing concert hall. Judging by their past performers, you just might catch a glimpse of some of the all-time greats.

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