The Cambridge Corn Exchange
2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB
Website: The Cambridge Corn Exchange
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.
A corn exchange is a place that farmers go in order to buy and sell corn or grain, and that is exactly what the Cambridge Corn Exchange was used for throughout its fledgling years in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 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.
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 the likes of David Bowie, Queen, the Who, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others.
The Cambridge Corn Exchange also puts on plays for children that are fun for the whole family, whether you are vacationing in Cambridge or you live there all year round. Whether you want to see a musical, a symphony, or a comedy show, come check out this theatre in Cambridge. Judging by their past performers, you just might catch a glimpse of some of the all-time greats.