I've been to the Cambridge Corn Exchange as both a performer and a concert-goer. I'm afraid to say that the acoustic is really not suitable for classical music (after all, it is a former Corn Exchange, quite obviously!) but for other genres, I'm sure it would be fine.
The foyer and facilities are pretty good, with a very nice cafe. It will never attract the major bands, but it is not the poorer for it,a nd the staff are friendly and helpful.
A good local arts venue. They attact all sorts of different events and they are very family friendly.
Thank you Suggs, we had a great time listening to your life story.
BUT oh my, oh my, the seats in the Corn Exchange do not get any more comfortable and the sight line to the stage depends so much on the hairstyle of the person sitting directly in front of you.
Time for an upgrade?
Lovely staff with plenty of seating and leg room, lovely stage, can get a good view from almost anywhere you sit, great events, can get some reasonable acts here and quite well priced and easy to find, a very nice building and the staff are very friendly and helpful, definately a recommended place to visit.
They also have some great themed nights, which are quite regular.
The Corn Exchange
A modest-sized but fully functional entertainment zone, housing acts from pop to ballet, comedy to children's shows. Handliy located right in Cambridge's historical heart, the venue has a sturdy, traditional and majestic feel. During the 1940's women used the Exchange to help with the war effort by repairing rifles there. I bet you didn't know that.
I really really like the Cambridge Corn Exchange as a venue. It gets the big names (well, not the type of people who only do stadiums) but it's small enough to feel intimate.
I'm disabled and it has fabulous facilities and very friendly staff in my experience
This is a great venue. Concerts, Dance Shows, all sorts of events. There is a great standing area when the concerts are on. you can get up close to the stage, the atmosphere is good. It does get a bit hot and sweaty, and boisterous - as do most concert locations! I think the acoustics at the junction are slightly better as that has been specifically designed with concerts/music in mind. The seating area is quite good, we went to see a show and had seats right at the back of the hall, the seating is all set at the right levels so you do not have the problem of somebodies head being in your way. The distance from the stage doesnt seem to be too far - but i would try and get seats nearer the front of the upstairs seating area.
This place is ok, dont like the fact that the toilets are miles away, bar could do with being bigger and they need to chuck people out who start smoking in the standing section! Last gig i saw here was goldfrapp i think, tall people aside it was a good gig, and i dont really have any complaints about that. Find the seats at the top arnt good if your far back, and people tut at you if you stand - the outrage!
we have been to several gigs in the corn exchange and thumbs up, they are always well organised. they offer a great variety of bands and acts and there is always something worth watching. They offer a student's discount and the box office has generous opening hours (even Sunday's and whenever there is a gig on). We recently watched stomp, Motorhead and a few comediens.
With a varied programme including bands, comedians and ice shows, the Corn Exchange is worth watching out for. The temperature regulation inside can be a little wonky, I have been pretty chilly and too warm inside, both during the winter. I find the upstairs seating provides the best view, and avoid the flat seating downstairs.
Tickets can be expensive but have an excellent range of different gigs and some big names and shows.
I recommend the first row of the tiered seating central think it is seat X13, 14 and 15.
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