What’s on at the Cambridge Corn Exchange?
Welcome back to our guide! Today we delve into what’s on at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. There is an abundance of events, performances, and festivities planned at this renowned venue for the next six months that will certainly melt away any seasonal chill!
Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the Cambridge Corn Exchange is a Grade II listed building renowned for its rich history and being home to diverse performing arts.
The stage has welcomed musicians, comedians, and artists from around the world. Among the legendary bands that have performed here are Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Queen as well as stand-up comedians like Jack Whitehall and Jimmy Carr, and theatre productions including opera and ballet.
Famous pop artists like Adele and David Bowie, classical acts including the Moscow State Circus and St Petersburg Ballet, and even children’s shows like Peppa Pig have been part of the Corn Exchange’s repertoire.
The variety of acts and the history of performers is a testament to the venue’s broad appeal and stature in the entertainment industry.
If you fancy any refreshments during your visit to the Corn Exchange, you will find two fully stocked bars. The Schering Bar is in the main foyer and serves an array of beers, wines, ciders, spirits, and soft drinks. Alternatively, you can head to St. John’s Bar on the first floor.
Take a look to see some highlights of what’s on at the Cambridge Corn Exchange over the next six months.
What’s on at the Cambridge Corn Exchange
From the Jam – 45th Anniversary Tour + special guests: Skids
From the Jam will be celebrating their 45th Anniversary with a special tour. Accompanied by the Skids, the band featuring former members of The Jam, will grace stages in 2024. It will be an electrifying opportunity for audiences to experience the talent of Russell Hastings, the only frontman to have worked with both Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton since Paul Weller.
The Classic Rock Show
Calling all rock enthusiasts, mark your calendar for the 27th of January 2024! The Classic Rock Show will embark on its 2024 tour, returning with an even better and bigger performance. This meticulous and note-perfect show is not to be missed for it recreates the sound, precision, and essence of classic rock that once shook the world.
Bombay Bicycle Club
Another captivating gig awaits on the 10th of February with the Bombay Bicycle Club performing live. Their energizing melodies will take centre stage, creating a delightful atmosphere.
Country music sensation, Jordan Davis, will ignite the stage of Cambridge Corn Exchange on 14th February 2024. Get ready to sway to his chart-topping tracks and enjoy a ‘Damn Good Time’.
The Rock Orchestra
Rock fans, clear your schedule for the 25th of February. After their sell-out European tour, The Rock Orchestra will return with a concert combining hauntingly beautiful sounds with legendary rock and metal tunes.
The world according to Kaleb – Kaleb goes on tour
Renowned for his deadpan delivery and distinctive perspectives, Kaleb takes his show, ‘The World According to Kaleb’ on tour and stops in Cambridge on the 5th of March. His amusing performance is bound to leave the audience in stitches.
Sounds of The 80’s with Gary Davies
Immerse yourself in the classic sounds of the ’80s with legendary DJ Gary Davies on 8th March 2024. Known for hosting the UK’s most popular 80s radio show, Gary is all set to recreate those vibes on a live stage.
The Drifters will be performing on the 16th of March. The iconic group continues to awe audiences with their long-standing tradition of stellar live performances.
Dive into the glitz and glamour of the Disco era with ‘Disco Inferno’ on the 23rd of March at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Prepare to sing and dance your hearts out in this retro-themed celebration.
On 25th March, join culinary expert Rick Stein on a unique gastronomic journey exploring his lifelong love affair with cooking. It will be an excellent opportunity for food enthusiasts to witness and learn from this acclaimed chef.
GIOVANNI – Let Me Entertain You
Come 28th March, enjoy an evening of sublime entertainment with Strictly Come Dancing champion Giovanni Pernice on his latest live tour. Giovanni’s magnetic charm and awe-inspiring dance skills will enthral one and all.
50th Anniversary Queen Tribute
Then, commemorate the legendary rock band, Queen’s 50th Anniversary on 30th March with the acclaimed ‘Now I’m Here – Queen Tribute’.
The Bootleg Beatles and Madame Butterfly
Fast forward to April, and you have a series of phenomenal shows lined up starting with The Bootleg Beatles’ nostalgic whirlwind trip through the sixties on the 4th, followed by the Opera International’s award-winning production of ‘Madama Butterfly’ on the 7th, featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv.
Pop-rock group, Barenaked Ladies will return to the UK with their ‘In Flight UK Tour 2024’, featuring hits spanning 35 years.
Following that, legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays alongside special guests Inspiral Carpets and Stereo MC’s will set stages alight with their distinctive ’90s sound on 11th April.
As if that isn’t enough, rock legend Paul Weller will embark on a full UK tour in 2024 with a performance scheduled for the 21st of April. Fans of Weller can anticipate an evening of hit tracks.
Boyband fans can rejoice as Keith and Brian from Boyzlife hit the stage with massive hits from Westlife and Boyzone on the 25th of April.
Frankie – The Concert
The duo promises an unforgettable night of nostalgia. Concluding this array of fabulous performances, ‘Frankie – The Concert’ is set to serenade the audience with tunes from the ’60s and ’70s on the 3rd of May, marking a tribute to the exceptional career of pop sensation Frankie Valli.
Get ready for a sensational couple of months with a wide range of musical experiences!
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