Cornerstone
Cornerstone
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Cornerstone is a purpose-built, professional arts, culture and entertainment venue in the heart of Didcot, brought to you by South Oxfordshire District Council. Opened in 2008, we present a high quality programme of live performance, participatory activities, exhibitions and outreach work that meet the needs and enhance the experiences of our local community, and beyond. Cornerstone comprises a 220 seat auditorium, café bar, gallery and four studios, perfect for dance and arts activities, as well as meetings. Come inside and try our new cafe, Nourish. Beautifully, locally roasted coffee. Loose leaf, speciality, transitional and super healthy teas. The best grilled cheese sandwich in town. The most delicious and unique locally produced cakes and a healthy, clean eating twist wherever we can squeeze it in. Did we mention the wine and beer are local too? Free Wi-Fi throughout Nourish, so whether you are catching up on emails or streaming your favourite program, we have got the connection covered for you. Make sure to grab a large cup of our signature coffee. Passing by and in a rush? No worries, have it to take away.
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morg80
Thame, UK14 contributions
A lovely arts venue with a range of performances, exhibitions, displays and a lovely cafe. A great addition to Didcot.
Written September 18, 2010
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happybrits_9
cheltenham39 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
First time here for a concert. Building looks modern, bright & clean and so are the toilets (always a good sign). Seating is quite steeply tiered which gives everyone a good view over the head of the person in front, small and intimate and there’s enough knee room. Friendly staff too. Bar was busy at the interval but there’s free water so if you’re thirsty you don’t have to queue. Good experience!
Written April 19, 2019
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Tara W
Portsmouth, UK20 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Cornerstone is a lively, friendly venue which has a variety of shows and acts throughout the year for most tastes and ages. I have seen Sean Lock , Jack Dee and Ed Byrne here as well as a fantastic Bee Gees tribute band, a Drama Festival involving local amateur drama groups and some great folk singers. The auditorium is fairly small with tiered seating so you are able to have a good view of the performance area wherever you sit. The staff and team of volunteers are always welcoming and very happy to offer any assistance. The only downfall is the cafe/bar as it's very expensive and on busy nights the staff really struggle to serve a lot of people in a limited time. But apart from that it's a great venue and brings quality acts to Didcot at reasonable prices.
Written April 30, 2015
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Stardiamond1
London49 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went to see Shazia Mirza ‘comedian’ last night. The theatre was absolutely freezing! Even the act mentioned it 5 times whilst the small number of us that were there shivered in our coats.
Didn’t help that Mirza really struggled, didn’t seem like she’d rehearsed and so many awkward moments where she lost the flow. Very unfunny, and just kept ‘on and on and on’ about white men and their faults, very boring!
Written March 4, 2023
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NandPMartin
Oxon53 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
Its a great arts centre and the cafe is clean, friendly and does nice coffee and snacks. Nice ambience and comfy chairs. Seating outside if the weather is good enough. Nice place to have a drink in the evenings too. And often interesting art exhibitions as well as shows and various activities for adults and children. I would say its Didcot's little gem and something to be proud of.
Written March 11, 2014
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Roger C
Didcot, UK11 contributions
Nov 2019
Went to watch a cookery demonstration with a differene. Fabulous show, staff so welcoming and the theatre is bright and airy. All seats give good viewing and the bar is great. The cafe serves delicious salads in the day, there are free exhibitions and the theatre put on such a range of shows - something for everyone. Easy parking at The Orchard Centre too.
Written November 25, 2019
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peterphillips1944
Didcot, UK5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Great place to visit, very pleasant surroundings, a first class cafe and outstanding theatre performances covering a wide range of choices. Good value all round, coupled with helpful polite staff.
Written October 2, 2018
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penny Rawnsley
Didcot, UK26 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Great place good shows wish there where more , went to a great music evening. Looking forward to the beer festival. Great place for coffee and cake. And lunches
Written July 11, 2018
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mollymOxon_Berks
Oxon/Berks54 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
My husband,myself and two friends attended a flamenco evening at Cornerstone.
This was our first time and I can honestly say that we had a great experience.
The show was amazing and the venue was very good. Seamless, calm and a lovely vibe will definately go again.
All the staff were very polite and warm.
Written January 28, 2018
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Adrian
Didcot, UK38 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Went to see a thing with wifey. It was jolly good. They also had good facilities and that was nice. All good fun. Have already booked to see another thing.
Written December 30, 2017
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