The Corn Exchange is Wallingford’s entertainment venue, located in the Market Place and provides drama, art, music and the latest cinema releases in a friendly, welcoming and relaxed environment.
The Corn Exchange is a Grade II listed building dating from 1856 and is now owned by the Sinodun Players who brought it in 1975 and set about converting it into a 176 seat theatre and cinema. It was officially opened by Sir Peter Hall (the then Director of National Theatre) in 1978. Dame Agatha Christie, the English crime novelist and playwright and resident of Wallingford was also president of the Sinodun Players from 1951 until 1976. You can find out more about Agatha Christie at the Corn Exchange.
The Corn Exchange famously doubles as the Causton Playhouse in the popular TV series Midsomer Murders. To find out more about Wallingford as a filming location in Midsomer Murders both the Corn Exchange and Wallingford Museum offer an insight as well as our Midsomer Murders Wallingford Trail.
- The Corn Exchange has one wheelchair space (4ft / 130cm deep x 2ft 7in / 80cm wide), bookable in person or by telephone and the side entrances to both the auditorium and the foyer are sloped to allow wheelchair access. The seat next to the wheelchair space is designated as a carer’s seat and will be free to anyone accompanying a wheelchair user. There is a disabled toilet.
- Volunteer ushers are on hand to assist anyone with mobility problems and there is a small space to store walking aids. Users wanting to avoid stairs are advised to book seats in the front four rows with access via the side door. The auditorium is fitted with an induction loop for hearing aids.