More information on Our Facilities


Bar Facilities
The Corn Exchange is fully licensed. There are two bars in the main Charter Hall, and an additional bar in the Riverport Café Bar, all of which are equipped with a range of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks, and a selection of beer and lager on draught.

When booking the Charter Hall bar for larger functions there may be a requirement for us to arrange for security staff to be deployed at an additional cost.


Stage equipment and facilities
The Corn Exchange is an ideal venue for a wide range of musical, dance and drama performances and rehearsals. Staging, lighting and sound facilities are available for you to use and we will provide technical help in setting up. You may also provide your own additional equipment to suit your particular needs. For performances in the main Charter Hall, the first floor Flexi Rooms are ideally located to be used as changing rooms.


The Corn Exchange can provide staging in moveable sections in order to provide maximum flexibility for your performance.

The main sections are 2m x 1m wide and can be set up at a height of either 600mm or 400mm.  The legs can be hidden with black curtaining.


The Charter Hall has a voice reinforcement system, comprising radio microphones, loudspeakers and an audio induction loop. This simple-to-use system is ideal for meetings or for making announcements at events. There is also a Bluetooth adapter to our PA system, CD Player and sockets to plug in other sound sources.

The Tony Burgess Room, Riverport Café Bar and Flexi Rooms have their own local systems but without induction loops.

Switches allow announcements and music to be broadcast to the entire building if required.
For performances in the Charter Hall, pre-wired sound boxes with XLR sockets are provided linked to the balcony sound desk location.


Stage lighting and effects
The Charter Hall has a 60-channel dimming system with 15A round pin outlets around the hall under the balcony, plus some at hall level at one end. The balcony can be used as a technical gallery. A fixing rail is provided around the edge of the balcony and there are four lighting trees which can be installed around the balcony for additional height. DMX outlets are provided around the hall. We have a limited number of stage lights and a control desk for hire.

The underside of the balcony also has a number of 13A outlets and 16A industrial sockets for special effects. These can be controlled via the adjacent DMX outlets.  Technical staff can be made available to help set up for performances, or to provide lighting for hirers who are not familiar with the building.


Peripheral Equipment

The Corn Exchange has a wide range of peripheral equipment which can be provided for your meetings.

Our overhead projector can be set up for use in the Charter Hall, the Riverport Café Bar or in the Tony Burgess Room. We also have a large screen TV in the Riverport Cafe Bar – that can be connected to.

Whiteboards and screens are available for your use, and spaces can be set up with any table layout as per your specification.



We can provide teas and coffees, working lunches or arrange fully catered meals for any meeting, event or function.  Please call us to discuss your requirements.


Contact us

call us on 01480 496955 or email bookings@thecornexchange.org.uk