The Corn Exchange Newbury are delighted to announce that Al Murray is set to host a terrific evening fundraiser this June, to support the reopening of their historic Old Library, which is under renovations to become a brand-new arts hub for Newbury communities.

Offering a unique opportunity to see one of Britain's finest comedians perform in an intimate pub setting, Murray will also be joined by sell-out Fringe comedian Ania Magliano (I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This, Pleasance).
£2.6 million is required to fulfil the Corn Exchange’s plans to open the Old Library in late 2024, £1 million of which has been funded by Greenham Trust, for the acquisition of the building, repairs, and conservation. Support has also been provided by Backstage Trust, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and Syder Foundation. With their current work taking place in a temporary facility, this spectacular new venue will ensure a permanent space for their engagement with members of the local community and opens up more creative opportunities to all.

Promising a lively evening of bar-room banter, all proceeds from the event will go towards the fundraising target to reopen the historic Old Library. The campaign for the Corn Exchange Newbury’s Old Library project will restore this beloved building into a local arts hub, creating a permanent home for their creative participation work, providing a long-term creative space and community hub. Corn Exchange’s creative initiatives focus on improving access to high quality cultural experiences, particularly to improve mental health, and to support our older communities and young people. VIP tickets will include seats in the first two rows of the stalls and the front row of the balcony, plus a glass of prosecco or a non-alcoholic drink. Priority booking will open to Corn Exchange Members on Wednesday 27 March at 10am, and general sale will open on Thursday 28 March at 10am.

For further information and further updates on the campaign, and to donate, please visit

Tuesday 25th June 2024
Location Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD
Tickets Tickets will range from £31.25 - £36.25