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Cambridge Corn Exchange launches socially distanced programme

News release from 19 November 2020

CAMBRIDGE’S leading music venue and the largest concert hall in the East of England, the Cambridge Corn Exchange, will be running a programme of socially-distanced concerts from January 2021, it has been announced.

Artists scheduled to appear in January and February 2021 include This Is The Kit and Scott Matthews (both in partnership with the Cambridge Folk Festival), Penelope Isles, BC Camplight, and Shame.

Strict social-distancing rules will be in effect, with a maximum of 200 audience members per show, mandatory face coverings, temperature checks, and other safety measures to guard against the spread of Covid-19.

All tickets for socially-distanced events will include a no-fuss money back guarantee in case the show is cancelled due to government restrictions or a customer falls ill.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce this news. I know so many people have missed live entertainment, and I feel sure many Cambridge residents will be delighted to see the first signs of a return to live entertainment. Council officers have been hard at work preparing for this moment for months, and we look forward to welcoming audiences back to the Corn Exchange from January.”

Like thousands of venues across the country, the Corn Exchange closed in March with the eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. In October, the venue was awarded £400,211 from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund, allowing it to plan with certainty through March 2021.

There follows a schedule of shows confirmed to date. For the latest news and to book tickets, visit the Corn Exchange website at

January 2021
21: This Is The Kit
22: Scott Matthews
26: BC Camplight
30: Penelope Isles

February 2021
17: Shame