Wallingford Corn Exchange Drama Festival
2024 (Mon 10 – Sat 15 June)

Welcome to the 33rd Corn Exchange Drama Festival with adjudicator Nancy Heath

The festival usually takes place annually in June, when regional theatre groups compete over a number of nights.

The awards on offer this year include:

  • Best Overall Production
  • Best Junior Production
  • The Commended Award
  • The Harris & Jones Salver
  • The Peter Utley Memorial Award (for best cameo appearance)
  • The Punters’ Prize
  • The Rita Kemp Award (for best supporting actor)
  • The SP Chair’s Award (for runner up)
  • The Susan North Memorial Trophy

The Wallingford Corn Exchange is a grade II listed building acquired in 1975 by the Sinodun Players and refitted as a cinema and theatre solely through volunteers.

Opened in 1978 by Sir Peter Hall the building now provides an excellent venue for both theatre and cinema productions with digital projection and Dolby® DIGITAL Surround Sound.

There is an uninterrupted view of stage and screen from everywhere in the 176 seat auditorium. The Corn Exchange has recently refurbished the front of house and provides disabled facilities, a new bar and box office and foyer area in addition to the Curtis Room which provides tea and coffee.

The Corn Exchange is within easy reach of the car parks in the town.


If you have any queries please use the button below to email the Festival committee.