Welcome to Cornerstone -  your versatile arts centre

Cornerstone has a fantastic array of facilities for you to enjoy; an auditorium for theatre, shows, gigs and performances, a visual art gallery, a welcoming cafe/bar, a dance studio, plus high quality multi-purpose spaces used for our own programme of classes and workshops - also available to hire for conferences, meetings, classes and children's parties. 

Opening Hours
We are open from 10am – 6pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and 11am – 4pm on Sundays, except on evenings when we have a performance when the venue is open until after the end of the performance. We are not open on Mondays.

For directions to Cornerstone and a map, click here

Summer Opening Hours:
From Monday 18 August to Monday 31 August, Cornerstone will be closed for annual maintenance .

Box office will be open for telephone sales Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Please call 01235 515 144. Or you can still book tickets online.

Didcot Film club on Wednesday 27 August 8pm will still be running. Box Office will be open from 7pm on this day.

Family friendly
We want you to have an enjoyable and relaxing time with your family at Cornerstone, so we provide:

  • Toddler seats for children under one metre tall (numbers limited)
  • A bottle warmer at the café bar
  • A dedicated parking space for your pushchairs and prams
  • A meeter-greeter to answer your questions when you arrive
  • Pre-show activities in Chalk for children’s shows, when available

Cloakroom and toilets
The cloakroom is on the lower ground floor and opens 30 minutes prior to performances. There are toilets on all floors.

Hire our Spaces

Cornerstone has a range of excellent rooms and facilities available to hire for conferences, meetings, classes, birthday parties and to present shows in the auditorium - a selection of venue images are below.

Click here for further details about room hire rates and opportunities or please click the links below for specific infomration. You can call our Hires Team on 01235 515144 or email them on Cornerstonehires@southoxon.gov.uk .

Room layouts and capacities

Technical facilities

Children's Birthday Parties

Running a class at Cornerstone

Hire the Auditorium for a show

If you would like to hire the auditorium to present a show please download and complete the Hiring of Auditorium for Performance Application Pack which you can find in the green downloads box on the left of this page

The Auditorum
Reception and box office
Box office and reception area
Stairs and milling areas
View from top floor bridge

Diamond dance studio
Diamond dance studio
Willow art studio
Willow arts studio 
Chalk meeting room
Chalk multi-purpose space

Cornerstone is brought to you by South Oxfordshire District Council.

Smoking is not permitted on council premises or the Cornerstone site. 


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