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Cornerstone will keep creating!

Following government advice about Coronavirus, Cornerstone Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. Visit our blog post for more information on this closure: here.

Cornerstone Arts Centre is still Didcot's community hub even in this unprecedented time where we can't be physically open. We will continue to illuminate theatre, visual arts, community spirit and everything else under our umbrella in the best way we possibly can online. 

For a while, our website is going to look a little different. We are creating pages with details of our new digital initiatives including virtual galleries, streaming theatre and bringing classes into your living rooms so you can enjoy us even during this period. We will continue to be a community resource and we look forward to seeing you again in person when this is all over. 

Pinocchio's Young Ensemble Is Here at Cornerstone, Didcot

Pinocchio's Young Cast Is Here!

Posted on 20 Sep 2019

Stop Press

Following the success of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and then The Pied Piper, Cornerstone in association with Goblin, are proud to be turning their storytelling magic to the classic tale of The Adventures of Pinocchio for their third year of running in-house Christmas shows.

Alongside a talented professional team, children from the local community have been invited to perform in the show. Following an overwhelming turnout to open auditions, 45 children have been selected. The lucky young performers will work alongside the creative team to produce a brand new professional show. They will perform in groups of 15, rotating shows through a busy Christmas schedule.  

There was excitement in the air as the children, aged 8 to 16, met for the first time on Wednesday 18th September and got acquainted with their new performance groups! So, what can be expected from this year’s festive treat?

Join us at the Spinning Yarn Storytelling Bar, with musical storytelling extraordinaire The Blues Fairy. Together with her band, ‘The Crickets’, she tells the story of Pinocchio.

We meet Gepetto as he creates Pinocchio, and follow the naughty puppet with the growing nose as he learns to make sense of a confusing world. From finding fame and fortune to finding himself in the belly of a whale, will he side with the good Blues Fairy, or fall foul of the tricky Fox?

The classic story of Pinocchio is brought to life in a hilarious and vibrant new version with original songs and music – one that is not to be missed in the coming Christmas season!

Tickets are already on sale for this year’s Christmas show and audiences who book before the end of September can enjoy at 10% discount with code 'EARLYBOY10' at checkout.