arts entertainment culture

Sorry, we're closed

Despite our best efforts over the last few weeks to avoid any disruptions to services we’ve had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close Cornerstone Arts Centre and the Nourish café as we need to carry out urgent maintenance work that affects the heating of the building.

January and February are traditionally quiet times for the centre, and we’re hoping to find alternative venues or dates for the events coming up, to keep disruption to a minimum.

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and any disappointment following this news, but given the cold weather we’re having, it’s very important to us to make sure we’re looking after the health and well-being of our visitors and staff.

A man using a wheelchair smiles whilst sitting in the auditorium

Visitor Access

Cornerstone is a modern, purpose built space with excellent access for all customers.

Cloakroom and toilets

The cloakroom is on the lower ground floor and opens 30 minutes prior to performances. There are accessible toilets on all floors and the main toilets are on the ground floor behind the box office.

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 for childrens' shows to answer your questions when you arrive


The Cornerstone building is fully accessible for patrons with wheelchairs; we have a lift to all floors, spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium and accessible toilets on all floors. Please scroll down to the media gallery below to see Mark, one of our regular customers, who is also wheelchair user, demonstrating how easy it is to get around the venue in a wheelchair. We also have an infrared system in our auditorium for patrons with hearing difficulties. Please ask the box office for a headset. Please note we do not have a loop.

Disabled parking is available at the top of Station Road, next to the Cineworld Cinema, in front of Boots the Chemist on Broadway and in the Edinburgh Drive car park.

Our brochure can be made available in alternative formats. Please call 01235 515144 for details.

Changing places toilet

Thousands of disabled people, including 40 000 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, need Changing Places toilets. Cornerstone is part of a growing network of places across the country to bring one of their disabled toilets up to the standard required to help those in need of these valuable facilities.

The new facility on the first floor offers a height adjustable changing bench, ceiling track hoist, enough space for more than one carer, and a height adjustable wash basin and privacy screen. Carers are advised to bring the disabled person's own sling to ensure it meets their needs. No spare slings are available. The facility is open to users of Cornerstone and the town alike, a radar key is not required.