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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. 

Don't Look Away at Cornerstone

Ticket Information

Prices: £12.50, conc £10.50. under 26s £5, Members 20% discount


Please note the performance on Tuesday 16 April has been cancelled.

The performance on Wednesday 17 April is going ahead as planned.

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Don't Look Away

Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

Tags: Theatre

This is like throwing a punch at a tidal wave.

It’s not going to make it stop or slow down. it’s just going to engulf you, and me. until there’s nothing left.

2015. A young man enters a community centre, covered in flour and looking for help. He finds Cath, a cleaner, who reluctantly lets him stay in her son’s room. A split-second decision which will change her life forever.

Don’t Look Away is a powerful new production from Novae Theatre, sister company to internationally renowned Idle Motion. Directed by Nicholas Pitt (Mistero Buffo, The Arcola) and written by Grace Chapman (It’s Not A Sprint, The Pleasance) this is daring theatre inventive in its form and astonishing in its delivery.

A critical tale of compassion and an investigation into our collective response to the international refugee crisis.

Stay behind after the show for a Q&A session with the show's writer (Grace Chapman), director (Nicholas Pitt) and Asylum seeker host from Oxford (Maggie Farra). 

Don't Look Away is a co-production with Cornerstone, Harrogate Theatre, the Civic and Birmingham Hippodrome.

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