Corn Exchange Auditorium

Offering the largest single event space within the centre of Cambridge, the main auditorium of the Cambridge Corn Exchange is the perfect place for hosting conferences, exhibitions, receptions and awards ceremonies.

This unique, versatile space offers flexibility and a variety of uses for events of all sizes, from a standing Christmas party reception for 500 guests to a plenary sessions for 1000+ delegates. There are additional rooms and areas available for breakout sessions and there is direct access into the auditorium for loading and unloading.

The detailed arch windows allows the space to feel light and airy, or choose to make a statement that matters with blackout blinds and up-lighting.

The auditorium is equipped with a state of the art PA system and lighting rig, and we can work with you and our preferred suppliers to install AV and IT services to support your event.

The main auditorium is accessible from street level.

One auditorium - three levels

The seating layout in the main auditorium can be arranged to suit your needs. The stage can be set at           three sizes depending on your requirements.

Stage sizes and capacities

Standard size stage (4.5m depth x 16.5m width) 

Medium size stage (7m depth x 16.5m width)

Large size stage (9.5m depth x 16.5m width) 

Flat Floor (removeable seating)

484 – 690 seated depending on stage size

Tiered seating (retractable) 


Balcony (fixed seating)


Area: 476 square metres

Formats Best For Features
Standing Conferences WiFi
Theatre Tradeshows AV
Cabaret Exhibitions Power sockets
Exhibition          Dining Catering
  Corporate events Dressed stage
  Birthday parties Sound desk
  Weddings Lighting
    Retractable stage