The Rochester Corn Exchange located in the heart of the city is an impressive Grade I listed building. Built in 1706, the building has had a varied history as a butcher’s market, a courtroom and a corn market. During the late 19th Century it was used as a concert hall, until 1910 when it became Rochester’s first cinema. The cinema ran until the 1920’s. On its closure, the venue reverted to The Corn Exchange and became the events and performance space it is today. The building’s history and beauty is evident in its range of stunning architectural features, such as its ornate plasterwork, classical columns and tall period windows, and with its sweeping staircase, high decorative ceilings and incredible chandeliers, it is a striking venue.

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Picture Credit: © The Rochester Corn Exchange.

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