Sit With Me

Sit With Me is a free scheme for visitors of the Corn Exchange who may not want to attend the theatre on their own.

Perhaps your friends and family aren’t interested in the same shows as you, or perhaps you’re a single theatergoer who would like some company for a change. At selected shows and classes, Sit With Me volunteers will be on hand beforehand to say hello and introduce you to others, before they attend the show or activity with you.

The shows included in the scheme in our Summer 2018 season are: RB Live: Swan Lake, The Mill on the Floss, No Kids and RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

Once you’ve decided which shows you’d like to come and see simply call 0845 5218 218* or pop in to speak to our Box Office team, and quote 'Sit With Me' when booking your seats. Sit with Me Seats are bookable up to 5 working days before a performance, after this time we cannot guarantee availability. 

The Sit with Me volunteers will not assume responsibility for anyone attending the theatre with the scheme, therefore Sit with Me isn’t suitable for any unaccompanied patron in need of a carer, or for anyone under the age of 18. 

Sit with Me at Coffee Companions

We host a Coffee Companions hour every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 in our cosy bar. Come along and enjoy a cup of coffee, good company and a chat, hosted by our Sit with Me volunteers. 

Sit with Me at selected classes 

Why not join us at Choir 55 or Knit for Need? Our volunteers will be around before and during class to accompany you and introduce you to others. Both classes are offered on a drop in basis so there's no need to attend every session, come as often as you like!


If you would like to volunteer some time as a Sit With Me volunteer, please contact or call 01635 582 666.