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.

We are continuing our Sit with Me scheme this autumn to assist those who would like to see a show but who do not want to come on their own. We have expanded the scheme and will now provide a door to door bus service for the selected live shows only which will be delivered through the Handybus scheme to adults in the Newbury and Thatcham area. The bus will be provided on a first come first served basis and has limited availability so early booking is advised. It will pick patrons up and drop them home again for a nominal contribution of £1 on top of your ticket price.

At the selected live events, Sit with Me volunteers will be available beforehand to greet visitors from the bus, introduce them to other attendees, and will then watch the performance with them before helping them get safely on their way home

Included in the autumn season are: An evening with Countdown’s lexicographer Susie Dent (Thursday 20 September), the chance to see Mig Kimpton create stunning floral arrangements in Festive Floral Roadshow(Tuesday 6 November). The hilarious Le Navet Bete returns with Dick Tracy: A Comedy Caper (Thursday 11 October)

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 and bus tickets are bookable up to 5 working days before a performance.

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.