DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE CORN EXCHANGE IS CLOSED. WE WILL RE-OPEN AS SOON AS THE SCOTTISH GOVT PERMITS AND AS SOON AS VIABLY POSSIBLE. BEAR WITH US. WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU ALL BACK. MEANWHILE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US BY EMAIL.
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.
The Corn Exchange is the perfect venue for your shows, meetings, conferences, private parties, photo shoots, receptions, or corporate events.
The various spaces within the Corn Exchange, including the theatre can be hired for your own event.
The retractable, raked seating in the auditorium allows it to be laid out in theatre style or cafe style.
There are two rooms on the first floor (Bizzyberry and Tinto) and they are ideal for meetings and smaller conferences.
We are happy to discuss your requirements, including preferred layout of table and chairs, provision of projector, screen, sound and light, technical advice, arrangements for catering, and any other support you may need.
We can run a fully licensed bar if required. This will be operated by Biggar Theatre Workshop, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Disabled Persons: The Corn Exchange has a chair lift facility for disabled persons. Please notify the Corn Exchange in advance if you are attending an event and require to use the chair.
The hire rates for 2019 can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are 114 seats in 8 rows with a central aisle. Seats are raked to ensure good viewing.
The optimum number is 80 with 8 seated at each of 10 round tables.
A stair-climber is available, but must be booked in advance to ensure that qualified personnel are on site to operate it safely.
Please click here for the 2019 hire rates.
The Corn Exchange, a Grade B listed building dating back to 1860. The building is a major landmark in the town, built on the site of the old Meal House. The new Corn Exchange failed to achieve success as a grain market and became a popular dancing and entertainment venue. In 1935 the Corn Exchange was gifted to the Biggar Burgh Council and the Biggar Theatre Workshop now leases the building from the South Lanarkshire Council as a venue for its theatrical performances.
Having completed the first phase of an extensive refurbishment project. Biggar Theatre Workshop at The Corn Exchange is actively looking to include the wider community and visiting groups ot make best use of the building as a more diverse community resource.