The main charitable purpose is the advancement of art for the public benefit. Quality and excellence underpin all the programming which, together with community outreach and engagement, form an important component of the company’s ethos. On 1st April 2015 the staff and assets transferred from Cambridge City Council.
Currently through a wide range of excellent and innovative activities, we reach nearly 300,000 visitors each year. An eclectic mix of products and services gives the organisation a broad base: from the Brussels Philharmonic and the Philip Glass Ensemble playing the Corn Exchange to cookery competitions and boxing matches in the Guildhall; from Folk Festival workshops on willow sculpture and children’s instrument-making to Van Morrison and the Fisherman’s Friends; and from festive fireworks and the Tour de France to the Bay City Rollers and Paloma Faith, these all make up the programme of over 400 performances a year.