The refurbished bar area and coffee house at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Picture: Supplied.

Visitors to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange for the recently announced autumn shows will notice a change or two.

The bar area and coffee house on the ground floor has been completely refurbished in a £70,000 project.

The investment should see customers served quicker during peak periods of busy shows when 700 people can be in the venue.

The new coffee house will be relaunched on Monday with all food and drink just £1 from 11am to 2pm for the event.

There are new style tables and chairs and they will also be outside the venue when work on the Tuesday Market Place is completed.

One of the highlights of the new season is the multi-award winning West End musical, The Buddy Holly Story which arrives in Lynn on October 8.

Darren Day stars in the pantomime Beauty and the Beast which opens on December 6 with Ian Marr returning for the fourth year as the dame of the show.

Puccini’s La Boheme will also be performed at the venue on October 6 with the Ellen Kent production featuring the Chisnau National Opera and Philharmonic.

Comedy comes thick and fast with Ha Ha Holmes! starring comedian Jo Pasquale on October 17.

Reginald D. Hunter (October 13) Roy Chubby Brown (October 16) and Lee Nelson (October 20) all head to Lynn for their own stand-up shows.

Live music comes from acts including The Manfreds, led by Paul Jones (September 13), Blake (October 4) Charlie Landsborough (October 23), Slade and Sweet (November 5) and Joe Brown (November 7).

For children there is Bananas In Pyjamas (October 27) while there will be a unique blend of nostalgia and song in Forces Sweethearts (November 6).

For full details of the autumn programme, see: www.kingslynncornexchage.co.uk