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The Hexagon is a multi-purpose entertainment venue in the heart of Reading, hosting an eclectic mix of entertainers from big name Comedians, Spectacular Musicals, Children's Shows, Classical Concerts, Opera, Pantomime, Theatre, Dance and everything in between.
Built in 1977 by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall (RMJM) in the Brutalist style of modernist architecture, the venue's capacity varies from 1,200 to 1,686 depending on the programme.
The Hexagon is located in central Reading and is well served by public transport.
Reading Arts Box Office Opening Times
Box Office 0118 960 6060* or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Limited phone service available (12-3pm, Mon-Fri), please email if you can.
The Box Office is currently very busy and there may be a delay in replying to your email. Please check the individual event page for the latest event and ticketing information as well as our COVID FAQ's
The Hexagon Theatre - Queens Walk, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7UA
The Hexagon is currently closed to the public other than for events. Box Office and collections will be available one hour before the advertised show time. Please note that for 'stand up' music events these times may vary.
Please check the individual event page for the latest information regarding entry requirements, Covid measures and ticketing before travelling to the venue.
Unless otherwise stated the booking fees are included in the advertised price in the details of each event.
Current booking fees are £2 per ticket fee for tickets costing £10 and over, a £1.50 per ticket fee for tickets costing under £10 and a 50p per ticket fee for tickets costing under £5. The booking fee applies to all online, in person and telephone ticket purchases made with credit cards, debit cards and cash. Bookings made in person with a pre-paid debit card are not subject to a booking fee. Reading Arts Gold members are exempt from booking fees when purchasing tickets for most Reading Arts events (exceptions apply). Please see the membership page for more details.
There is an additional charge for postage of tickets if required, this option can be selected at checkout.
Please note that tickets for standing events and selected seated events will not be available for collection or postage until at least 14 days prior to the event.
Please note that all standing events currently require a COVID EVENT PASS for entry.
All standing tickets are unreserved general admission, the seating plan and ticket number is for administration purposes only. Please note that children under 14 years of age will not be permitted in the standing area. Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or over) and seated in the balcony.
The tickets for standing events usually specify the doors open time rather than a performance start time. Please check the event page for the latest information available.
To ensure your safety, security will be present to search bags on arrival and ID may be required. Please allow plenty of time for extra security checks. No food or drink may be taken into the venue and professional camera equipment is not permitted.
Please be aware that concerts of this nature use various theatrical lighting and smoke effects and may have high sound levels.
An accessible platform is available for customers who require a wheelchair position. Please note that wheelchair positions are limited and must be booked in advance (not available online) Please contact the box office on 0118 9606060 or email email@example.com to book accessible seats. For more information please see our Access Information.
Due to current coronavirus restrictions 'babes in arms' tickets are not currently available to collect at the venue and must be purchased in advance as e-tickets. Please see the individual event listings for details
Unless otherwise advertised 'babes in arms' tickets cost £1 and are for infants aged 18 months and under (available on selected events only)
Please note that the age limit for 'babes in arms tickets' may vary due to promoter requirements, please check the individual event listings for details.
We recommend selecting e-tickets when booking with Reading Arts Box office. You can check and download your e-tickets by logging on to your Reading Arts Account online. https://whatsonreading.com/my-account
If you are attending a show that has previously been rescheduled, please download updated e-tickets to ensure they include the correct date, event information and scannable QR code.
To help prevent resales and to ensure the tickets include the latest event and covid information, your e-tickets will be emailed to you at least 7 days before the event. There is no need to contact us, e-tickets will be automatically emailed to the account holder and will be available to download from your account.
If you have not received your e-tickets within 7 days of the event and they are not available to download from your account please contact the Box Office.
E-tickets have a unique QR code and will be scanned on entry. When sharing tickets with members of your party please ensure you do not duplicate tickets as previously scanned QR codes may be refused entry.
Tickets marked for collection are usually available to collect from the Box Office 1 hour before the advertised show time.
Tickets marked as postage will be posted to arrive at least 7 days before the event. if you have not received tickets within 7 days of the event please check the event page for the latest information on collections.
Please note that postage and collection is not currently available for all events and we recommend selecting e-tickets when booking.
Bookings for events that have been rescheduled remain valid however it may be necessary to re-issue or exchange the original paper ticket if it does not include a scannable bar code. Please see the individual event page for the latest information on ticketing and collections for rescheduled shows.
If you have purchased tickets with an official ticket agent, the agent will specify delivery method and ticket details at the time of purchase.
Please note that Reading Arts are unable to offer refunds, exchanges or answer any queries relating to orders purchased through a ticket agent, please contact the ticket agent if you have any queries about your booking.
For some shows it may be necessary to exchange your agent ticket on arrival, please check the individual event page for the latest information before travelling to the venue.