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Looking for the newest events in Reading? Here you can find the biggest new announcements and notable additions to our listings, giving you the chance to book your tickets as soon as they're on sale.

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Murder Mystery - High Flyer

Sat 13 Mar 2021

A murder in a travelling circus and you have to identify the killer! Enjoy the virtual challenge of being a detective for the evening as the Shinfield Players sew the seeds of an intriguing mystery with a murder which needs solving. This is virtual theatre with a killer twist - followed by a virtual raffle.

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John Smith + support

Fri 24 Sept 2021

Smith was born in Essex and raised on the Devon seaside. Known for his intimate songwriting, his honey-on-gravel voice and pioneering guitar playing, he has spent the last fifteen years touring internationally and has amassed over 40 million streams on Spotify.

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Online "Theatre Club" discussing Behind Closed Doors

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Join South Street's Artistic Director, John Luther, as he leads an online version of our much loved Theatre Club, to discuss acclaimed show Behind Closed Doors with its co-writers & performers Sabina Netherclift & Benedict Sandiford. Whether you saw the show live last Autumn, or have watched the digital release we would love to know your thoughts and answer any burning questions you may have for our creative team.

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Poetry in Motion

19 Mar 2021

StrikeUp Theatre present a performance poetry masterclass, led by Artistic Director Rachel Mary & Movement Director Gavin Maxwell. Wake up your body, unleash your voice and let us guide you through the creation of your own performance poem, through one high octane evening of movement, word play and creative JOY.

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Youth Theatre Workshops

6 Mar & 3 Apr / 20 Mar & 17 Apr

Progress Theatre has a vibrant and happy Youth Theatre, split into 4 groups by age. Regular workshops involve theatre games, improvisations and skills development. These online taster workshops are for Birdies and Parcans, serving as an introduction to the work we do with young people at Progress Theatre.

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Earth Living Festival (online)

27-28 March 2021

The Earth Living Festival was founded in 2019 and is a celebration of local wellbeing, art & nature. This year they move the programme online with two days of virtual shared activities including yoga, meditation, storytelling, holistic healing, sacred sound, dance, movement, crafting and artistry.

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Behind Closed Doors: Digital

Streaming till 12 March

South Street is very proud to present a filmed version of our acclaimed theatre show 'Behind Closed Doors' for a limited time only. Conceived & written during lockdown #1, and presented either side of lockdown #2 to live audiences, this show was our attempt to make sense of the unique times we are living through. It was made for small audiences of 20 per show who watched in individual covid secure booths. We hope you enjoy this filmed version.

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Woodley Festival

April 17 & 18 2021

For 2021 we're moving to a virtual Festival. A limited number of Instrumental Solo and Ensemble classes will be run online via recorded submission. All entries will be professionally adjudicated as always. Entries are open now until 19th February 2021 and the deadline for recorded submissions is 2nd April 2021.

Music Masterclasses with world class musicians

Music Masterclasses with world class musicians

Saturdays from 27 Feb - 20 Mar

Make your Saturday afternoons amazing with musical Masterclasses from Berkshire Maestros, featuring some of the most influential and accomplished musicians in the world. Open to everyone (you don't even have to play the instrument!) and at just a fiver these are fantastic value.

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Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, by Sam Steiner

24-26 Mar 2021

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette, an already struggling couple, are about to find out... Join Progress Theatre for their next digital theatre production that explores how (and how well) we communicate, along with ideas about censorship, oppression, and free speech.