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.
30 Mar 2022
Club Velocity/New Mind present Subhumans. This English anarchist punk collective were formed in Wiltshire in 1980 - best known for their quintessential debut LP, “The Day The Country Died” - and are still going strong, and are coming to the Face Bar in early 2022!
Classical Music Alive 21-22
From 7 Oct 2022
Classical Music Alive in Reading is back! And as always, delighted to present orchestras, conductors, ensembles and soloists of the highest calibre at both The Hexagon and The Concert Hall, including Sir Willard White, Red Priest, The Galliard Ensemble and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (with a new Noisy Kids show to boot!).
Stand and Deliver Comedy Halloween Special
13 Oct 2021
Following the success of sell-out summer shows at the Jolly Anglers, Stand And Deliver will be returning for something rather spooky. Expect fiendishly funny standup - headlined by the wickedly hilarious (or should that be hilariously wicked?) John Robertson - and a fancy dress competition!
Strike Up the Band!
9 Oct 2021
Woodley Concert Band are delighted to be returning to the concert stage with a brilliant celebration of live music-making! Packed with tunes you’ll know and love from the music of stage and screen to well-known folk tunes and pop - including live performances of some of the music that they recorded during lockdown.
RFT's new season
From 23 Sep 2021
Back at their home in the Palmer Building, Reading Film Theatre's new season kicks off with some of the best independent cinema of the past year, including Academy Award winners Minari and The Father, plus Another Round and Limbo. And that's just for starters...
Irish Dance Classes for Children 4+
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Maguire O'Shea Academy of Irish Dance has been established for fifty years, producing an exceptional amount of world class dancers who have then gone on to perform with shows such as Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Prodijig. And classes are back up and running in locations in Tilehurst and Caversham for any beginners aged 4+.
APO - The Professionals
25 Sep 2021
Reading’s Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra gives over the stage to professional musicians for an eclectic and electric programme. After 19 months without large-scale orchestral music at The Hexagon, it’s sure to be an uplifting and emotional occasion.
The Scarlet Vixens Present - The Purple Peepshow
25 Sep 2021
The Scarlet Vixens return to their favourite stomping ground The Purple Turtle for a night of astounding entertainment, laugh out loud comedy and sultry burlesque and cabaret!
15-20 Nov 2021
Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home. Some of the things they did to get it, you might find shocking. But they want you to know they did it all for their baby... Progress Theatre present a wickedly comic satire about a young couple offered a 'too good to be true' way onto the property ladder.
Attila the Stockbroker
3 Dec 2021
Radical-force-of-nature performance poet/musician Attila the Stockbroker celebrates the 41st anniversary of his first gig this year. And Club Velocity are hosting an intimate show with him at the Rising Sun Arts Centre to help raise funds for their ventilation and improvements campaign.
Big names at Just The Tonic Comedy Club
Just The Tonic bring stand-up to Friar Street every Saturday night - and sometimes they bring someone special along for a headline show. Names like Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid, the legendary Reginald D. Hunter and "Maniac" Rachel Fairburn.
SITELINES presents "Brothers"
25-26 Sep 2021
Originally performed at this year's WaterFest, Brothers is a unique SITELINES show designed for a one-person audience, with a tale of the Franciscan Friars who ministered in Reading 900 years ago. Performances will be every 15 minutes across the two dates.
29 Oct 2021
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is coming to South Street! She’s working through new ideas and warming up her brand new show, The Dating Show, before it tours across the UK. There’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had in the reign of this ‘voice-throwing queen’ (London Evening Standard).
Andrew McCormack's Graviton
22 Oct 2021
Jazz in Reading marks a welcome return to the stage of the Progress Theatre with the internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Andrew McCormack and the unique sounds of his most ambitious project to date, Graviton. Graviton embraces a groove-based setting including vocals and a wider sound world which can be likened to Chick Corea's 'Return to Forever' and Tigra Hamasyan's 'Shadow Theatre' album.
Morning Concert plus Coffee & Cake
25 Sep 2021
Rest your weary feet after a hard morning's shopping in Reading town centre by dropping into Abbey Baptist Church (behind Reading Central Library) for a short and varied choral concert from Reading Phoenix Choir. Afterwards there will be some refreshments available in the form of coffee, tea, squash together with some cake (if you are quick!)
From 22 Oct
StrikeUp Theatre return to The Rising Sun Arts Centre for three nights of Forum Theatre in October, November and December, bringing actors together with a writer to create exciting new theatre in a fun, pressure-cooker environment. Open to all who want to take on that challenge!