COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Important update for Reading Arts and Venues - 8 April 2020

Due to the ongoing situation we regret to announce that The Hexagon, South Street, Concert Hall & Reading Museum are currently closed and events at The Hexagon and South Street up to the end of May 2020 are being postponed.

We are working closely with our tour promoters, artistes and partners to reschedule shows and events wherever possible and we will update all ticket holders as soon as these options are confirmed.

Customers who have booked with Reading Arts will receive an email as soon as the status for each individual show is confirmed with full details and how to claim a refund if unable to attend a rescheduled date.   If a show is cancelled customers will be informed by email and automatically receive a refund within 30 days.  

If you have purchased tickets through an agent or any other channel you should contact the agent to discuss your booking and refer to their individual policy for refunds, please note that Reading Arts are not liable for tickets sold through any other channel.  

Unfortunately the box office is unable to take calls at the moment but you can contact us by emailing    We would appreciate if you could bear with us and avoid contacting the Box Office until we have announced details for each individual show.  

We are incredibly saddened to have to announce these measures and to disappoint customers who were looking forward to these events.  We would like to thank all our customers, staff, promoters, artistes and event organisers for their continued understanding and support in these difficult circumstances and we look forward to welcoming you back to our venues soon.


The Horne Section – The Hexagon, 16 March 2020 - Postponed until 22 September 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival – The Hexagon, 18 March 2020 - Postponed until 23 October 2020

Ladykiller – South Street, 18 March 2020 - Cancelled

The Boys Are Back - The Hexagon, 19 March 2020 - Postponed until Tuesday 24 February 2021

Commonism – South Street, 19 March - Cancelled

Jen Brister - South Street, 20 March - Postponed until 16 September 2020

Sensational 60s - The Hexagon, 20 March - Cancelled

David Baddiel – The Hexagon, 21 March 2020 - Postponed until Sunday 4 October 2020

Remembering the Oscars - The Hexagon, 23 March 2020 - Postponed until Wednesday 24 March 2021

Menopause the Musical 2 - The Hexagon, 24 March 2020 - Postponed until Thursday 8 April 2021

Ben Fogle – The Hexagon, 25 March 2020 - Postponed until Monday 5 October 2020

Rozi Plain - South Street, 25 March 2020 - Cancelled

Seven Drunken Nights – The Hexagon, 26 March 2020 - Postponed until Thursday 27 May 2021

Boyzlife – The Hexagon, 27 March 2020 - Postponed until Sunday 6 September 2020

Lucy Porter – South Street, 27 March 2020 - Postponed until Thursday 24 September 2020

Love On The Brain – South Street, 28 March - Cancelled

Vienna Ditto - South Street, 28 March - Postponed until Friday 2 October 2020

The Bootleg Beatles – The Hexagon, 28 March 2020 - Postponed until Wednesday 21 April 2021

Dispatches on the Red Dress by Rowan Rheingans - Thursday 2 April - Postponed until Friday 13 November 2020 

Roddy Woomble – South Street, 3 April - Postponed until Friday 18 September 2020

Suzi Ruffell - South Street, 4 April - Postponed until Thursday 10 September (Extra date added Thursday 10 September)

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats - South Street, 8-9 April - Postponed until 7-8 October 2020

Easter Panto: Puss in Boots - The Hexagon, 8-11 April 2020 - Postponed until 31 March - 3 April 2021

Poets' Cafe April – South Street, 10 April - Cancelled

Jimmy Carr – The Hexagon, 15 April 2020 - Postponed until Tuesday 1 September 2020

Tom Stade – South Street, 16 April - Postponed until Thursday 1 October 2020

Jonathan Biss, piano - The Concert Hall, 16 April 2020 - Cancelled

Faustus - South Street, 17 April - Postponed until Thursday 22 October 2020

Disobey Wrestling – South Street, 18 April - Postponed until Saturday 12 September 2020

The Bowie Collective - The Hexagon, 18 April - Postponed until Saturday 12 September 2020

Rhod Gilbert – The Hexagon, 21 April 2020 - Postponed until Tuesday 6 October 2020

Arcade - South Street, 22 April 2020 - postponed until Thursday 8 April 2021

Matt Parker: Humble Pi – South Street, 23 April - Postponed until Friday 9 October 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean - South Street, 24 April - Postponed until Saturday 31 October 2020

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone: Act Two - The Hexagon, 26 April 2020 - Postponed until Friday 18 September 2020

We've Got Each Other by Paul O'Donnell - South Street, 29 April 2020 - Postponed until Thursday 25 February 2021

Mark Thomas - South Street, 1 May - Postponed until Wednesday 23 September 2020

Ivo Graham - South Street, 2 May - Postponed until Saturday 7 November 2020 (Extra date added - Friday 6 November)

John Bishop - The Hexagon, 6 May - Postponed until Monday 2 November 2020

Grace Petrie - The Concert Hall, 7 May - Postponed until Thursday 5 November 2020

A Little Death by Vic Llewellyn - South Street, 7 May - Postponed until Thursday 11 February 2021

Morgan and West: Unbelievable Science - South Street, 8-9 May - Postponed until Friday 9 & Saturday 10 April 2021

Adam Kay - The Hexagon, 9 May - Postponed until Monday 21 September 2020

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: May 2020 - The Hexagon, 10 May 2020 - Cancelled

Sam Sweeney Band – South Street, 12 May - Postponed until Wednesday 5 May 2021

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - The Hexagon, 13 May - Postponed until Saturday 18 July 2020

Try P!nk - South Street, 16 May - Cancelled

Jack Lukeman - South Street, 17 May - Postponed until Thursday 18 February 2021

Steve Hughes - South Street, 23 May - Postponed until Wednesday 4 November 2020

Resisting Wokeness - The Hexagon, 27 May - Cancelled

Rob Auton - South Street, 4 June - Postponed until Friday 22 January 2021

NT Live: The Welkin - The Hexagon, 9 June 2020 - Cancelled

Rachel Parris - The Concert Hall, 12 June 2020 - Postponed until Saturday 31 October 2020

Gyles Brandreth - The Hexagon, 20 June 2020 - Postponed until Saturday 26 September 2020

Calling Planet Earth - The Hexagon, 26 June - Postponed until Thursday 4 March 2021

We Will Rock You - The Hexagon, 7-11 July 2020 - Postponed until 4-8 May 2021

See the full list of impacted events

Thank you to all our customers and partners for your continued support. We would kindly ask all ticket holders if possible to please hold on to your tickets for rescheduled shows, this will greatly support the many artists and organisers who have been affected by the closure and help ensure we return with a strong and healthy programme of events for you all to enjoy. Thank you




Non-Reading Arts and Venues events

Each individual partner organisation is responsible for uploading and updating their content in line with whatever policy they have decided upon. During this period we'll be working with our partners to ensure all event listings are updated to match whatever course of action is chosen with each event. Please bear with us - and our partners - as tricky decisions are made.

If in doubt, it's best you check each venue or promoter's website or social media channels directly for the most up-to-date information about their events. 


The Government's latest Information and advice on coronavirus can be found here.

On 16 March 2020 the Government advised  a number of further precautionary measures resulting in the current closure to the public of all Reading Borough Council buildings and the postponement of all Reading Arts events until 18 April 2020.  


We regret to announce that initially, all events at The Hexagon, South Street, Concert Hall & Reading Museum up to 18 April 2020 are being postponed and that our buildings will close to the public with immediate effect. 


 In the event of a postponed or cancelled event we will email all ticket holders who have purchased their tickets from Reading Arts to inform you of any changes, in the event of a cancelled event you will be informed and your tickets will automatically be refunded within 30 days.  We will also update our website and social media channels.   

Please note that we are currently unable to respond to individual enquires to our box office or on social media but would like to assure customers that refunds will be available for cancelled events or if you are unable to attend a rescheduled date.

To help us please ensure that the email address and contact details we hold for you are up to date by logging into your account here  

We ask you to bear with us as rescheduled events are confirmed and to avoid contacting the box office as they are dealing with an unprecedented number of enquiries.

If you have purchased tickets though a ticket agent (eg Ticketmaster, SEE tickets etc) or any other channel you will need to contact the agent directly to discuss your booking and their terms and conditions and refund policy will apply. 


For the moment our standard terms and conditions apply for all other events and tickets are non-refundable.   We will post any further updates here.


All ticket holders who have purchased from Reading Arts will receive further information by email as soon as the status of individual shows is confirmed.

We regret that we are currently unable to respond to individual enquires to our box office or on social media but will be will be updating these FAQs, our website and social media channels as necessary.  Please continue to check them for updates.  


We appreciate your continued understanding and support in these difficult circumstances.