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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.
(From Reading Station)
Come out of the main entrance, cross at the Station Approach pelican crossing and turn left, crossing Garrard Street, into Station Road. Continue across Friar Street into Queen Victoria Street and turn right onto Broad Street. Walk through pedestrianised shopping centre to traffic lights. Turn left into St Mary's Butts and walk down until you are level with the church. Turn right and cross the road, continue for about one hundred metres and you will see The Hexagon in front of you.
From London to Reading: trains run from London Paddington to Reading at least every 15 minutes throughout the day and late into the night. The journey takes just 25 minutes, if you get a direct train.
From Oxford to Reading: trains run every 15 - 30 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes.
From Newbury to Reading: trains run every 15 minutes and the journey takes between 20 - 30 minutes.
Reading Station GWR
Sat - Nav Postcode - RG1 7TQ
From the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 11 and head onto the A33 into Reading Town Centre. Follow signs for the Town Centre and The Hexagon / Broad Street Mall, it is clearly sign posted.
The Hexagon has limited disabled blue badge holder parking bays at the front of the building on the lower level (Stage Door level).
There is an excellent local bus service including Park and Ride with bus stops directly outside the Broad Street Mall.
Follow the Broad Street Mall signposts via Castle Street)
An evening rate of £4 is available from 6pm – 8am. Contactless payment now accepted in the pay machines combined with a contactless Pay On Exit facility at the barriers.
Follow the Civic B signposts via Castle Street
An evening rate of £4 is available from 6pm – 8am. This is a Pay & Display car park. Payments can be made either by cash or via the RingGo telephone app. https://myringgo.co.uk/
Pre - payment available. We are pleased to be able to offer all our clients discounted parking with Q-Park. The Q-Park Chatham Place car park is located just a short distance from the venue. Discounts of 20% are available on pre-bookings. To receive your discount please visit www.q-park.co.uk go to the Reading car park page, click on Pre-Booking and enter the promotional code Hexagon when making your booking.
10 min walk to The Hexagon.