South Street is situated just to the South of Reading's town centre, 5 minutes from the Oracle Riverside, and boasts two performance spaces. The small-scale programme focuses on critically acclaimed touring theatre, music, comedy & spoken word.
SITELINES is a programme of off-site work curated by South Street, encompassing everything that doesn't fit a traditional theatre space. Find out more about SITELINES
South Street supports the development of new performance work for Reading audiences and beyond. Find out more about our Resident Artists.
Welcome to South Street Theatre Club.
We are a group of theatre fans who get together every month at South Street to watch some great theatre and then chat about it over some drinks and snacks. A bit like a book club, just with a live performance instead. You don’t have to be a seasoned theatre-goer to join us, or know bags about performance; just be open to some new theatrical experiences and making some new friends!
It couldn’t be easier – book yourself a ticket to a Theatre Club performance, watch the show, and then meet us in the bar afterwards to talk about what we’ve just seen. Each Theatre Club will be facilitated by a guest host, but the conversation can go wherever you take it.
Q: How do I join Theatre Club?
A: You don't really need to "join". Just make sure you're signed up to our mailing list, and we'll keep you up to date with all the Theatre Club news and goings on. OR… just meet us in the bar after the performance, where you’re more than welcome to join the discussion.
Q: Do I need to know anything about theatre?
A: No. If you do know a bit about theatre and performance, that’s great, but if you’re completely new, that’s absolutely fine too. If you loved it, or you didn’t “get it”; if it left you puzzled, or enthralled – let’s talk about it. There are no wrong answers.
Q: What is the host for?
A: First things first, the host isn’t there to dictate what you talk about. The host is there to keep the conversation flowing, and make sure that everyone who has something to say has the opportunity to say it.
Q: Will anyone from the show be there?
A: No. Theatre Club is about YOU. Your opinions and reactions to the performance, not what the creators were thinking about when they made the piece. Theatre Club is a relaxed place where you can say what you really thought, without worrying that the people who made it are listening!
Q: Do I have to say something?
A: Theatre Club is, foremost, a discussion group. If you have something to share, we’d love to hear it. But if you’re feeling a bit nervous, and don’t want to say anything, no one’s going to force you.
Q: Do I have to stay for the whole thing?
A: No. We’re very laid back, and the conversation will last as long as it lasts. Anyone is free to leave at any point, you absolutely don’t have to stay to the end.