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.
A Thanksgiving to the NHS at Christmas
7 Dec 2021
Join the Royal Berks Charity at Reading Minster to celebrate and give thanks to your local NHS this Christmas. They have a beautiful service planned with stunning music from Reading Community Gospel Choir, and heartfelt readings from NHS staff across Berkshire.
30 Years of Cecilia
13 Nov 2021
In the summer of 1989, an ad hoc choir was formed in order to put on a single performance of the mighty Mozart Requiem. Fast forward 30 years (plus a bit extra because Covid) and The Cecilia Consort is celebrating their unexpected longevity at one of their favourite venues, Douai Abbey.
Stand and Deliver Comedy at The Biscuit Factory
18 Nov 2021
Stepping indoors from their poolside summer season, Stand and Deliver Comedy Club bring LIVE in-person standup comedy to Reading's coolest new independent cinema and venue. Line up to be announced. Laughs to be in widescreen.
Jamma… Stripped at The Turtle
29 Oct 2021
Independent artist promoters Jamma present their new showcase Stripped at The Turtle, bring the very best of independent talent back to the stage in for stripped-back performances. They kick off this residency in October with Third Lung, Alexis Correy & Sam Handy.
Emerging Voices Exhibition
24 Oct 2021
Emerging Voices is a project run by the Rising Sun Arts Centre supporting emerging curators to work with artists and communities in Reading. This one-day exhibition will feature two amazing pieces of art from recent Emerging Voices projects being shown as part of Reading International Festival and Black History Month.
Bridget Christie: Who Am I?
11 Nov 2021
Bridget Christie is hot, but not in a good way. Join the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose d’Or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner for a warm-up performance of her brand new stand-up show - it’s a menopause laugh a minute with a confused, furious, sweaty woman who is annoyed by everything!
Twilight Trail & Carols at the Abbey
8 Dec 2021
The Twilight Trail and Reading’s homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad, have teamed up to present an exclusive evening of festivities. For one night only, you can enjoy the festive light trail along with a carol concert by BBC’s Gospel Choir of the Year 2019 winners, Reading Community Gospel Choir, performed within the historic walls of the Abbey Ruins. all to raise vital funds for local people in need this Christmas.
Who Killed Alfred Oliver?
4-20 Nov 2021
Reading, 1929. A murder has been committed! The tobacco shop owner, Alfred Oliver, has been found bludgeoned to death in his Cross Street store. On the same day, the star of the box office smash hit, The Monster, was spotted near the scene… RABBLE’s classic whodunnit, based on real life events, will transport you back to Reading in the 1920s.
Troy: War and Beauty
26-28 Oct 2021
Join the Ure Museum this half-term to discover our new trails on Helen and Achilles, two of the most important characters of the Trojan War. Have fun building up your own fleet of penteconters and become an expert in beauty routines from the past.
The Clark Tracey Sextet
26 Nov 2022
Jazz in Reading welcomes the Clark Tracey Sextet to the stage of the Progress Theatre. As well as being one of Britain's most accomplished jazz musicians, multi Award-Winning drummer Clark Tracey is a bandleader of extraordinary perception, who never fails to find a mix of youth and experience to bring a special magic and excitement to the music.
Matt Forde & Travis Jay: Works in Progress
10 Nov 2021
A double bill of ‘work in progress’ shows from two leading political comics. Matt Forde is a comic and impressionist, currently writing and performing on the new series of Spitting Image and has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and more. Travis Jay has had a busy year writing for Spitting Image, appearing on Channel 4’s Black, British and Funny and supporting Dave Chappelle on his Sticks & Stones London tour.
Heavy Pop present FEET
11 Feb 2022
FEET are "the Coventry rabble making wonky Britpop for a new generation" according to the NME. And they kick-off their nationwide tour right here in Reading - specifically, South Street - in February.
The Earl Slick Band
21 Nov 2021
Legendary guitarist Earl Slick has played with the likes of David Bowie and John Lennon. This year he's gone back to his roots with an instrumental blues-rock album, Fist Full of Devils. And he returns to the Purple Turtle as part of his UK tour.
Ufton Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
13 Dec 2021
Join Karen and her team from Harrison and Green florists at historic Ufton Court for a festive wreath making workshop in aid of Ufton Adventure. Expect a high quality choice of materials, foliage and decoration, as well as expert guidance to help you make an impressive wreath for your door this Christmas.
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
8-11 Dec 2021
Progress Theatre bring the timeless story of Babe, The Sheep-Pig to the stage this December. When the day of the Grand Challenge Sheep-Dog Trials dawns, the whole farm holds its breath to see whether Babe will triumph, against all odds, to become the hero of the hour!
Russell Brand: 33
15 Nov 2021
Russell Brand returns to The Hexagon performing stand up on the strangeness of the last 18 months: what have we learned and not learned? And how do you ‘get back to normal’ if you’ve never been normal?”