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.
Ancient Greek Dance-Off!
5 Aug 2021
Join the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology to learn all about ancient Greek dance and how dancing is portrayed in their pots and statuettes. Then learn to dance like the ancient Greeks from a professional dance practitioner! It's fun for all the family and totally free - you just need to book a timeslot.
Laugh-A-Lot Comedy Club with Jeff Innocent
12 Aug 2021
The first non-socially-distanced show from Laugh-A-Lot Comedy Club is headlined by Jeff Innocent (As seen on ITV, BBC and Channel 4), with support from Kate Barron, Sadia Azmat, Dan Jones and Claire Haus. Hosted as always by local comic Preet Singh.
2-26 Aug 2021
Reside Dance C.I.C. in partnership with Reading Borough Council are delivering a free, celebratory cultural dance programme to residents and workers of Oxford Road as part of the town’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. There will be three workshop series - Bhangra/ Bollywood, Nepalese Dance and Caribbean Dance - that work towards a free performance at Kensington Park.
1 Aug 2021
Multi-award-winning Mikron Theatre have been bringing professional theatre to your doorstep for nearly 50 years - by canal, river and road. And this summer they bring a new show to Caversham Court Gardens. It’s 1920, and in post-war Britain, women’s football is big news. Come and cheer for Atalanta as our plucky underdogs learn how to play the game, take on the legendary Dick, Kerr Ladies – and find the toughest opponent of all is the FA.
Stand and Deliver Comedy with Patrick Monahan
11 Aug 2021
More comedy in the famous beer garden of the Jolly Angler's pub in Newtown. This month's headliner is Patrick Monahan, who started off on the glamourous Irish/Iranian/Geordie circuit in his native home land of the north east of England before being invited to perform all over the world from as far away as the Adelaide Fringe Comedy festival. He was the Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’.
Mad Monkey Improv: Summer Show
20 Aug 2021
After almost 18 months, Mad Monkey Improv are back with a live improvisation show! With no rehearsal and no script our team will have to rely on their imagination and wit to transform your audience suggestions into hilariously funny scenes in the blink of an eye. They are so excited to be back performing in person, with other people, in front of a live audience and would love to have you there.
Tallis Fantasia in Reading Abbey Ruins
31 Jul 2021
As part of the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of Reading Abbey, string players from Reading's Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra will team up with staff and students from Berkshire Maestros, to present several very special performances in the spectacular surroundings of the Abbey Ruins.
Pasión de Buena Vista
15 Feb 2022
Direct from Havana Cuba comes the hottest dance and music stage show taking the world by storm, Pasión de Buena Vista. Take a journey into red hot rhythms, breath taking dance and incredible singing in a stage spectacle like no other! Featuring the scorching 12 piece Buena Vista Band and the celebrated El Grupo de Bailar dance company live on stage.
Frozen Light present '2065'
21-23 Sep 2021
Set in a future where the people are stifled under an oppressive regime made up of all-powerful corporations and group of rebels who live outside the system believe things can change for the better, 2065 is a futuristic sensory extravaganza for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Frozen Light are specialists in making sensory theatre for adult audiences with PMLD and this is there fifth touring production.
The Snow Queen
3-24 Dec 2021
After a year off, RABBLE return to South Street with a new family Christmas production written by Anna Wheatley, from the original story by Hans Christian Andersen. We find ourselves in a country called Denmark, in a city called Odense in a time unspecified. Gerda and Kai are inseparable, pals since birth, nothing can tear them apart. Until one winter's day, Kai mysteriously disappears and Gerda is forced to set out on a treacherous journey across Scandinavia to find him...
Poets’ Café - August Covers Night
13 Aug 2021
After over a year doing things online, Poets’ Café is finally back at South Street this August. This month's event is a Covers Night, hosted by Damon Young, so bring along one or two of your favourite poem/s by your favourite poet/s to share on stage.
Summer Drama Camps
2-7 Aug 2021
Stageability Reading are running two summer drama camps putting on a play in a week! The Junior Camp is Matilda the Musical, giving 5-13 yr-olds the chance to sing, dance and have fun. The senior camp is Bully!, a series of vignettes on bullying that will really push their skills and performance.
The Scarlet Vixens Present - The Purple Peepshow
31 Jul 2021
That's right folks, The Scarlet Vixens are BACK at their favourite haunt, the Purple Turtle for an evening of socially-distanced burlesque - but you'd be sitting at tables for a Vixens show anyway!. Hosted by Mariposa Bop with performances by Miss Sugar Rush, Tootsie Rocques, Layla Cherry, Mojo Jones and Demonica Latex, it's truly a line-up of dreams.
Online local history talks
From 15 Jul 2021
The Centre for Heritage and Family History have a range of new online talks helping you learn about some of the more unique corners of Reading's past. From local industrial history to the role of Reading folk in battle around the world, there's a truly intriguing mix to choose from.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia
31 Jan - 2 Feb 2022
Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns with three shows at the Hexagon as part of their UK Tour 2022, accompanied by The Russian State Ballet Orchestra. Cinderella is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes; Romeo & Juliet boasts emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story; and Swan Lake - the greatest romantic ballet of all time - is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.
Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Nabil Abdul Rashid
20 Aug 2021
Mates Rates Comedy continues to bring you the best acts from the UK comedy scene to the Purple Turtle. Their August show finally sees the arrival of Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdul Rashid after postponing his appearance over the winter. Support comes from l Baldiniho and Kathryn Mather.
5 Feb 2022
Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to South Street with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy.