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.
Reggae Friday - Open Mic Night
27 May 2022
This reggae-themed open mic night is one of a series of 'Reggae Friday' events at the CultureMix Arts & Music Centre. Hosted by singer songwriter Jnr Watson who will open the show with a selection of his reggae favourites, and musicians, singers, rappers and spoken word artists are invited to to sign up and take part. Slots may be available on the night but we recommend booking in advance.
Andy Parsons: Work in Progress
15 Sep 2022
Join Andy Parsons as he warms up for another national tour with this intimate airing of a brand new show at South Street. As seen on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week.
Reading Mencap Double Diamond Event
24 Jun 2022
Reading Mencap is holding an extra special double celebration to mark both Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and their own 60-year Diamond Anniversary. The celebratory event will include songs from the Reading Mencap choir, drama from our Performing Arts Club and presentations and readings from people who use our services.
Terry Hiscock with Roger Trevitt
24 Jul 2022
Together with Chris George, Doug Morter and Roger Trevitt, Terry Hiscock formed the legendary folk/rock band Hunter Muskett in 1969 playing alongside Fotheringay, Fairport, Pentangle and Steeleye Span... and thankfully for us, Terry is still gigging both as a solo performer and in a duo accompanied by Roger Trevitt.
Love Unites 2022
3 Sep 2022
Reading Pride's annual Love Unites Parade & Festival returns to King's Meadow. The Festival kicks off when the Parade arrives at 12pm with a full line-up of entertainment across three stages throughout the day along with a funfair, family area, a wide range of food, drink and market stalls.
Monday Street Dance Classes
DanceReality offer Street Dance Classes every Monday from 4.00pm-5.30pm for ages 8-11 years and 4.30pm-5pm for ages 5-7. Learn fun routines and choreography in this weekly class, meet new friends, chance to perform in a theatre in our annual theatre show. Great for fun and fitness.
Mamma Mia – Open Air Cinema Night
27 May 2022
Gimme Gimme Gimme a film after/around sundown! The Club at Mapledurham are hosting an open-air cinema showing of Mamma Mia. Grab your camping chair or blanket, wrap up warm and enjoy this wonderful movie musical under the stars!
Club Velocity Presents doops
28 Oct 2022
Another cracking line-up of local talent from Club Velocity. doops are one of Reading's pop noise kings of the day. Jopy is the new band project from Jo of the Keep Cats and one to watch. The Dianas are something of a Reading supergroup playing their first gig in years. Past, present and future collide!
Ministry of Science: Science Saved The World
18 Sep 2022
The UK’s favourite science team are back at the Hexagon and more explosive than ever! Join our presenters as they dive deep into the world of science and look at how science shapes the modern world we live in with a few loud bangs along the way! 100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun.
New shows at Just the Tonic Comedy Club
From May 2022
A new season of shows has been announced from Friar Street's weekly comedy club, with names like Clinton Baptiste, Jarred Christmas, Carey Marx, Andrea Hubert, Aurie Styla, Roger Monkhouse, Cally Beaton amongst the many funny faces appearing on stage!
Howling At The Moon #1
25 Jun 2022
Dogmouth Theatre presents: Howling At The Moon - Reading’s first cabaret open mic dedicated to platforming LGBTQ+ women and non-binary performers! Hosted by self-proclaimed theatre goblins, Alice Flynn and Alice Robb, Dogmouth Theatre are excited to welcome you to a night of theatre, drag and live music at the Rising Sun.
Charity Gig at The Facebar
2 Jun 2022
Join Reading Rock Society for a night of banging tunes from the likes of The Bourbon Massive, Salamander, Strangers in Transit and 3Thirty - four University bands supplying pounding punk, catchy indie, wavy art rock, and classic toe tappers! And all proceeds will be donated to Launchpad Reading Charity.
Stand and Deliver Comedy at The Jolly Anglers
From 9 Jun 2022
Al fresco comedy is back from 9 June when Stand & Deliver Comedy Club start their summer season of shows in Reading's most infamous beer garden at the Jolly Angler's. Pope Lonergan will headline the season opener!
Children's Concert: Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite
21 May 2022
Reading Symphony Orchestra invites you and your little ones to join them at Reading Minster for their first Children’s Concert since 2019. They'll be performing Grieg’s ‘Peer Gynt Suite’, with special narration by David Barrell. You’ll hear tales of Peer Gynt’s fantastical adventures, with music drawing on the Norwegian folk tunes of Grieg's homeland.
Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson
15 Nov 2022
Two of the world’s greatest classical voices, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, reunite for Christmas 2022 with a brand-new album and a colossal UK tour which happens to stop at The Hexagon. Hear them perform traditional carols such as O Holy Night and In The Bleak Midwinter, alongside festive favourites including White Christmas and Mistletoe and Wine.
The House & Garage Orchestra - Live From Palmer Park
17 Jun 2022
Widely renowned live band The House & Garage Orchestra is returning to Palmer Park to serve up a spectacular night of good time grooves old and new. They will be joined on the Main Stage by a red hot selection of guest performers, with a more intimate Stage Two offering some colourful disco sounds.
Stories In The Park
18 Jun 2022
Stories In The Park is all set to return to Palmer Park for a third superb edition this summer, once again boasting two high-spec stages each with their own carefully considered look, sound and feel, with one covering drum & bass and baseline, and the other delving into the worlds of house and techno.
Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro: The Father of Impressionism
25-29 May 2022
Head to Reading Biscuit Factory for a unique cinematic trip around an art exhibition. With exclusive access to the most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades (all courtesy of the Ashmolean Museum), this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.
7 Aug 2022
Reading Mela is an exciting and unique cultural showcase that provides platform for the South Asian and other diverse communities of Reading. It aims to celebrate the music, culture and artist diversity of the Southern Asian that enhances understanding between communities.
Talon: The Best of Eagles
25 Sep 2022
Talon have risen from humble beginnings and this 25th Anniversary Tour will once again feature a timeless back catalogue of Eagles hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.
The Scarlet Vixens Burlesque present: Summerwe'en!
28 May 2022
The Scarlet Vixens return to their regular monthly haunt, The Purple Turtle for a spot of burlesque that goes bump in the night! Spooky season is never long enough as far as they’re concerned - they love Halloween and are expressing that love with a spooky summer show!
Comedy Night with Nathan Caton
30 May 2022
Comedy Nights return to The Mill at Sonning, featuring hilarious stand-up from Nathan Caton (as seen on Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week) and Aaron Simmonds (as seen on Comedy Central) with Karen Bailey as MC. Tickets include a Two Course Meal before the show.
Summer outdoor shows at the Flowing Spring
Summer's here, and that means a new season of outdoor shows at this multi award-winning independent country pub. From top tributes to the likes of Elton and Led Zep, to great up-and-coming acts, singalonga nights and bigger names like John Otway & Wild Willie Barrett!
Roof Garden Open Day
22 May 2022
Can fruit and nut trees grow on a foot of soil? How does a structure take the weight of an actual forest? Find out the answers to these questions and more at RISC'S award-winning sustainable garden. You'll be able to learn about their water harvesting methods and the innovative use of renewable/recycled/ reused materials in their hard landscaping.
Reading Rep's 22-23 Season
From Oct 2022
Reading Rep: 10 will be a celebration of the voices and talent that have been part of Reading Rep’s decade long tapestry of work. The season, comprising five bold and exciting pieces of programming, will see Reading Rep honour its roots in collaborations with ongoing creative partners, whilst also championing a new frontier of creatives.