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SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

South Street is an Arts Centre presenting a diverse range of performing arts from both the professional and community sectors. The professional programme attracts the very best new and established names in fringe theatre, comedy, music, dance and live literature.

It is home to award winning theatre company RedCape Theatre (Fringe First & Total Award winners for 'The Idiot Colony'), as well as Reading Youth Theatre and Poet's Cafe.

South Street is also proud to be involved in many projects, past and present, aimed at developing performing arts both locally, regionally and nationally.



Off London Street, immediately to the south of Reading town centre.

Tel:0118 960 6060
Address: 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
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THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Centrally located within The Town Hall complex, the Concert Hall is one of the finest of its type in Britain.

** Originally built in 1882 it was restored in 2000 and features traditional horseshoe seating with a surround balcony and thrust stage, which stimulates a feeling of participation and closeness between audience (700) and performer.

** The Concert Hall also houses the restored Father Willis Organ, which boasts superb acoustics.

** The stage can accommodate approximately 40 musicians with choir seating behind for 80 singers.



Central Reading, 100 yards from railway station.

Tel:0118 960 6060
Address: Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
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THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The Hexagon is Reading's well established multi-purpose venue, in the heart of town.

We have an exciting programme of events including Rock, Pop, Comedy, Drama, Classical Music and Dance.



West side of Reading town centre

Tel: 0118 960 6060
Address: Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
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ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Anvil Arts, the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke.

It is managed by The Anvil Trust, an independent educational charity.



Central Basingstoke

Tel:01256 844244
Address: The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
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ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Arlington Arts Centre opened in October 2006, with singer KT Tunstall being both the guest of honour and the first artist to perform on stage - alongside students from Mary Hare.

The venue has since maintained a strong reputation for its sometimes daring programme of live music, featuring breaking artists and emerging talent alongside better known performers.

The programme of live events is diverse, offering high quality comedy, visual arts, theatre and family entertainment. However the emphasis still remains on extraordinary experiences that have yet to make it to the mainstream.

It is situated at Mary Hare School, a national centre of excellence supporting the oral education of deaf children.



In the grounds of Mary Hare School, south of J13 of the M4. From motorway follow signs for Donnington and the school is signed.

Tel:01635 244246
Address: Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
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CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Corn Exchange is our main house and cinema, situated in the historic market place in the centre of Newbury. New Greenham Arts, our 120-seat studio space, also housing a gallery and artist studios, is an 8-minute drive away in New Greenham Park, Greenham Common.

We want the Corn Exchange to be a real place of adventure and experience, a flagship venue for West Berkshire. Somewhere where you can come and experience an exciting range of live events and film all year round; where you can be challenged or surprised one week or laugh and be entertained the next. Somewhere welcoming and open, where you can take part as much as watch: a vital part of the life of local community and of the South East region.



Central Newbury

Tel:0845 5218 218
Address: Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
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KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

The Kenton Theatre is the fourth-oldest working theatre in the country. It is a Regency gem, set in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, with a warm, friendly and cosy intimacy that makes you want to come back. Our policy is to provide a varied programme to suit all tastes, featuring professional touring companies as well as local amateur societies and dance groups.

** The 234-seat auditorium is professionally equipped and provides facilities suitable for live performances, films, lectures and conferences. The theatre is available for hire and the adjacent Green Room (owned by HAODS) is also available for separate hire. A coffee bar and licensed bar are open for performances.

** Run entirely by volunteers, the theatre aims to provide enjoyment and opportunity for all, whether as a patron, treading the boards, or working behind the scenes or front of house. Enjoy our theatre...we do.



Henley Town Centre

Tel: 01491 575698
Address: New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
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NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Since September 2000, Norden Farm has offered the people of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and beyond, the best in entertainment and the performing arts.

** The Centre's history began in the 1970s, when a strong demand for an arts centre for Maidenhead began to emerge. It was focused by the establishment of Maidenhead Arts in 1978, set up as an umbrella organisation of local arts groups committed to establishing an appropriate centre for both amateur and professional work.

** Now up to 2,500 people a week visit the Centre for a variety of live shows, films, classes and workshops or to eat in the Cafe Bar. We look forward to welcoming you to Norden Farm on many occasions over the coming months.



Central Maidenhead

Tel: 01628 682555
Address: Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
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PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Formed in 1946, Progress is a registered charity committed to promoting education in the performing arts. Our intimate, 97-seat venue has a fully licensed bar. All of the shows performed are produced by dedicated volunteers. We also support several Youth Theatre groups and a Writers’ Group.



Progress Theatre, The Mount, off Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL. We are on The Mount, off Christchurch Road, not far from the main gate of Reading University. Buses 20, 21 and 111 stop nearby. Own car park and a cycle rack.

Tel:0845 867 9845
Address: The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
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RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The Rising Sun Arts Centre is a small, independent arts centre, which for over 20 years, has been staffed and run by volunteers.

The Rising Sun started as a squat, created by a group of intrepid artists who saw a need for ground-level arts development, for and by, the people of Reading. The centre gained charity status in the mid-90s, and has been at the heart of Reading’s cultural life ever since.

The Rising Sun creates a space where creativity flourishes and people come together to make things happen. Our programme includes a varied line up of high quality events and activities, avant garde music from some of the world’s top improvisers, ground breaking, participatory projects and the best band nights in town to name a few, all managed by volunteers without the benefit of core funding or full time staff.



Central Reading

Tel:0118 986 6788
Address: 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
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SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

South Hill Park Arts Centre is Bracknell's multi-purpose arts centre. A key part of our remit is supporting and commissioning new work across the arts, from both established and emerging artists.

South Hill Park currently offers term time courses each year across, art, music, drama, dance, digital media, and literature, in addition to this workshops are offered each year, for all ages and abilities and covering a wide range of subjects, from taster sessions to master classes.

The annual programme of performing arts offers hundreds of events, including music, drama, comedy, musicals, dance and opera by leading local, national and international professional artists and talented new amateur groups.

The galleries host many exhibitions a year across the 7 spaces, showing the work of local, national and international contemporary artists in a wide range of media.



Off the A322 Bagshot Road in Bracknell - turn in at Sainsbury's roundabout.

Tel:01344 484858
Address: South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
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THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

The Fire Station is a contemporary arts venue right in the heart of Windsor. It offers an exciting programme of music, theatre, dance, comedy, film and artworks.



Town Centre, Windsor

Tel:01753 866 865
Address: The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
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THE MILL AT SONNING

With much of the original structure retained, this 18th Century Flour Mill has been converted into a renowned Dinner Theatre.

Patrons enjoy a fresh home-cooked meal - with not a microwave in sight! - before watching the performance in our 215 seat air conditioned auditorium.
Pre-dinner drinks with a view of The Thames or watching the working Waterwheel in the bar, is an added treat.



Adjacent to Sonning Bridge, north side

Tel:0118 969 8000
Address: The Mill At Sonning, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY
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THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

The Watermill Theatre produces quality work that attracts high calibre artists and creative teams earning it a reputation as one of the very best producing regional theatres in the country.

Watermill productions tour both nationally and internationally, with much success, to many different countries, recently visiting Europe, the US, Australia and Hong Kong. Its work tours and entertains, moves and impresses audiences at home and internationally.

Twice a year The Watermill performs new writing to rural communities, playing in village halls and small arts centres. Alongside this it organises an extensive range of youth and education activities and works closely with the business community.

The theatre seats 220 people within a stunning converted mill situated in beautiful gardens on the bank of the river Lambourn just outside Newbury in West Berkshire. The compact building makes the theatre experience extraordinarily intimate for both performers and audience.



Just off the A34 North West of Newbury town centre

Tel:01635 46044
Address: The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
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THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

This beautiful theatre nestles in the shadow of Windsor Castle and is the only unsubsidised producing theatre to operate all year round in Britain.

Our repertoire is wide, ranging from the classics and traditional pantomime to first productions of new work some of which subsequently transfer to the West End.

The Theatre Royal has gained a reputation for the quality of its productions and is currently one of Britain's leading theatres.

Its success continues as it launches a variety of new schemes for both businesses and regular theatregoers.



Central Windsor, 100 yards North East of Windsor Castle main entrance.

Tel:01753 853 888
Address: Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
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TWYFORD & RUSCOMBE THEATRE GROUP

We are a small, friendly amateur drama group who have had great fun putting together local stage productions for over 40 years.

Our theatre group has a long tradition of welcoming new members and introducing them to amateur theatre. We can truly say that no previous experience is required - so do come along and join us!!



We rehearse most Tuesdays and Thursdays at our group HQ in Polehampton Close, Twyford; and we usually perform three shows a year (May/Oct/Jan) in Loddon Hall, Twyford.

Tel:0870 77 44 262
Address: The Old School, Polehampton Close, Twyford, Reading RG10 9RP
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WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

The Corn Exchange Wallingford is a volunteer run entertainment venue for Wallingford and the surrounding areas.

It provides drama, art, music and the latest cinema releases in a friendly, welcoming and relaxed environment.

The Grade II listed Corn Exchange building dating from 1856 is now owned by the Sinodun Players who bought the derelict building in 1975 and set about converting it into a 175 seat theatre and cinema. After an incredible amount of effort from many enthusiastic volunteers, it was officially opened by Sir Peter Hall (the then director of the National Theatre) in December 1978.

Throughout the following years several extensions and alterations to the building have been made, helping to ensure the venue continues to thrive as a successful entertainment venue enjoyed by audiences, visiting companies and all the volunteers who run the building.



Town square in the centre of Wallingford

Tel:01491 825000
Address: Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
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WOKINGHAM THEATRE

Wokingham Theatre is a thriving amateur group. The theatre presents 8 'main' shows each year in a season that runs from mid-September through to the end of July.

Each show normally runs for nine nights, opening on Thursday and running to the following Saturday.
In addition there may be other 'extra' shows in between; there is the Youth Theatre production and the Theatre is also let for concerts or events or to other theatre companies.



Just to the north of Wokingham Town centre

Tel:0118 989 0395 (Admin) / 0118 978 5363 Tickets
Address: Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5TU
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CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE, READING

Caversham Park Theatre was founded in 1966 by villagers moving on to a half-built housing estate. We enjoy charity status as a section of Caversham Park Village Association.

In a normal year we mount two productions plus the occasional one-off event. We are mainly an acting group but have an open mind and can sing and dance with the best of them when required!

Whilst we rehearse mainly on Friday nights this may increase from time to time. An additional rehearsal on a Sunday is usually all that is necessary as we get closer productions which normally run from Thursday to Saturday.



The Youth Wing, The Milestone Centre, Caversham Park Village

Tel:0118 948 1377
Address: The Milestone Centre, Northbrook Road, Caversham Park Village, Reading RG4 6QH
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BERZERK PRODUCTIONS

Providing Quality Theatre and TV Coaching, Directing and Producing.

Knowing what audiences want, responding with innovative productions and delivering those productions at an affordable price is the heart of Berzerk’s philosophy.

Berzerk is committed to innovations that will continue the brilliance and dominance of its productions into a bright and exciting future. Berzerk offers an extensive array of award-winning productions designed for a variety of audience environments.

Venues across Berkshire

Tel: 07976 652742
Mobile: 07976 652742
Address: 4 Mead Close, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 4ET
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FreeRange PRODUCTIONS

A youth company producing three professional productions a year, and also running a variety of training programmes and workshops for other young people passionate about theatre.

Reading and Wokingham

Tel:07532 115970
Address: c/o Pearmans House, Shinfield Road Reading RG2 9BE
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PURLEY BARN

Amateur Dramatic productions by a group based in Purley-on-Thames. Productions raise funds for local charitable organisations. The group was formed in 1993 and prides itself on providing quality entertainment for its audiences and enjoyment for its members.


In the centre of Purley-on-Thames, just west of Reading

Tel:0118 941 8745
Address: The Barn, Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Road, Purley on Thames RG8 8DR
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READING MALE VOICE CHOIR

A premier concert male voice choir in Berkshire, England with a unique and varied repertoire based on arrangements by our Musical Director.

Our objective is to entertain, raise funds for charities and other worthwhile causes while enjoying ourselves.

Rehearsals on Friday evenings at Hawkedon Primary School, Lower Earley

Tel:0118 966 1315
Address: c/o Hawkedon Primary School, Hawkedon Way, Lower Earley, Reading RG6 3UH
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READING REPERTORY THEATRE

Reading’s resident professional theatre combines high-class productions with ground-breaking education and community engagement to help transform Reading and the surrounding area’s cultural landscape.

Reading Rep strives to become a regional theatre with a national reputation. Our residency at Reading College’s Performing Arts Centre has given us a fully flexible studio space. This intimate venue provides the opportunity to build a loyal audience as we cement our place as Reading’s only professional producing house. We utilise the flexibility of the space by producing an ambitious range of work designed to create an ongoing dialogue with the community; challenging and provoking them in a way that only live performance can.

At Reading College, East Reading

Tel:01183 750 280
Address: Reading College, King's Road, Reading RG1 4HJ
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SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

We have a Licensed Bar, Foyer with Coffee Stop, and an Auditorium which can seat 156 in comfortable theatre seating. Disabled facilities include level access, toilets and removable auditorium seating if required. We stage a new production every five weeks or so, so take a look at what's on offer in our shows section.



Shinfield, south of Reading

Tel:0118 975 8880
Address: Whitleywood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
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THE SAINSBURY SINGERS

Local theatrical group producing two musicals a year at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Has charitable Status.

Grange Church, Southcote. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30 -10.00 pm. Contact Anne Lowder on 01189 972 4464

Tel:0118 961 1075
Mobile:07788 504133
Address: c/o Hawthorns, Gipsy Lane, Reading RG6 3HG
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ZULOO PRODUCTIONS

Zuloo Productions puts on a variety of theatre productions and events in and around Reading to raise money for charity and to support and entertain the local community.

Various venues in Reading - company based in Woodley

Tel: 01183 484 085
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2HEAVYPRODUCTIONS
2HeavyProductions is a Theatre Company producing original work involving actors from Black, White and Asian backgrounds. We are always looking for new talent but our standards are high.

Tel:0118 988 2477
Mobile:07804 940877 Address: 16 Oatlands Road, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9DW
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MASQUERADE THEATRE COMPANY

Masquerade is Reading's Premier Non-Professional Musical Theatre Company performing two Major Productions at the Hexagon each year Jan & June.

Based in Caversham and Emmer Green - see website for details.

Tel: 0118 947 4184
Mobile: 07802 881634
Address: Four Seasons, 210, Henley Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 6LR
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ST BART'S THEATRE

St Bart’s Theatre is a new venture making use of a large flexible space with plenty of character and history. We are already working in collaboration with Stage-Fright theatre community, Reading Between the Lines, Reading Hexagon and the Church of England.

We are starting to build a programme of professional touring companies as well as producing new shows with two resident companies. We will also be offering activities and events for the local community. We look forward to developing new opportunities with a range of artists, both locally and further afield.

East Reading, near Palmer Park

Tel:07737 477193
Address: St Bartholomew's Church, St Bartholomew's Road, Reading RG1 3QA
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STARMAKER THEATRE COMPANY

Starmaker has been established in Reading for almost 16 years and has performed at most theatres in the Thames Valley. They stage four or five productions each year and among the wealth of talent that has gone through their ranks over the years, are stars who have gone on to be internationally known.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon School, Fawley Road, Southcote, Reading RG30 3EP

Tel:0118 988 7959 or 0118 941 9188
Mobile:07976737587
Address: The Courtyard, 17 Kendal Avenue, Shinfield, Reading, RG2 9AR
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READING YOUTH THEATRE

Reading Youth Theatre is run by Reading Borough Council's Youth and Community Service. We have our own small studio theatre in which the young people take part in workshops, rehearse performances and put on productions. We also use other professionals.

Reading College, East Reading

Tel:0118 901 5639
Address: Reading Activites Centre, 69 Bulmershe Road, Reading RG1 5RP
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THE RIVERSIDE PLAYERS

The Riverside Players are no ordinary theatrical company. Each year they meet to live and breathe all aspects of mounting a production.
It's a great burst of innovative energy and effort - and a race against time...

Pangbourne College Theatre

Tel:0118 984 4166
Address: C/O Brooking Travel, 5 High Street Pangbourne RG8 7AE
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QUITE NICE THEATRE
c/o 38 Shelley Court, Reading RG1 5DG
Tel:07540 950103
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READING BETWEEN THE LINES THEATRE COMPANY
c/o 33 Reading Rd, Woodley, Reading RG5 3DA
Tel:07834 235620
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LINKS
ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY
THE RIVERSIDE PLAYERS
KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE, READING
SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL
WOKINGHAM THEATRE
STARMAKER THEATRE COMPANY
SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING
BERZERK PRODUCTIONS
READING MALE VOICE CHOIR
RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE
THE CONCERT HALL, READING
FreeRange PRODUCTIONS
THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY
THE SAINSBURY SINGERS
CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY
TWYFORD & RUSCOMBE THEATRE GROUP
MASQUERADE THEATRE COMPANY
2HEAVYPRODUCTIONS
SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE
PROGRESS THEATRE, READING
THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING
THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR
THE MILL AT SONNING
ZULOO PRODUCTIONS
PURLEY BARN
NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD
READING REPERTORY THEATRE
ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE
WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE
THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
ST BART'S THEATRE