Heritage and culture
Your guide to arts, culture and history in Reading. Explore museums and attractions, Reading history, days out and cultural events, including art, film and theatre.
Reading’s premiere theatre and arts festival is back for July 2019. Find out how to get tickets and which comedy, theatre, music and film events to see across Reading.
Progress Theatre’s open air season has kicked off with a powerful production of King Lear in the Reading Abbey Ruins.
Progress Theatre bring a their vivid production of Caryl Churchill’s 1982 feminist showpiece, Top Girls to the Reading stage.
This parody of the Hitchcock espionage thriller is full of laughs, silliness, wit and glee. See The 39 Steps at Shinfield Players Theatre until 23 March.
Progress Theatre present Henrik Ibsen’s ‘scandalous-for-its-time’ domestic drama A Doll’s House.
Reading’s Progress Theatre take on Jez Butterworth’s award-winning state-of-the-nation drama about life in rural England.
With ‘Blood and Ice’, Progress Theatre tell the story behind the creation of Frankenstein and bring the life of its creator, Mary Shelley, out of the shadows.
A youth theatre musical of The Snow Queen fairy tale from Bezerk Productions at Woodley’s Oakwood Centre.
Charles Dickens’ wintery classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ gets wheeled out a lot every December. The…
Progress Theatre are commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I with a production of Sebastian Faulks’ Great War epic ‘Birdsong’, which has been adapted and condensed for the stage by playwright Rachel Wagstaff.