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.
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Reading Between the Lines Theatre present a joyous, warm and festive family-friendly version of Hansel and Gretel at South Street Arts Centre for Christmas.
RBL Theatre overload our senses with a horror-filled, female-led, post-apocalyptic production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, on at Reading Minster until 9 November.
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.