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.
The Guilty Feminist
8 May 2022
Less of a podcast and more of a global phenomenon, The Guilty Feminist, is part comedy, part deep-dive discussion and part activism. Hosted by Deborah Frances-White and featuring a different array of world class guests each night, together, they examine our noble goals as 21st century feminists - and our hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine those goals.
SLIME by The Herd
13 Apr 2022
A new children’s show for the Easter holidays at South Street. Join Slug and Caterpillar and enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.
The Australian Pink Floyd 2022
27 Oct 2022
With over 30 years of history, the world’s biggest, best and greatest Pink Floyd tribute show continues to delight its global fan base.
“Setting the gold standard” – The Times
Paul Foot: Swan Power
26 Feb 2022
The multi-award winning comedian presents his brand new show at South Street. Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, murdering Santas and interfering ambulance drivers (self-appointed busybodies!) Plus Billy Zane’s Valuable Diamond (c/o RMS Titanic). Live by the swan, fly by the swan.
Berkshire Maestros Masterclasses
15/16 Jan 2022
Berkshire Maestros present two Musical Masterclasses - Guitar with Gary Ryan (Professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music) and Piano with Christian Wilson (Director of Music at Brasenose College, Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Oxford and Organist of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London). Plus! A FREE 'Sticks and Keys' workshop for young pianists of Grade 1 or over.
13 Feb 2022
Readifolk have been quietly adding all manner of shows for the new year - and The Jigantics are a particular highlight. Together they create a warm and very inviting atmosphere, blending the natural elements of Blues, Folk, Roots and Hill Country music.
Cocktail & Beer Pairing
16 Dec 2021
Local craft brewery Double-Barrelled and cocktail connosieurs Milk Bar team up! You’ll get to try three Double-Barrelled beers, paired with three exclusive beer cocktails designed by Milk to highlight and compliment the tasting notes of the beers. DB will talk you through the brewing process of the beer, and Milk will share how the beer inspired their recipes.
Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Stephen Bailey
17 Dec 2021
Mates Rates Comedy return to the Purple Turtle for their final show of the year, headlined by comedian, presenter, actor and writer Stephen Bailey (Live at the Apollo, The Stand-Up Sketch Show), plus Pope Lonergan and Joe Jacobs.
Christmas Movies at the Biscuit Factory
From 13 Dec 2021
Reading Biscuit Factory present a short season of seasonal cinema, featuring festive film favourites Die Hard, Elf and It's A Wonderful Life - plus a Christmas quiz that will test your movie mettle!
Carols Under The Clock Tower
15 Dec 2021
Come along to Christ Chruch on Christchurh Rd for some fun and festive carol singing outside, under the clock tower. Followed by hot chocolate and mulled wine - so it'll warm your body as well as your soul!
The ZAP Festive, Christmas Show
14 Dec 2021
The Zap Festive, Christmas Show Presents an evening of seasonal fun and entertainment for your delectation and delight. Performed by the Rising Sun's resident Zap Comedy troupe of people with learning disabilities - plus a bevy of special guest performers!
Anthropocene: the Human Era + live Q&A
9-16 Dec 2021
An interactive, multiple choice film about a young woman's dreams of the future in the wake of the climate emergency, inspired by Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch and Gecko Theatre’s Time of your Life. Streaming for free for one week, with a live Q&A on Sustainability in the Arts on 16 Dec.
Are You Listening? Festival 2022
7 May 2022
The all-day, multi-venue festival raising money for Reading Mencap is back for another fantastic year. The line-up is still TBC, but the early-bird tickets are already sold out!
Sara Pascoe: Success Story
26 Jan 2023
The star of BBC2 stand-up special Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads is back with a brand-new stand-up show! Sara decided she wanted to be famous at 14 years old. Since then, she has auditioned for Barrymore, scared Pete Burns and ruined Hugh Grant’s birthday - but look at her now… (please look, she needs you to look. And clap. And laugh. And then clap again).
The Illegal Eagles
24 Feb 2022
The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return to the Hexagon with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, incredible showmanship and acute attention to detail as they bring the Eagles’ catalogue of classics - including ’Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’ and ‘Take It Easy’ - to life.
12 May 2022
Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell, described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, is coming back to South Street.
Keep Moving - dance class for over 65s
From 20 Jan 2022
Dance Reading presents a new weekly dance and exercise class for the over-65s. Learn fun routines to keep your bodies physically fit, toned, stretched, mobilised and safe - and your minds challenged while forming long-term friendships and connections - and all with plenty of laughter.
Fireside Santa's Grotto at The Baskerville
14 Dec 2021
Santa Claus is coming to Shiplake! Book a slot for your little ones to spend time with Santa in our magical fireside Grotto with very generous gifts. Plus there's delicious street food, sweet treats and artisan stalls with local makers and bakers selling their wares.
Lichens, drones, and dinosaur bones
19 Jan 2022
What do lichens and drones have to do with dinosaur bones? Come along and listen to Dr. Brian Pickles talk about his exciting dinosaur discovery in Dinosaur Provincial Park (Alberta, Canada) in 2021 in this talk hosted by Cole Museum of Zoology.
The Great Big Vent Event
22 Jan 2022
Put the pizazz into 2022 and stomp on those winter blues with this sparkling evening of music and jolliment at South Street. The evening aims to raise £1000 for the Rising Sun Arts Centre’s ventilation system appeal with any excess money going to the Berkshire Cancer Centre.
Come & Sing Little Masses - Singers' Workshop
22 Dec 2021
Reading Phoenix Choir invite you to come along to Reading Minster and get your New Year's singing off to a flying start at this popular workshop. This year we will be learning two 'little' masses - Little Organ Mass by Joseph Haydn (Missa Brevis No7 in Bb) and A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott.