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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

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

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.

Australian Pink Floyd

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

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

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.

The Jigantics

The Jigantics

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

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

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

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!

Christ Church Reading in the snow

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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.