Reading is home to a number of professional theatre companies: Reading Between The Lines received national press for their recent new commission Henry I, which sold 3,000 tickets in two week run; Reading’s resident theatre company, Reading Rep combine high class productions with ground breaking education and community engagement; Beautiful Creatures are the longest running company in Reading with 2016 shows The Gift and The Fountain following on from 2015, The Winter Giant as innovative outdoor shows; Red Cape Theatre is company in residence at Reading's South Street Arts Centre...

 High quality amateur theatre groups proliferate in Reading with groups such as Reading Operatic Society, Progress Theatre and Shinfield Players.

You can see touring theatre shows at the Hexagon and South Street Arts Centre. The latter also has its own annual programme of theatre in unusual spaces, SITELINES.

For information on theatre in Reading, see the A-Z of art organisations.