2019 dates will be announced shortly

About the Festival

The Reading-on-Thames Festival ran from 6-16 September 2018 -  its second successful year, bringing together a rich tapestry of artists and performers, venues and unusual outdoor sites across Reading and creating exhilarating audience experiences and unexpected encounters. The Festival aims to be a catalyst for collaboration and partnership across Reading's creative and cultural sector.  Thank you to all the artists, venues, sponsors, partners and in particular our audiences, for making this year's Festival such a great success.

Find out more about the Festival, its ethos and its vision. More information >>>


The programme

From revolutionary independent female musicians brought together by In Place of War, to Cirque Bijou's mesmerising outdoor performances, the return of Reading Between The Lines for the next installment of Reading's medieval history, a conversational meal, a midnight run/walk,  classical music  from the renowned London Mozart Players, film, history walks, photography exhibitions, promenade theatre from SITELINES and much more. More information >>>

Our partners

The Festival is organised by Reading UK, but we couldn't do it without the support of a great many other organisations, particularly the Reading Great Place scheme, funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. More information >>>

Festival news

Keep up to date with all the latest news about the Reading on Thames Festival and follow us at @RdgonThamesFest