Progress Theatre

A member of the Reading community

About Progress Theatre

Progress Theatre is the oldest producing theatre in Reading, with a rich history of staging regurlar and varied plays. These include our popular annual outdoor performances at Reading Abbey Ruins.

Our Patron, Sir Kenneth Branagh, was a past member of Progress Theatre.

The theatre is a registered charity.

Find us online

Visit our website at http://www.progresstheatre.co.uk

Upcoming events

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
7:45pm

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Scratch Reading

Hostedby Progress Theatre, ScratchReadingis a fantastic new opportunity for aspiring writers of all levels, aswell as a great evening out for those who love new writing and wantto support local talent.

Several exciting, brand new scripts will be performed at each event. There will bea discussion and Q&A session with the audience at the end to givethe authors valuable feedback. Scripts will be rehearsed in theafternoon and performed in the evening (script in hand).

Tickets £2. Doorsopen 7.15pm. Performance starts 7.45pm.
When
23 Nov 2019 at 7:45pm
until 23 Nov 2019 at 10:15pm
Where
The Mount
Christchurch Road
Reading
RG15HL

Hangmen by Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh's hilarious, multi-award winning play is next at Progress Theatre! A smash hit on its opening in 2015, this side-splitting dark comedy is set in 60s Lancashire on the day hanging is abolished.

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry Wade is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks with a very different motive for his visit.

2016 Olivier Award - Best New Play & 2015 Critics' Circle Award - Best New Play

This highly anticipated Progress Theatre production is already selling strongly, so early booking is advised.
When
08 Nov 2019 at 7:45pm
until 08 Nov 2019 at 10:15pm
Where
The Mount
Christchurch Road
Reading
RG15HL