The Hexagon

The Hexagon
Queens Walk, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7QF
  • Telephone 0118 960 6060
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  • Website www.readingarts.com/thehexagon
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Conveniently located in the heart of the town, The Hexagon, part of Reading Arts & Venues, is a well-renowned multi-arts venue serving up a programme of high quality theatre, music, comedy, dance and more.

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There are 43 events at this location

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Afro Celt Sound System

The return of the group who fuse electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.

Sat 18 Nov

£28.25 / 0118 960 6060

Alison Moyet

The much loved Yazoo chanteuse with the big smokey voice tours her latest album the minutes.

Sun 5 Nov

£27.50–£54.45 / 0118 960 6060

Amy MacDonald

Down-to-earth young singer-songwriter from Glasgow.

Sat 4 Nov

£39.70–£50.70 / 0118 960 6060

Wed 8 Nov

£25–£45 / 0118 960 6060

Beverley Knight

Britsoul diva who gives it her all in performance, like the captain of the hockey team.

Wed 11 Oct

£21.45–£38.50 / 0118 960 6060

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Mon 12 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 0118 960 6060

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 0118 960 6060

Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook

The two members of the band Squeeze perform a selection of songs by the band, plus solo material fro each artist.

Mon 23 Oct

£32.50–£47.50 / 0118 960 6060

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sun 29 Apr 2018

£25.50 / 0118 960 6060

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Sun 29 Apr 2018

£28.56 / 0118 960 6060

Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck

An evening of comedy, music and mirth from the two heroes of television and show-business.

Sun 29 Oct

£30 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Fri 1 Dec

£24 / 0118 960 6060

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Thu 10 May 2018

£29.50–£34.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

A night of unashamed nerdiness and unlimited laughs with Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker.

Sun 15 Oct

£17.50 / 0118 960 6060

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can’t Polish a Nerd

Steve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker present their latest show, filled with nerdy goodness.

Sun 15 Oct

£17.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

Gordon Buchanan talks about some of his most challenging expeditions.

Tue 10 Oct

£21.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Wed 8 Nov

£19.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

The Hunting of the Snark

  • Directed by: Gemma Colclough
  • Written by: Gareth Cooper (music & lyrics)

Musical comedy inspired by Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem.

Fri 20 Oct

£16.50 (Children £14.50 under 16s; £50) / 0118 960 6060

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

Fri 24 Nov

£25.95 / 0118 960 6060

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 0118 960 6060

Wed 23 May 2018

£27.50 / 0118 960 6060

Jethro

Risqué humour from the West Country comic.

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£22 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Wed 20 Sep

£27.50 / 0118 960 6060

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Tue 31 Oct

£20.50 / 0118 960 6060

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

A humorous and satirical look at the news.

Thu 29 Mar 2018

£22.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

Thu 29 Mar 2018

£22.50 / 0118 960 6060

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Fri 10 Nov

£44 / 0118 960 6060

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

The King is Back

Elvis tribute from Ben Portsmouth.

Thu 21 Sep

£29.50 (£27) / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

The Night Pirates

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Ltd have adapted Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright's book about the adventures of a group of little girl pirates into a stage show suitable for children aged three and upwards.

Sat 23 Sep

£14 ( £44) / 0118 960 6060

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

OMD

Veteran synth pop act performing favourites from their back catalogue and tracks from new album The Punishment of Luxury.

Thu 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0118 960 6060

With Tiny Magnetic Pets.

Private Lives

London Classic Theatre present Noel Coward's sparkling comedy full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue in which a classic battle of the sexes takes place in the South of France.

Tue 17 Oct

£20.50; £17.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Oct

£20.50; £17.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£24.75–£28.05 / 0118 960 6060

Ray Mears: Born To Go Wild

The wildlife adventurer and TV presenter talks about his career and passion for exploring the wilderness.

Sat 21 Oct

£27 (Children £19.50) / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Sun 1 Oct

£22.42–£40.25 / 0118 960 6060

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Wed 25 Oct

£22 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Tue 24 Oct

£30.50 / 0118 960 6060

Wed 29 Nov

£30.50 / 0118 960 6060

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra Of Siberia: Swan Lake: Russian State Ballet

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

The magic of Swan Lake is brought to life by the internationally-acclaimed ballet company, with Tchaikovsky's beautiful score highlighting the romance, deceit and tragedy. Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer, falls in love with Prince Siegfried, who can save her if he swears eternal fidelity to her.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£31.50–£36.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£31.50–£36.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Tue 3 Apr 2018

£29 / 0118 960 6060

Wed 4 Apr 2018

£29 / 0118 960 6060

Thu 5 Apr 2018

£29 / 0118 960 6060

Scouting for Girls

Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.

Thu 16 Nov

£25.95 / 0118 960 6060

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me, Right Here and Love Always.

Fri 13 Oct

£33.50–£50 / 0118 960 6060

Singin' In The Rain: Reading Operatic Society

  • Directed by: Andrew Wright, Jonathan Church
  • Written by: Arthur Freed (lyrics), Nacio Herb Brown (music)

The ensemble presents their version of the musical based on the MGM film about the end of silent movies and the start of a new Golden Age. Directed by Jennifer Scott.

Wed 27 Sep

£18; £22 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Sep

£18; £22 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Fri 29 Sep

£18; £22 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Sat 30 Sep

£18; £22 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • Written by: music)

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Tue 30 Jan 2018

£31.50–£39.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£31.50–£39.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£31.50–£39.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Feb 2018

Squeeze

One of the best post-punk pop acts, helmed by the songwriting duo Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford.

Mon 23 Oct

£35.75–£52.25 / 0118 960 6060

With Nine Below Zero.

Status Quo

Cheery veterans of classic rock.

Thu 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0118 960 6060

Tap Factory

A mixed programme of contemporary dance styles including urban, tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Mon 16 Oct

£22–£23.50 (£20; £21.50) / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Thank You For The Music

Double the tribute trouble with a night of ABBA and Bee Gees covers.

Sat 14 Oct

£24.20 / 0118 960 6060

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