The Hexagon

The Hexagon
Queens Walk, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7QF
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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 41 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

Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Thu 23 Mar

An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

An audience with the Strictly Come Dancing duo.

Sat 1 Apr

£26–£28 (£24.50–£26.50) / 0118 960 6060

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Sat 22 Jul

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64 four people) / 0118 960 6060

Sun 23 Jul

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64 four people) / 0118 960 6060

Beverley Knight

The soulful singer-songwriter and producer performs her pop hits.

Sun 18 Jun

£19.50–£99 tickets on sale Friday Jan 27th, 10am / 0118 960 6060

Beverley Knight

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

Sun 18 Jun

£19.50–£35 / 0118 960 6060

Bugsy Malone: Rare Productions

The 1920s gangster musical is staged with an all children cast.

Sat 25 Feb

Bye Bye Baby

The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Thu 6 Apr

£21.50 (£19.50) / 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

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Julian Wilkins conducts the orchestra for a performance of Vaughan Williams's The Wasps, Beethoven's Symphony No 6, 1st Movement, Vivaldi's Spring, Strauss II's Voices Of Spring, Grieg's Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Elgar's Chanson De Matin, Copland's Allegro from Appalachian Spring, Coates's Noonday Song from…

Fri 24 Mar

£22.50; £25.50 / 0118 960 6060

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Fri 31 Mar

Ed Byrne

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Fri 1 Dec

£24 / 0118 960 6060

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Eve Stegeman directs the orchestra, with violinist Jennifer Pike and violist Timothy Ridout, for Mozart's Serenade In D and Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat For Violin And Viola and Tchaikovsky's Serenade For Strings.

Wed 12 Apr

£22.50; £25.50 / 0118 960 6060

The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliam's children's book about two big hippos and one enormous dream – which of them can make it to the moon first?

Wed 29 Mar

£14.50 (Children £12.50 under 16s; £46) / 0118 960 6060

Henley Symphony Orchestra

Ian Brown conducts the orchestra, with pianist Stephen Hough, for Beethoven's Overture from Prometheus and Piano Concerto No 4 and Holst's The Planets.

Sun 5 Mar

£14–£20 ( £7–£10; Children £7–£10 under 16s) / 0118 960 6060

Imelda May

Commercial rockabilly songstress from Dublin.

Thu 11 May

prices vary / 0118 960 6060

Jamie Raven

Tricks and illusions from the Britain's Got Talent runner-up.

Mon 27 Feb

£22 (Children £18 under 16s; £74) / 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.

Thu 25 May

£20.50 / 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

Prices to be confirmed / 0118 960 6060

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

Kevin And Karen

Strictly Come Dancing professionals and husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa, with a supporting cast of dancers and a 12-piece band.

Sat 24 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0118 960 6060

Killer Queen

Tribute to the rock stylings of Freddie Mercury and co.

Sat 17 Jun

£22.50 / 0118 960 6060

Legally Blonde The Musical: Reading Operatic Society

The ensemble stages the musical version of the hit comedy film about a girl who enrols at Harvard Law School to prove to her boyfriend that she isn't stupid.

Wed 19 Apr

Thu 20 Apr

Fri 21 Apr

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 10 Mar

£27.50 (£25.50) / 0118 960 6060

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Tue 7 Mar

£37.50 / 0118 960 6060

Mr Bloom's Nursery LIVE

CBeebies Ben Faulks will be joined by all his gardening friends including Margaret, Joan, Colin, Raymond and Sebastian, the lovable Wee MacGregors, and The Compostarium for an interactive stage show with familiar songs and strong educational values.

Fri 7 Apr

£17.50 (Children £15.50 under 16s; £60) / 0118 960 6060

Sat 8 Apr

£17.50 (Children £15.50 under 16s; £60) / 0118 960 6060

Naomi's Wild And Scary

The children's TV presenter recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way, joined on stage by Animal Mark.

Fri 14 Apr

£15.50; £19.50 (£65 four people) / 0118 960 6060

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Fri 17 Mar

Pam Ann: Fly

Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.

Fri 9 Jun

£24 / 0118 960 6060

Pasha: Let's Dance The Night Away

The Strictly Come Dancing star and his fantastic dancers are back again touring the UK with their completely brand new show. Expect favourite dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.

Thu 4 May

£25 (£23) / 0118 960 6060

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Fri 5 May

£19.50–£35 / 0118 960 6060

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Thu 27 Apr

£17 / 0118 960 6060

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

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

Tue 24 Oct

£27.50 / 0118 960 6060

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

The team captain of Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats presents his latest live show.

Tue 21 Mar

Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

Sat 4 Mar

£24.75 / 0118 960 6060

Shakin' Stevens

The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…

Fri 28 Apr

£22.50–£35 / 0118 960 6060


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

Mon 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0118 960 6060

With Nine Below Zero.

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Sun 30 Apr

£27.50–£29.50 / 0118 960 6060

The Stranglers

The old punk warhorses play on without Hugh Cornwell. Expect classic hits from their back catalogue, such as 'Peaches', 'Golden Brown', 'No More Heroes' and 'Strange Little Girl'.

Tue 14 Mar

£25 / 0118 960 6060

The Wizard Of Oz

A spectacular Easter pantomime version of the classic story, starring Bobby Davro as Scarecrow and Ashleigh & Pudsey as Dorothy and Toto.

Mon 10 Apr

£21 (£19) / 0118 960 6060

Tue 11 Apr

£21 (£19) / 0118 960 6060

Yamato Drummers Of Japan

The Taiko drummers return to the UK with their latest show.

Wed 5 Apr

£23 (£21) / 0118 960 6060

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