South Street Arts Centre

South Street Arts Centre
21 South Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QU
  • Box office 0118 960 6060
  • General enquiries 0118 937 3456
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  • Website www.readingarts.com
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South Street Arts Centre is home to the award-winning RedCape Theatre, as well as Unfinished Business and Reading Youth Theatre. Located in the heart of Reading, the arts centre presents a mixed bill of performing arts, including theatre, comedy, music and live literature, from professional and community companies.

Events at this venue

There are 40 events at this location

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Abandoman: Life & Rhymes

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Rob Broderick.

Sat 23 Sep

£14 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Alan Clayson: Clayson Sings Chanson

The biographer of Jacques Brel and leader of Clayson and the Argonauts presents a unique cabaret with music, song and stories.

Fri 3 Nov

£9.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Badass Grammar

An original work about power and privilege from award-winning theatre-maker and guitarist Keir Cooper and writer, theatre-maker and Miss Pole Dance UK finalist Rose Biggin. Featuring a bespoke performance from Penny Arcade.

Thu 5 Oct

£11 (£10; £9) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Bessie Smith: Empress Of The Blues

Ffar Cotton Promotions presents Julia Titus and her blues troupe, in a biographical musical, celebrating the life of the popular female blues singer from the 1920s and 30s.

Fri 22 Sep

£17 (£15; £15) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Scottish comedian sets out his vision for a brighter future through his particular brand of warm-hearted, observational storytelling.

Thu 28 Sep

£17 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Dave Gorman: Work In Progress

The stand-up and television favourite takes a mischievous look at modern life and shares his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.

Wed 15 Nov

Phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Fri 17 Nov

Phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Mon 20 Nov

Phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Dolly And The Clothes Pegs

The organic ensemble from Reading play skiffle, folk and country tunes plus a selection of covers.

Sat 25 Nov

£15; £12 adv / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Driftwood

Casus present Driftwood, a circus show exploring our innate need for human contact.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£13 (£9.50) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Finding Joy

Danny becomes a carer to his grandmother, who is gradually losing her memory, in Vamos Theatre Company's touching and funny full mask performance.

Wed 1 Nov

£14 (£12; £10) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

For All The Fires Not Yet Lit

Singer and storyteller Catherine Ireton's solo show about everyday courage.

Thu 19 Oct

£12.50 (£11; £10) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Habib Koite

One of Africa's most respected guitarists Habib Koite gives his first UK performances in a decade joined by his band Bamada.

Sat 21 Oct

£14 (£12; £10) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Heidi Talbot

Having embarked upon a solo career, the former lead singer of Irish/American group Cherish The Ladies takes her fusion of Irish traditional and roots music on tour.

Fri 27 Oct

£17 ( £15) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

How to Win Against History

  • 5 stars

Costume drama musical about Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquis of Anglesey.

Thu 23 Nov

£12 phone for availability (£10 phone for availability; £9 phone for availability) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Joan

The tale of Joan of Arc told through story and cabaret.

Tue 10 Oct

£12 (£10; £9) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Johnty Wilks: Sax In The City

Chilled and fun early evening concert full of sizzling sax.

Sat 28 Oct

£13.33–£32.45 / 0118 960 6060

Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James performs a tribute to Leonard Cohen.

Thu 12 Oct

£17 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Kerry Godliman

The stand-up and actress muses on (mis)communication in a modern age.

Sat 9 Dec

£17 (£14) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Kris Drever

A singer-songwriter and vocalist who is best known for his work with the groundbreaking and very successful Scottish folk trio Lau. A native of the Orkney Islands, his third solo album, If Wishes Were Horses, celebrates his move to the even more physically remote Shetland Islands.

Wed 11 Oct

£17 ( £15) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

The Leaf Library

The seven-piece ensemble from London play indie, experimental pop. With support from Sun Skeletons and Drug Store Romeos.

Sat 30 Sep

Macdevitts

£6 phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 19:30

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?

  • 3 stars

The comedian with a follow-up to her What Would Beyonce Do? show.

Sat 14 Oct

£16 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense

An expert display of telepathy developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy directed by Michael Weber.

Sat 11 Nov

£13–£15 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Mae Martin: Dope

  • 4 stars

The star of the award-nominated Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her latest show which looks at addictions, and the pursuits of short-term pleasure.

Thu 26 Oct

£14 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Matheu Watson and Luke Daniels: The New World Drovers

New music inspired by the trade of cattle-droving. Featuring Ceri Owen Jones and Ceri Rhys Matthews.

Thu 26 Oct

Macdevitts

£12 ( £10) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Matt Richardson

The Didcot-born TV regular performs his latest show.

Fri 3 Nov

£14.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Matthew E White & Flo Morrissey

Virginia-hailing songwriter, producer and arranger Matthew E White performs his material in this intimate shows.

Tue 17 Oct

£14 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Nick Helm: There is Nothing You Can Do to Me That I Haven’t Already Done to Myself

Self described 'human car crash of light entertainment' puts on a belter of a show.

Sat 30 Sep

£14 phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

  • 4 stars

Phil Wang, son of the British Empire, muses on the realities of being a British East Asian in his laid back style.

Sat 18 Nov

£14 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Racheal Ofori: Portrait

Kate Hewitt directs this solo performance looking at the trials and tribulations of modern life.

Tue 7 Nov

£12 (£10; £8) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Republica

In a fusion of anarchic theatre and dance, a flamenco dancer, a guitarist and a stripper reclaim the forgotten history of events preceding the Spanish Civil War, the last time a government dared to take power from the super-rich to distribute it equally amongst its people.

Thu 16 Nov

£11 (£10; £9) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Robert Newman: A History Of Western Philosophy (Work-In-Progress)

The British comedian, author and political activist presents his innovative and controversial stand-up inspired by his recent award-winning Radio 4 series Neuropolis.

Fri 6 Oct

£14.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

New stand-up show from the star of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Fri 29 Sep

£16 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

The Snow Dragon

A seasonal show from Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Ages 3+.

Sat 11 Nov

£10 ( £9) / 0118 960 6060

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

The Thinking Drinkers - History Of Alcohol

Take a journey through time and learn about the history of alcohol whilst enjoying five drinks.

Fri 13 Oct

Phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Puppets and props tell the tale of the three billy goats the stories of some of their furry pals.

Tue 24 Oct

£9.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Wed 25 Oct

£9.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Tidy Up

Peut-Etre Theatre's dance theatre show for children about chaos and order.

Sat 4 Nov

£9.50 / 0118 960 6060

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Two Man Show

A playful new show from RashDash about gender and masculinity.

Tue 26 Sep

£14 (£12; £10) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Uncle Peanut & Here Are The Young Men: The Return Of Get In The Back Of The Van

The ranting, politically charged duo of Benedict Sandiford and Matthew Dyson present an intimate show which actually takes place in the back of a Luton van.

Sat 30 Sep

£10 phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 17:00

Vic Llewellyn And Kid Carpet: The Castle Builder

An exploration of outsider artists and the joy of creating. Featuring Nick Garnett, who at the end of the show will present the audience with something created using the debris from the show and anything else they find scattered around the stage.

Thu 21 Sep

£12 (£10; £9) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Yianni: The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know

Stories, facts, impersonations and more.

Sat 4 Nov

£14 / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Z List Dead List

BBC Radio 4's Iszi Lawrence presents a lively talk about obscure people from history with Black books and Veep writer Andy Riley and archaeologist and comic Paul Duncan Mcgarrity.

Fri 22 Sep

Macdevitts

£12 (£10; £10) / 0118 960 6060

  • 20:00

Comments & ratings

1. chrisrobbo19 Mar 2011, 3:26pm5 stars South Street Arts Centre Report

limehouse lizzie superb

Average rating 5/5 from 1 review of South Street Arts Centre.

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