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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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.

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There are 22 events at this location

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Angelos and Barry

Entirely improvised silliness from two of the world's deepest thinkers.

Sat 19 Nov

£17 / 0118 960 6060


The story of Chris Doborwolski's Antarctic adventure.

Tue 22 Nov

£10 ( £8) / 0118 960 6060

Be Brave And Leave For The Unknown

A new show from the award-winning RedCape Theatre. The story follows a pianist and a photographer through a story of love, loss and courage.

Wed 2 Nov

£12 (£10; £8) / 0118 960 6060

Boo Hewerdine

Admired pop/blues songsmith – founder of cult band The Bible and frequent collaborator with Eddi Reader.

Tue 15 Nov

£17; £14 adv / 0118 960 6060

The Boy with Tape on his Face is TAPE FACE

It's comedy but without the chat. A chance to see the phenomenon of BWTOHF, in a show which is kinda cabaret, kinda theatre and kinda beautiful. Stand-up to make you spit out your drink then break your heart.

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Hey Colossus

HEY COLOSSUS are indeed colossal in their age and scope of sound; ranging from doom to feral noise rock to dark psychedelia and even blasted-out MILES DAVIS over their 11 years of recorded output. their recent 'In Black and Gold' and 'Radio Static High' on the celebrated ROCKET RECORDINGS label has garnered considerable…

Fri 3 Feb 2017

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Thu 10 Nov

£17 phone for availability / 0118 960 6060

James Acaster: Reset

  • 4 stars

Deadpan stand-up from the comically downbeat performer.

Wed 16 Nov

£17 phone for availability (£15) / 0118 960 6060

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna, but you won't catch her falling down any stairs at the Brit Awards. Her new show is about being middle aged and whether you're better off accepting it or fighting to the death.

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

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

Thu 17 Nov

£17 (£15) / 0118 960 6060

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Kicking And Screaming

A baby is more than Natasha bargained for - and she's wondering whether her boyfriend Jay will ever grow up. Meanwhile a flood of plastic balls and toys is unleashed into the middle of Sam and Ronnie's marriage. Tangled Feet's drama is funny and real, with an ingenious live score played on children's musical instruments.

Tue 8 Nov

£12 (£10; £8) / 0118 960 6060


The award-winning theatre company Two Destination Language presents a play that celebrates 'everyday maleness'. Alister and Kat talk about men and power.

Thu 8 Dec

£12 (£10) / 0118 960 6060

Marisa Anderson

The distinctive blues guitarist from Portland, Oregon performs in support of her album Into The Light. With support from Laura Cannell.

Fri 28 Oct

£10 ( £8) / 0118 960 6060

Mark Thomas: Red Shed

  • 4 stars

Incisive humour and satire as Mark Thomas explores the arena where he began stand-up: a red wooden shed in Wakefield.

Thu 24 Nov

£14 (£9.50) / 0118 960 6060

Neon Dance: Empathy

A dance and laser light show inspired by the work of psychologist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Zero Degrees of Empathy.

Wed 23 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0118 960 6060

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Nish Kumar: Long Word … Long Word … Blah Blah Blah … I'm so Clever

  • 4 stars

Quirky observations and intelligent storytelling from Kumar, who is kinda smart.

O'Hooley & Tidow

The pairing of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow who are based in Huddersfield, perform their self-penned melange of contemporary folk mixed in with a twist of punk and blues.

Thu 15 Dec

£14 ( £10) / 0118 960 6060

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Sat 10 Dec

Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom

Theatre of Widdershins presents its retelling of the tale of the girl with a particularly bad hair day featuring an array of incredible puppets.

Tue 25 Oct

Wed 26 Oct

Sabbatage: Black Sabbath Tribute

The heavy metal pioneers from Birmingham have their material performed live.

Sat 17 Dec

£14; £12 adv / 0118 960 6060

Sounds Of Salvation

The Reading-based six-piece performs its Christian ska originals.

Sat 12 Nov

£7; £5 adv / 0118 960 6060


The Bristol-formed outfit performs instrumental and minimalist folk.

Sat 26 Nov

£16 ( £14) / 0118 960 6060

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

limehouse lizzie superb

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