The Beacon

The Beacon
Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX
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An Evening With Paul Merson

*Enjoy a night with former England, Arsenal and Aston Villa legendary midfielder, manager and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.* Merson is famous for his vision, silky skills and eye for a goal. He has played under some of the world's most famous managers, including: George Graham, Arsene Wenger, Graham Taylor, Harry…

Ian Siegal: An Acoustic Session

Though he is best known as a bluesman and variously described as a legend and a national treasure, a typical Siegal solo show is much more than blues, taking in the American folklore of songwriters such Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt, and his own genre-defying songs. What binds together this varied repertoire is Siegal’s…

Jive Aces: A Night Of Jive & Swing Music

A night of jive and swing music with Special Guest Amy Baker Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic…

John Robins & Ivo Graham Comedy Edinburgh Preview

Double Bill: John Robins Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-Up Comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" yells into a well for fifty five minutes. Join the brilliant John Robins as he works through new material leading up to his 8th Edinburgh festival show (work in progress). As seen on Mock The Week, Russell…

La La Land

  • 12A

With a record-breaking seven wins at the 2016 Golden Globes, this is a modern take on the Hollywood musical from Damien Chazelle, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of 'Whiplash'. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love: music.

Fri 26 May


  • PG

The twice BAFTA-winning film ‘Lion’ tells the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who was born in India but adopted by an Australian couple after he was separated from his family. When he was five years old, he got lost on a train travelling away from his home. Years later, living in safety and security in…

Fri 9 Jun

Made In Dagenham

Jigsaw Stage Productions: Made in Dagenham Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 April | 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee) Tickets: £14 standard, £12 concessions (inc OAPs) | Wed 5 all seats £10 Inspired by a true story and based on a hit movie, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the…

The Marriage Of Figaro

Presented by Opera Unmasked Thursday 13 April | 7.00pm Tickets: £12 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink) Available from The Beacon Box Office: 01235 763 456 With the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists. Musical direction by John Eliot Gardiner.

National Theatre Live: Obsession

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • UK release: 10 June 2017

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots
  • UK release: 18 May 2017

Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.

Sarah and Duck

Sarah and Duck are brought to the stage through the magic of theatre and puppetry. Ages 3+.


  • U

Failed impresario Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) wants to revive the fortunes of his ailing theatre with a singing competition; one that attracts a motley crew of animal entrants. *"Immensely likeable" * **★★★★** **Empire**

Sat 27 May


  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Mitchell
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani
  • UK release: 21 October 2016

Trolls are cute creatures who love EDM and warm hugs, but they're preyed on by Bergens, toothy monsters who think eating Trolls will bring happiness. Hyperactive buddy movie with dazzling visuals and lots of ditzy fun, but not as fresh or original as some of the competition.

Sat 29 Apr

A United Kingdom

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Wantage Male Voice Choir

The choir's annual concert with special guests "Mello D" ladies.

The Zoots

The Zoots perform the sounds of the 60s.

Fri 14 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

The Zoots Sounds of The Sixties Show at The Beacon Good Friday

Experience the Sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Havana

The Zoots: The 60S Show

THE ZOOTS are Coming! And They' re Bringing the Hits of the 60s! ***“The ZOOTS are impossible not to like”***** - The Stage** **Experience THE Sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford - with the spectacular sounds of *THE ZOOTS!*** THE…

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