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 Connecting professional and amateur theatre in Newbury, West Berkshire and beyond


The Map page shows where the theatres are. For professional theatres, we show plays, musicals and kids' theatre. We DON'T do ballet, music, professional opera, dance, 'celebrity' appearances, or comedy acts.


The Lights: modern arts centre with 242 seat fully raked auditorium.


Central Studio: part of Queen Mary College. Mixture of college, amateur and touring productions.
Haymarket: the main professional theatre in Basingstoke.
The Anvil: Basingstoke's concert hall, but they also do an annual panto.


Kenton Theatre: nice traditional theatre hosting amateur and professional productions.


Croft Hall: village hall, mostly hosting touring productions.


Arlington Arts Centre: part of the Mary Hare school. New theatre with modern facilities, hosting amateur and touring productions.
Corn Exchange: main theatre in the centre of Newbury. Hosts large-scale amateur productions and professional touring productions.
Debut: not a theatre, but a touring company. Infrequent productions.
Interakt Community Theatre and Arts CIC: small inclusive company in Newbury including theatre and arts activities.
Watermill: Newbury's main professional theatre, producing its own plays which often go on tour, locally, nationally and internationally. Very small, intimate theatre. A delight.


Burton Taylor: studio-type theatre associated with the Playhouse. Produce two short or one long play each night during the University term.
Creation: accessible, original, visually stunning theatre in unusual site-specific locations.
Gobo Theatre: professional touring theatre company dedicated to giving highly talented young people the experience and tools to succeed in professional theatre. 
New Theatre: large impersonal theatre staging touring musicals.
Old Fire Station (OFS Studio): small central theatre.
Pegasus: mostly amateur productions and dance theatre.
Playhouse: Oxford's main professional theatre.


21 South Street: studio-type location staging smaller productions.
Concert Hall: occasional theatre productions.
Hexagon: large theatre staging large-scale amateur and touring professional productions.
Mill at Sonning: nice little theatre in a lovely location, doing dinner-and-theatre packages. Mostly Cooney-style farces and Ayckbourn.
Progress Theatre: amateur group with its own theatre.
RABBLE Theatre: theatre productions in Reading, including the Abbey Ruins.


Corn Exchange: home of Sinodun Players, but also occasionally staging professional touring productions.

Theatre at the cinema

From time to time, theatres like the National do live broadcasts of plays to cinemas around the country. Details are here.