The Theatre is Reading's oldest working theatre, opened in 1951 by the Progress Theatre company, which was itself established in 1947.
In addition to running its own 97-seat theatre, Progress stages the 350-seat Reading Abbey Ruins Open Air Shakespeare in partnership with Reading Borough Council each summer.
If you have never been to the theatre, or have not visited us for a while, there is no better time to come.
Over the last couple of years we have brightened up the foyer with a lick of paint and new lighting. In displays that change with each of our productions we show some fabulous art from local artists. We have fitted a new bar which is greatly appreciated – as are our low bar prices! A new heating system will help all in the winter months … it may be cold outside, but it certainly won’t be inside.
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0845 867 9845
Members of Mandy who have worked for Progress Theatre