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Angels in America bannerGreat Expectations, 20-30 July

Angels in America

20 June - 2 July

The lives of six New Yorkers intertwine through two highly praised plays telling the story of the AIDS epidemic at the end of the last millennium. A classic of modern theatre.

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Alex Hitchcock tenor sax

8 July - Alban Claret & Evan Clegg
– The Collection

Bebop tradition brought bang up to date

Presented in association with Jazz in Reading.

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Great Expectations

20 - 30 July

Charles Dickens comes to Reading Abbey. A tale of redemption, violence, humour and unrequited love. Watch orphan Pip come into his Great Expectations as the sun sets over the ruins.

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Building for Progress

We need to raise £50,000 by March 2022 to cover 50% of the costs of our updated facilities.


Socially Distanced Performances

COVID safety

We offer 2 socially distanced performances per show, with a reduced seating capacity.


Come As You Are

On Wednesdays we open early and invite our patrons to feel safe and comfortable during their time with us.


Who We Are

Progress Theatre is a self-governing, self-funding group, founded in 1946.