Progress Youth Theatre has been running workshops for young theatre-makers and aspiring actors for over 70 years. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and positive freelance drama facilitator to lead our Birdies Group (School years: 3, 4, & 5) and Parcans Group (School years: 6, 7 & 8) on Saturdays 9.30am – 1pm. Our sessions are [...] Read more
~ Jul 8, 2022
~ Jan 25, 2022
Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights! Our short play competition, now in it's 16th year, is open for entries from 31 January 2022. We are looking for short plays, 8-18 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in our next season. This is your chance to get your work staged. Deadline for [...] Read more
~ Oct 19, 2021
by Philip Ridley
15-20 November at 7.45pm | £12 (£10 concessions)
After a tremendous debut to our 2021/22 season with Secret Life of Humans, we’re excited to bring more excellent theatre to the Reading community.
Next on stage will be Radiant Vermin, by Philip Ridley. A story about the pleasures and pains of upward social mobility, the housing crisis, abuse of the homeless, and the lengths we’ll go to satisfy (and justify) materialistic greed.
Playful, provocative, and viciously sharp, this outrageous dark comedy will have you ‘dying’ with laughter.
Socially distanced seating:
- Tuesday 16 Nov
- Thursday 18 Nov
Come As You Are night:
- Wednesday 17 Oct (doors open 7pm)
~ May 13, 2021
19 - 21 May at 7.45pm – Live via Zoom Webinar Next week we'll be opening the digital stage with Lesson in Life. Remember to book in advance so we can send you joining info in advance of the show! 2020 has been a year of reflection for many of us, and with the 1 year lockdown anniversary behind us, we'd like to invite you to an evening of [...] Read more
~ Apr 2, 2021
Radio Play FREE – First episode 4 April It’s been a year since our first lockdown and time just flies! Or it certainly feels like it for Monty at least, who has exactly one year to complete a mad challenge from her eccentric uncle. But when the choice is between a £100m inheritance... or a £700m prize... what would you do? Adapted and directed by [...] Read more
~ Mar 29, 2021