Progress has been creating excellent theatre in Reading for 70 years. As a registered Charity we are committed to promoting education in the performing arts as well as producing a programme of varied, interesting and challenging drama to the highest standard. Progress is entirely run and maintained by volunteers.Make Progress Theatre a centerpiece of your Reading vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Reading vacation builder app .
We have a production in the theatre every month except August, host music and fringe events as well as jazz concerts in partnership with Jazz in Reading. We produce the Reading Open Air Shakespeare annually in the enchanting settings of Caversham Court Gardens during July.
Our intimate 96 seat venue has a fully licensed bar and is the oldest producing theatre in Reading. There is wheelchair access to the Theatre with a seat for disabled patrons and their carer.
Progress has a thriving Youth Theatre, a Writers’ Group, the Friends of Progress and the Members themselves.
We are members of the Little Theatre Guild (LTG) and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and we are a registered in England as a charity (no. 205440).
Progress Theatre Reviews
Very amusing evening and some good acting from a young team. Must make the effort to support more often as proved to be a great night out. more »
A small intimate theatre seating about 100 people. The who production was excellent, acting, singing, stage management. Some of our group had seen other productions and spoken highly if them. I would ... more »
Went to see "a million tiny plays about Reading" really enjoyed the eveing. Everyone involved gave 100% including the staff Or volunteers manning the doors and the bar. Good beer selection too and the venue is all well maintained. Look forward to seeing another play soon!
Simply amazing performance , what talented people ! Great local theatre , small but perfectly formed ! Get there early if you want to grab a parking space !
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