Plan your visit

Welcome to Reading Rep. We hope that your visit will be as enjoyable as possible. Below is some information to help you plan your journey.

Reading Rep is in residence at Reading College’s Performing Arts Centre:

You can buy tickets on the door 30 minutes before the show starts from the foyer in Reading College’s The Kitchen, located next door to the theatre.

The kitchen serves coffee, tea, soft drinks wine and beer. It is the ideal place to come before the play begins and to discuss the production afterwards.

Access & Parking

There is ample free parking on-site.

There is access for wheelchair use in the studio space.

How to get to us

Reading Repertory Theatre
Reading College Performing Arts Centre
Kings Road Campus
Kings Road


Telephone: 01183 750 280

By foot

Kings Road is 10 minutes walk from Reading town centre. Please see the map for more details.

By rail

Reading train station is a 12 – 15 minute walk from Reading College Performing Arts Centre.

Travelling from London: There are regular train services from London Paddington to Reading (First Great Western Service); the journey from Paddington to Reading takes 25-30 minutes.

Travelling from surrounding areas: There are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

Directions from Reading train station to Reading College Performing Arts Centre:

  • Exit Reading Station through the main front entrance. Head straight towards the town centre along Station Road
  • When you reach John Lewis turn left into Broad Street. Follow Broad Street and it will turn into Kings Road
  • After approximately 200m you will reach some traffic lights at a busy junction. Cross over these lights and continue on the left hand side of the main road, past the Prudential building (on your left)
  • Follow the signs for A4 Maidenhead and continue up Kings Road. After approximately 200m you will see the Performing Arts Centre on the left hand side.

By bus

The following buses (available from the station or nearby) stop near Reading College Kings Road.
17, 13 and 14 (Reading buses), 800 and 850 (Arriva), 126, 127, 128, 129 (Thames Travel), 190 (First).

For more information including timetables, visit the bus company websites:

By road

Kings Road is about 10 minutes drive from the M4 motorway, and is easily accessed from junctions 10 and 11. Cycle racks are available for those travelling by bicycle.

Reading Repertory Theatre is a private limited company no: 7907370 | Registered Charity no: 1147048