Opening in the next 12 months

Reading Rep’s New Theatre

Donate and be part of
Reading Rep's history

We're creating an exciting new cultural hub to bring award-winning theatre to Reading. With your support, we can make this happen.

Paul Stacey + the Reading Rep team

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Reading Rep was founded with a gift of just £1,000, match funded by Reading Borough Council. Seven years later we have created nearly 20 professional productions with many of the leading theatres and artists in the country. Through our multi award-winning outreach work we reached nearly 15,000 children, young people and vulnerable adults in the last 12 months alone. Thanks to the overwhelming support of audiences and funders we have done all of this operating from a 60 seat studio space in Reading College.

Increasing audience numbers and overwhelming demand has meant that we need a permanent home and greater capacity to produce and present multi-award winning theatre for Reading.


Be part of
our future

With your support we will convert a former Salvation Army building, built in 1927, located just a short walk from the town centre, into:

  • A brand new auditorium seating 158 people
  • A new community and learning space for our award-winning outreach and education programmes
  • A new licensed bar, toilets and box office

You can find out more from our New Theatre Proposal

How to
get involved

Be a part of Reading Rep’s history, and our future, by supporting the company to create a new theatre and cultural hub that will help transform Reading’s cultural landscape. You can help by:

  • Buy a Brick – £50
    Get your name on a brick in the foyer.
    Sponsor a brick
  • Sponsor a seat – £100
    Get your name on a plaque on the back of our brand new seating and more – be quick, only 150 seats available!
    Sponsor a seat at Reading Rep
  • Make a donation
    Whatever the size, we’d love your support.
    Donate to Reading Rep
  • A number of naming opportunities within the arts centre.
    For more information about these possibilities please get in touch with us direct on

Read our sponsorship brochure for more information.

Sponsor Reading Rep

Note: if you are Sponsoring a Seat or Buying a Brick just write that alongside the 10 character message that you want on your seat/brick. Please remember to leave your contact details so we can thank you!