A brand new theatre for Reading.

Reading Rep was founded with a gift of just £1,000, match funded by Reading Borough Council. Eight 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 are converting a former Salvation Army building, built in 1927, located just a short walk from the town centre, into:

  • A brand new auditorium seating 170+ 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 at Reading Rep
  • 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 paul@readingrep.com

Read our sponsorship brochure for more information.

Sponsor Reading Rep

Note: if you are Sponsoring a Seat or Buying a Brick just write in the 20 character message what you want on your seat/brick. Please leave your contact details in the ‘write us a comment’ section so we can thank you!