Community Events at The Beacon

Our community events are run by people in the local community, often along with ourselves, for the community to enjoy. Our programme of events is constantly being developed and updated so ensure you check back frequently to see what exciting performances have been added to the calendar.

Wantage Male Voice Choir Annual Concert

Saturday 1 April | 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 - Available from The Beacon, Rowe's Newsmarket, & Brett's Pharmacy, Grove

Enquiries: Nick 01235 768249/ John 01235 767366

For their major event of the year and their 26th Annual Concert, the choir presents an interesting programme featuring favourite male-voice pieces, of course, but also songs from the shows, traditional numbers, and some new songs to keep everyone on their toes!

The choir is delighted to announce the return of their Welsh friends from Torfaen, the Mello’D’ Ladies Harmony Ensemble, as their concert guests.  The ladies sang at the choir’s Annual Concert in 2009 and the choir paid a return visit to them in 2012 as part of their (the ladies’) 10th anniversary celebrations.

We aim for an inspired evening of entertainment, with proceeds in aid of choir funds and the DAMASCUS Youth Project.


Jigsaw Stage Productions: 

Made in Dagenham

Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 April | 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

Tickets: £14 standard, £12 concessions (inc OAPs) | Wed 5 all seats £10

Inspired by a true story and based on a hit movie, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together. Expect energy and humour by the bucket load from the talented and vibrant cast. An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Wienberger.




Talk: Cafe Scientifique!

Tuesday 11 April | 7.30pm | Doors 7pm

Monthly science and engineering evening talks in our Coffee Shop, free entry! This month's topic to be announced soon. 


Opera on Film: The Marriage of Figaro

Presented by Opera Unmasked

Thursday 13 April | 7.00pm

Tickets: £12 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

Available from The Beacon Box Office: 01235 763 456

With the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists. Musical direction by John Eliot Gardiner.

This stunning production of Le Nozze di Figaro ("The Marriage of Figaro") comes about as close to Mozartian perfection as one could possibly hope to get. The faultlessly cast youthful performers bubble with infectious energy. 
Olivier Mille's direction mixes knockabout comedy and restrained pathos with fluid inventiveness, and there are even--heavens, can this really be an opera?--quite a few belly laughs, and deliciously amusing details.
John Eliot Gardiner draws exquisite playing from his authentic-instrument orchestra and employs tempos that are ideal. Add to that gorgeous 18th-century costumes and effective sets--it doesn't get much better than this.