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.

10th Anniversary: Come and Sing Messiah

Saturday 11 February

Choral workshops and rehearsals 11am (doors open 10.30am)

Public performance 7.00pm

Singers Tickets £20 (concessions for under 18s) 

Audience Tickets £12 (also available on the door)

All tickets are available on 01235 763756 or email

Wantage Come and Sing Messiah is an annual event, fundraising for charity, providing a high quality but fun singing opportunity for all. Over the last few years our soloists have been talented young singers from the Junior Royal Academy of Music.

All proceeds after expenses will go to the charities we have supported over the years: Breast Cancer Now, CAFOD, Prostate Cancer UK, SeeSaw, Singing for the Brain (Alzheimer’s Society), Sobell House Hospice, Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

For this special anniversary our musical director is Paul Leddington Wright, and the choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.




Friday 17 February | 7.00pm

Tickets £25 **SOLD OUT**

The Ray Collins Charitable Trust are kicking off this years events with a fantastic Blingo evening at the Beacon. 

A ladies night out, Dress code is Cocktail dress/posh frocks and BLING. 

Free glass of bubbles on entry, 6 books of tickets per person, a delicious selection of Sweet & Savoury Amuse-Bouche delivered to each table by male topless waiters!.

Have fun photos taken in our Photo Booth and there will be a fantastic luxury raffle with some amazing prizes followed by a chance to dance the night away at our Blingo Disco, safe in the knowledge you are helping some very worthy local causes.

Group tables can be booked spaces are limited so on first come basis. For tickets contact Ray Collins at or via The Ray Collins Charitable Trust Facebook page.


Rock @ The Beacon

Saturday 11 March | 2pm - midnight

Tickets: £7.50 (on the door)

The popular live music festival is back promising to be better than ever! Local real ale, food, music, stalls and more... 

Acts include: Thunderbird, Evergreen, Gorwler, The Undercovers, Eleven, plus special guests from The Sweatbox!

Promoted by Wantage Rotary Club with all net proceed going to support local Rotary good causes, including The Sweatbox and Team Mikayla (a local children's cancer charity).

Wantage Beer Festival

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 March | 11am - 11pm (both days)

March 17th & 18th See’s the return of the Wantage Beer Festival.  The event, organised and run by White Horse CAMRA in close association with The Beacon, will be the first following a 3 year gap since November 2013 and will now be a regular annual event in March, with the venue already booked for the next four years.

This year’s festival will feature 28 ales along with ciders selected by branch members, many from breweries local to the Vale.  Wantage brewer “Adkin” will produce a specially created Irish Pale ale, in honour of March 17th of course being St Patricks Day. Other beer styles will include India Pale Ales , Stouts and a Wheat Beer.  Last Year’s Champion Beer of Britain Binghams Vanilla Stout will also be available.

A souvenir half pint glass will be available for visitors to purchase. The glass has been sponsored by the famous Royal Oak (Newbury Street).

Friday 17th In the afternoon many of the local brewers will be present at the festival to talk to customers about their beers. 

Friday 17th at 6pm the Festival will host the presentation of this year’s White Horse branch Campaign for Real Ale awards in the presence of the Mayor, Councillor Steve Trinder

Awards will include White Horse Pub of the Year, Cider Pub of the Year, Country Pub of the Year and Club of Year.

Saturday 18th. The afternoon will be for Families, with a range of activities available.  It is also planned to show the Six Nations Rugby live television coverage in the main hall.

The event is staffed and run by volunteers of the Campaign for Real Ale. (CAMRA)


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.