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.


Weight Watchers

Every Wednesday | 10.00am & 6.30pm

Contact email:

Contact Georgie Wines: 07789438313 |

With guidance and support from your very own Coach, you’ll get team support from like-minded members; share, laugh and learn! We’re in it together and together we can do it!


Talk: Cafe Scientifique!


Second Tuesday of the Month | 7.30pm | Doors 7pm | FREE


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


Wantage Male Voice Choir Annual Concert

with special guests Caritas Children's Choir

Saturday 24 March | 7.00pm 

Tickets: £10 | Under 15 £5

Purchase tickets from The Beacon either over the phone 01235 763456 or in person.

Enquiries: 01235 768249

Concert proceeds in aid of choir funds and the Wantage October Club for Alzheiner's and Dementia.


Extend Class

Every Friday 10.00am - 11.00am | Starting from Friday 6th April

Contact Jennifer Cowling to register your interest or just come along!

07886715924 |

Jennifer is a qualified EXTEND teacher and offers safe exercise to music, reducing the symptoms of age-related conditions and improving mobility, stamina, balance and co-ordination. EXTEND classes focus on active seated workouts and can include standing exercises for those who are able to do them but primarily, they’re FUN!

Jigsaw Stage Productions present Oliver!... The Musical

Wednesday 4 April | Thursday 5 April | Friday 6 April | 7.30pm

Saturday 7 April | 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £14 | £12 Concessions (Children and Senior Citizens)

Join young orphaned Oliver Twist as he escapes from the hungry world of the orphanage only to be caught up in the London underworld of thieves  in Fagin’s ‘family’ of child pickpockets!

With spirited timeless songs like, ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ ,’Food, Glorious Food’ and ‘You Gotta Pick a Pocket or Two’, ‘Oliver!’ is a musical classic and family favourite.


Opera Unmasked presents Ballet on Film

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with The Royal Ballet


Thursday 12 April | 7.00pm 

Adult £12 | Children £8

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

Opera Unmasked presents Opera on Film

Jonas Kaufman double bill: Cavalleria Rusticanna & Pagliacci

Thursday 19 April | 7.00pm

Tickets: £12 including wine or soft drink

Opera on film - Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.