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.


Extend Class

Every Friday 9.30am - 10.30am & 10.40am - 11.40am

Contact Jennifer Cowling to register your interest

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!


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.



Jazz at The Beacon


Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wantage, in association with Town Mayor Steve Trinder


Saturday 21 April | 7.30pm | £10


With Rascals of Rhythm, Lizzie Newbury, Mike Wills, Tony Bincowe, Dave Moorwood, Perry Lock and Mike Bennett.


Book Tickets in house at The Beacon

Saturday Night at The Wantage Beacon


Saturday 12 May | 7.30pm

Tickets: £13.50 | £10 for Students and concessions


A variety show in support of The Children's Air Ambulance and Alzheimer's Society.


With performances from local indie band Waiting for Smith, musical comedian Celia Delaney, opera singer Marika Rauscher and comedian Fran Kissling.