Events at The Beacon 

At The Beacon we run a regular programme of events for the local community to participate in and enjoy.


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All events run by The Beacon can be booked at The Beacon Box Office Reception: 01235 763456. You can also download our current ticket booking policy here.


Take a look at our regular activities, run by people in the local community.


The Beacon, Wantage is proud to be a member of The Family Arts Standards, providing activities that welcome families. Find out more.




Live Theatre: The Big Enormous Present

Saturday 19 January | 2:30pm

Tickets £10 | £36 Family Ticket For 4

Ages 3-8

A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground. Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside? Find out in this 50 minute play for the age range 3-8. 



Screening: Andre Rieu New Year's Concert From Sydney 2019

Saturday 26 January | 3pm | £15

Running Time: 2Hrs 5Mins (Including Interval) 

The King of Waltz, André Rieu, will bring to millions of fans across the world his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia.

Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.



National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running 

Thursday 31 January | 7pm | £15

Certificate: 12A

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Please note this a screening of a live performance.





An Evening Of Wine Tasting

Friday 1 February | 7:30pm

£20 Tickets

Join Brian Davis the experienced wine educator for an evening of wine tasting focusing on the wines of Southern Italy. 




National Theatre Live: The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second

Thursday 7 February | 7pm | £15

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. 

Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.




Community Event: Ballet On Film - Romeo & Juliet

Saturday 16 February | 7pm

Tickets: £12 Adult | £8 16 & Under

Ballet On Film from the Opera Unmasked Ballet Club.

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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Sunday 17 February 2019 | 2pm

Tickets £10 | Family Ticket For Four £36

Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. 




Live Comedy: Seann Walsh: After This One, I'm Going Home

Saturday 30 March | 8pm | £15

Support Act: TBC

14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content

Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.




Pantomime: The Little Mermaid

Friday 12 April | 2pm

£8.50 Tickets | £32 Family Ticket

A fast paced, highly entertaining Easter Pantomime featuring pop songs, magic and puppets - Guaranteed to make a splash!





The Zoots - Sounds Of The 70's

Friday 26 April | 8pm | £15

Join The Sounds Of The Seventies for their unforgettable live show, as they explore the monster sounds of T.Rex, Queen, Bowie, Abba, The Sweet, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, and other amazing Seventies legends! 





National Theatre Live: All My Sons

Thursday 30 May | 7pm | £15

By Arthur Miller & directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Filmed recording from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons

Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.






National Theatre Live: Small Island

Thursday 27 June | 7pm | £15

Adapted by Helen Edmundson & based on the novel by Andrea Levy.

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.