What's On at The Beacon 

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


If you would like to keep up-to-date with all our events, activites and offers, then join our mailing list.


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 community events, 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.






National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar 

Thursday 22 March | 7.00pm | £15

Certificate: 15

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Friday 23 March | 8.00pm | Bar Open from 7.00pm | £15

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. 

Live Music: The ZOOTS

Friday 30 March | 8.00pm | Bar Open from 7.00pm | £15

Experience the show that's wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford - with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!






Live Music: The Unravelling Wilburys

Friday 13 April | 8.00pm | £16

Join The Unravelling Wilburys replicating the sound and songs of the late 80's 'super-group' The Travelling Wilburys, where five of the greatest names in rock music history came together... George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne.

Family: The Wizard of Oz

Sunday 15 April | 2:00pm | £8.50 | Family Ticket for 4 £32

After the hugely successful Christmas Pantomimes here at The Beacon, Talegate Theatre are back this Easter with The Wizard of Oz.








Luke Daniels

Solo Show with Polyphon Machine

Thursday 3 May | 8.00pm | £14

True to Luke Daniels' DNA, his music is founded upon the finest folk traditions, but he is nothing if not a 21st century troubadour.

It's that mixture of the time-honoured and the timely that is at the heart of his ability to connect with fans across a broad spectrum of forebears, from Fairport Convention to Randy Newman to XTC.

Featured on Folk Radio UK as “classic contemporary folk” and ★★★★ in Songlines magazine for his “topical innovative songwriting.” Frontiersman is not too strong a word.


National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Thursday 10 May | 7.00pm | £15

Certificate: 15

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Kathy Lette's Girl's Night Out

Friday 11 May | 8.00pm | £15

Age recommendation 16+

“Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show, Girls’ Night Out.






An Evening of Wine Tasting

The Wines of Portugal

Friday 15th June | 7.30pm | £20

Come and join Brian Davis the experienced wine educator for an evening of wine tasting at The Beacon.

Limited availability, early booking advised.






Andre Rieu Maastricht Concert 2018

Sunday 29 July | 3.00pm | £15

Saturday 18 August | 3.00pm | £15

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in over 2000 cinemas worldwide, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.