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.


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





Theatre: Macbeth

Monday 27 February | 7.30pm

A dagger-sharp cast of three take down Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and manipulation in a boiling hell-broth of tragedy, comedy, physical theatre and song. (more info)





Community Event: Blues Weekend

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 March

The weekend will feature instructional workshops for all levels on blues harmonica with Richard Taylor, Adam Franklin will conduct the bottleneck slide guitar class and Michael Roach will teach a country blues guitar class. (more info to be announced soon)

Community Event: Acoustic Blues Night

Saturday 4 March | 7.30pm

A rare opportunity to see four of the leading names on the blues and roots scene playing together in an informal setting. (more info)

Film: Sully (12A)

Friday 3 March | 7.30pm

Drama from Clint Eastwood documenting the extraordinary story of American pilot Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) who, in 2009, landed his crippled passenger jet on the Hudson river, saving the lives of all of the 155 souls on board.  (more info)

Kids' Film: Moana (PG)

Saturday 4 March | 11.00am

Disney's 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest.  (more info)

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

Thursday 9 March | 7.00pm

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. (more info)

An Audience With: Larry Lamb

Friday 10 March | 8.00pm (Bar Open: 7.00pm)

An exclusive evening with one of Britain's most popular stage and screen actors! (more info)

Community EventRock @ The Beacon

Saturday 11 March | 2pm - midnight

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

Talk: Cafe Scientifique!

Tuesday 14 March | 7.30pm (doors from 7pm)

Monthly science and engineering evening talks in our Coffee Shop, free entry!  (more info soon)

Community EventWantage Beer Festival

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

CAMRA White Horse (Campaign for Real Ale) are back with their fantastic beer festival, with 28 real ales and beers brewed specially for the festival (more info)

Family Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

Sunday 19 March | 2.30pm

 Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family (more info)





Community Event | Theatre: Made in Dagenham

Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 April | 7.30pm

Inspired by a true story and based on a hit movie, Jigsaw Stage Productions present this uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. (more info)

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

Monday 10 April | 7.00pm

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, directed by Simon Godwin. (more info)

Opera on Film: The Marriage of Figaro

Presented by Opera Unmasked

Thursday 13 April | 7.00pm

(more info)

Live Music: The Zoots - Sounds of the Sixties

Friday 14 April | 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm)

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

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Thursday 20 April | 7.00pm

The 50th Anniversary of the mind-bending situation comedy by Tom Stoppard and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig, broadcast from the Old Vic.

Film: A United Kingdom (12A)

Friday 28 April | 7.30pm

An extraordinary true story and romantic drama about the first president of Botswana, who causes a diplomatic stir when he marries a white woman from London (Rosamund Pike) in the late 1940s.  (more info)

Kids' Film: Trolls (U)

Saturday 29 April | 11.00am

DreamWorks' hilarious animation filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures! (more info)