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.





Cinema: La La Land (12A)

Friday 26 May | 7.30pm

With a record-breaking seven wins at the 2016 Golden Globes, the musical hit stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. (more info)

Family Cinema: The LEGO Batman Movie (U)

Saturday 27 May | 11.00am

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. "The best Batman film in years." ★★★★ Empire (more info)



Live Music: Ian Siegal

Friday 2 June | 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Three-times European Blues singer award winner, described as a legend and a national treasure, experience Ian Siegal's varied repertoire, fabulous voice and immense command of the guitar. (more info)

Cinema: Lion (PG)

Friday 9 June | 7.30pm

The twice-BAFTA-winning film ‘Lion’ tells the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who was born in India but adopted by an Australian couple after he was separated from his family. "Nicole Kidman's Oscar contender will rip you to pieces" - The Telegraph (more info)

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

Saturday 10 June | 2.30pm

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. (more info)

Talk: Cafe Scientifique!

Tuesday 8 June | 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.

National Theatre Live: Salome

Thursday 29 June | 7.00pm

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre. (more info)

Comedy: John Robins & Ivo Graham Edinburgh Preview

Friday 30 June | 8.00pm (Bar open from 7.00pm)

Stand-Up Comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" John Robins works through new material leading up to his 8th Edinburgh festival show (work in progress). Double-billed with Ivo Graham, the youngest ever winner of the prestigious “So You Think You’re Funny” award at the Edinburgh Fringe. (more info)



Family Theatre: Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday Live!

Sunday 2 July | 1.00pm & 4.00pm

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. (more info)

Cinema: Hidden Figures (PG)

Friday 7 July | 7.30pm

The Oscar-nominated film for Best Picture tells the unbelievable true story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. More info >

Family Cinema: Beauty & The Beast (PG)

Saturday 8 July | 11.00am

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. ★★★★ "Emma Watson dazzles in Disney's show-stopping chocolate box of a remake." - The Telegraph

More info >

An Evening of: Wine Tasting

Friday 14 July | 7.30pm

Join Brian Davis, member of the Association of Wine Educators, for an evening of wine tasting around the theme of unusual grape varieties. More info >

National Theatre Live: Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches

Thursday 20 July | 7.00pm

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). (more info)

Live Music: The Jives Aces - A Night of Vintage Jive & Swing

Saturday 22 July | 8.00pm (Bar open from 7.00pm)

Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 and performing for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee,  the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. (more info)

National Theatre Live: Angels in America - Part Two: Perestroika

Thursday 27 July | 7.00pm

This second part of the new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). (more info)





National Theatre Live: Yerma

Thursday 31 August | 7.00pm

Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) (more info)



Live Music: Cara Dillon

Friday 8 Sep | 8.00pm  | Bar open from 7.00pm

Winner of 2010’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Album, this young Irish singer from Dungiven, County Derry, sings with clarity, beauty and style. If you don’t know her voice, you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. More info >

Comedy: Jeremy Hardy

Saturday 30 Sep | 8.00pm  | Bar open from 7.00pm

One of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians, winner of the prestigious Perrier Award, selling out numerous tours of the UK and Ireland, and established on much-loved Radio 4 programmes: The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. More info >

Family Theatre: The Hunting of the Snark

Sunday 29 October | 1.00pm & 4.00pm

Fresh from London’s West End, this his sparkling musical comedy adventure stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much loved classic poem, featuring life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour. More info >