What's On at The Beacon 

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. 

The Beacon Cinema is one of our regular events and always supported enthusiastically by the local community. If you would like to keep up-to-date with events at The Beacon, then join our mailing list.

Book tickets through our Box Office in person or on 01235 736 465

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Community Event: Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival

Saturday 22 October – Sunday 30 October 2016

We look forward to welcoming you to another fabulous 9 days of fact, fiction and fun! (More info)


Community Event: Wessex Male Choir

Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm

An evening with Wessex Male Choir and special guest MJ-UK (More info)





Film: Me Before You (12A)

Friday 4 November, 7.30pm

American-British romantic drama adapted by Jojo Moyes from her 2012 novel. (more info)

Kids Film: Goosebumps (PG)

Saturday 5 November, 11.00am

A spooky comedy based on the children's book series by R.L Stine satrring Jack Black (more info)

Community Event: Wantage Café Scientifique

Tuesday 8 November 2016 7.30pm 

Science and engineering based talks held in our cafe for a drink and a debate! (more info coming soon)

World Weekend Film: House of Flying Daggers (12A)

Friday 18 November, 7.30pm

"The visuals are breathtaking, the fights are heart-stopping, this is how action movies should be made." - Empire (more info)

World Weekend Kids Film: Song of the Sea (PG)

Saturday 19 November, 11.00am

Animation - Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. (more info)


Community Event: Ruby's Vintage & Retro Fair

Sunday 27 November, 10.00am-4.00pm

Full of vintage, retro & unique object d'art, jewellery, clothing, homeware, vintage and upcycled furniture and everything in between. You can also sit down for a vintage style tea at our pop-up tea room. (more info)






Festival: Wantage Comic Con

Sunday 4 December, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Wantage gamers and comic book fans will finally have the chance to unite at the town's first comic convention! (more info)

Murder Mystery Dinner: Strictly Murder

Friday 9 December, 7.00pm

A ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ themed murder mystery evening with Candlelight Theatre Company including a 3-course meal. (More info)

Comedy: The Comedy Club

Friday 16 December, 8.00pm (Doors open 7.15pm)

Be prepared for extreme laughter! 3 top stand-up comedians as seen on TV will be warming up our festive season.
(More info)

Music: The Zoots Christmas Show

Thursday 22 December, 8.00pm (Doors open 7.30pm)

After their sell-out performance last year, the fantastic 60s band return to The Beacon, this time with covers of your Christmas favourite hits!
(More info)


Christmas Panto: Beauty & the Beast

Friday 23 December, 1.00pm  & 5.00pm

We invite you to be our guest for this tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, promising to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime yet! (more info)