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

Our ticket booking policy has recently been updated, please download an up to date copy.



Oktoberfest: Local beer & live music festival

Friday 7 October, 5.00pm - midnight

Saturday 8 October, 2.00pm - midnight

In association with Loose Cannon Brewery, our Oktoberfest celebrates all that is good about beer with many ales, ciders and porters to enjoy with food and live music from local bands. (More info)

Community Event: Wantage Café Scientifique

Tuesday 11 October 2016 7.30pm 

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

Community Event: Wantage Silver Band

Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm

Performances by all their bands plus a massed band finale! Tickets can be booked at Regent Bookshop, Wantage.


Children's Theatre: The Star Seekers

Sunday 16 October, 11.00am & 2.00pm

Join The Wardrobe Ensemble on a journey through the stars where you take the steering wheel. (More info)


Community Event: Nearly New Sale

Sunday 16 October, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Buy top quality pre-loved baby and kids good at the award-winning pop-up market. (more info)

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)



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)

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 to be announced soon...)

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 to be announced soon...)


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)