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.






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.






Theatre: Connie's Colander

Thursday 5 July | 7.30pm | £5

Written by Human Story Theatre’s Gaye Poole, Connie’s Colander is a new play intertwining a mother and daughter’s journey with dementia.

“The acting is a tour de force by Amy Enticknap, as daughter, and Gaye Poole as her mother. Yet, despite the subject material, the play is alive with good humour…” Daily Info 

Live Music: Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows

Saturday 21 July | 7.30pm | £15

As part of their ‘Celebrating Sixty Years of Cliff and The Shadows’ tour, Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows are playing at The Beacon!

The band are critically acclaimed as the most authentic Cliff and The Shadows tribute act.  


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. 

Family: The Snail and the Whale

Sunday 5 August | 3.00pm | £12 | £44 family Ticket for 4

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 






Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty

Friday 21 December | 4.00pm 

Saturday 22 December | 1.00pm & 4.00pm

Tickets £8.50 | £32 Family Ticket for 4

Talegate Theatre Productions are back at The Beacon for the fifth year with Sleeping Beauty.






Live Music: The Zoots

The Sounds of the Seventies

Good Friday 19 April 2019 | 8.00pm | £ 15

This amazing 70s tribute has it all! Join The Sounds Of The Seventies for their unforgettable live show, as they explore the monster sounds of T.Rex, Queen, Bowie, Abba, The Sweet, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, and other amazing Seventies legends! From Glam Rock to Prog Rock, Motown to Disco – there's something for everyone!– you can't help grooving to The Sounds Of The Seventies'!