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.

Highlights include: our popular annual Oktoberfest Beer Festival, children’s theatre, live music and comedy, as well as monthly evening and Saturday morning Kids Cinema screenings.

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. Selected events can also be booked online, and the specific booking information is listed next to each event on the What's On page.


The Beacon, Wantage is proud to be a member of The Family Arts Standards. providing some activities that welcome families, with helpful staff, good facilities and considered pricing. Find out more.





Film: Bridget Jones' Baby (15)

Friday 3 February | 7.30pm

Bridget is back. She's older, more successful but not miuch wiser in her love-life... "More than a match for the original" - Empire (more info)

Kids' Film: Storks (U)

Saturday 4 February | 11.00am

Warner's sweet family comedy animation: "baby carriers deliver a bundle of wacky fun" - The Guardian (more info)

Community Event | Music: Come and Sing Messiah

Wednesday 11 February | Choral workshop & rehearsals from 11am | Public performance at 7pm

(more info)

Talk: Cafe Scientifique!

Tuesday 14 February | 7.00pm

Monthly science and engineering evening talks in our Coffee Shop, free entry! This month's will discuss the place of kite power technology in the future of wind energy with Dr Lucas Wilkins and Dr James Thorniley of Kite Power Systems. (more info coming soon)

Community Event: Blingo

Friday 17 February | 7.00pm **SOLD OUT**

The Ray Collins Charitable Trust are kicking off this year's events with a fantastic Blingo evening for a glamorous ladies night out with posh frocks, prosecco and bling! (more info)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Live Music: The Zoots - 60s Show

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)