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.

Throughout the year, there are events planned for many different ages and interests, including our popular announal Oktoberfest Beer Festival, children’s theatre, pantomime, live music and comedy. Our regular Friday night cinema at The Beacon and Saturday morning Kids Cinema are a popular fixture in our calendar. 

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. If you would like to keep up-to-date, then join our mailing list.

All events run by The Beacon can be booked at The Beacon by visiting Reception or via telephone on 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. All organisations that are signed up to the Family Arts Standards will provide some activities that all family members can enjoy together. They are welcoming to families, with helpful staff, good facilities and considered pricing. They give clear information to help families decide what is or isn’t suitable for them and their children. Click here for more information.



Film: White Christmas (U)

Friday 9 December, 7.30pm

Irving Berlin’s  wonderful musical rom-com of 1954 starring Bing Crosby; a much-loved Christmas classic (more info).

Kids' Film: Home Alone (PG)

Saturday 10 December, 11.00am

A heart-warming and hilarious classic, and the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time! A cocktail of Christmas mischief and mayhem, a  must-watch for both kids and parents! (more info)

Community Event: Wantage Silver Band Christmas Concert

Saturday 10 December, 7.30pm

The Wantage Band conducted by Craig Patterson is proud to present a Christmas Concert with guests the Berkshire Maestros Newbury Youth Choir (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)


January 2017




Community Event: 

Opera on Film: Turandot

Thursday 19 January, 7.00pm

A fantastic Met Opera Production of Puccini famous opera with incredible stage design and featuring ‘Nessun Dorma’ the famous tenor aria.(more info)



Family Theatre: Burglar Bill

Sunday 22 January, 11.am & 2.00pm

The Pied Piper Theatre company present a retelling of Janet & Allan Ahlberg's classic story... (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)





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)