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Reading Rep Theatre

About Us

Mission Statement

Reading’s resident professional theatre combines high-class productions with ground-breaking education and community engagement to help transform Reading and the surrounding area’s cultural landscape.


Reading Rep strives to become a regional theatre with a national reputation. Our residency at Reading College’s Performing Arts Centre has given us a fully flexible studio space. This intimate venue provides the opportunity to build a loyal audience as we cement our place as Reading’s only professional producing house. We utilise the flexibility of the space by producing an ambitious range of work designed to create an ongoing dialogue with the community; challenging and provoking them in a way that only live performance can.

Reading Rep presents plays from classics to new writing, revivals to musicals; producing outstanding productions of world class plays for the widest possible audience.

Reading Rep’s outreach work will transform Arts education in the UK by placing enterprise, experience and employability at its centre.

Reading Rep invites community involvement in every aspect of our work both on stage and off – in so doing Reading Rep reflects and represents Reading’s diverse cultural community.