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Progress Theatre

Closed Now: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Wonderful local art and drama centre putting on diverse shows

A lovely little place, showing different drama and theatrical performances given by amateurs both... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Tania C
Reading, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing!

Went to Caversham Court to see the open air production of Midsummer Night's Dream which... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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Jan 22, 2018
Feb 27, 2017
“Wonderful local art and drama centre putting on diverse shows”
Progress Theatre is a self-governing, self-funding theatre group founded in 1946 and maintained by volunteers. As a registered Charity we are committed to promoting education in the performing arts as well as producing a programme of varied...more
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The Mount | The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL, England
+44 118 384 2195
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I found this through a Terry Pratchett fan group so was not sure what I was expecting. This was a wonderful little theatre that had everything. With a warm welcome when walking through the door to the reasonably priced bar. The auditorium was a nice...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

A lovely little place, showing different drama and theatrical performances given by amateurs both adults and children, with art work displayed in the foyer and a very friendly community. My son was in the youth group and acted in 3 plays, I have friends who...More

Thank Tania C
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Went to Caversham Court to see the open air production of Midsummer Night's Dream which, heretofore,has been one of my least favourite Shakespearean plays, although it is my friend's favourite, and was a present for her birthday. So, feeling like I was there somewhat under...More

1  Thank Northwind1
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Have been to two plays this year.. Steel Magnolias which was superb, wonderfully acted and very very entertaining, then for variety Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams.. again mesmerising performance particularly by both the leading ladies.We go as a group of girlfriends and are planning...More

1  Thank lynn h
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Saw Three Musketeers- very well done for young actors. Very small theatre, but easily accessible for Reading day out. Drinks at bar very cheap. No drinks permitted inside theatre. Ticket prices very affordable. Would go back again!More

1  Thank Vawn K
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Progress Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Hi Vawn, thanks for the great review! Just to clarify one thing for you: we do allow drinks inside our theatre, but we ask that they are transferred from glass into plastic cups (which we provide). It's purely a safety measure - but you're more...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very good value for money and entertaining. Covering all sorts of genre, also good programs for the younger theatre goer

Thank Ian R
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Seating less than a hundred, this intimate venue regularly produces outstanding drama at reasonable seat prices. Tucked away in a leafy residential street, it is easy to miss. It has a small bar for interval drinks or before or after the show. Booking is advised...More

Thank John G
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Neat little theatre. Saw Two-Way Mirror here by Arthur Miller. The play was usual Arthur Miller, rather dark and interesting. The theatre was welcoming, easy to book and had a bar!

Thank Pam S
Reviewed July 20, 2015

We watched 'Merry Wives of Windsor' at Caversham Court Gardens last week and it was a great night. Arriving about half an hour before the start, we set up our camping chairs on the front row. People were having their picnics all around us and...More

1  Thank Gill A
Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was the first time we visited the Progress theatre and it was fabulous. The play was well acted and the set fab. It is fairly small, less than 100 seats but lots of leg room and comfy seats. we will definitely be going again.

Thank DebbieKim
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