Our students have several performance opportunities throughout their time at READ College. Public performances take place at professional venues and feature students from our courses:

Our 2017 Performance Season is now complete, but here are some dates for your 2018 diary!

Move It 2018 – Featuring Musical Theatre Foundation and 2nd year Musical Theatre Sixth Form students. Join us at ExCel London for our performances at the UK’s biggest dance event! March 16th-18th 2018

Platform Performance – Devised comedy show featuring our Acting Foundation Course students. 3 weeks, no script… come and find out what happens, at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, Silver Street, Reading. May 26th 2018, 8pm

Actors’ Showcase – Each year, we bring in a professional theatre director to create our Actors’ Showcase, featuring our Acting Foundation Students and 2nd year Acting Sixth Form students. Recent years have seen productions of Spring Awakening, Anna Karenina and Playhouse Creatures – a fantastic night of drama. South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell. July 2nd 2018, 4pm and 8pm

Musical Theatre Showcase – A fantastic night of song and dance, with a live pro band and featuring students from our Foundation Course in Musical Theatre and our Sixth Form in Musical Theatre. Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury. July 4th 2018, 8pm

What the press have said about our performances…

“The students perform with conviction and confidence… It is great to see students being given the opportunity to engage in real vocational experience.” altreading.com

“…Incredibly strong performances… effortlessly likeable and connects with the audience instantly.” altreading.com on 2015’s ‘Our Song’, performed by the graduating actors from READ College

“The class of 2015 did not disappoint… slick choreography which set the tone for the evening. The hilarious Gotta Get a Gimmick was a showstopper… the performers’ love of the genre will, I’m sure, be passed on to future generations.” Newbury Weekly News on the 2015 Musical Theatre Showcase

five stars“They carried themselves with a degree of energy and professionalism I would expect from people with many more years experience… ” Get Reading
(Reviews from 2015 show – ‘Seeing Iris’)

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  1. Brian

    24th June 2015 - Reply

    I’ve seen this at The Rising Sun Art’s Centre and it’s an amazing play.

    Both hilarious and moving, you’ll love it!

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