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“Amateur theatre group in name only!”
Review of Progress Theatre

Progress Theatre
Ranked #41 of 92 things to do in Reading
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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, interesting and challenging drama to the highest standard. Our intimate 96 seat venue has a fully licensed bar and is the oldest producing theatre in Reading. There is wheelchair access to the Theatre with a seat for disabled patrons and their carer, as well as a state of the art hearing loop. Progress has a thriving Youth Theatre, a Writers' Group, the Friends of Progress and the Members themselves. Progress Theatre enjoys good relations with the Arts and Leisure department of Reading Borough Council, and used to stage the 350-seat Reading Abbey Ruins Open Air Shakespeare in partnership with Reading Borough Council each summer before the Abbeys Ruins was closed for refurbishment. We now produce the Reading Open Air Shakespeare annually in the enchanting settings of Caversham Court Gardens during July.
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Quality of the acting and commitment either from the youth or the adults is amazing. Amateur theatre group in name only. Can't speak highly enough.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

A wonderfully friendly welcome awaits all that enter. The Progress contributes an 'alternative' experience covering theatre, music and the arts. The theatre keeps-up the principles of one-time member and patron Kenneth Branagh and offers a range of performances and events that entertain and challenge. The theatre is a cosy 97-seater which keeps you in touch with the performers. The bar prices are affordable and the bar area provides a pleasant venue for socialising before and after the performances and during the intervals. Give it a try: you won't regret it!

2  Thank Josebio
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Just my 2nd time at Progress and certainly not my last. Great value all round and brilliant entertainment in an intimate setting. See you again soon.

3  Thank Sker
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