30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Brand New Comedy Show!

Fri 23 May, 7:45pm

Devised and created by the performers themselves, and directed by improv guru Seamus Allen (School of The Night, London 50 Hour Improvathon, Gonzo Moose), this one-off performance will be the world


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StandUp Cinema: Scarecrow

Fri 16 May, 7:30pm

Scarecrow is a little-seen road movie starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino in early roles as two vagabonds travelling through the Midwest.


Big Untidy Night Out: April

Fri 11 Apr, 8:00pm

April's Untidyness stars the legendary Zoe West - expect guitars, pianos, sea shanties, tambourines and foot tapping!! Plus, from Brighton, The Bandana Collective, starring Untidy Robb Johnson.


Open Day and Cabaret

Sat 7 Jun, 11:00am

Your chance to find out more about the Arts Centre and try out free taster workshops – there will be information on events, projects, volunteering and a chance to sign up to our newsletter and see


From Head To Toe In Berlin

Sat 12 Apr, 7:30pm

Baroness Maria Von Hackemann presents: From Head To Toe In Berlin - Music & Melody From Weimar To Weill.


Jack, volunteer

“We have so much fun working together on comedy, putting on shows and we love joking and making people laugh”. 

Tom, volunteer

“Reading needs a place like the Rising Sun where people can try new things. The Centre isn’t afraid to let people take risks“. 

Suzan, volunteer

“I have made good friends at the Rising Sun. I enjoy the teamwork and being part of the band nights”.

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