Vision and Mission


Reading Studio is a cultural hub. It is:

  • the home of Reading’s professional producing theatre: Reading Rep
  • a pioneering vocational training programme for performing artists in the South East
  • a provider of inspiring educational workshops and transformative outreach programmes


Reading Rep is Reading’s leading professional producing theatre. Reading Rep presents plays from classics to new writing, revivals to musicals; producing outstanding productions of world class plays for the widest possible audience and working with theatres across the country such as Orange Tree, UpInArms, and Oxford Playhouse.

Reading Studio inspires talented learners to succeed in the performing arts industry as well as develop sought-after transferrable skills. The unique courses place enterprise, experience and employment at their centre. The UAL qualification is accredited by Reading College.

Reading Studio’s outreach programme engages community involvement in every aspect of our work both onstage and off – in so doing Reading Studio reflects and represents Reading’s diverse cultural community. In 2016 Reading Rep, in association with Reading Studio, won a Pride of Reading award for our production of Ben-Hur, which involved 65 community members and Studio students.

Reading Studio Workshop