The Hexagon Theatre

Access Information:

The Hexagon is situated on Queen’s Walk – in the centre of Reading. Its address is: Queens Walk, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7UA.

The Hexagon is a multi-purpose theatre and arts venue in the shape of an elongated hexagon; it was built in 1977 by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall who also built the adjacent Civic Centre.

If you are arriving by car, you can use the RG1 7TQ in your Satellite navigation system. From the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 11 and head onto the A33 into Reading Town Centre. Follow signs for the Town Centre and The Hexagon or Broad Street Mall, it is clearly sign posted.

The Hexagon has limited disabled blue badge holder parking bays at the front of the building on the lower stage door level.

the nearest car parks are Broad Street Mall Car Park and Q-Park Chatham Place.

Pre-payment available is available for Broad Street Mall’s car park. Log on to ncp.co.uk to pay a preferential rate and guarantee a space. Contactless payment is now accepted in the pay machines.

The Q-Park Chatham Place offers Hexagon audiences discounts of 20% on pre-bookings. To receive the discount visit q-park.co.uk go to the Reading car park page, click on Pre-Booking and enter the promotional code Hexagon when making your booking.

If you are coming by bus, There is an excellent local bus service including Park and Ride with bus stops directly outside the Broad Street Mall. More information is available from or call 0118 959 4000

Reading Station is on the mainline and well served with trains running from London Paddington to Reading at least every 15 minutes throughout the day and late into the night. The journey takes just 25 minutes, if you get a direct train.
Trains from Oxford run every 15 – 30 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes.
Trains from Newbury run every 15 minutes and the journey takes between 20 – 30 minutes.

Reading station is about 15 minutes from the Hexagon. Come out of the main station entrance, cross at the Station Approach pelican crossing and turn left, crossing Garrard Street, into Station Road. Continue across Friar Street into Queen Victoria Street and turn right onto Broad Street. Walk through the pedestrianised shopping centre to the traffic lights. Turn left into St Mary’s Butts and walk along until you are level with the church. Turn right and cross the road, continue for about one hundred metres and The Hexagon will be in front of you.

Useful information and contact numbers

To enhance customer’s safety and comfort The Hexagon require patrons using wheelchairs to book a designated wheelchair space, which can only be booked over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please note that the spaces are designed for standard size wheelchairs, if you have a larger size wheelchair please advise when booking.

A lift is available between the upper and lower foyers, please note however that Balcony seating can only be accessed via the stairs. Patrons with limited mobility are advised to book seats in the Arena or Stalls on the lower level.
Please inform the Box Office when booking if you require level access or have limited mobility as seats are available for this purpose. The Hexagon also has a wheelchair available for use on site.

An accessible toilet is located in the Lower Foyer opposite the Stalls Bar.

The Hexagon welcomes registered assistance and guide dogs. Please mention at the time of booking if you would like to keep your dog in the auditorium with you. Alternatively their Front of House team would be more than happy to look after your guide dog for the duration of the performance.

An infa-red sound enhancement system is available for use with or without a hearing aid, please reserve sets at the time of booking. These can be collected from the Box Office prior to the event. Please note that a small deposit is required upon collection.

To request a large print brochure and for more information on access to The Hexagon please email the Box Office – hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 960 6060.

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