What's on inThatcham

Welcome to Thatcham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Thatcham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Thatcham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Thatcham

14
FEB
Half Term Steamings
Didcot Railway Centre

The history of the Great Western Railway is captured by our unique collection of buildings locomotives carriages wagons and other artefacts.Our collections are described in detail in the Centre Guide and in our Guidebook available for purchase from our shop or at…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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16
FEB
David O Doherty
Reading Concert Hall

David O Doherty at Reading Concert Hall in Reading on Tuesday 16 February 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
FEB
The Classic Rock Show
Anvil

The Classic Rock Show at Anvil in Basingstoke on Friday 19 February 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
FEB
Romeo + Juliet
The Watermill Theatre

Risking everything a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona.This unforgettable production directed by The Watermill Theatres new Artistic Director Paul Hart features live music and an outstanding new ensemble of actors bursting onto The…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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04
MAR
Paul Carrack
Anvil

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Meet Thomas and his friends Duck & Diesel and The Fat Controller Sir Topham Hatt who will be keeping an eye on everything today. Enjoy rides with them all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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12
MAR
80's Invasion Tour
The Anvil

The 80s are back Tony Denton Promotions bring together four of the decades most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever. The 80s Invasion tour features the cream of music from the some of the most popular artists…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 709709
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12
MAR
Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion
Anvil

Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion at Anvil in Basingstoke on Saturday 12 March 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
Resolution Run- Prospect Park
Prospect Park at Reading

Join us for this fantastic 5k10k15k run at Prospect Park on Sunday 13th March 2016. If your New Years Resolution is to get more fit and active in 2016 then this is the event for you. Resolution Run starts at 11am with…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 720430
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13
MAR
The Daisy Chains
The Watermill Theatre

The Daisy Chains are six petticoated girls that all sing in beautiful close harmony as well as playing drums guitar bass trumpet tenor and baritone saxophonesAccomplished musicians The Daisy Chains are also experienced performers and have appeared in shows in the West…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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15
MAR
The Stranglers
Hexagon Reading

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
MAR
Lulu
Anvil

Lulu at Anvil in Basingstoke on Wednesday 30 March 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices all covered…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
APR
Reading Half Marathon
Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Reading Half Marathon on Sun 3rd April 2016Join in one of Hampshires most popular runs ‐ the Reading Half MarathonThe route takes in the highlights of the town centre before finishing in front of a roaring crowd at the Madejski StadiumThis race…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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06
APR
The Railway Children
The Watermill Theatre

Transported to a new life in a rural village the children discover the railway on their doorstep and life becomes one long adventure filled with the faces of people who work and travel on the trains. Meanwhile the memory of their father…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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12
APR
One Million Tiny Plays About Britain
The Watermill Theatre

Laugh‐out‐loud funny and sometimes heartbreakingly moving these miniature insights into other peoples lives reveal the triumphs disasters horrors and joys of life in the twenty‐first century.Originally published in The Guardian this collage of scenes now form a hugely entertaining and addictive evening…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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13
APR
Sean Lock
Hexagon Reading

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
APR
Plundered!
The Watermill Theatre

Whilst searching for hidden treasure Captain Blackbeard a famously selfish pirate has left a once beautiful tropical island littered with rubbish and its inhabitants struggling to survive. Itsup to Maggie and Roy to save it. The trouble is... theyre REALLY not friends.…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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17
APR
An Audience With . . . Christopher Eccleston
The Watermill Theatre

From Time Lord to the Son of God Shakespeares Iago to Derek Bentley in the film Let Him Have It his roles have been numerous often thought‐ provoking gritty and challenging.A regular role in the TV series Crackerin the early 1990s brought…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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21
APR
Julian Clary
Anvil

Julian Peter McDonald Clary is a highly successful comedian loved for his camp style and use of make‐up. Famed for his use of innuendo and double entendre he recently embarked on his Lord of the…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
APR
Bellowhead
Hexagon Reading

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
APR
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
The Lights

A Shy young Ronnie Wycherley from the Dingle district of Liverpool is re‐christened Billy Fury .. & becomes one of the 60s biggest stars. Named by Fury himself his longest ever serving band ‐ the all original Furys Tornados re‐play live his…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01264 368368
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27
APR
The Sea
The Watermill Theatre

The Sea is a thought‐ provoking insightful lively and at times funny exploration of society community and them and us.Previously performed at The Royal Court Theatre and at Theatre Royal Haymarket The Sea is as relevant today as when it was…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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05
MAY
Untold Stories - Hymn & Cocktail Sticks
The Watermill Theatre

Warm witty and poignant Untold Stories is a double bill of memoirs from one of the nations most successful yet self‐effacing playwrights whose work for the stage includes The History Boys and The Madness of King George.In Hymn a play set to…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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07
MAY
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is the UKs newest regular toy train and collectors fair. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester Toy & Train Fair the event is staged four times a year…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07708 385061
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08
MAY
Against Breast Cancer Classic Bike Ride
Harwell Campus

Now in its 11th year this is a fabulous cycling event and fantastic opportunity to explore Oxfordshires stunning countryside. The route passes through pretty villages & lush spring countryside alongside the River Thames as it winds from South Oxfordshire up to Abingdon…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 534211
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20
MAY
Sarah Millican
Hexagon Reading

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
MAY
Foam Fest Reading
Prospect Park

Naomi House & Jacksplace are bringing the Foam Fest to ReadingFoam Fest is a 2.5k fun run through a hilarious foam filled obstacle course. Get ready to dodge dive climb and laugh your way through the course at Prospect Park. Places are…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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16
JUN
Watership Down
The Watermill Theatre

It is brought to life in the heart of the countryside that inspired Richard Adams epic book which sold over fifty million copies worldwide.In this gripping adaptation the long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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10
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic & Family Funday
Didcot Railway Centre

In partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charity. Find out about Ronald McDonald House Oxford.Steam and Diesel Trains in OperationFree admission for Children with Teddy BearsTeddy Bear displaysChildrens Activities and Crafts in the Picnic AreaStory ReadingRailway themed Teddy TrailCompetitions for Bearsand moreCompetition…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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16
JUL
Simply Red
Newbury Racecourse

Simply Red announced their retirement in 2010 after 25 years of musical success. The British soul group fronted by Manchester‐lad Mick Hucknall are thought to have sold over 50 million albums world wide and entertained…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


The Living Rainforest

Explore the rainforest, and discover its wonders for yourself. On your visit, look out for free roaming lizards, birds and butterflies ‐ you never know where they will appear next See some of the world's most popular foods, from bananas to coffee, cocoa and ginger. .…

Basildon Park

18th‐century country house set in extensive parklandThis beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 177683 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who had made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as for the unusual Octagon Room.…

Beale Park

No simulated high‐tech adventures...No gravity‐defying rides, just genuine natural attractions in the glorious setting of the Thames Valley, where people love to visit again and again.That's the successful formula of Beale ParkBeale park is conveniently located at Lower Basildon, 6 miles from Reading on the A329 between Pangbourne…

Bishopswood Golf Course

Bishopswood Golf Course ‐ golf course in Tadley, Hampshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 0118‐981 2200 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bishopswood Golf Course golf courseclub.…

Calleva Roman Museum

Calleva Roman Museum provides background information for the site visit to the Roman town walls and amphitheatre. In the centre lay the Forum and Basilica. The Forum court was surrounded on the north, east and south sides by a continuous row of shops and offices, flanked…

Deanwood Park Golf Club

Deanwood Park Golf Club ‐ golf course in Newbury, Berkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01635 48772 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Deanwood Park Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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