26th - 29th September

A spectrum of arts, culture, diversity, music and literature, can only mean one thing, Reading Thames on Festival is back!

From Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th September, venues across Reading will open their doors to present a variety of art forms to exhilarate and enchant you. Embrace the unexpected and experience something new! All our buses drop off in the town centre to help you be part of the festival.

what's on?

There's plenty to do and see at the Festival this year. Below is just a taste of what is on offer - head over to the Reading on Thames Festival website for full details. 

Art After Dark

Immerse yourself in an art trail like no other. The Art After Dark tour will bring artworks to life and exciting pop up performances take place in a wide array of locations. All events in the programme will be free and open to all without tickets. 

A Circus Soiree

One of the Festival's headline acts sees Cirque Bijou perform an immersive evening of the most contemporary of circus at the Abbey Ruins. Combining traditional skills and daredevilry with modern technology, live music and sophisticated styling, you will witness beautiful, graceful and inspiring performances supported by performances from the communities of Reading against this unique backdrop. Come dressed for a night at the circus...


Save the hassle and cost of parking by travelling to the festival by bus! All of our routes go to the centre of town, check your route here. Going as a group? Up to 4 people can travel for a whole day for just £6 off peak! Find out more here

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