30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Lockdown: Temporary closure

In line with the Government’s announcement regarding a national Lockdown, starting 5th November 2020 The Rising Sun will be suspending its plans for a phased reopening until further notice and contingent on further announcements from the Government on lifting restrictions. 

Some social, support work will continue to happen at the centre. This is in line with government guidelines and undertaken with the support of Reading Borough Council. This means that the building will continue to be used during this period and will continue to observe measures designed to maintain a Covid safe space.

We will resume plans for a first phase of reopening again as soon as we are able. 

The Arts Centre is in no immediate danger from the financial consequences of shutting down – despite being largely self funded – We do however worry about the effects of continued isolation on the creative life of our community. The Rising Sun is part of a wonderful community of people and we look forward to seeing everyone again before too long.

We are grateful for everyone's continued support. We hope to be contributing to the creative and cultural life of our town again very soon.

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By Amy
Thu 31 Dec, 5:47pm
We’d like to wish all our friends, old and new, a very happy and safe New Year. New Year is always a time of reflection on the past and a look forward into the future with renewed hope. This year that hope is more important than ever.  The Rising Sun arts centre has always been a place for... Read more
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By Damien
Wed 16 Dec, 12:07pm
If you've walked past the centre today you may have seen news of a new event on the blackboard... Read more

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The Rising Sun Arts Centre is run by volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers. Find out how you can help.

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

Suzan, volunteer