30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST


Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Rising Sun Arts Centre do?
The centre is home to inclusive art projects and events for the community of Reading. We run workshops, dance classes, arts projects, one off events, regular music nights and lots more! Volunteers work hard to keep the Rising Sun functioning as it does.

How is the centre funded?
Most of our income is earned. This comes from the drinks you buy at the bar, what you pay on the door and room hire charges. We also apply for grants for specific projects.

Do you accept card payments at the centre?
We do accept card payments on the bar and for entry/tickets.

Can I hire a room at the centre?
Yes, room hire is a possibility but depends on what else is going on in the programme. Please contact us via larry.watson@risingsunartscentre.org with the details and we’ll get back to you as soon as they can. 

I want to play a gig at the centre, who do I contact?
If you’d like to be part of one of our regular nights (Club Velocity) or have any other other enquires, please contact the programming team: programming@risingsunartscentre.org

How can I start volunteering at the centre?
Please contact ollie.musson@risingsunartscentre.org to find out about what volunteering involves and current opportunities. Also, take a look at our volunteering opportunities page for more information.

Is there parking at the centre?
We have limited space available and try to reserve it for our disabled visitors. Please plan ahead if you  need to find parking in the area or consider public transport/walking! 

What is currently happening at the Rising Sun?
Check out our calendar on the website for details of all upcoming events and classes. You can also find more information over on Facebook. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions!

Who decides what goes on at the centre?
That’s all down to our wonderful programming team of volunteers! They meet regularly and make decisions about what to put on at the Rising Sun. They are always open to suggestions.

Any other questions?
Send us an e-mail:  larry.watson@risingsunartscentre.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!