We have a vibrant programme of live music, theatre, dance and comedy and we’re always adding new events to the calendar. Click the button below to view our full line-up.

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Arlington Arts is the best choice for live music in West Berkshire. Our line-up is always introducing you to up-and-coming blues and folk artists, as well as veteran craftspeople of their scene. Alongside this we have a vibrant programme of Theatre, Dance and Comedy – as well as being available to hire for conferences, meetings, art galleries and team-building days. The venue has had some massive names perform on our stage; some of our most notable performers have been K.T. Tunstall, Michael Mcintyre, RusseLl Howard, and King King.

All proceeds from Arlington Arts go to the Mary Hare School For The Deaf Charity. To find out more about this cause please visit the Mary Hare page and see what your money can go towards in the life of deaf and hard hearing people. You can also find out more information about The Mary Hare Foundation via their own website.

The box office is open between 10am and 4.30pm Monday-Friday. We are occasionally open later/at weekends, depending on whether we have an event on. Please call on 01635 244 246 for ticket bookings and general enquiries.

For accessibility information, please click here.

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sEPTEMBER 2019

September 2019

Glam Rock, Theatre, Folk, Blues, Ska. September is a perfect example of the variety you get at Arlington Arts.

So take a look via the button below and remember, a show or 2 may qualify for our current discount offer.

New Exhibition: The Great Escape

Former Mary Hare teacher, John Boyd is exhibiting some of his photography at Arlington Arts from Monday 29 July. The exhibition will be open to the public during our standard opening hours of 10:00-16:30 Monday to Friday.

For more information please visit our visual arts page.

Show Announcements: Live/Wire & Pop Divas Live!

Live/Wire and Pop Divas Live! both played to a sold out Arlington crowd this year, so it’s only right we bring them back for 2020!

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Mary Hare

The Mary Hare Foundation

The Mary Hare Foundation was established in 1991 by Sir Philip Wroughton supported by a group of individuals who wanted to help Mary Hare School by raising funds. The Foundation is a registered charity (number 1002680). All profits from Arlington Arts go to The Mary Hare Foundation.
Since the Foundation was established, it has raised over £8 million for development projects at Mary Hare School, including an indoor heated pool, a Year 11 boarding house, and the Arlington Arts Centre.  The school is the biggest school for the deaf in the UK.  Whilst the school receives funding from local authorities and the government, these only cover the teaching and care of pupils.  Development of new facilities and updating of existing ones depend wholly upon fundraising and donations.  The work to raise much needed funds is therefore key to the future of Mary Hare School and its ability to supply excellent provision to so many deaf pupils  going forward.

If you’d like to learn more please visit the Mary Hare website. To find out more how you can donate through Arlington Arts, visit the How To Book page.

The Legal Bits

As a separate registered charity, (number 1002680), The Mary Hare Foundation has been established to raise funds for deaf and hearing impaired children. It depends on the support of donations, grants and other fundraising activities to develop its work in the field of educating deaf children.

The Primary School Appeal

We’re moving to a secure and even brighter future, and we need your help!
Our current primary school is based in a Grade 2* listed building on the edge of Greenham Common in Newbury. It is a beautiful building set in wonderful grounds but it no longer meets our needs, and is difficult to maintain and expensive to modernise.  We are passionate about the children in our care and know that we could do so much more for them if we had a purpose built, modern learning environment, situated on the same site as the secondary school at Snelsmore Common.

To find out more please visit the appeal page or view the appeal brochure.

Visual Arts

Next exhibition: The Great Escape

Opens Monday 29 July. Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm.

This exhibition marks my retirement of teaching photography at Mary Hare School for 28 years.  

I embarked on my photographic journey at a time when the processes that enabled an image to be realised, were firmly within the analogue tradition. I enjoyed the mechanical and tactile aspect of creating photographs, particularly those that required me to enter a dark-room. Whilst I reluctantly made the transition to digital photography, I have now fully embraced the techniques associated with this method, the results of which are laid out before you in this exhibition.

In this mixed-media display, you will see a range of work that engages with different photographic genres. In addition to pure Landscape, you will be able to experience  Abstract and Portraiture photographs.  Some of the images reflect a very personal standpoint whilst others emerge from experimentations with the medium, both in camera and in post-production through the application of photoshop.

It is my intention to share some of my photographic experiences whilst at the school and this includes my work from several school trips that were undertaken – New York (2), Barcelona (2) and Hong Kong (3). Whilst the focus of these trips was to develop the pupils understanding of photography in different social and cultural contexts, they also enabled me to challenge my own established photographic ontology and on occasion, to embrace less traditional compositional forms.

I will leave the final say to you and would appreciate any comments you may have – to be left in the book below.

I hope you enjoy this exhibition.

All the images that are marked for sale can be purchased in either Landscape or portraiture sizes of 29.7cm x 21cm – 42cm x 29.7cm – 59.5cm x 42cm, unless otherwise stated.

Thank You.

John A Boyd

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