Returns for 150th anniversary revamp in the First Team Changing Room

Tuesday 7 June to Saturday 11 June, Select Car Leasing Stadium

South Street Arts in association with Reading Football Club and Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to announce the return of the acclaimed theatre show ‘The Final Whistle’ as part of the 150 anniversary celebrations for Reading Football Club.

Originally commissioned by Reading 2016 Year of Culture in conjunction with the club, the show was restaged in 2019 by popular demand. Now, for a final time, ‘The Final Whistle’ will be presented from the home dressing room at the Select Car Leasing Stadium as part of the club’s 150 year anniversary celebrations.

For those who have not seen it before, this is every Royals fan’s opportunity to enter the inner sanctum of the home changing room and experience an immersive theatre show like no other.

Pull on the shirt and prepare for the game of your life as we skip through the history of Reading Football Club, reliving the highs and lows of supporting the Royals, revisiting Elm Park and the cult heroes of the club’s past.

South Street Arts Centre is a nationally acclaimed theatre and venue in the heart of Reading, promoting the very best small-scale theatre, comedy & music from across the UK and further afield. And SITELINES is South Street’s award-winning programme of “theatre in unusual spaces” – which has sited work around Reading including Malmaison Hotel, South Reading Leisure Centre, Reading School Cricket Pavilion, View Island, Abbey Quarter & Ruins, Broad Street & Lok’n’Store…and Reading Football Club’s first team dressing room.

There is limited avilability of course as each show only opens to a capacity of 20 people. So be sure to secure your seat for the restaging of this special show by purchasing your ticket now!

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The show will run from from Tuesday 7th June through to Saturday 11th June 2022.

There will be two showings per weekday, starting at 6.30pm and 8pm. On Saturday there will also be a matinee performance at 1.30pm.

Written and performed by Benedict Sandiford, directed by Cassie Friend and produced by John Luther, the show will take place in the First Team Home Changing Room at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

Tickets are on sale now and cost £17 (£15 for all South Street members)

You can purchase your tickets by calling 0118 960 6060 or online by clicking the button below