The Rising Sun Arts Centre is a small, independent arts centre, which for over 20 years, has been staffed and run by volunteers. The Rising Sun started as a squat, created by a group of intrepid artists who saw a need for ground-level arts development, for and by, the people of Reading. The centre gained charity status in the mid-90s, and has been at the heart of Reading’s cultural life ever since.
The Rising Sun creates a space where creativity flourishes and people come together to make things happen. The programme on offer includes a varied line up of high quality events and activities, avant garde music from some of the world’s top improvisers, ground breaking, participatory projects and the best band nights in town to name a few, all managed by volunteers without the benefit of core funding or full time staff.
The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST