Kenton Theatre – New Street, RG9 2BP
A Regency gem set in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, the boards at The Kenton Theatre have been trodden since 1805, making it the fourth-oldest working theatre in the country. Run by volunteers, it provides a varied programme of professional and amateur live entertainment to the community, and is home to some of the Henley Literary Festival’s most special events.
Christ Church Centre – 46 Reading Road, RG9 1AG
Part of the Christ Church United Reformed Church in Henley, the Christ Church Centre’s motto – ‘Meeting the needs of the community’ – sees them graciously offer space for local groups and charities to meet and carry out all manner of activities within its six rooms and halls. As well as the main Church, the Centre includes a smaller Chapel and catering facilities providing lunches, teas and coffees on various days throughout the week.
Town Hall – Market Place, RG9 2AQ
The present Town Hall, built in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, opened in 1901. With the help of our brilliant AV company, ITM, we return once again to transform this historic landmark into a spectacularly equipped space to host some of the festival’s biggest events.
Fawley Court – Fawley, RG9 3AE
Built in 1684, Fawley Court bears all the hallmarks of the genius of Sir Christopher Wren – and the striking modernist Church within its stunning grounds, added in the 1950s, offers a unique space for Literary Festival events.
Hotel du Vin – New Street, RG9 2BP
Occupying the site of an 18th century brewery in the centre of town, Hotel du Vin is now a stylish boutique hotel with a refined French bistro. Its relaxed terrace, fresh new menu and extensive wine list make it the perfect place to relax before or after events – and, if you’re a Friend of the Festival, you’ll get 20% off your food and drink bill.
d:two – 55-57 Market Place, RG9 2AA
A multi-purpose seven-day-a-week centre for use by all the community, d:two has state-of-the-art facilities and provides an attractive, accessible and safe environment for local groups and individuals. We’re delighted that d:two will once again be hosting a number of children’s events this year.
The Hibernia at Hobbs Boat Yard – Station Road, RG9 1AZ
Encased in glass, The Hibernia allows guests wonderful panoramic views and comfortable, dry seating, lending itself perfectly to some of our most popular festival events – the River Readings.
The Baillie Gifford Festival Hub – Market Place, RG9 2AH
For the third year running, we’re delighted to host a wonderful space in the centre of town from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October. Visit the Hub for the live Box Office, free children’s events and activities, a pop-up Laithwaite’s wine shop and Dragonfly Tea tent, ticket giveaways, competitions and more.
All of our venues have disabled access. The Hibernia boat is suitable for push wheelchair access, however, there are no disabled toilet facilities on the boat. Please notify the Box Office if you require disabled access to a venue, as the venue in question must be notified prior to your arrival. Discover more about accessibility at the festival here