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.
Phyllis Court – Phyllis Ct Dr, RG9 2HT
This elegant Georgian mansion is set in 18 acres of land with lawns sweeping down to the river. The newly refurbished Riverside Pavilion – a Grade II listed building – overlooks the world famous Henley Regatta course.
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.
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 fifth year running, we’re delighted to host a wonderful space in the centre of town. Visit the Hub for the live Box Office with ticket giveaways and competitions, free children’s events and activities from Buster Books and the River and Rowing Museum, a pop-up Laithwaite’s wine shop, Mr Hobbs Gin, food from Phyllis Court Club and The Caldesis plus much much 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