The Beacon is a vibrant gathering place for the local community, named after the historic beacons that surround the town, offering a varied programme of cinema, music, theatre, hosting celebrations, classes, workshops and conference facilities.
As one of the largest venues in the area and a minute’s walk from the market town centre, we host a wide range of activities to suit people of all ages and interests: whether you want to take part in a dance or exercise, watch live music or comedy, take your children to the theatre or go to the cinema! As well as a programme of activities and events, we offer children’s party packages, wedding receptions and delegate packages for business, or you can host your own event or celebration.
The team at The Beacon are here to provide a warm, welcoming service to ensure that your visit to The Beacon, whether to attend one of our events or as a hirer, goes perfectly. With a choice of rooms for hire, including a large auditorium, a dance studio and three other function rooms, The Beacon is the ultimate flexible modern space, whatever your requirements.
The Coffee Shop
Our coffee shop is open Monday – Saturday and offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks with handmade cakes and sweet treats to have in or take away. Come and try our new food range, a great selection of sandwiches and hot eats to eat in or take away from £2.80.
The bar has a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, and is open for events, including our cinema evenings, comedy, live music and theatre, fairs and festivals.
Portway Car Park (OX12 9BU) is outside The Beacon. It is open 24 hours a day and chargeable Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays) from 8am until 6pm. Free on Sundays. Please note that a valid ticket must be displayed at all times during the charging period – including for the free two hours.
Disabled badge holders can park free of charge (unlimited time limit), providing they display their badge. If all disabled bays are full a standard bay may be used.
Updated 11th April 2018 by Hannah Baggaley (Promotions Officer at The Beacon)
Video added April 2017 by Howard Hill