Reading Prison

HM Prison Reading opens for the first time to the public as artists, writers and performers respond to its most notorious inmate, Oscar Wilde. 

Forthcoming events at the Prison:

Inside – Artists and Writers in Reading Prison - until Sun 4 December. Booking in advance is advised, however there may still be tickets available at the venue on the day of your visit.

De Profundis Readings - until Sun 30 October. Sold Out

Reading Between the Lines - Oscar Wilde On Trial - Thu 29 Sep to Sat 1 Oct.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol and other writings - Sun 4 December, 12pm.

Lecture series:

In Prison with Oscar Wilde - Thu 6 Oct, 7pm

Reading Gaol and the Architecture of George Gilbert Scott - Thu 13 Oct, 7pm

Taking a Stand: Oscar Wilde, Art and Anarchism - Thu 20 Oct, 7pm

Blackmail, Sodomy and Sex Work: Oscar Wilde on Trial - Thu 27 Oct, 7pm

The History of Reading Prison - 24 Nov 7pm


Tours of Reading Gaol. Presented in association with the National Trust - Fridays and Saturdays - until 26 November 
Fridays: 12noon and 2pm
Saturdays: 12noon, 2pm, 4pm