The Grumpy Goat & South Street

Craft Theory

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 8 Apr, 12:00

Door time: Session 1 (family-friendly): 12 noon; Session 2 is Sold out: 6pm

Advisory age: Evening Session is adults only

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Please note: BOTH sessions are now sold out.

Craft Theory is a new festival for Reading and is set to capture the imagination of craft beer drinkers who enjoy top quality music along with their tipple. The one day festival held at South Street Arts Centre on Saturday 8th April will showcase some of the country’s best independent breweries as well as some from across the channel. The festival is a collaboration between The Grumpy Goat (cheese and beer shop in Reading) and South Street.

Anne-Marie and Charlie (The Grumpy Goat) are excited about the breweries set to attend, which to name just a few include Siren Craft Brew, Arbor Ales and Butchers Tears (Amsterdam). What’s even more exciting is that the breweries themselves will be attending, giving you the opportunity to chat to the brewers.

Guest Breweries (click for more info):
Brewheadz (London)
Hawkshead Brewery (Lake District)
Gyle 59 (Dorset)
Arbor (Bristol)
Wild Weather Ale (Silchester)
Time And Tide Brewing (Kent)
Butcher's Tears (Amsterdam)
Siren Craft Brew (Finchampstead)

Music will be a big part of the festival too and John Luther (South Street) is putting together a high calibre bill to play at the event. The festival will see two music stages; one with a bit more of a mellow vibe with acoustic acts and the other with an assortment of electronic artists.

Music artists (click for more info):
Laura J Martin
Seamus Fogarty (evening only)
Ed Dowie (evening only)
​Tom Adams
Dolly Dolly
The Twelve Hour Foundation
Language Timothy!
The Pawnbroker (afternoon only)
Tim Hooper (evening only)

Oh and yes, food; there will be food from Tutu’s Ethiopian Table, cheese from The Grumpy Goat and coffee will be on offer from the boys at Tamp Culture.

There will be two "sessions" available. A family-friendly afternoon session (12-5pm) & and Adults Only evening session (6pm-12am). 

Please note: Children's tickets are only available as part of a group ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children do not receive a glass.

For more details visit the festival website.

Ticket information

£12, £9 members - including a limited edition, festival branded glass.

Group ticket (afternoon session only): £30, £25 members (2 adults and 2 children - includes 2 glasses per group).
Group tickets available from the Box Office, or on 0118 960 6060.


Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm