SITELINES - Theatre in Unusal Spaces

Our award winning programme of off-site work - winner of the Reading Culture Award for Cultural Space of the Year in 2017.

SITELINES - Theatre in Unusual Spaces, is a programme of off-site work curated by South Street, encompassing everything that doesn't fit a traditional theatre space including outdoor spectacle, intimate one-to-one work, promenade performance, site-specific / responsive work and everything in between.

SITELINES has previously attracted some of the country’s finest and most innovative companies to Reading including Action Hero, Dante or Die, Made in China, Third Angel, Hannah Jane Walker & Chris Thorpe, Unfinished Business and Greg Wohead. South Street has also worked with Reading's finest talent too, to produce new shows for and about Reading, including Benedict Sandiford & Cassie Friend, Hogarth Productions & Beautiful Creatures.

To date locations in Reading that have hosted SITELINES performances include Madejski Stadium Home Changing Rooms, Malmaison Hotel, Jacksons Stores, Lok'n'Store self-storage, Reading School Cricket Pavilion, University of Reading Whiteknight's Campus, Reading College Graduate Hair Salon, The Oracle Shopping Centre Car Park, Market Place, Broad Street, The Abbey School ladies toilets, a post office van and the 3B's pub.
Don't miss the next SITELINES show...

User Not Found
Created by Dante or Die
Written by Chris Goode

Tuesday 8th October

It’s the moment of your death.
There’s a magic button.
Do you delete your entire online legacy?
Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?

USER NOT FOUND is about our digital identities after we die. This new play by celebrated site-specific company Dante or Die and pioneering writer Chris Goode is performed in the cafe at Broad Street Bar & Kitchen. Through smartphones and headphones you become a fly-on-the-wall of one man faced with keeping or deleting. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.

Shows: 6pm & 8.30pm
Location: The Dairy, Building L14, University of Reading - London Road Campus, RG1 5AQ
Next door to Museum of English Rural Life
Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
No Latecomers, please arrive in plenty of time.


An original South Street production created for SITELINES & performed by Cassie Friend & Benedict Sandiford, with Sabina Netherclift, and produced by John Luther.

In March 1896, a brown paper package was found floating in the river at Caversham lock. What was discovered inside brought an end to the chilling career of baby farmer Amelia Dyer. Exploiting the train lines, the ineptitude of the police and the desperation of women in the Victorian era, Dyer is believed to be responsible for 400 infant deaths.

An immersive, promenade performance bringing to life Reading's history as you're led around Caversham Lock and View Island, the scene of the dark discovery.

Performed for nine sold out shows Weds 17th to Sunday 21st July 2019.

The Final Whistle
An original South Street production written & performed by Benedict Sandiford (Jackson's Corner, Being Gordon Greenidge) and directed by Cassie Friend (Jackson's Corner, RedCape Theatre).

Enter the inner sanctum of the Madejski Stadium home changing room and experience an immersive theatre show like no other.
Pull on the shirt and prepare for the game of your life as we skip through the history of Reading Football Club, reliving the highs and lows of supporting the Royals, revisiting Elm Park and the cult heroes of the club’s past.

First performed in summer 2016 and revived in summer 2019. Both runs were supported by Reading Football Club and played to sold out audiences.


We’re delighted to share the news that Dante or Die have become our very first SITELINES Associate Artists. Since 2013, we have been collaborating with the nationally acclaimed company and co-commissioned both 'I Do' (Malmaison Hotel in 2013 & 2016) and 'Handle With Care' (Lok'n'Store in 2016). We’re so excited to create this long term partnership, which will allow us to originate more projects in new places around Reading.
This announcement coincides with the company starting a Research & Development period on a brand new production, currently entitled Kiss Marry Kill. The R&D has been commissioned by us in partnership with the University of Reading, and is part of our Development & Diversity Through Theatre project, funded by Arts Council England.