Named after its structural shape, the Hexagon is one of Reading’s iconic venues for entertainment. It offers a fusion of comedy, music, dance and more, illustrating its standing as a multi-purpose venue. Sporting events, such as boxing and snooker, also took place at the Hexagon, taking advantage of its arena-style seating layout, which works perfectly for these kind of events. The Hexagon aims to provide great experiences for audiences, ensuring that capacities for each show are limited according to viewing restrictions. Visitors can also enjoy onsite food and drink options, from meals and cakes at the Cafe, to snacks and coffee at the Coffee Bar. The venue is one of several that are part of the Reading Arts Centre, which caters to a range of events. The central positioning have arguably lead to its success, alongside its prominence in the local community as a go to place to see live entertainment. The Hexagon was built in 1977, and despite suffering from threats of closure, still attracts large audiences to this day.