Reading Gaol Inspires Creativity

Reading Gaol and its connection with Oscar Wilde has already inspired creativity, which is just one reason why we think it would make an amazing arts and heritage centre.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

The Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk

Ballads for Reading Gaol 2023

Freedom Art Competition 2021

Banksy Create Escape 2021

Oh Beautiful World!

The Prison Pictures 2019

An art exhibition by Heather McAteer and Liz Real.

Reading Gaol Hug 2019

In Reading Gaol by Reading Town 2019

Lillies for Oscar Wilde 2018

The Critic as Artist 2018

Oscar Wilde on Trial 2016

Artangle Inside exhibition 2016


Reading Gaol has been used as film locations in the television series Broadchurch and Killing Eve.