Reading Theory Test Centre

Detailed below provide the Reading Pearson Professional Theory Test Centre contact address details, services offered and advice for booking and taking your theory test.

Driving Theory Test Centre Address
Havell House
62-66 Queens Road


Toilets: Yes
Disabled access:
Translator Booth: No
Welsh Online: No
Tests Available: Car, motorcycle, lorries, buses and coaches


Train stations and bus stations are often a short walk from most theory test centres.

Bus stops close to the test centre
Courtney Buses has a stop on Eldon Road.

Station telephone number: Please see theory test centre contacts. From the bus stop, Reading Theory Test Centre is 0.1 miles, or a 3 minute walk.
Arriving by car: A car park is located on Queens Road, just 3 minutes walk to the theory test centre.


You will need your provisional driving licence at hand when you book your theory test as you’ll need some details from it. You can book the theory test via one of the two methods detailed below. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are responsible for managing all theory test bookings and Pearson Professional conduct the theory tests. Whilst making a booking, be sure to mention if you have any reading or hearing difficulties as help is available during the test.

Book a theory test by telephone
One method for booking a driving theory test is via the automated telephone booking line. Though this system is automated, a DVSA staff member can be reached by listening to the options available at the start of the process. Theory test bookings can be made in Reading by visiting the book a driving theory test section.

Book a theory test online
Due to vacant theory test slots being displayed online, internet theory test bookings are a popular option. To book your theory test in Reading, see the book a driving theory test section for all DVSA theory test booking information.

Reading Theory Test Centre
Reading Theory Test Centre


Three working days notice are required if you wish to reschedule the theory test for another time and date, or if you wish to cancel the test to receive a full refund. Saturdays are included as a working day.


The DVSA now send e-mails not letters to confirm your theory test booking. Check you provide the correct e-mail address so that you receive confirmation on the date, time, address and reference number of your theory test. If you have not received an e-mail, check your junk folder. Although not essential to take to the theory test centre, it’s advisable to print this e-mail to show to the centre staff if any problems arise.


Candidates must take along their photocard provisional driving licence to the theory test appointment. If you hold the older style paper licence, a valid passport must be provided along with your paper licence at Reading Theory Test Centre. If you do not hold a passport, you will need to apply for a new driving licence which has the plastic card.

Failure to provide these forms of identification will result in you being unable to take the theory test and also lose your test booking fee. If you have misplaced your licence, contact the DVLA who will send you a replacement. See the learning to drive section for information on obtaining a new licence. Arriving at Reading Theory Test Centre in good time is essential as the test centre has strict test slots. Late arrivals will be unable to sit the test and will lose the theory test fee.


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 3 reviews
 by Khushi

It is amazing It has gained My knowledge

 by Marr

Staff were very rude. When you're about to go into a test and you're feeling nervous that is not what you need. They should be friendly and polite. Also had someone talking very loudly and they didn't try and stop them, distracting the whole room and putting everyone off their tests. Very unfair. I would go out of my way to go to another test centre. Other than that, easy to find. Car park just down the road on the other side, was expensive though.

 by Bahria

Theory and hazards