In Theatre

Fancy a trip to the theatre? In Wiltshire, there are plays and performances aplenty! Our Wiltshire theatres will offer you everything from classic Shakespearean plays to cutting-edge modern drama. Or perhaps you're looking for a light-hearted musical? Or an open-air theatre performance in the summer sunshine? A thrilling drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Or a children's theatre performance so you can introduce your youngsters to the joys of the stage?

Whatever kind of theatre you're looking for, you'll find it in Wiltshire...

Wyvern Theatre Swindon

Theatres in Wiltshire
The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon in the North of Wiltshire has been entertaining audiences with a broad-range of productions for more than forty years. They put on a varied programme of concerts, shows, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions every year in the 635-seater auditorium. In South Wiltshire, head to the Salisbury Playhouse - one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. Salisbury is a traditional and original city, so its fitting that Salisbury Playhouse offers both classic and contemporary plays throughout the year, as well as musicals and children’s theatre and their ever-popular pantomime at Christmas.

Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon

Art Centres and Performance Venues in Wiltshire
There are many places to catch plays and performances in Wiltshire - with lots of arts centres and performance venues as well as the theatres! In Corsham, you'll find The Pound arts centre, a vibrant and welcoming venue with a 100-seater auditorium and a busy programme of theatre to suit all tastes. At Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon, there are regular storytelling performances for children plus 'as live' screenings of ballet, musicals and opera. Salisbury Arts Centre, based in a beautiful deconsecrated church building, is home to a busy programme of art, including theatre for adults and children. The programme at City Hall - Salisbury's largest live entertainment venue - is largely focused on live music and comedy, however theatre-lovers should keep an eye on their upcoming events as they also feature musicals and shows. 

Summer picnic

Open-Air Summer Theatre in Wiltshire
Every summer, many of the loveliest places in Wiltshire host open-air theatre performances. There are lots of truly stunning stately homes, gardens and attractions across Wiltshire which take part, hosting touring theatre companies who perform outside in the gloriou summer weather. Pack a picnic, bring the kids and make it a big family outing! Meanwhile in Salisbury, the arts take over the streets and spaces of the city for two weeks each summer for Salisbury International Arts Festival. This fabulous two week festival includes performances and shows of all sorts, including some top-notch theatrical performances. Keep an eye on our what's on pages to see what open-air theatre performances will be taking place in Wiltshire this year.

Will you be visiting Wiltshire to take a trip to the theatre soon? If so, have a look at our accommodation pages to find somewhere to stay and make a real holiday of it. From breathtaking Cathedrals to cute villages and from family-friendly days out to sumptuous spas, there are lots of things to do during your visit!

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