The Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon is a purpose-built, 300-seat concert hall hosting more than 100 concerts a year featuring world-class classical, folk, jazz and world music artists. Renowned for "the finest acoustic outside London" (Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3) the Centre attracts internationally-renowned musicians including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Doric String Quartet, the Schubert Ensemble, violinist Nicola Benedetti pianists Steven Osborne and Leon McCawley and famed guitarist John Williams; jazz legends Courtney Pine, Stacey Kent and Jacqui Dankworth; stars of the folk music scene such as Kathryn Tickell, Lau, Martin Carthy, Frigg, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot; and world music's greatest ambassadors, from Black Umfolosi to Talvin Singh and El Tanbura. The Centre also programmes a series of family music shows and storytelling performances - "That was the best day of my whole life!" (Finn, aged 6) - given by award-winning musicians and performers with a love of both entertaining and teaching: from Roald Dahl's 'Little Red Riding Hood' and Giles Andreae's 'Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants' to Satoshi Kitamura's 'Igor, the Bird Who Couldn't Sing'. Community activity includes the Bradford Roots Music Festival featuring local musicians and regular activities held at the Centre, include Jazz Factory workshops, choral singing sessions, pre-school music and music therapy and Alzheimer groups, the Centre is the home to a variety of countywide orchestras and ensembles and runs an exemplary education and community programme across Wiltshire and beyond.
Ticket prices vary with concessions and deals available on many concerts. Please visit www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk or call the Box Office on 01225 860100 for information.
|2020 - *Temporarily closed until 31 August 2020* (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* *Temporarily closed until 31 August 2020*
Closed public holidays. Box Office open 9am to 6pm weekdays, one hour before weekend concerts and to the end of the interval for all concerts. We open at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday when we have a concert.
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - There is a fully licensed bar which also sells soft and hot drinks, crisps, biscuits and sweets. Local ice cream is sold during intervals.
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Open All Year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Approx length of visit - Family concerts last approximately one hour. Other concerts usually have a first half of 45 minutes, a 20 minute interval and concluding half of another 45 minutes. However, this depends on the musicians and the encores! Many concerts have free pre-concert talks given by the musicians and which start one hour before the main performance.
- In town/city centre
- No Smoking Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Booking essential
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Special group rates - A free ticket is offered to every group of 10 booking one concert.
- Visa accepted
- Family Fun - Six concerts every year are specifically tailored to children. They are interactive and given by internationally-renowned musicians who also enjoy teaching. These family concerts are approximately one hour long with opportunities to get hands-on with the instruments and meet the artists afterwards. Two Under 18s can pay just £1.00 each when their tickets are bought with one full-price adult ticket.
- Marketed towards children - Six concerts every year are specifically tailored to children. They are interactive and given by internationally-renowned musicians who also enjoy teaching. These family concerts are approximately one hour long with opportunities to get hands-on with the instruments and meet the artists afterwards. Two Under 18s can pay just £1.00 each when their tickets are bought with one full-price adult ticket.
- Marketed towards families - Six concerts every year are specifically tailored to children. They are interactive and given by internationally-renowned musicians who also enjoy teaching. These family concerts are approximately one hour long with opportunities to get hands-on with the instruments and meet the artists afterwards. Two Under 18s can pay just £1.00 each when their tickets are bought with one full-price adult ticket.
- Marketed towards senior citizens - Older people are offered a reduction of £1.00 on tickets.
- Marketed towards student/youth - Many concerts are offered at half price to Under 18s.
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Wi-fi available
- Groups Accepted - A free ticket is offered to every group of 10 booking one concert.
Map & Directions
The Wiltshire Music Centre is on the north-west edge of Bradford on Avon and accessible from the Winsley Road at all times. From the main A363 Bath Road along Ashley Road, follow the signs. From 4pm on school days, and at any time during weekends and holidays, you can follow the signs from the main A363 Bath Road along Ashley Road. Free parking and disabled spaces adjacent to Centre can be accessed at any time via Winsley Road and Churches.
Public Transport Directions
Bradford on Avon train station is 20 minutes uphill walk away. Taxis are available outside the station. The 264 and 265 service travels between Bath and Warminster, via Trowbridge. Ask for the 'Churches' stop on Winsley Road. From this stop, walk up 'Churches' (which is the name of a road into a housing estate). Follow the main road around and pass a central parking area on your right. After the parking, turn right (this is signposted by a brown Wiltshire Music Centre sign). Walk straight ahead towards the school. Turn to your left and ahead is the Centre (a large, red building).
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good3
- Steven DTrip Type:Solo travelBrilliant venue - a hidden treasureTuesday, 2nd August 2016I visited Wiltshire Music Centre for the first time recently to see a chamber music concert given by the Heath Quartet. I was stunned by the quality of music-making, the vibrant acoustic and the... Read full review
- fizzyp2014Bath, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayFabulous local assetSaturday, 17th September 2016Can't believe I've not been here before given it's so close. Booking is easy, staff are helpful and you can pick up your tickets on the night before the performance. There is plenty of parking at... Read full review
- Graham CLondon, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesVery good music venueSunday, 13th November 2016Heard the Bath Symphony Orchestra at this venue last night. Not only was it an exceptional performance but the venue itself was very good. The acoustics were of a high quality, the top notes were a... Read full review