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Coronavirus: Suspended performances at the Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre

Updated: 30 October 2020, 1:03pm

Events at the Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre that were scheduled to take place before and including 31 January 2021 have been suspended.

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We have explored all options to continue with our autumn programme, but unfortunately it is just not financially viable to present full shows – with all that involves – whilst social distancing measures remain in place.  The Culture Secretary’s announcement that a relaxation of social distancing will not be considered until November 2020 at the earliest has reluctantly led us to this conclusion. 

Some shows beyond this date may also be subject to suspension or rescheduling. 

The Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre buildings and box offices are temporarily closed.  

Advice For Ticket Holders

We are working to reschedule as many of the affected performances as we can. Inevitably this will not be possible for all events - and some shows will not be rescheduled.

This event list will be updated regularly.

These procedures apply for all bookings made direct with the venue. If you booked through a third party agency (Ticketmaster, See Tickets) please contact them directly.



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Event status

Affected events are either:

  1. Rescheduled (majority of events) -  What should I do?
  2. Will not be rescheduled What should I do?
  3. Pending What should I do?

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Wyvern Theatre

March

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
17 March Kojo Anim Will not be rescheduled
18 - 19 March Make Music Swindon Will not be rescheduled
20 March Havana Nights Will not be rescheduled
21 March Handel's Messiah - Swindon Choral Society Pending
22 March Iain Stirling  7 March 2021
23 March Clinton Baptiste 2 September 2021
28 March Bang Bang Will not be rescheduled
29 March Swinging at the Cotton Club  20 March 2021
30 March An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst 9 February 2022
31 March Seven Drunken Nights 6 April 2021

April

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 April Menopause The Musical 2 9 July 2021
2 April Reach Inclusive Arts Will not be rescheduled
3 April Bon Jovi Experience  4 June 2021
4 April David Baddiel  22 April 2021
5 - 6 April Cirque Enfant Will not be rescheduled
8 April Friends The Musical Parody 10 June 2021
9 April Sooty 15 April 2021
10 April Cavern Beatles 8 April 2021
11 April Ian Waite & Vincent Simon - Act Two (Ballroom Boys) 19 July 2021
15 April Aida Will not be rescheduled
16 April Toyah & Hazel O'Connor  23 May 2021
17 April The Wizard Of Oz (Easter pantomime) 16 April 2021
18 April Anything For Love 19 November 2021
19 April Jack Dee  20 November 2021
20 April Crissy Rock  Will not be rescheduled
21 - 25 April Buddy  Will not be rescheduled
26 April Go Now - The Music Of The Moody Blues 28 February 2021
29 April Joel Dommett  25 March 2021
30 April Rumours of Fleetwood Mac  20 April 2021

May

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
2 May Sullivan School of Dance Will not be rescheduled
4 May Lydiard Park Academy Will not be rescheduled
5 May Legends Of American Country  2 May 2021
6 May Lunchtime Recital Will not be rescheduled
7 May Luther  30 April 2021
9 - 10 May Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever 22 - 23 February 2021
11 - 16 May Swindon Gang Show Will not be rescheduled
17 May Spirit Of The Blitz 16 May 2021
20 May Andy Hamilton 27 March 2021
24 May Ariana & Jojo Tribute 7 April 2021
26 May Ross Noble  Pending
27 May Back To The Sixties 2 - Brothers In Song 12 February 2021
28 May Wilko Johnson 5 February 2021
29 May Dreamboys  6 February 2021

June

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
4 June The Illegal Eagles  30 June 2021
6 June Wilkes Academy 8 May 2021
11 June Lost In Music 13 January 2022
12 June Craig Revel Horwood 12 March 2021
14 June
Midnight Train To Georgia (A Celebration of Gladys Knight)
23 July 2021
17 June Rush Will not be rescheduled
18 June Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain 3 February 2021
20 June A Midsummer Night's Dream 11 - 12 June 2021
21 June Coldplace 18 April 2021
23 - 24 June Absurd Person Singular Will not be rescheduled
25 June Temptation In The Temple Will not be rescheduled
26 - 27 June Italia Conti  Will not be rescheduled

July

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 July
Memory Music
Will not be rescheduled
2 July Be Bop A Lula 30 July 2021
3 July 
Viva La Divas
Will not be rescheduled
4 July 
Julie Scott's Academy
1 May 2021
7 -9 July
Wilkes Academy
Will not be rescheduled
12 July
Marlborough Academy
11 July 2021
13 - 14 July 
Dragons and Mythical Beasts
28 - 29 April 2021
15 - 16 July Infants Voice Festival Will not be rescheduled
17 July Marty Wilde & The Wildcats 18 July 2021
18 July
Charlotte Johnson's School of Dance
17 July 2021
21 July 
Al Murray
Pending
22 July
Elkie Brooks
Will not be rescheduled
23 July 
Teresa's School Of Dance-Steppin Out
5 June 2021
25 July
Fitzgraham Academy Presents - La Fille Mal Gardee & Wonderland
23 October 2021
29 July Rhythm Of The Dance 29 July 2021
31 July
Lee Mead
Will not be rescheduled

August

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 August
Miss Kel’s Dance Academy
Will not be rescheduled
August SYP - Fame Will not be rescheduled

September

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
4 September
Rock and Roll Revolution-The Bluejays
13 March 2021
5 September Richard and Adam 16 July 2021
8 - 12 September
Blood Brothers
Pending
17 September
The Carpenters Story
24 July 2021
19 September
Genesis Connected
1 October 2021
21 September
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
14 September 2021
22 September
Andy Hamilton
27 March 2021
23 September
Flo & Joan: Before The Screaming Starts
19 April 2021
25 - 26 September
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
10 - 11 May 2021
27 September
Showaddywaddy
13 November 2021
28 September
That'll Be The Day
3 October 2021
29 September
That'll Be The Day
22 June 2021

October

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 October
Pam Ayres
19 March 2021
3 October Think Floyd 9 October 2021
7 October Steeleye Span 19 October 2021
8 October T-Rextasy 24 September 2021
9 October Midnight Train To Georgia 23 July 2021
10 October Hits Out Of Hell - The Meat Loaf Songbook 11 June 2022
13 October Sh*tfaced Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet 16 October 2021
21 October Jack Dee: Off The Telly 20 November 2021
21 - 25 October Shrek The Musical presented by SALOS 27 - 31 October 2021
25 October Be Bop A Lula 30 July 2021
28 October Pop Princesses 13 April 2021

November

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 November Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Will not be rescheduled
3 November The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown 3 June 2021
8 November
Sensational 60s Experience
7 November 2021
10 November Steve Harley Acoustic Band 10 September 2021
15 November David Baddiel 22 April 2021
23 November The Wurzels 1 November 2021
25 -28 November Billionaire Boy 15 - 18 June 2022

December

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
5 December - 3 January 2021 Pantomime: Jack and The Beanstalk 4 December 2021 - 2 January 2022

January 2021

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
5 December - 3 January 2021 Pantomime: Jack and The Beanstalk 4 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
8 January A Country Night in Nashville 9 September 2021
11 January The Simon & Garfunkel Story 14 September 2021
15 January Total 90s 3 September 2021
16 January Rock For Heroes Pending 
17 January Handel's Messiah - Swindon Choral Society Will not be rescheduled
20 January Circus of Horrors 9 April 2021
22 January The Best Of Queen 20 October 2021
23 January Adult Panto - Little Red Riding 22 January 2022
24 January Pop Princesses 31 April 2021
25 January Ross Noble Pending
26 January That'll Be The Day 3 October 2021
31 January The Best of Frankie Valli 6 October 2021

February 2021 onwards

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
23 March  Ray Mears: We Are Nature 12 March 2022
26 March  The Magic of Motown 22 February 2022
10 April  Thank you For The Music 7 August 2021
23 April Big Girls Don't Cry 12 September 2021
1 May  Julie Scott's Academy 11 September 2021

Swindon Arts Centre

March

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
17 March Volpone Will not be rescheduled
18 March
Memory Cinema: Dad's Army
Pending
20 - 21 March Swindon Music Festival Will not be rescheduled
22 March Rob Auton 4 February 2021
29 March
Swindon Recital Series
Will not be rescheduled
30 March Prime Theatre Pending
17 March - 1 April Swindon Film Society Will not be rescheduled

April

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
17 March - 1 April Swindon Film Society Will not be rescheduled
3 April La Voix 30 April 2021
5 April Simon Evans 6 February 2021
6 April Whole Hog Productions Will not be rescheduled
7 April Waiting For Godot 10 April 2021
9 April Gerard Logan Night Terrors 14 March 2021
13 April Titania McGrath  18 March 2021
14 April Andy & The Odd Socks 7 April 2021
15 April Pete Firman 28 March 2021
16 April Nick Helm 11 March 2021
17 April Jayde Adams Pending
21 - 25 April Swindon Gilbert & Sullivan Society  Will not be rescheduled
26 April - 2 May Phoenix Players Will not be rescheduled

May

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
26 April - 2 May Phoenix Players Pending
7 May A Life Sentence Pending
8 May Oye Santana  27 February 2021
9 May Spring Festival  Will not be rescheduled
10 May Last Of The Summer Wine Will not be rescheduled
11 - 14 May Spring Festival  Will not be rescheduled
15 May Kiri Pritchard 6 April 2021
17 May Kentwood Choir Pending
20 - 23 May Streetwise The Musical 26 - 29 May 2021
26 May Andrew Maxwell  Will not be rescheduled
28 May
Lauren Pattison & Matt Stevens
Pending
29 May Magical Bones 8 April 2021
30 May Basil Brush 5 June 2021
31 May Ivo Graham 29 April 2021

June

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
2 June Mark Watson 19 May 2021
3 June Glenn Moore & Bilal Zafar Will not be rescheduled
4 June Mad About Movies Will not be rescheduled
5 June Rob Auton 4 February 2021
6 June Any Suggestions, Doctor? 1 May 2021
7 - 13 June Western Players Pending
18 June Evening Of Mediumship with Craig Morris 24 June 2021
20 June Twirlywoos 25 February 2021
24 June Emma Stevens 12 March 2021
25 June Voodoo Room 3 June 2021
26 June
Limehouse Lizzy
21 May 2021
30 June
Luke Kempner & Eleanor Tiernan
Will not be rescheduled

July

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
4 July 
George Egg - Movable Feast
5 February 2021
18 July The Cast of Stage Struck 10 July 2021
24 July
An Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt
13 March 2021
31 July
The Adventures of Bo Peep
30 July 2021

September

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
10 September A Head Full Of Coldplay 12 September 2021

October

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
13 October Ivo Graham-The Game Of Life 29 April 2021
17 October Spontaneous Potter 14 & 15 October 2021
22 October Emily Atack: Has Left The Group 7 October 2021
24 October Andy & The Odd Socks 7 April 2021
25 October Magical Bones 8 April 2021
29 October Jayde Adams Pending 
30 October
Rhys James
12 February 2021

November

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 November
Tez Ilyas
31 October 2021
3 November Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains 6 April 2021
5 November Rob Auton 4 February 2021
22 November Mark Watson 19 May 2021

December

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
6 December
Rob Newman: Philosophy Show
25 April 2021

January 2021

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
7 January Voodoo Room 3 June 2021

Spotlight Room at the Wyvern Theatre

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
21 March Spotlight On ... Graham Cole OBE Pending
14 April Tea and Tour  Pending
16 April The Great Jaydini Easter Magic Show  Pending
17 April Comedy Club  Pending
15 May Spotlight On ... Mary & Giles Pending
13 June Comedy Club  Pending
18 June Tea and Tour Pending
4 December Christmas with Mrs B's Boys Pending
11 December Christmas with the Boys from Jersey Pending
12 December Christmas with Mrs B's Boys Pending
18 December Christmas with the Boys from Jersey Pending 
19 December Gimme Gimme Christmas Pending
My show has been rescheduled to a new date – what should I do?

We will email all ticket holders to inform them of the new date.

The new dates for performances that have been rescheduled so far are listed above.

  • If you are able to attend on the new date your original tickets will remain valid. Where an event takes place on more than one day your tickets will be valid for the same day of the week/time. You do not need to take any action.
  • If you are unable to attend on the new date there is a form to complete to let us know, which would have also been emailed to you.
My show is not being rescheduled – what should I do?

You will email all ticket holders confirming that your booking will be reimbursed through a voucher credit system. Your voucher will be sent to you by email.

Vouchers will be for the full value of your tickets (including any fees). They can be redeemed against any future show.
If you haven’t received a voucher, and your event is listed as ‘not rescheduled’ in the affected events list you need to let us know by completing a form.

My event is marked as pending – what should I do?

Nothing. We will contact you by email as soon as the status of shows is confirmed. We will also update affected events list. Please note that we cannot take any action in relation to your booking, or respond to enquiries about it until we have confirmed with the producer whether it is possible to reschedule the show or not.


Have another enquiry?

If you have another question about your order, including a request for a refund, please use our online enquiry form. We are dealing with a very large volume of enquiries – please be aware it may take several weeks for us to respond to enquiries and deal with your request


You will appreciate the unprecedented nature of the current situation; and the volume of customer enquiries we are receiving at this time.  Further updates will be provided through updates to this page and by email to ticket holders.