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Wyvern Theatre Swindon Arts Centre

Wyvern Theatre

Wyvern Theatre,
Theatre Square,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN1 1QN

Ticket Office: 01793 524481

Fax: 01793 480278

Administration: 01793 535534

The auditorium has 635 seats and every seat is designed to be no further than 70ft from the stage. The venue offers a mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions. The Wyvern Theatre has a vibrant team of 30 staff members and an additional 30 front of house members.

History of the Wyvern Theatre


The Wyvern Theatre opened in September 1971 by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Phillip.

The Wyvern Theatre is named after a mythical beast, similar to a dragon, which was once thought to be the emblem of the Kings of Wessex.

In 2007, multidisciplinary artist and designer Gudrun Sigridur Haraldsdottir was invited to create a striking contemporary installation for the exterior of the Wyvern Theatre. His piece, entitled Link, acts as a contrasting, moving current to the architecture’s large static exterior surfaces, connecting the interior essence of the building - it’s creative activities - to its prominent exterior and creates a fresh and welcoming invite to Wyvern Theatre.

On Saturday 3 September 2011, the Wyvern Theatre celebrated its 40th Birthday – those who attended helped us create commemorative bunting, by sharing their memory of the day through words and pictures.

Swindon Arts Centre

Swindon Arts Centre,
Devizes Road,
Old Town,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN1 4BJ

Ticket Office: 01793 524481

Fax: 01793 480278

Administration: 01793 535534


The Auditoruim has 200 seats and every seat has been sponsered. The venue offers a mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, exhibitions, musical theatre and local amateur productions.

The FoSAC Studio is a flexible studio space available for meetings, performances, workshops, fairs, conferences, parties and other events.

History of the Swindon Arts Centre


Swindon Arts Centre was opened officially on Saturday 1 September 1956, by The Worshipful the Mayor, Alderman N V Toze and Dr. Wyn Griffith, vice-chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain. Before this there was an Arts Centre situated in the former Methodist Hall in the town centre, some ten years earlier.

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