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A Season of Vintage 

A Season of Vintage

A Season of Vintage celebrates all things yesteryear with a selection of nostalgic shows and events at the Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre throughout our Spring/Summer season.

Throughout the season we’ll be raising money for Alzheimer’s Society and our monthly Memory Café, where those living with dementia can meet with friends, family and support workers to enjoy refreshments, social activities and access to advice from medical practitioners.

  #SwindonTheatresVintage

How to get involved  

  • Spread the word! See a show that you think your friends and family would like? Let them know
  • Bring your pennies! We'll be collecting for Alzheimer's Society and Memory Café at many of these vintage shows
  • Join in! If you have fond memories of the Wyvern Theatre or Arts Centre, let us know by using   #SwindonTheatresVintage
  • Get in touch! If you're holding a vintage fair or event that we can get involved with, we'd love to know!
  • Any questions? Email Kate - kate@wyverntheatre.org.uk

What's On

From wartime love stories to raucous Rat Pack comedy, 70's glam rock to 90's pop power - we've got your favourite eras covered!

Search by decade below to see what our Season of Vintage has in store for you.

Pre-20s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s

Pre-20s


The Greatest Show

The Greatest Show - Live in Concert!

Sat 4 August (sold out) - New date added: Sat 8 September

Inspired by the hits from ‘The Greatest Showman’, SING-A-LONG to all the greatest hits, performed up-close and personal, by an all-star cast from London’s West End, alongside a live band and spectacular special effects. Also featuring mesmerising circus acts, audience participation and fun for all the family.

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Oliver!

Summer Youth Project: Oliver!

Thu 23 August – Sat 25 August

Presented by our amazing company of 9-21 year olds, this family favourite musical is full of classic hits, including Food, Glorious Food, You've Got To Pick a Pocket or Two and I'd Do Anything.

So Consider Yourself one of us and come and join our gang this summer with the best Summer Youth Project yet!

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What you missed...


Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong

Thank you to all who donated so generously after each performance of Birdsong.
We were thrilled to raise over £1,900 from these collections alone!


 


BirdsongWartime Pie & Punch Party

We drank, we ate and we danced! All in the name of Alzheimer's Society's Flashback Day.



 

20s


Come Die With Me

Come Die With Me - Murder Mystery Dinner

Fri 29 June | In The Spotlight Room

Four Chefs. Three courses. Two hours. One Victim… and you!

A newspaper headline challenges readers to “Know Your Neighbour” by hosting a series of dinner parties. The knives (and forks) are out as a group of strangers compete for the title of ultimate dinner party host. And with £100 on the table to add spice to the proceedings, it comes as little surprise that tonight’s meal will end in murder!
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Cupcake Day

Vintage Tea & Cupcake Day

Cake is timeless!

As part of Alzheimer’s Society’s national Cupcake Day we joined in the festivities with delicious homemade cupcakes, a vintage stall, cupcake crafts and decorating - all within our specially themed Vintage Tea Room in the Wyvern Theatre foyer. Thank you to those who baked and bought to help raise money to support the fight against dementia.

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30s


What you missed...


CroonersCrooners

This rip-roaring comedy musical has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of satirical energy, hilarious one-liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers.

Expect some Lady is a Tramp, Come Fly With Me, L.O.V.E, When You’re Smiling, Fly Me To The Moon, Beyond The Sea, Mac The Knife any many more…

 


Crimes Under The Sun

Crimes Under The Sun

Thank you for those who donated so generously after the performance of Crimes Under The Sun.
We were thrilled to raise over £300 from this collection.


 


42nd Street

42nd Street - presented by TYT


You can see which other musicals we have coming up by clicking below!




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40s

Cupcake Day

Vintage Tea & Cupcake Day

Thu 14 June | 10.30am - 1.00pm

Cake is timeless!

As part of Alzheimer’s Society’s national Cupcake Day we joined in the festivities with delicious homemade cupcakes, a vintage stall, cupcake crafts and decorating - all within our specially themed Vintage Tea Room in the Wyvern Theatre foyer. Thank you to those who baked and bought to help raise money to support the fight against dementia.

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What you missed...


Vintage Valentines SupperRuby Rose Ray's Vintage Valentines Supper

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We host dining events throughout the year in our separate restaurant space. Take a look what's coming up...

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50s


Rock & Roll Revolution

Rock and Roll Revolution

Sun 5 August

The Bluejays (Winners of the National Vintage Award for ‘Best Band’) present an electrifying tribute to the era when music changed the world forever, the 1950s. Much more than just a concert show, this is a historical journey through the biggest hits of the era, including Rock Around The Clock, That’s All Right, That’ll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti and many more.

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A Spoonful of Sherman A Spoonful of Sherman

A magical, musical journey through 100 years of Sherman Family music. Everything you didn’t know about one of the greatest family legacies in music – and you already know all of the songs! Don’t miss this intimate new production.

Hits include: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!, You’re Sixteen, It’s A Small World (After All), I Wanna Be Like You, The Ugly Bug Ball, Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Hushabye Mountain, A Spoonful Of Sugar and more!
 


That'll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day

Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

This latest production features a fantastic line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s  & 70s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!
 


Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas - Clown In The Moon

Clown In The Moon (the title of a poem written when Dylan was 14) is a dramatic portrait of the poet’s chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all too brief life. Located in a BBC studio, it sets some of Dylan’s famous broadcasts and iconic works alongside vivid reminiscences of his clownish antics in pubs, bars and parties, and his encounters with a host of eccentric and volatile women.

 

60s


Cilla and the Shades of the 60s

Cilla and the Shades of the 60s

Tue 26 June

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black stars Victoria Jones, performing songs including You’re My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends and co-stars, such as I Only Want To Be With You and River Deep Mountain High.

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What you missed...


The Bob Dylan Story

The Bob Dylan Story

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We have lots more live music from your favourite eras coming up soon!

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The Bootleg Shadows

The Bootleg Shadows

Sat 14 April

Today The Shadows make few live appearances but The Bootleg Shadows keep their ‘live’ sound alive by performing a fantasy concert that encompasses The Shadows' amazing career from 1960 up until the early 80s. Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as Apache, Foot Tapper, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, FBI plus many, many more.

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Seven Drunken Nights

Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

Thu 26 April

Bringing to life the music of Ireland’s favorite sons, The Dubliners.

A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

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A Spoonful of Sherman A Spoonful of Sherman

Mon 30 April

A magical, musical journey through 100 years of Sherman Family music. Everything you didn’t know about one of the greatest family legacies in music – and you already know all of the songs! Don’t miss this intimate new production.

Hits include: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!, You’re Sixteen, It’s A Small World (After All), I Wanna Be Like You, The Ugly Bug Ball, Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Hushabye Mountain, A Spoonful Of Sugar and more!

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Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

Fri 1 June

An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

Includes the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics.

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That'll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day

Thu 7 June

Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

This latest production features a fantastic line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s  & 70s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!

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Barry Steele & Friends

Barry Steele & Friends - The Roy Orbison Story

Fri 8 June

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists paying homage to legend Roy Orbison. Barry is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time, in which he celebrate the musical legacy of The Big O and The Traveling Wilburys.

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70s


Rocket Man

The Rocket Man - A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Fri 20 July

A musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artistes of all time. Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals. Expect hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man.

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What you missed...


The Bob Dylan Story

The Bob Dylan Story

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We have lots more live music from your favourite eras coming up soon!



View all Live Music shows


The Bootleg Shadows

The Bootleg Shadows

Sat 14 April

Today The Shadows make few live appearances but The Bootleg Shadows keep their ‘live’ sound alive by performing a fantasy concert that encompasses The Shadows' amazing career from 1960 up until the early 80s. Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as Apache, Foot Tapper, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, FBI plus many, many more.

This event has now taken place


Seven Drunken Nights

Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

Thu 26 April

Bringing to life the music of Ireland’s favorite sons, The Dubliners.

A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

This event has now taken place


A Spoonful of Sherman A Spoonful of Sherman

Mon 30 April

A magical, musical journey through 100 years of Sherman Family music. Everything you didn’t know about one of the greatest family legacies in music – and you already know all of the songs! Don’t miss this intimate new production.

Hits include: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!, You’re Sixteen, It’s A Small World (After All), I Wanna Be Like You, The Ugly Bug Ball, Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Hushabye Mountain, A Spoonful Of Sugar and more!

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We've Only Just Begun

We've Only Just Begun

Tue 22 May

Brilliantly performed by vocalist Toni Lee, with her big band and singers, this stunning production lets you re-live the magic of one f the greatest female voices in pop music history - Karen Carpenter. Includes the hits Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, For All We Know, Yesterday Once More, Please Mr Postman, and many more.

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The Illegal Eagles

The Illegal Eagles

Fri 25 May

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns for another outstanding show featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!
 

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Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

Fri 1 June

An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

Includes the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics.

This event has now taken place


That'll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day

Thu 7 June

Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

This latest production features a fantastic line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s  & 70s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!

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80s


Whitney: Queen of the Night

Whitney: Queen of the Night

Thu 28 June

A magical rollercoaster ride through the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. Including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly-awarded female artiste in the world ever!

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The Bon Jovi Experience

The Bon Jovi Experience

Fri 6 July

One of the most iconic bands of the 80’s, Bon Jovi had platinum selling albums and a plethora of anthemic singles around the world. The Bon Jovi Experience are the word’s first and finest tribute to Bon Jovi and the fact that they have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi himself tells you all you need to know...

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The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer presented by Chocolate Theatre

Thu 19 - Sat 21 July

The musical that takes us back to a time when hair was big, yuppies ruled, tonic suits and ra-ra skirts rocked and a wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling score does for the ‘80s what Hairspray did for the ‘60s.

Dig deep in your wardrobe & come dressed for a proper 1980s night!

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Rocket Man

The Rocket Man - A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Fri 20 July

A musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artistes of all time. Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals. Expect hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man.

Book Online


What you missed...


The Bob Dylan Story

The Bob Dylan Story

This event has now taken place

We have lots more live music from your favourite eras coming up soon!



View all Live Music shows


Seven Drunken Nights

Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

Thu 26 April

Bringing to life the music of Ireland’s favorite sons, The Dubliners.

A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

This event has now taken place

 


We've Only Just Begun

We've Only Just Begun

Tue 22 May

Brilliantly performed by vocalist Toni Lee, with her big band and singers, this stunning production lets you re-live the magic of one f the greatest female voices in pop music history - Karen Carpenter. Includes the hits Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, For All We Know, Yesterday Once More, Please Mr Postman, and many more.

This event has now taken place


Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

Fri 1 June

An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

Includes the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics.

This event has now taken place

90s


Whitney: Queen of the Night

Whitney: Queen of the Night

Thu 28 June

A magical rollercoaster ride through the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. Including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly-awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Book Online


The Bon Jovi Experience

The Bon Jovi Experience

Fri 6 July

One of the most iconic bands of the 80’s, Bon Jovi had platinum selling albums and a plethora of anthemic singles around the world. The Bon Jovi Experience are the word’s first and finest tribute to Bon Jovi and the fact that they have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi himself tells you all you need to know...

Book Online


Re-Take That

Re-Take That - Wonderland

Thu 12 July

Re-Take That perform all of the Take That and Robbie Williams favourites from the 90's right through to the latest hits. This multi-award-winning show features classics such as Back for Good, Relight My Fire, Shine and Never Forget. Robbie’s solo career will be honoured with the hits Let Me Entertain You, Candy, Love My Life, Angels and more.

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Rocket Man

The Rocket Man - A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Fri 20 July

A musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artistes of all time. Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals. Expect hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man.

Book Online


Wannabe - The Spice Girls Story

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Story

Thu 2 August

Wannabe is a brand new stage show that recreates the era of Girl Power giving you a 90s night out to remember! From the chart-stomping Spice Up Your Life through to the hip-shaking Who Do You Think You Are?, they will take you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh.

Costumes welcome!

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What you missed...


Teletubbies Live

Teletubbies Live

Wed 9 - Thu 10 May

As much as it pains us to class the 90s as 'vintage'...

See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones. Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland.

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Anfield Legends

An Audience With Anfield Legends - John Barnes, Neil Ruddock & Jan Molby

Sun 3 June

Your chance to see John Barnes, Jan Molby and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock on stage together. The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy! There will be audience participation so a lucky few could make it on stage...

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