We'd like to make your experience at the Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre go as smoothly as possible. Here are our Frequently Asked Questions. Simply click on a question to view the answer.
The Wyvern Theatre is situated in the heart of Swindon in Theatre Square, at the end of the High Street.
The Arts Centre is situated in Swindon's Old Town
Wyvern Multi-Storey and Islington Street
Swindon Borough Council have now re-opened the Islington Street open air car park in front of the theatre, following the recent demolition of the Wyvern Multi-Storey.
Recommended Car Parks
The Wyvern has several other car parks within easy walking distance including the Whalebridge multi-storey, which is further down Islington Street and Regent Circus car park.
Whalebridge Car Park
If you require easy access to the theatre, we recommend using the Whalebridge car park and entering through the side pod if you are sitting in the stalls. If you are sitting in the circle or boxes or coming to the restaurant, we recommend you use Regent Circus car park and enter through the main doors in Theatre Square.
Please telephone the Ticket Office on 0343 310 0040 if you are unsure or require further information.
Evening rates after 6pm are £1.00 for up to two hours and £2.00 for over two hours at Whalebridge.
Regent Circus has a total of 450 spaces, split across two well-lit and secure car parks, just steps away from the Wyvern Theatre.
There is a dedicated leisure car park facility on the same level as the restaurant and cinema arcade; follow signs to the Cinema Car Park from the main roads. This car park has two tariffs – one for 08:00-18:00 and one for post 18:00.
During the day
|Up to 4 hours||£2.00|
In the evening
|Up to 2 hours||£0.90|
|Over 2 hours||£1.80|
Prices correct as of 1 July 2020
Morrisons Car Park
Morrisons customers have a dedicated car park on the ground floor (entrance opposite Rudi’s Bar) and off Byron Street. Shoppers should note that a three hour limit applies to this car park. If customers spend £5 or more within Morrisons, the supermarket will refund up to 2 hours of their parking.
Parking charges after 6pm are £1 for up to 1 hour and £3.00 for up to three hours.
Blue Badge Parking
Please note - parking for patrons with blue badges will remain available adjacent to the Wyvern in Regent Close car park. Access is via the road through the former Islington Street car park.Wood Street Car Park is a short walk from the Arts Centre. More information on parking in Swindon can be found at www.swindon.gov.uk
Swindon train station is just a 10 minute stroll through the town centre to the Theatre which is situated at the top of town.
Swindon Bus Station is a short walk through the town centre to the Theatre which is situated at the top of town.
The Wyvern Theatre is situated in the town centre 10 minutes from the M4 (junctions 15 or 16) and the A419 and A420.
Follow the signs to the town centre and when approaching the Magic Roundabout you will pick up the signs to the Wyvern Theatre.
To reach the Theatre and car parks using SatNav, type in either Islington Street or Regent Close.
Swindon Arts Centre is situated in Swindon’s Old Town, a short drive from the M4 (junctions 15 or 16) and the A419 and A420.
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The Ticket Office is open from Monday-Saturday 11am - 5pm, or until curtain up on performance days. Tickets can be purchased and collected from the ticket desk however, after 5pm on show days, there may be limited access to purchase for performances other than that evening's performance.
Swindon Arts Centre is open an hour before the performance starts.
Where offered, concession ticket prices apply to those over 60 or under 16, unwaged, full-time students or people living with a disability. We offer one free ticket for essential companions for disabled visitors when one of the following is presented to a member of the Ticket Office:
- Proof of Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Proof of Attendance Allowance
- Certificate of Visual Impairmentper
Proof of eligibility will be required. To book these tickets, please contact our Ticket Office on 01793 524481 - these tickets are not yet available for purchase online.
Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre Gift Vouchers are available in any amount from £5.00 and supplied in a Gift Voucher wallet, they are valid for a whole year from the date of purchase, giving the recipient plenty of time to select a show or concert of choice.
A £2.50 (Wyvern) and £1.50 (Arts Centre) per ticket booking fee applies, unless otherwise stated. All ticket prices are shown inclusive of booking fees.
Fee-free booking for Wyvern Friends; Groups of 8+ please call 01793 524481 to buy fee-free.
Booking fees are vital to securing the future of our venues and we thank you for your understanding of this.
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The Swindon Arts Centre auditorium has 200 seats. A full seating plan can be found here.
For adults who require assistance to attend the theatre, we offer one complimentary ticket for an essential companion with your booking when one of the following is presented to a member of the Ticket Office staff:
- Proof of Disability Living Allowance
- Proof of Attendance Allowance
- Certificate of Visual Impairment
We ask patrons with wheelchairs to note the Wheelchair spaces are designed for standard size wheelchairs – if you have a larger size wheelchair please advise when booking.back to top]
The Main Foyer doors open at 10am Monday – Saturday, and an hour and a half before the performance start time on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Our disabled access side entrance is open approximately one hour before the performance start time. The Auditorium doors are usually open half an hour before the performance start time. Auditorium access can vary due to rehearsals and warm-ups on stage.
If you are part of a large group booking you can place orders in advance with the Hospitality team who will have everything ready for you at the interval.
If you are not part of a group you can order any interval selected refreshments on arrival at the Theatre from the Cafe or lower foyer Bar by pre-ordering online.
In the majority of cases, yes.
Some shows do not allow latecomers to enter the auditorium once the show has started until a suitable break in the performance. Sometimes we may have to hold people in the foyer for a short period of time before seating them at a particular moment that will ensure minimum disturbance to both cast and audience.
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For the majority of performances, no.
The appearance of artistes along with the designs for sets and costumes etc are all copyrighted, therefore it is often against the law to photograph any of it. It can also be both dangerous for the artistes and distracting for other members of the audience, therefore we ask you not to take photographs or use any sort of recording equipment within the Auditorium.
Can the cast of the show wish me or a member of my family Happy Birthday / Anniversary during the show?This will depend on the type of show and is down to each individual company. We cannot guarantee that the company and cast will oblige (with the exception of our Pantomime), but we can certainly pass on your requests if you take them to our Ticket Office staff on the day of the show.
The best suggestion we can offer is to go to stage door after the show and see the performers as they are leaving. It is up to the individual performer as to whether they wish to stop and chat to fans, pose for photos or sign autographs.
Occasionally artists will arrange a signing in the Theatre foyer after the show. This will usually be announced on the day.
‘places to stay’ page or speak to a member of our friendly Ticket Office team. Wyvern Kitchen Menu can be ordered from any outlet, as well as hot and cold drinks, sweets, ice creams and other refreshments.
There is no strict dress code at the Wyvern.
We do not have a cloakroom and therefore ask that visitors do not bring any bulky items with them. Children's booster seats are available from the front of the auditorium and are free of charge. Those who are hard of hearing can also hire Sennheiser loop equipment from the Ticket Office, free of charge.
All tickets are non refundable except in the instance of a show cancellation.
We are able to exchange tickets for a different performance of the same show subject to availability, with an administration cost of £2 per booking. If a show has sold out and you are unable to use your tickets, we may be able to take them in for re-sale. Please call the Ticket Office on 01793 524481 for more information.
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