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The Crucible The Crucible
Swindon Arts Centre hosts a new take on the literary classic - 28-30 JULY
Dracula Dracula
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A comedy talk/presentation at the Arts Centre followed by a one-off concert with pop-up orchestra - 09 JUNE
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Kerry Godliman Kerry Godliman
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Patrick Monahan Patrick Monahan
The family’s favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) heads to the Arts Centre - 02 JUNE
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Prescription For Murder Prescription For Murder
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The Macbeth Curse The Macbeth Curse
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Night Watch Night Watch
The Western Players bring this riveting play to the Swindon Arts Centre - 09-12 MARCH
Rapunzel The Musical Rapunzel The Musical
The Arts Centre hosts a musical perfect for all the family - 08 APRIL
The Pirates of Penzance The Pirates of Penzance
Kelly Jobanputra checks out the recent Glitter & Twisted Theatre Company production at the Arts Centre - REVIEW
What's The Matter? What's The Matter?
A quantum comedy about love in the subatomic world at the Swindon Arts Centre - 04 MARCH
John Robins John Robins
All new show at the Arts Centre from comedian, firebrand, sometime DJ and all-time vibe magnet John Robins - 21 FEB
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Ray Dance and Judith Sharp bring their 25th production to the Arts Centre - 05-06 FEBRUARY
Gyles Brandreth Gyles Brandreth
The actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip heads to the Arts Centre - 09 JULY
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
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Bat-Man Bat-Man
Head to the Arts Centre for stand-up, sketches and songs direct from Gotham City - 22 MARCH
Worbey & Farrell Worbey & Farrell
An entertaining and unique piano act that pushes the boundaries of the instrument - 22 JANUARY
Par For The Course Par For The Course
The Phoenix Players bring the Peter Gordon comedy to the Arts Centre - 27-30 JANUARY
Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure
Following its sold-out West End run, the critically acclaimed show comes to the Arts Centre - 12-24 DECEMBER
Tin Spirits Tin Spirits
Swindon Arts Centre hosts the progressive rock band featuring Dave Gregory of XTC fame - 03 DECEMBER
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An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits and malevolent ghouls at the Arts Centre - 24 NOVEMBER
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The Western Players bring the Agatha Christie play to the Arts Centre - 11-14 NOVEMBER
Generation Gap Generation Gap
Following a successful debut concert earlier in the year, the pair return to the Arts Centre with more timeless hits - 06 DECEMBER
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The boys are back in town with some of the Greatest Hits of Thin Lizzy- 10 DECEMBER
Andy Hamilton Andy Hamilton
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Fred Macaulay Fred Macaulay
One of Scotland’s best loved stand-up comedians comes to the Arts Centre - 07 OCTOBER
Curtain Call Curtain Call
The Phoenix Players bring a new play to the Swindon Arts Centre - 23-26 SEPTEMBER
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Dracula's Ghost Dracula's Ghost
An original stage-play at the Arts Centre concerning the actual story of Count Dracula - 10 SEP
The Picture Of Dorian Gray The Picture Of Dorian Gray
The European Arts Company brings the theatrical event to the Arts Centre - 29 SEP
Simon Weston Simon Weston
The inspirational no holds barred life story at the Swindon Arts Centre - 05 SEPTEMBER
Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs
The Arts Centre hosts an adventure based on the award-winning book - 29-30 MAY
Sunset Boulevard Sunset Boulevard
Ray Dance & Judith Sharp bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-renowned musical to the Arts Centre - 24-27 JUNE
Ghost - The Musical Ghost - The Musical
This timeless fantasy about the power of love comes to the Arts Centre - 09-11 JULY
Susan Calman Susan Calman
The award-winning comedian brings her show to the Arts Centre - 31 MAY
Coco And The Butterfields Coco And The Butterfields
The humble folk trio bring their show to the Arts Centre - 28 MAY
Katherine Ryan Katherine Ryan
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Unearthed Unearthed
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The Education of a Lapdancer The Education of a Lapdancer
A fast-moving, raw, and humorous play at the Arts Centre - 21 MAY
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Three of the finest folk violinists anywhere head to the Arts Centre in Swindon - 19 MAY
Myths & Mysteries Myths & Mysteries
Retired British Police murder squad detective Trevor Marriot investigates the truth at the Arts Centre - 16 MAY
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Above Bored Above Bored
An original black comedy at the Arts Centre - 19 MARCH
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Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
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Bleak House Bleak House
Join The Pantaloons Theatre Company at the Arts Centre for a fog-filled adventure in Victorian London - 03 MARCH
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The English magician brings his latest show to the Arts Centre - 14 FEBRUARY
Joke Thieves Joke Thieves
The Arts Centre hosts the cult hit show where top comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s - 05 FEB
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James The Ghost Stories of M. R. James
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Blue To Brown Blue To Brown
Swindon Arts Centre hosts a rock and blues extravaganza with the London blue experience - 23 JANUARY
Entertaining Angels Entertaining Angels
The Phoenix Players bring the sharp-edged comedy to the Arts Centre - 28-31 JANUARY
The Neil Diamond Story The Neil Diamond Story
Singer and guitarist Bob Drury celebrates the life and work of the musical legend at the Arts Centre - 07 FEBRUARY
Lazy Sunday Afternoon Lazy Sunday Afternoon
The Swindon-based acoustic folk/pop collective Mr Love & Justice head to the Arts Centre - 21 DECEMBER
Ladies Night Ladies Night
The ultimate girls’ night out at the Arts Centre - 19 DECEMBER
Kentwood Kids Kentwood Kids
Join the junior and youth members of Kentwood in their first sparkling Christmas show - 20 DECEMBER
Swindon Recital Series Swindon Recital Series
The Heath Quartet make a welcome return to the Wyvern to mark the Centenary of WWI - THIS SUNDAY
White Christmas White Christmas
This amateur production comes to the Arts Centre this December to raise money for Goldenhar Family Support Group - 10-14 DECEMBER
Gigspanner Gigspanner
The Arts Centre will play host to legendary fiddle player Peter Knight and his band of folk musicians - THIS FRIDAY
Passion Love and War 100 Years Apart Passion Love and War 100 Years Apart
AsOne Theatre Company tells five incredible stories of soldiers and families affected by war at the Arts Centre - THIS THURSDAY
Robin Ince Robin Ince
In a fast follow up to In (and out of) His Mind, Robin Ince continues to prod into our brains at the Arts Centre - 20 JANUARY
Teechers by John Godber Teechers by John Godber
Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers is John Godber’s brilliant take on life at a modern Comprehensive - 14 JANUARY
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This show at the Arts Centre will enthral and entertain the whole family - 02 APRIL
Dear Santa Dear Santa
A live Christmas theatrical experience at the Arts Centre - 22-28 DECEMBER
A Handful of Songs A Handful of Songs
An evening of song and dance from the Gemma Short School of Dance and Theatre Arts - 03-04 JULY
Innovation Festival 2014 Innovation Festival 2014
A series of talks covering all types of subjects on innovation - 13-14 SEPTEMBER
Twelve Ten Fifteen Twelve Ten Fifteen
Hard hitting, intelligent and contemporary, the play lifts the lid on one of the great untold stories of World War One - 19 SEPTEMBER
John Etheridge and Kit Holmes John Etheridge and Kit Holmes
One of the world’s most respected guitarists. His music spans a myriad of styles and influences - 25 OCTOBER
Johnny Coppin Johnny Coppin
The singer/songwriter presents a rich mix of traditional carols and new songs together with stories, superstitions and folklore - 05 DECEMBER
The World's Worst Serial Killers The World's Worst Serial Killers
A two-hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott - 18 SEPTEMBER
Oh! What a Lovely War Oh! What a Lovely War
The Phoenix Players present a musical filled with popular songs of the time which bring the story to life - 24 - 27 SEPTEMBER
The Queens Knickers The Queens Knickers
A celebration of the garments we all wear but never show, this children’s classic is inventively told by two elastic actors - OCTOBER 18
Vin Garbutt Vin Garbutt
His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations - 03 OCTOBER
Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes
The double Grammy award winning musician is joined by the multi talented band - 17 OCTOBER
Lisa Knapp Lisa Knapp
A radiant style of traditional folk and self-penned song, with fiddle, hammer dulcimer, strings, banjo and sonic delights from the technological age - 16 OCTOBER
Behind The Blinds Behind The Blinds
A new show woven together with lyrical wittiness and sophisticated songs - 14 JUNE
Sinatra - The Movie Years Sinatra - The Movie Years
A tribute to the great Frank Sinatra - 10 JUNE
Patrick Street Patrick Street
An Irish repertoire steeped in traditional music - 15 JULY
Blackadder Blackadder
A tour of two episodes from the Richard Curtis comedy - 27 & 28 JUNE
Elio Pace performs The Billy Joel Songbook Elio Pace performs The Billy Joel Songbook
Featuring Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, and more - 25 JUNE
The Gondoliers The Gondoliers
Swindon's own Gilbert & Sullivan Society present one of the best loved comic operas - 04-07 JUNE
The Paperboys The Paperboys
Eclectic folk-rock quintet from Canada - 12 JUNE
Stuart Maconie: The Peoples Songs Stuart Maconie: The Peoples Songs
A social history of modern Britain told through pop singles - 31 MAY
Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival 2014 Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival 2014
Three days of great comedy, drama & new writing at Swindon Arts Centre!
Boeing Boeing! Boeing Boeing!
At The Arts Centre. The hilarious farce presented by The Western Players - 05-08 MARCH
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At The Arts Centre. Hilarious high jinks presented by The Phoenix Players - THIS WED TO SAT
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The Albion Christmas Show
Celebrating its 15th anniversary - 08 DEC
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A lightning-quick new comic play at the Arts Centre - 06 DEC
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As part of his ground-breaking tour of the UK - 05 DEC
Sherlock Holmes – A Study In Fear!
The world’s most successful detective takes on the world’s most notorious villain - 22 NOV
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With Nicholas Daniel playing the oboe & Paul Turner on piano - 24 NOV
The Ghost Ship
A thrilling new play based on the spookily atmospheric sea story by Joseph Conrad - 23 NOV
Toro! Toro!
A tale of another country and another time that resonates with the here and now - 19 NOV
Tonight at 8.30
A triple bill of theatrical gems presented by The Western Players - 13 - 16 NOV
Blown Away Blown Away
A magical, theatrical adventure for 3-6 year olds at the Arts Centre - THIS SATURDAY
Marcel Lucont – Gallic Symbol
Witty, acerbic, magniloquent Frenchman seeks willing, intelligent audience for fun, adventure, maybe something more! - THIS SATURDAY
Macbeth in Pitch Black Macbeth in Pitch Black
London Contemporary Theatre presents their unique production of William Shakespeare’s greatest masterpiece - 11 NOV
Theo The Mouse and Wendy
An afternoon of pure family fun and laughter - 31 OCT
Andy Irvine
A musical travelogue through time and space - 29 OCT
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!
A show full of fun & feathers for children 3 and up! - 29 OCT
Marty Macdonald’s Farm
Marty MacDonald needs your help at the Arts Centre! - 25 OCT
Black Umfolosi 5
Zimbabwe’s greatest ambassadors, performing music inspired by traditional song and dance - 24 OCT
Much Ado About Nothing
Colour, passion and energy at the Arts Centre - 22 OCT
Kentwood Juniors: The Sound of Musicals
An extravaganza of entertainment - THIS SATURDAY
Swindon Recital Series: Mozart, Schubert & Fauré Swindon Recital Series: Mozart, Schubert & Fauré
Sparkling and elegant recitals from four top musicians - THIS FRIDAY
Luka Bloom ‘Heartman’
Incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar player at the Arts Centre - 08 OCT
YolanDa Brown YolanDa Brown
Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist & the emerging “voice” of mainstream Jazz - 12 OCT
Wishbone Ash
Wishbone Ash achieved success in the early and mid 1970s with their popular records - 07 OCT
Swindon Festival of Poetry Finale
A last night of delights, including poems to make you think, feel, laugh, and drink, and music to match - 06 OCT
Working with Collage
An opportunity to produce a collage poem at the Arts Centre - 06 OCT
Byron Beloved
A play that tells the story of England’s most infamous poet, his loves, his losses, and his ultimate banishment - 06 OCT
Having cake with You, and Angela Kirby
The BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year - 05 OCT
A Poetry-Packed Lunch with Roddy Lumsden
At the Arts Centre - 03 OCT
Ghosts at the Arts Centre
Presented by Sell A Door Theatre Company - 04 OCT
Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri
At the Arts Centre - 03 OCT
Jack the Ripper – A 21st Century Investigation
A look at one of the most notorious murder investigations at the Arts Centre - 29 SEPT
Nobody’s Perfect
Presented by the Phoenix Players at the Arts Centre - 25-28 SEPT
Alice Oswald, Christina Newton and the Battered Moons Poetry Competition
An evening of poetry, prizes, music and more poetry - 05 OCT
Chris Farlowe with The Norman Beaker Band
An unmissable evening of Soul 'n' Blues - THIS SATURDAY
Phil Jupitus at the Arts Centre Phil Jupitus at the Arts Centre
With his new show 'You're Probably Wondering Why I've asked You Here' - THIS THURSDAY
Absolution at the Arts Centre Absolution at the Arts Centre
If you love ZZ Top, Cream or Joe Bonamassa then you'll love Absolution! - 20 SEPT
Voulez Vouz – Mad About Abba Voulez Vouz – Mad About Abba
An extravaganza of sparkle and glam with sensational sound, lighting and fantastic choreography - 13-14 SEPT - WIN TICKETS
Free Film: Disney’s Hercules
A fantastic Disney animation jam packed with songs you won’t be able to get out of your head for days! - 23 AUG
Free Film: Disney’s Tangled
A classic tale told with a sprinkling of true Disney magic - 22 AUG
Free Film: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
It’s the classic tale as old as time! - 21 AUG
Free Film: Rango
A wonderful family film - 19 AUG
Free Film: Rock Of Ages
Hit Me With Your Best Shot! - 16 AUG
Free Film: The Cat In The Hat
The classic book comes to life! - 16 AUG
Free Film: The Muppets
Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Animal and Gonzo as they join forces to save the Muppet theatre form an evil oil baron who wants to tear it down - 20 AUG
Free Film: The Chronicles Of Narnia
Prepare to enter another world as Walt Disney Pictures present C.S.Lewis’ timeless and beloved epic adventure - 15 AUG
FREE Childrens' Films FREE Childrens' Films
Throughout August at the Swindon Arts Centre...
Free Film: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
A thrilling misadventure involving 3 orphans and villainous actor called Count Olaf who wants their enormous fortune for himself - 13 AUG
Free Film: The Golden Compass
One special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands - 12 AUGUST
Edinburgh Preview: Double Bill
A fantastic double-bill of preview shows featuring two of the rising stars of the UK comedy scene - 13 JULY
Oxygen
A gripping tale about the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage - 18 JULY
Peter Howarth: Unplugged
Lead singer of The Hollies, long time singer/guitarist with Cliff Richard and West End star of the Roy Orbison Story - 12 JULY
The Talented Mr Ripley The Talented Mr Ripley
A psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat to the very last second - 05-06 JULY
Sarah Gillespie Trio
Witty lyricism mixed with blues, jazz & folk - 29 JUNE
Steve Forbert at the Arts Centre Steve Forbert at the Arts Centre
Performing an album that has taken a lifetime to make - 28 JUNE
Trial by Jury & H.M.S Pinafore
Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents a Double Bill - 19-22 JUNE
Swindon Libraries’ Open Mic Night
The first ever Swindon Libraries Open Mic Night at the Arts Centre! - 17 JUNE
Mack & Mabel at the Arts Centre
Jerry Herman & Michael Stewart’s spectacular musical - 05-08 JUNE
Streisand – The Main Event
A musical celebration of the life, career and music of the greatest female recording artist of all time - 31 MAY
In At The Deep End
Presented by the Western Players at the Arts Centre - 12-15 JUNE
Happy Days Are Here Again
Over 60 of your all time favourite songs from the Fabulous 1940s, The Rocking 1950s and The Sensational 60s - 30 MAY
Fairport Convention: Acoustic
One of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene - 28 MAY
When I Grow Up
For their 30th anniversary show Stage Struck will be performing a traditional variety show! - 21-25 MAY
Dennis Locorriere at the Arts Centre
One of the finest voices ever heard! - 19 MAYOne of the finest voices ever heard! - 19 MAY
Chris Cox: Fatal Distraction Chris Cox: Fatal Distraction
An award-winning, hilarious, mind-blowing and multi-5-star theatrical experience - THIS SATURDAY
Teddy Time Stories
Come, bring your teddy along and watch Lily reveal two favorite children’s classics - 18 MAY
On Drovers Tracks
Musicians from Ireland, Wales and England create 12 new contemporary folk songs - 26 MAY
Fiona Sampson at the Arts Centre
Reading poems from Coleshill - 17 MAY
Think Slam! at the Arts Centre
Short talks as thought-provoking entertainment! - 17 MAY
Life Writing at the Arts Centre
Life stories, live readings, and lively discussion - 16 MAY
Ian Samson at the Arts Centre
With an illustrated talk in praise of paper. Presented in association with Pen & Paper Bookshop - 16 MAY
Satish Kumar at the Arts Centre
On working to make the world a better place - 16 MAY
David Sainsbury at the Arts Centre
On liberty and justice through progressive capitalism! - 16 MAY
Home Death at the Arts Centre
A play and reading by Nell Dunn - 17 MAY
Steve Jones at the Arts Centre
On the Bible retold as science! - 15 MAY
Nick Ross at the Arts Centre
On how to try to solve crime - 15 MAY
Tom Holland at the Arts Centre
On the end of the Ancient World - 15 MAY
Ben Okri at the Arts Centre
With words from Wild and other places - 14 MAY
Agnes Agboton & Rocio Ceron at the Arts Centre
International poets in Swindon! - 14 MAY
Tony Hawks at the Arts Centre
On the funny and tricky task of making books into films - 13 MAY
1984 at the Arts Centre
"War is peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength" - 12 MAY
Tony Juniper at the Arts Centre
On how money really does grow on trees! - 10 MAY
Paul Murdin at the Arts Centre
On the search for life in the Cosmos - 10 MAY
Judy Finnigan at the Arts Centre
On the move from broadcaster to writer - 09 MAY
Mark Damazer at the Arts Centre
On what’s going on in the broadcast media today! - 10 MAY
Swindon Heritage at the Arts Centre
The making of Swindon Heritage magazine – with Frances Bevan, Graham Carter and Mark Sutton - 09 MAY
Swindon Slam 2013 at the Arts Centre
Hosted with charm and good cheer by Marcus Moore and Sara-Jane Arbury and played, applauded, and enjoyed by YOU! - 11 MAY
Swindon Youth Slam 2013 at the Arts Centre
Stanza and deliver! - 11 MAY
George Monbiot at the Arts Centre
On re-wilding human existence - 09 MAY
A C Grayling at the Arts Centre
On the God argument - 09 MAY
P D James at the Arts Centre
On a story set in the world of Jane Austen - 08 MAY
Jimmy Pearson at the Arts Centre
On the creation of comics and graphic novels - 08 MAY
Stella Rimington at the Arts Centre
On counter-espionage and all things secretive - 07 MAY
Ken Livingstone
On why you can say that! - 07 MAY
Esther Rantzen
In conversation with you at the Arts Centre - 07 MAY
My Brother The Robot
Tall Stories presents its brand new show, combining humour, music and storytelling at the Arts Centre - 05 MAY
Lotte Mullan at the Arts Centre
Bringing her unique brand of storytelling contemporary folk to Swindon - 03 MAY
Showaddywaddy at the Arts Centre Showaddywaddy at the Arts Centre
An incredible live show - acclaimed the world over! - 04 MAY
The Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show
Spectacular performance to include some of Louis’ older music as well as some of his most popular songs - 02 MAY
Chunky Woollen Knits
Songs, sketches, socks and violence with a Sci Fi Theme - 01 MAY
Marking Time by Michael Snelgrove
Hilarious, observant and fast-moving! - 24-27 APR
SRS: MORE Planets
This popular piano duo make a welcome return to the Swindon Recital Series with a largely British programme - THIS FRIDAY
The Best of the Chortle Awards Tour The Best of the Chortle Awards Tour
Five of the UK's best up-and-coming comedians at the Arts Centre - THIS SATURDAY
Lili La Scala: Songs to Make You Smile
In these uncertain times, we all need a little something to make us smile - 10 APR
Guy Pratt - The Sideman Guy Pratt - The Sideman
Regaling audiences with stories from behind the scenes of the music industry - 09 APR
Kit Holmes at the Arts Centre
Blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility - 04 APR
The Nightingale at the Arts Centre
A sweet, funny and beautiful show for families - 04 APR
Swindon Film Society: Monsieur Lazhar
An Algerian refugee takes a job as supply teacher - 27 MAR
Jamie Smith's MABON at the Arts Centre
Wales' finest purveyors of original InterCeltic music - 26 MAR
Piaf - The Songs
Eve Loiseau sings these heartfelt songs of Edith Piaf as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of her work - 14 MAREve Loiseau sings these heartfelt songs of Edith Piaf as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of her work - 14 MAR
Spitfire Solo at the Arts Centre
Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ is one man’s battle for survival, the second time around! - 12 MAR
Swindon Film Society: A Screaming Man
What would a father do if he is ousted from his job by his son? - 13 MAR
Pretty Things at the Arts Centre Pretty Things at the Arts Centre
Rare opportunity to see one of the greatest bands of the last 50 years live - 11 MAR
Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years
Performing the much loved works of American duo Simon and Garfunkel - 10 MAR
Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue
A glorious theatre stage show which brings together the very best in authentic burlesque and cabaret - 08 MAR
The Elephant Bridesmaid at the Arts Centre
A trunkload of fun that will leave you and your children feeling warm and snuggly all over - 26 MAR
Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz at the Arts Centre
Experience these two wonderful acoustic talents working together - THIS SUNDAY
Sharon Shannon Duo at the Arts Centre Sharon Shannon Duo at the Arts Centre
Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! - 05 MAR
The Show Stoppers at Arts Centre The Show Stoppers at Arts Centre
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production - 09 MAR
Burlesque Fandance Workshop with Missy Malone
Covering the basics and useful tips for beginners and the experienced performer alike - THIS THURSDAY
Larry Miller Band at the Arts Centre
Guitarist Larry Miller is undeniably one of the must see blues/rock acts - THIS FRIDAY
Antonio Forcione Trio at the Arts Centre
Showcasing his compositions with local musicians to evoke a joyous, spiritually beguiling homage to a continent still going through immense change - 16 FEB
SRS: MORE Schubert and Shostakovich
Miranda Dale on violin, Caroline Dearnley on cello & Paul Turner on piano at the Arts Centre - 17 FEB
Graffiti Classics at the Arts Centre
16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim - to make classical music wickedly funny! - 14 FEB
My Big Little Sister at the Arts Centre
A delightful new play taking a light-hearted look at the pressure of consumerism on young minds and learning what happiness really means - 14 FEB
Valentine Craft Market at the Arts Centre Valentine Craft Market at the Arts Centre
The perfect place to find a special present for a loved one or pick up a treat for yourself - THIS SAT
Wild Bill (Cert 15) - Swindon Film Festival Wild Bill (Cert 15) - Swindon Film Festival
A surprisingly warm and funny story about a prisoner out on parole - 06 MAR
I Love Swindon at the Arts Centre I Love Swindon at the Arts Centre
Meet an ordinary Swindon couple who are about to have one of the most extra-ordinary few days of their lives - WIN TICKETS
A Murder Has Been Arranged
The Western Players present a classic melodrama - 06-09 FEB
Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys
Hard-core country musicians who plough a furrow between alternative country, rockability and classic country - 02 FEB
Colin Blunstone at the Arts Centre
The voice of some of the most memorable songs in pop history - 01 FEB
Katherine Ryan: Nature's Candy Katherine Ryan: Nature's Candy
Katherine Ryan proves the things in life that make us bitter can actually be hilariously delicious - WIN TICKETS
Beautiful Thing at the Arts Centre Beautiful Thing at the Arts Centre
Jonathan Harvey’s urban fairytale, a portrayal of first love between teenagers Jamie and Ste, is both gentle and funny - 28 & 29 JAN
Swindon Film Society: Headhunters
A wickedly funny and pacey thriller from Norway about an art thief who unwittingly takes on a global corporation - 30 JAN
Queen Elizabeth Slept Here
In the belief that Elizabeth I once slept there, Norah Fuller has bought a tumbledown country cottage with no mod cons, not even running water - 23-26 JAN
Swindon Film Society: Breathing
From Austria, a sensitive portrait of a young offender’s attempt to go straight - 16 JAN
Adriana Beaumont-Thomas; Chopin: The Heart Of The Romantic Adriana Beaumont-Thomas; Chopin: The Heart Of The Romantic
In this specially chosen programme, you will hear some of Chopin’s most poignant pieces - THIS SUNDAY
Barron Knights at the Arts Centre
The Barron Knights 50th anniversary tour is taking on 65 concerts. 50 in the UK and 15 in Australia and New Zealand - 13 JAN
Oliver Reed: Wild Thing
Rob Crouch brings Oliver Reed back to vivid life in this swaggering, brilliant evening of entertainment - 23 OCT
Julie Jepson: Personal Triumph Julie Jepson: Personal Triumph
Julie Jepson's third solo comedy show in the Edinburgh Fringe - 12 JAN
Tenorissimo: Three Tenors At Christmas
Do you like good singing? Do you like popular classics? Would you like 3 tenors for the price of 1? Then this is for you! - 21 DEC
Remember When At Christmas
Start Christmas in style with this delightful and unforgettable festive trip down memory lane - 20 DEC
The Salt of Life (Cert 12A)
A gentle, comic tale from Italy - 19 DEC
How To Catch A Star at the Arts Centre
Based on the bestselling children’s book by awardwinning author, Oliver Jeffers - 17 & 18 DEC
Hi De Hi!
OTTC presents Hi De Hi, a stage play by Paul Carpenter and Ian Gower - 13-15 DEC
In Darkness at the Arts Centre
In Nazi occupied Poland, a crooked sewer worker helps a group of Jews escape the ghetto - 05 DEC
Santa: The Panto
Stage Struck are back at the Arts Centre with their annual traditional pantomime offering - 27 NOV-01 DEC
Carlos Bonell: Magical Mystery Guitar Tour
World-renowned concert classical guitarist Carlos Bonell has been on his own Magical Mystery Guitar Tour throughout the U.K. - 24 NOV
Mud Morganfield at the Arts Centre
This son and proud heir of the King of Chicago blues is blessed with a big and powerful voice - 22 NOV
Rob Rouse at the Arts Centre
Come and see Rob do what he does best: honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up - 21 NOV
4 Parts Guitar at the Arts Centre
Four of the most influential acoustic guitarists in Britain - 20 NOV
Season’s Greetings at the Arts Centre
Come and share in the familiar family frivolity and fiasco of Christmas with The Western Players! - 17-20 NOV
Wilkie Collins' The Ghost's Touch
A haunting new play by John Goodrum based on the chilling tale by the author of The Woman In White - 10 NOV
Mademoiselle Chambon
A thoughtful, understated romantic drama set in small town France - 07 NOV
Thea Gilmore at the Arts Centre Thea Gilmore at the Arts Centre
Thea Gilmore is a real person tackling the sort of issues real people deal with every day - 08 NOV
Rick Payne at the Arts Centre
Heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, seriously brilliant, totally absorbing and spellbindingly evocative - 07 NOV
Urban Folk Quartet at the Arts Centre Urban Folk Quartet at the Arts Centre
Playing everything from funk grooves to middle eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms - 01 NOV
Shakespeare School Festival 2012
The UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival is coming to Swindon Arts Centre - 06 NOV
Halloween Party at Swindon Arts Centre
Learn some magic tricks, make masks and play group games in a Halloween themed studio! - 31 OCT
Poetry at the Arts Centre (Cert 12A)
Poignant drama from Korea, in which a woman takes up writing poems as a means of coping with her difficult grandson and the onset of Alzheimer's disease - 31 OCT
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark
Adapted for the stage by Lynn Robertson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind - 30 OCT
Danny Bhoy: Dear Epson
This is a loosely-based stand up/breakdown show - 30 OCT
Bob Bowles at the Arts Centre
The man with the soulful voice and heartfelt virtuoso guitar is back! - 26 OCT
Snow Play at the Arts Centre
With Patrick Lynch from CBeebies and Carlo Rossi from Italian TV - 28 OCT
Ghost Storyteller at the Arts Centre
Ghost Storyteller will chill you just that little bit more in the darkening nights - 24 OCT
Imran Yusuf at the Arts Centre Imran Yusuf at the Arts Centre
Imran Yusaf is delighted to present the UK Tour of his second show, Bring The Thunder!! - 25 OCT
Strap In, It's Clever Peter Live!
Clever Peter are an award-winning comedy sketch group, described as a cross between Monty Python and The League of Gentlemen - 23 OCT
King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys are more than just the world’s greatest swing band, they're an institution! - 20 OCT
Jungle Book at the Arts Centre
Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louis and all your favourite characters in this perfect half term adventure - 26 OCT
The Cabinet Makers Daughter
Dorset’s award winning, AsOne Theatre Company tells another special story out of its Jurassic Coast base - 19 OCT
Dodgy at the Arts Centre
Performing their brand new album IN FULL - 18 OCT
It's a Musical World
Enjoy the future stars of Kentwood in their own entertaining extravaganza - 13 OCT
The Dancer and The Devil
Set in a secret bar, a nightclub hidden in the forest, The Dancer and The Devil presents the story of those displaced by war - 12 OCT
Animals & Friends at the Arts Centre Animals & Friends at the Arts Centre
Having toured all over the world, The Animals are coming to Swindon - 11 OCT
Las Acacias (Cert 12A)
A road movie about a shy, middle-aged truck driver and the young woman he gives a lift to, en-route from Paraguay to Argentina - 10 OCT
Being Human at the Arts Centre
Using three professional performers, plus live music, and based on poems from the Bloodaxe Books' anthology of contemporary poetry - 09 OCT
Still Keeping Up Appearances
Jo Tewson is perhaps best known for her roles as Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances and as Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine - 07 OCT
Brotherhood Of Man: Seventies Story Brotherhood Of Man: Seventies Story
The award winning all original Brotherhood of Man share their hilarious 70’s secrets and take you on a fun packed romp through 'that' decade - 04 OCT
Coriolanus (Cert 15) Coriolanus (Cert 15)
Ralph Fiennes’ powerful interpretation brings contemporary relevance to Shakespeare’s drama about democracy, power and the nation state - 03 OCT
Norman Lovett at the Arts Centre Norman Lovett at the Arts Centre
Stand-up comedian and Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett will be performing his show LOL@NOLO - 03 OCT
Jamaica 50 at the Arts Centre Jamaica 50 at the Arts Centre
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence and is set to be a year of International celebration - 02 OCT
Cregan & Co at the Arts Centre Cregan & Co at the Arts Centre
Rod Stewart’s fellow guitarist and collaborative songwriter from 1977 to the present day celebrate an evening of Rod’s hit songs with very special guest singer and former X Factor finalist Ben Mills - 20 SEPT
Sex... with Peter Searles
A true-life tale of one mans journey into his sexual past - 19 SEPT
The Kid With The Bike (Cert 12a)
A compassionate and gripping drama about a troubled 11-year old boy, who is befriended by a young woman when his father abandons him - 19 SEPT
Swindon Recital Series - 'The Lark Ascending'
This quintessentially English music will be surrounded by the likes of Britten and Walton, with a particular emphasis on that most British of composers, Elgar - 21 SEPT
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick
Two of folk music's greatest innovators in one venue! - 18 SEPT
Stage Struck Cabaret 2012 Stage Struck Cabaret 2012
The ever-popular Stage Struck group are back at the Arts Centre for their very special 2012 Cabaret - 16 SEPT
Frisky & Mannish: Extra-Curricular Activities Frisky & Mannish: Extra-Curricular Activities
School? College? Job? YAWN. Life isn't about spreadsheets, it's about joy, laughter and pop music! - 15 SEPT
Austen's Women at the Arts Centre Austen's Women at the Arts Centre
Thirteen of Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters are brought to life! - 11 SEPT
Witchcraze at the Arts Centre
Old Town Theatre Company present an entertaining witches’ tale - 06-08 SEPT
Dead Guilty at the Arts Centre Dead Guilty at the Arts Centre
The Phoenix Players present their latest production full of tension & deception - 26-29 SEPT
Cracking Cryptics at the Arts Centre
​A unique show for crossword lovers. How many crossword fans are there? Millions of course! - 05 SEPT
Reginald D Hunter at the Arts Centre Reginald D Hunter at the Arts Centre
The hilarious US comedian brings his show - Work In Progress - to Swindon! - 20 JULY
The Undercover Shadows at the Arts Centre
A band dedicated to recreating the classic sounds of that iconic band, The Shadows - 04 AUG...
Spend Spend Spend at the Arts Centre
This riveting new musical charts the tragedy, the comedy and the love story that is the legend of Viv Nicholson - 26-28 JULY...
There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed A Fly
We don't know why she swallowed a fly, but The People's Theatre Company do! - 01 JULY...
Bags of Musical Magic at the Arts Centre
​A night of musical magic, including a wonderful mix of solos, duets and group numbers - 29 & 30 JUNE...
Swamp Juice at the Arts Centre
Using mind-blowing shadow puppetry, Jeff Achtem brings his award-winning show about life in a swamp to Swindon - 26 JUNE...
Anybody for Murder at the Arts Centre
Western Players present Anybody for Murder in Swindon - 20-23 JUNE...
The Glass Menagerie at the Arts Centre
Old Town Theatre Company present The Glass Menagerie - 14-16 JUNE...
The Toy Hearts at the Arts Centre The Toy Hearts at the Arts Centre
The Toy Hearts bring the magical music of the American South to Swindon - 09 JUNE...
Indian Takeaway at the Arts Centre Indian Takeaway at the Arts Centre
With Hardeep Sing Kohli, on his mission to find the best Indian takeaway in the UK - 07 JUNE...
Stage Struck 2012 at the Arts Centre Stage Struck 2012 at the Arts Centre
Popular music and comedy group Stage Struck are back at the Arts Centre with their all-new 2012 variety show - 29 MAY-02 JUNE...
The Sound of Music at the Arts Centre
Ray Dance & Judith Sharp present Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, the world's most popular musical - 23-27 MAY...
Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave at the Arts Centre
A new one-woman comedy show - 19 MAY...
Swindon Think Slam at the Arts Centre
The third Swindon Think Slam as part of the festival of literature - 18 MAY...
Roman Krznaric at the Arts Centre
On the curious histories of how we live - 18 MAY...
Lynne Copp at the Arts Centre
On 'Dancing Round The Handbag' - 17 MAY...
Marina Lewycka at the Arts Centre Marina Lewycka at the Arts Centre
On Various Pets Alive and Dead - 18 MAY...
Life Writing at the Arts Centre
A book launch, live readings, and lively discussion - 17 MAY...
Ian Leslie at the Arts Centre Ian Leslie at the Arts Centre
On lying, fibbing, fantasies, and maybe the truth - 17 MAY...
Brigid Moss at the Arts Centre Brigid Moss at the Arts Centre
On questions of infertility and the emotions of IVF - 17 MAY...
Molly Naylor at the Arts Centre
With her show, Whenever I get blown up, I think of you - 16 MAY...
Blog Standard at the Arts Centre
A live look at blogging with two live bloggers, Marcus Moore and Hilda Sheehan - 16 MAY...
Maresa Mackeith at the Arts Centre
On seeing life by watching life - 16 MAY...
John Simpson at the Arts Centre John Simpson at the Arts Centre
On how the biggest news stories are reported - 16 MAY...
Meriel Larken at the Arts Centre
An illustrated talk on the extraordinary story of a British steamship in the Peruvian Andes - 16 MAY...
Janie Price at the Arts Centre
With her book and cello, on 'A Real Journey' - 15 MAY...
Mum's The Word at the Arts Centre Mum's The Word at the Arts Centre
Supporting and inspiring multi-tasking Mums to read and write - 09 MAY
The D-Word at the Arts Centre
Talking about death, dying, and green burials, with Sue Brayne and Liz Rothschild - 15 MAY...
Ali McNamara and Jane Costello at the Arts Centre
On romantic comedy, chick lit, chic lit, and maybe even choc lit - 15 MAY...
Occupy at the Arts Centre
An international movement that gives new meaning to an old word - 14 MAY...
Hidden Paths at the Arts Centre
With John Richardson, Katherine T Owen, and Stevie Gilmore - 14 MAY...
Scary Little Girls at the Arts Centre Scary Little Girls at the Arts Centre
In 'The Best of Times': A Charles Dickens literary cabaret - 15 MAY...
Cultures Of Resistance at the Arts Centre
On a new creative act presented in association with Swindon Film Society - 14 MAY...
Will Hutton at the Arts Centre
On why we need a fair society - 14 MAY...
Swindon Youth Slam at the Arts Centre Swindon Youth Slam at the Arts Centre
Stanza & deliver! Fast-paced, fun-filled, fully-charged, performance poetry - THIS SATURDAY...
Prue Leith at the Arts Centre
On relishing life as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature - 14 MAY...
FLIT 180 at the Arts Centre
A young people’s film-making competition: results - 12 MAY...
Neel Burton at the Arts Centre
On the anatomy of melancholy - 11 MAY...
Swindon Slam at the Arts Centre Swindon Slam at the Arts Centre
Hosted with charm and good cheer by Marcus Moore and Sara-Jane Arbury and played, applauded, and enjoyed by you - 12 MAY...
Mark Williams at the Arts Centre
On Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world - 11 MAY...
Claudia Hammond at the Arts Centre Claudia Hammond at the Arts Centre
On how we use, sense, and experience time - 11 MAY...
John Challis at the Arts Centre John Challis at the Arts Centre
On Being Boycie, in conversation with Peter Burden, and with you - 11 MAY...
Wade Allison at the Arts Centre
Are you worried about radiation? How dangerous is ionising radiation? Find out more here - 10 MAY...
Alfred Williams - The Legacy at the Arts Centre
Alfred Williams – the legacy, with Kaye Franklin MBE, Graham Carter, Roy Burton, and Graeme Franklin - 10 MAY...
Bill Heine at the Arts Centre
On one of England’s quirkiest icons: jaws on a rooftop! - 10 MAY...
Ian Skelly at the Arts Centre
On the vision of HRH the Prince of Wales - 10 MAY...
Margaret Willes at the Arts Centre
On Reading Matters and The Making of the English Gardener - 09 MAY...
Alex Horne at the Arts Centre
On Word Watching - What makes a word count, seriously or humorously? - 09 MAY...
Melissa Benn at the Arts Centre
On the battle for Britain’s education - who are the winners and who the losers in current plans for state education? - 08 MAY...
Camila Batmanghelidjh at the Arts Centre Camila Batmanghelidjh at the Arts Centre
On Shattered Lives: Children who live with Courage and Dignity - 08 MAY...
Lindsey Hilsum and Naomi Benaron at the Arts Centre
Award-winning foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum & a prize-winning American author Naomi Benaron visit Swindon - 08 MAY...
Alien Skies & Spiritual Ties at the Arts Centre
Join Les Wride and Swindon's Paul Devlin as they take you on a journey of alien civilizations, haunted houses & alien technology - 06 MAY...
Martin Simpson Trio at the Arts Centre Martin Simpson Trio at the Arts Centre
Solo slide to flat out grooves via nursery rhymes and tragic dark ballads! - 05 MAY...
Wondermentalist Cabaret at the Arts Centre
Poetry, music, humour & a performer who describes himself as an ‘enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting’ - 09 MAY...
Buddy Whittington at the Arts Centre Buddy Whittington at the Arts Centre
A great sense of melody, great touch dynamics, great phrasing, and a killer tone, a modern Texas Bluesmaster - 04 MAY...
There’ll Always Be an England at the Arts Centre
Over 2 hours of Great British Music Memories & Humour with Neil Sands and his wonderful west end cast - 03 MAY...
Josh Widdicombe and Charlie Bake at the Arts Centre Josh Widdicombe and Charlie Bake at the Arts Centre
Lets Dance for Comic Relief Winner Charlie Baker & Star of BBC2's 'The Rob Brydon Show' Josh Widdicombe are coming to Swindon - 03 MAY...
JT and The Clouds at the Arts Centre JT and The Clouds at the Arts Centre
The best white soul voice to come out of America in a generation is coming to Swindon - 01 MAY...
Against The Odds at the Arts Centre Against The Odds at the Arts Centre
One woman... One story... One thousand conclusions - 02 MAY...
Skip 'Little Axe' McDonald at the Arts Centre Skip 'Little Axe' McDonald at the Arts Centre
Skip now returns to his Ohio blues - 19 APRIL...
Youth Piano Festival at the Arts Centre Youth Piano Festival at the Arts Centre
The Youth Piano Festival is a celebration of young pianists showing the breadth of talent in Swindon - 17 APRIL...
Swindon Recital Series: More Mozart at the Arts Centre Swindon Recital Series: More Mozart at the Arts Centre
The Music Of Renown Ensemble (MORE) presents some iconic works by the world’s most popular classical composer - 15 APRIL...
Maddy Prior with Giles Lewin & Hannah James at the Arts Centre Maddy Prior with Giles Lewin & Hannah James at the Arts Centre
A musical collaboration like no other, these artists are sure to entertain your ears - 11 APRIL...
The Ugly Duckling at the Arts Centre The Ugly Duckling at the Arts Centre
Based on the much-loved tale by Hans Anderson, join the Ugly Duckling on his eventful journey - 10 APRIL...
Anna May Wong Must Die at the Arts Centre Anna May Wong Must Die at the Arts Centre
Anna May Wong Must Die! is Anna Chen's one-woman show about Hollywood's first Chinese movie star - 10 APRIL...
Pearl Harbour at the Arts Centre Pearl Harbour at the Arts Centre
A classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse - 05 APRIL...
Disney's Home on the Range at the Arts Centre Disney's Home on the Range at the Arts Centre
To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw and embark on their own crazy journey - 05 APRIL...
The Queen (Free Film) at the Arts Centre The Queen (Free Film) at the Arts Centre
Having received success in the box office, this fantastic film, starring Helen Mirren, comes to Swindon - 04 APRIL...
Flushed Away at the Arts Centre Flushed Away at the Arts Centre
The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London - 04 APRIL...
Tricks at the Arts Centre Tricks at the Arts Centre
A sweet-natured, whimsical, often hilarious film, set in a seemingly endless summer in small-town Poland - 04 APRIL...
Annie at the Arts Centre Annie at the Arts Centre
A remake of the classic family film, in which Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan - 03 APRIL...
An Evening With John Moloney & Bob Mills at the Arts Centre An Evening With John Moloney & Bob Mills at the Arts Centre
An evening of comedy, chat, music and storytelling, these two hugely experienced and influential performers promise audiences a unique night to remember - 03 APRIL...
The Phantom of the Opera at the Arts Centre The Phantom of the Opera at the Arts Centre
Andrew Llloyd Webber's hit musical comes to the big screen in this lavish movie adaptation featuring the iconic songs from the stage smash hit musical and a star cast - 02 APRIL...
The Muppets Wizard of Oz at the Arts Centre The Muppets Wizard of Oz at the Arts Centre
It's the Wizard of Oz with a muppet style twist, and it's free! - 02 APRIL...
The Games at The Arts Centre The Games at The Arts Centre
A story of three Greek nobodies caught up in a celestial bet between Zeus, Hera and Hercules - THIS FRIDAY...
A Separation at the Arts Centre A Separation at the Arts Centre
A complex human drama that explores the cultural and social minefield that is modern Iran - THIS WEDNESDAY...
Mr Love & Justice and Friends at the Arts Centre
If you fancy enjoying a relaxed Sunday afternoon, why not come and enjoy the jazz-y sounds of Mr Love & Justice and his Friends - 17 NOV & 15 DEC
Sarah's Key at the Arts Centre Sarah's Key at the Arts Centre
Kristin Scott Thomas leads as a US journalist looking into the fate of some French Jews during WW2 - 14 MARCH...
Swindon Recital Series at the Arts Centre
Winner in one of the first BBC Young Musician of the Year competitions, Caroline Dale brings her brilliant Cello skills to Swindon - 11 MARCH...
Sexy Stand-Up at the Arts Centre Sexy Stand-Up at the Arts Centre
How To Get Almost Anyone To Sleep With You returns - TONIGHT...
First Step for New Business Ideas First Step for New Business Ideas
Positive start to Real Business Club for start-ups in Swindon - THIS FRIDAY...
Nathan Caton at the Arts Centre Nathan Caton at the Arts Centre
Join the Arts Centre for a night of comedy & laughter from critically acclaimed stand-up Nathan Caton - THIS THURSDAY...
Come Blow Your Horn at the Arts Centre
Join the Arts Centre for the Phoenix Player's new show, 'Come Blow Your Horn' - 25-28 APR...
Swing in Spring
See Swindon's newest Jazz/Swing band, The Nathan Jones Allstars live at The Arts Centre! - 31 MARCH...
Incendies (15)
Swindon Film Society presents a moving and engrossing drama of our times.
John Peel's Shed
An ode to radio, John Peel's shedload of records and anyone who's ever sought solace in wireless.
Theo the Mouse in Magical Mayhem
A fantastic family show! Click for more info...
The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw
Andy Kershaw has lived ten lives to everyone else's one...
An Instinct For Kindness
A moving bittersweet show exploring assisted dying. Click for more info...
Advice at The Real Business Club Advice at The Real Business Club
Looking to start your own business? Free advice - FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER...
Pulling Faces Pulling Faces
Louise Jameson is set to delight Swindon as she plays 12 different characters in one hour! - TONIGHT!...
Barry Cryer Barry Cryer
The Butterfly Brain tour. Click for more info...
El Moreno El Moreno
An evening of romantic and exciting Spanish Guitar music. Click for more info...
Gabby Young and Other Animals
Rescheduled from October, the talented young musician from Wiltshire brings her 8-piece band and global sound to Swindon.
Great Gran's Great Games
A play for children. Ollie thinks his Great Gran is really boring, however he then realises that she swam in the London Olympics!
Joseph Topping
The talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is here in Swindon with his band The Chasers.
FREE Christmas Movies - The Grinch (PG)
He's mean, he's green, and he's doesn't like the Christmas season one bit! A rib-tickling adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss.
FREE Christmas Movies - The Polar Express
A wonderful animated family film - perfect to get you into the Christmas spirit!
Remember When - At Christmas
Enjoy a wonderful festive trip down memory lane back to a time Christmas really was so special...
Steve Hughes at the Arts Centre Steve Hughes at the Arts Centre
The inimitable Australian comic and ex heavy metal drummer brings his Big Issues show to Swindon - TONIGHT!...
Frisky and Mannish
The dynamite duo are back, and this time they're talking pop! Click for more info...
FREE Christmas Movies - Elf
A good-natured family comedy filled to the brim with Yuletide cheer!
FREE Christmas Movies - Santa Claus The Movie (U)
A true classic filled with wonderful music and characters guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Think you know the classic tale of embittered Ebeneezer Scrooge? You have never seen it like this!
The Reluctant Débutante
The Phoenix Players present this light hearted farce with a classic case of mistaken identity, it's certain to warm up the cold dark days of winter! - ALL JANUARY SHOWS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED...
Yule and Ukuleles
Following a successful début at the Arts Centre in April, Clive Harvey returns with another interactive ukulele event.
A Christmas Carol
​At Christmas Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by three spirits. Did he change his miserly ways?
The Very Snowy Christmas The Very Snowy Christmas
A magical, musical winters tale, with live music, beautiful puppets and a stunning snowy set. 06 & 07 DEC...
Christmas With The Beatles
Get into the festive spirit with the Fab Four, as local Beatles tribute band "All You Need Is The Beatles" return to the Swindon Arts Centre.
Loose Cannons (15)
Swindon Film Society present this Italian comedy of errors. Click for more info...
Oranges and Sunshine (15)
Swindon Film Society present this compassionate and moving investigative drama.
Of Gods and Men (12A)
Swindon Film Society present this gripping drama, based on true events.
Daniel Sloss: The Joker
The highly-acclaimed young Scottish comedian brings his show to Swindon!
Joglaresa
Ancient, spellbinding Christmas songs ring with echoes of winter pagan festivities from these first-rate folk musicians.
Keep an Eye on Amelie
Presented by the Western Players, this production has all the classic elements of a French farce!
Chris Cox
Fatal Distraction: Fusing magic and psychology to create a unique interactive theatrical experience! Click for more info...
Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo
A compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words perfectly complimented by her rootsy ensemble.
Keith James in Concert: Songs Of Leonard Cohen
With an undying love of the pure song, Keith James will perform this special concert in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable.
Shakespeare School Festival
Four youthful 30 minute productions of different Shakespeare plays performed by local schools.
Jon Allen Band
The folk rock singer-songwriter comes to Swindon's Arts Centre!
Bob Bowles
The fantastic Bob Bowles is back at the Arts Centre with a night full of great music for you to enjoy.
Drama Zone 'Rome and Jules' Workshop
An intensive workshop looking at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - It promises to be a great challenge and lots of fun!
Martin Taylor - Guitar Workshop
Join jazz maestro Martin Taylor for a guitar workshop. Click for more info...
FREE Half-Term Movies - Disney's Hocus Pocus
A FREE screening of this Disney family favourite - the perfect watch for Halloween!
Martin Taylor Martin Taylor
This award winning guitarist is the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing.
FREE Half-Term Movies - Monsters Inc
Watch Disney/Pixar's fantastic family animation for FREE this half-term!
FREE Half-Term Movies - Shrek
A FREE showing of this popular family animation...
FREE Drama Workshop for Young People
Calling all budding actors aged 8 to 16!
Applause
Celebrity guests and local talent join forces to raise funds to keep the arts alive and kicking in Swindon!
Mother Goose
Stagestruck present thier fun-filled, traditional pantomime for all the family to enjoy!
Moonshee
A dynamic & exotic live act. Please click for more info...
High Jinx Magic and Circus Roadshow
Multi-award winning Young Magician of the Year Michael Jordan and friends come from Disneyland Paris to Swindon!
The Great American Songbook with Gerard Kenny
New Yorker Gerard Kenny endows this glorious body of songs with his own inimitable warmth and joy...
Hansel and Gretel
A great, interactive family show. Click for more information...
Les Bruce Big Band
A charity concert featuring guest vocalist Hazel Godden.
Paul Jones and Dave Kelly
A spell-binding evening of intense country blues, passionately performed, transporting you to another time, another place...
Roddy Woomble + support
The celebrated songwriter and performer comes to Swindon's Arts Centre.
Adam Hills
The Australian comedian brings 'Mess Around', his ad-libbing extravaganza, to Swindon.
The Virginia Monologues: Why Growing Old is Great
When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage. Click for more info...
My Afternoons With Margueritte (15)
A French comedy starring Gérard Depardieu. Please click for more info...
Pomegranates and Myrhh
This drama from Palestine is a Swindon Film Society presentation.
Restrepo (12A)
This film chronicles a year in the life of a platoon in one of the deadliest valleys in Afghanistan.
Simon Callow
The popular actor gives his view on Charles Dickens.
Lewis Schaffer is FREE Until Famous
Free show! Occasionally controversial, usually contentious, always unpredictable and truly hilarious.
Mary and Max (12A)
A bittersweet claymation from Australia, about two unlikely pen-pals.
Stagestruck
The musical theatre group showcase excerpts from their May show plus personally chosen solos, duets and group performances.
Those Kentwood Kids: Don't Stop Believing
The Junior and Youth members of Kentwood combine to produce a magical evening of musical entertainment!
Aynsley Lister
Playing blues infused rock guitar with a modern edge.
Henry V
Shakespeare's famous drama of the battle of Agincourt.
An Audience with Simon May
An interview with Swindon 105.5 presenter Shirley Ludford where the audience will have a chance to put their own questions to the man himself.
Phys Ed
A heart-warming comedy about triumph over adversity, and the true nature of sporting heroism.
The Birthday Party
A production by Old Town Theatre company.
Neil Innes: Short Stories and Tall Songs
A wry, poignant, humorous and topical one-man show.
Swindon Recital Series - More Piano Fantasy
Pianist Paul Turner with a programme of musical fantasies.
Christmas Craft Fair
The perfect place to start your Christmas shopping or pick up a special treat!
Paul Foot Paul Foot
One of the UK’s most creative and original comedians is coming to Swindon!
The Spooky Men’s Chorale
The all-male band of 16 bring their unique style and copious facial hair to Swindon!
Big Hat Cabaret
A fun-packed evening of music, dance, film and stand-up comedy!
Daisy Pulls It Off Daisy Pulls It Off
The Western Players present this witty comedy by Denise Deegan - 22-25 JUNE...
Rob Rouse
The popular comedian brings his 'The Great Escape' show to Swindon.
A Letter From The General
Phoenix Players present this dramatic play by Maurice McLoughlin - 28 SEPT - 01 OCT 2011...
Camelot
Ray Dance & Judith Sharp present Lerner & Loewe's enchanting musical.
The Magnets
The a ccapella stars bring their glorious harmonies and jaw-dropping beatboxing to the Arts Centre with 'Gobsmacked!'.
Swindon Think Slam 2011
The second annual Think Slam contest, where competitors have 3 minutes to present a thought-provoking idea, theory, or story.
The Economics of Happiness
A documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization and realistic solutions to our serious crises.
Life Writing
A talk and workshop with Carole Angier and Sally Cline.
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
An illustrated talk, by the authors of the ground-breaking book 'The Spirit Level', on Why Equality is Better for Everyone.
Alison Baverstock
The author, publisher and mentor asks, Is there a Book in You?
Peter Sissons
On news-making, news-reading, and media maelstroms!
Professor Laurie Taylor and Emma Kennedy
Both authors will not only be talking about their own work and writing but answering questions from the audience too!
Tahmima Anam and Mirza Waheed
Two authors, two books, and two countries but one thing in common: war, its effects and its ramifications. Tahmima Anam on 'The Good Muslim' and Mirza Waheed on 'The Collaborator'.
Kate Figes and Joanna Kavenna
Kate Figes on the truth about Couples and Joanna Kavenna on The Birth of Love.
Travellers Without Baggage
Travellers Without Baggage, Mimi Khalvati, The Brickwork Poets and Bluegate Poets – in an evening of poetry and music.
Jacki Rodikis
The writer and businesswoman on what it means to be a woman.
David Constantine and Stuart Evers
on the agony, art, and joy of writing and reading short stories.
Swindon Speakers Short Story Competition
Who will be the first ever winner of this fantastic new contest????
Stephen Wynn
Talking about his sensitive, tough, and honest book 'Two Sons in a War Zone'. The poignant story of his two boys signing up and going to war.
John Gimlette
The author, travel writer, and broadcaster with an illustrated talk on South America’s untamed edge.
John Hemming
With an illustrated talk on the amazing story of the Amazon.
John Spurling and Grace Francis
John Spurling presents A Book of Liszts and concert pianist Grace Francis plays Liszt.
Sally Magnusson
On her latest book - The Life of Pee: the story of how urine got everywhere!
Swindon Slam!
Who will become the 15th Swindon Slam Champion? An evening of poetry, verve and verse where the contestants must stanza and deliver!
Michael Jacobs and Matt Holland
Michael Jacobs with an illustrated talk on a fascinating journey along the highlands, and Matt Holland on life in the lowlands of South America.
Swindon Youth Slam 2011
Following wordshops in schools across the region, Swindon’s wittiest young wordsters will perform their most slamtastic poetry in a bid to get their name on the Youth Slam Cup!
Bonnie Greer
The award-winning author, playwright, writer and broadcaster, gives an insight into the life and thoughts of Langston Hughes, and discusses the value and nature of contradiction.
Battered Moons Poetry Competition
An evening of poetry and music. With Whitbread Prize-winning published poet Paul Farley.
Martin Bell
On his new book 'A Very British Revolution'.
Mark Boyle and Julie Hill
Mark Boyle on 'The Moneyless Man', and Julie Hill on 
'The Secret Life of Stuff'.
Michael Wood
Author, academic, and television presenter Michael Wood presents a fascinatingly complete story of England.
Robin Hanbury-Tenison
An illustrated talk on 'The Great Explorers'.
Lewis Wolpert
The author, academic, and distinguished biologist on the surprising nature of getting old.
Sport Thought and Talk
with Matthew Syed on sporting success; 
Matt Rogan on the Olympics; 
Matthew Norman on being serious, and 
Matt Holland on sport thoughts
James Geary
On his latest book - 'The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way we See the World'.
Kate Williams
The 'England’s Mistress' author on ambition, intrigue, glamour, and sex, in the eighteenth century.
Domestic Cherry
The launch of a new magazine!
Kate Rew
The author and freewheeling spirit, on open water, fresh air, and the best wild swims!
Gavin Pretor-Pinney
The author of The Wavewatcher’s Companion presents an illustrated talk on the waves that surround us, everywhere; in our seas, sporting events, explosions, brains, and hearts!
Henry Hemming
The author of 'Together – How Small Groups Achieve Big Things', on the health, happiness, and achievements of groups, and how they get things done!
The Trojan Women
Old Town Theatre Company present Brendan Kelly's version of ‘The Trojan Women’.
Not Appropriate
Kevin Precious stars in a show that will appeal to anyone who has ever taught or - for that matter - been to school; parts of which are likely to be ‘not appropriate’!
Rough Crossing
The Pheonix Players present Tom Stoppard's comedic play.
Pappy's 2011
Hit by the credit crunch, the comedy sketch trio search for an investor for their dying company, and so ensues the madness!
An Audience with Josh Dubovie - The Road to Eurovision
Join Josh in conversation with Shirley Ludford, see highlights of his Eurovision journey on screen and get a chance to put your own questions to him during a Q & A session.
Stig of the Dump
A musical production of Clive King’s famous story, with lots of opportunity for the audience to take part.
The Way Back Home
An inter-galactic adventure as a boy finds a plane in his cupboard, flies it high until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon!
Clive Harvey
A ukelele workshop and concert.
Westend to Broadway
A Musical Theatre celebration featuring songs from classic favourites, all the way from the West End to Broadway. In aid of the Prospect Hospice.
From Here to There
For children aged from 18 months - 4 years. Using rhythm and vocal play, shoe boxes, card and the world of the imagination, two quite independent individuals discover ways to play together and reach each other.
Storm Warning
One of Britain’s most talented and well respected blues bands, offering a distinctive blend of contemporary blues, rock and jazz. If you are into blues and rock you won't want to miss this special gig!
South America comes to Swindon
An international and cultural celebration for all, featuring - harpists, guitarists, a mini orchestra, songs, stories, and dancers.
Mark Thomas Mark Thomas
Award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas brings his new show Bravo Figaro to Swindon - WIN TICKETS!
John Renbourn and Robin Williamson
An evening which promises magical music and humorous tales blending Irish harp, guitar and song.
Rachel Harrington
From the crossroads of gospel, folk and bluegrass, Rachel Harrington's songs tell personal and mythical stories from the American West.
Commonweal Piano Festival
The Piano Festival is a celebration of young pianists showing the breadth of talent in Swindon and all performances will be played on a Grand Piano.
Larkin Poe
While flirting with pop and soul music, roots/bluegrass influences remain in sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell's sound.
Skeletons (15)
Rapidly becoming a cult classic, this surreal black comedy stars Ed Gaughan and Andrew Buckley as a mismatched pair of travelling exorcists.
The Secret of Kells
This hand-drawn, water-coloured animation is a visual feast and a cracking yarn for all the family to enjoy!
Exit Through The Gift Shop (15)
Filmed by LA-based amateur filmmaker Thierry Guetta, this is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide.
Elmer the Elephant
Told with breathtaking puppets, original music and stunning scenery, this is a heartwarming and funny story.
After Miss Julie
Patrick Marber relocates Strindberg’s brutal, sensual love story to post-war England.
Mother (15)
A tense drama from South Korea. A mother desperately searches for the truth after her son is framed for murder.
Haunted
A spooky and hilarious play presented by The Western Players.
Directing for the Stage
A masterclass in making your vision come to life!
Four Parts Guitar
Raymond Burley, Clive Carroll, John Etheridge & Gordon Giltrap bring their individual magic to a mix of solo, duo, trio and quartet pieces.
Comedy 4 Kids
James Campbell, a stand up comedian for children over 6, reveals how to make parsnips interesting, how to look a chicken in both eyes at the same time and why owls don’t like Easter!
She Opened the Door
A combination of exciting performance, beautiful costume and stunning projected-imagery.
Poets Open Mic Night
Welcoming all-comer poets, plus the monthly guest poet Allison McVety.
Seraphine (15)
A beautifully filmed and totally beguiling biopic about the French primitive painter Seraphine de Senlis.
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's classic tale is performed by the critically acclaimed Clockhouse Theatre Company.
Ten in a Bar
Journey through a kaleidoscope of musical cultures and enjoy the music of Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Sting, Snow Patrol and even Glee!
Promote your Production
Ashley Heath's masterclass will help you think about your production's unique selling point, identify new avenues of promotion and maximise that potential to get those bums on seats.
Edwina Hayes
Edwina Hayes entertains with heartfelt singing and wonderful stories about working in a crouton factory or shopping in Tesco’s!
The Wolves of Willougby Chase
A thrilling, funny and spectacular production of the popular children's adventure story.
Laura's Star
The much loved children’s book, is brought to life with live music and puppetry.
Young Writers' Group
An opportunity for all young writers between the ages of 10 and 20, to share, explore, and write!
Shlomo - Masterclass
Join acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo as he takes you through the basics, (and possibly one or two secrets!) in a one-hour beatbox masterclass.
Ashley Hutchings and Ken Nichol
Two of the best known faces in folk, folk/rock and acoustic music are coming to Swindon!
Shlomo
Acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo with his one-man musical mashup using nothing but his mouth, a microphone and a loop sampler!
One Act Play Festival 2011
The Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival is the first round in the All-England Theatre Festival. It’s like the FA Cup for Actors!
Tulpan (12A)
Swindon Film Society present this riotous, offbeat comedy from Kazakhstan.
Andi Osho Andi Osho
Award-winning stand-up comic in Swindon 15 FEB - WIN TICKETS!
Julian Smith and Band
The star saxophonist from Britain’s Got Talent brings his band to Swindon.
The Hamsters
Performing two sets of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top songs!
Miles Jupp
The award-winning stand-up and actor brings his Fibber In The Heat show to the Arts Centre.
Swindon Recital Series - More Tango
Featuring Julian Rowlands on bandoneon and Ivo de Greef on piano.
Martin Turner
Revisiting many of the classics from the vintage days of Wishbone Ash.
The art of improvisation - Making it up as we go along!
Nancy Heath will demonstrate that with only a few props, your imagination and enthusiasm on tap, anything is possible!
Thea Gilmore
A real person tackling the sort of issues real people deal with every day, only, unlike the rest of us, she tackles those issues with an utterly beautiful voice and songs that touch on folk and jazz, folk, rock, and Americana!
Animal Farm
Gary Shelford’s solo performance of Orwell’s classic satire using nothing but a wooden box, some amazing sound effects and brilliant dexterity!
Katalin Varga
A slow-burning tale of revenge, based on a Romanian traditional ballad, about a woman who sets out on a journey to find the father of her son.
Ian D Montfort: Touching the Dead
'The Sunderland Psychic' who channels dead famous people is followed by highlights of Ivan Brackenbury’s Hospital Radio Roadshow.
London Suite
There is something for everyone in this Pheonix Players presentation – desperation, revenge, tenderness, abiding love and farce all shot through with signature Neil Simon humour and cracking one liners!
Larry Miller
If you like Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore or Hendrix, you’ll love the guitar pyrotechnics of Larry Miller.
Learn How To Act On Stage
Have you always wanted to act on stage, but just lack the confidence to have a go? Unlock your star potential with Nancy Heath's masterclass.
Tom Stade
Tom's debut tour brings his offbeat humour to Swindon for a truly unforgettable night of comedy.
Public Speaking
Almost everyone has to do it, at least once in their lives - speak in public. Learn the tricks of the trade from a man who does this every day for a living!
Welcome (15)
A powerfully emotional drama about a French lifeguard who befriends a young Kurdish refugee intent on swimming the English Channel.
Pride and Prejudice
Step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company and meet Elizabeth Bennet, her sisters and their interfering mother.
King King
A fresh, powerful new angle on blues rock which is as infectious as it is accomplished. Featuring Alan Nimmo.
Mid August Lunch (U)
A charming Italian comedy, where a middle-aged bachelor who lives with his mamma is persuaded to play host to three more elderly ladies for a weekend.
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
This exciting story follows the early life of Santa Claus. With original music and lots of audience participation this is a wonderful seasonal show to get you into the Christmas spirit!
Hamlet
Shakespeare’s most iconic and challenging play, tells the tale of young Prince Hamlet avenging his father’s death and fighting the new King who stole his throne. To be, or not to be.........
Still Walking (U)
A touching and acutely observed drama, set on a summer’s day in Japan, about the habits, regrets, and love that bind a family together.
The Elephant Man
Old Town Theatre Company present the moving and heart breaking story of John Merrick. A moving tale of self-discovery and the cruelty of humanity.
Farm Boy
This magical tale of the bonds linking grandfather to grandson and ultimately both to the land, has been brought to life in a delightful new family show combining drama, storytelling and original music.
Mabon
These high octane festival favourites from Wales make music that is self styled, singular and toe-tappingly good - an insatiable blend of world music, Celtic roots and rabble rousing funk folk!
Swindon Recital Series - Chopin
A glittering and tuneful recital, featuring Chopin’s G minor Ballade and F minor Fantasie, alongside the Fantasie-Impromptu, waltzes, nocturnes and etudes.
Dr Phil's Rude Health Show
Dr Phil has all the answers to your health related questions. And if he doesn’t, he’ll just do what all doctors do. Make some up!
Fish Tank (18)
In high-rise, low income Britain, a bored but determined 15-year-old girl collides with her mother’s charismatic new boyfriend.
Rebecca Wheatley
Whether giving you the best of Sophie Tucker or a simply beautiful jazz or pop classic, Rebecca brings life and humour to everything she does.
Bequest to the Nation
A riveting love story presented by the Western Players
John Shuttleworth
A Man With No More Rolls or should that be No Morals!?! Not only a comic look at the Nation’s moral decline – but also the vast range of exotic breads appearing in the high street, as the humble roll fades into obscurity.
The Dead Hand
Sit back, relax and be scared in the chillingly safe hands of Rumpus Theatre Company!
Machan (18)
The hilarious – but true! – tale of an enterprising group of Sri Lankans who blagged their way into the World Handball Championships in Germany…
Swindon Ghost Festival
A paranormal conference featuring TV personalities, a leading academic sceptic and Britain’s greatest ghost writer!
A Prophet (18)
Suspenseful and shocking, a gripping French drama about a low-level thug rising through the criminal ranks. A new classic in the genre.
Reading and Writing event
An opportunity to meet established guest authors, as well as readers and writers from groups in and around Swindon.
Barron Knights 50th Anniversary
With over 300 performances at the London Palladium to their credit they have established themselves as a unique musical comedy attraction.
Tom's Midnight Garden
With the opportunity for some children to take part as actors and the whole audience as the chorus singers this is family theatre at its very best.
The Caretaker
A play which shows the interactions and battle of wits between a mentally-challenged man, his brother and a tramp.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
See Highworth Warneford School in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nova Hreod College in Macbeth and The Wellington Academy in Romeo and Juliet.
The Elvis Years
Mario Kombou delivers an extraordinary performance as the King of Rock n’ Roll. This is the best Elvis since Elvis!
Ask an explorer! Ask an explorer!
Your chance to talk to Swindon adventurer David Hempleman-Adams - THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER...
How can Swindon’s town centre be regenerated now? How can Swindon’s town centre be regenerated now?
Talk by Rod Bluh, Leader Swindon Borough Council on town centre regeneration...
The World's Wife
Laced with dark humour and acerbic wit, this passionate exposé will enthral lovers of Carol Ann Duffy’s poems and newcomers alike.
Those Kentwood Kids present Be Our Guest
Stripped
Celebrate with the Beatles
The Nutcracker
Dean Friedman in Concert
I Am Love
John Betjeman
Moonfleet
Swindon Recital Series - Soldier's Tale
Let the Good Times Roll
Swimming With Sharks
How the Koala Learnt to Hug
Cranford Cranford
A splendid evening of genteel gossip awaits you! Presented by the Phoenix Players - 22-25 SEPT 2010...
Losing the Plot
Western Players present the entertaining comedy 'Losing the Plot', by Ian Masters.
Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter’s highly acclaimed musical, presented by Ray and Judith.
Stories and Fables
Patrick Monahan: Stories and Fables for Kids Who Like Sitting at Tables - for kids aged 5 to 105!
Antonio Forcione
The 'Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar.
Ghosts
Presented by Old Town Theatre Company.
Arts Centre plans to go on display Arts Centre plans to go on display
Art Centre to transform into cultural hub...
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - A C Grayling and Swindon Think Slam!
A C Grayling on thinking, and judging the first SWINDON THINK SLAM!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Michael Holroyd
On the joys and pitfalls of writing biography.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Illustrate Your Point
An exhibition of poetry and art!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - John O’Farrell
On sixty years of making mistakes!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Tom Hodgkinson
On going back to the land and how history can help us find liberty.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Peter Tatchell
Putting the Bankers on Trial!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Fran Sandham
On his solo walk across Africa!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Frank Westerman
Award-winning Dutch author of five books, his latest titled Ararat - Frank Westerman, recounts a perilous journey along the fault-line between religion and science.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Peter Thornton
The author of Thorntons – My Life in the Family Business, tells it all and tells it well.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Food Inc (film)
This Oscar-nominated documentary film examines the current state of play in the global food production business.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Peter Lipman
On safe and sustainable travel.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - David Albert Jones
Talking on a history of Angels
Andrew Maxwell
Edinburgh Comedy Award and Time Out Award nominee Andrew Maxwell is one of the most talented standup comedians in the UK.
Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes
Real blues, boogie, swing and good time jump, Paul Lamb and The King Snakes take the blues to a new level that will have you tapping along!
A Little Princess
With the opportunity for some children to take part as actors and the whole audience as the chorus singers this is family theatre at its very best.
Al Murray
The Pub Landlord - Work in Progress
Frisky and Mannish
School is in session, and pop is on the syllabus.
Keith Charles
On a voyage of Discovery… is there Life After Life.
Po Girl
One of the most successful bands to emerge from Canada. Country, blues, folk, alternative rock, and a touch of jazz all come together in the world of Po’ Girl.
Johnny Cash Story
Starring Roger Dean and The Lazy Boys.
Showstopper
You the audience will help to create a brand new musical!
Swindon Recital Series - Clare Toomer
With her long-standing piano duo partner Paul Turner.
Ernest and the Pale Moon
A noir horror about a man who spends his days watching the beautiful young woman who lives opposite.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Anil Ananthaswamy
On the frontiers of cosmology and The Edge of Physics.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Steve Jones
The Professor of Genetics, award-winning science writer and broadcaster, on his latest book, Darwin’s Island.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - James Holland
The acclaimed historian on his new book, The Battle of Britain.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Cleo Paskal
On Global Warring.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Jonathan Stedall
A film and talk on his new book: Where on Earth is Heaven?
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Matt Harvey
On kippers, curtains, public nudity, and other serious matters!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Swindon Slam!
An opportunity for poets of any age, experience, or pedigree to take their gaze off the page and do it on stage.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Swindon Youth Slam
Poetry contest for the young at heart, young in mind, young in years but with wisdom beyond them!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Bonnie Greer
On her latest book, Obama Music.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Stanley Wells
On love and sex in Shakespeare.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Barbara Trapido
On life in South Africa, England, and Sex and Stravinsky.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Gaby Halberstam
An illustrated talk, on growing up in South Africa.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Richard Jefferies
The eco-warrior and Victorian countryman with Rebecca Welshman.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Rebecca Abrams
On science and fiction, traumas and truth.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Milton Jones
On the journeys of a stand-up comedian.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Maureen Lipman
The writer and award-winning actor on her most recent book, Past-It Notes.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Bruce Kent
The veteran campaigner on dying dogmas and living ideals.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Jenni Murray
In conversation, on her Memoirs, and any other questions.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Bob, the Man on the Moon
Bob looks after the moon but is blissfully unaware of ALIENS!
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Joanne Limburg
On The Woman Who Thought Too Much.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 - Lionel Shriver
Lionel Shriver talks about her 9th novel, So Much for That.
Swindon Festival of Literature 2010 -Vitali Vitaliev
On Life as a Literary Device.
Henry Sandon
Your chance to get an expert opinion on your pottery, china or bizarre whatever!
The Ben Waters Band The Ben Waters Band
Ben Waters is one of the finest pianists in Britain...
Laura Solon
One of The Times Playlist's comedy highlights for 2010.
Hazel O'Connor and The BluJa Project
Performing a mixture of O'Connor originals and classic standards, re-interpreted to fit the unique line-up of sax, piano and vocals.
King's Game (Cert 12A)
Complex, intelligent and entirely plausible political thriller from Denmark.
Swindon Film Festival - Encounters at the End of the World (Cert U)
Director Werner Herzog explores the raw beauty and raw humanity of Antarctica, a land of fire, ice and corrosive solitude - the ultimate Down Under.
Swindon Film Festival - Departures
A gentle, humorous and affecting drama from Japan about an unemployed cellist who takes an unexpected career change - as an undertaker.
Swindon Film Festival - The Namesake (Cert 12A)
Mira Nair's drama about a Bengali couple bringing up their children in New York brings us a vibrant celebration of love, loyalty and family.
Broken Embraces (15)
Spanish director Almodóvar turns to affairs of the heart in his latest work, a film noir which proves to be a love letter to cinema itself. Starring Penélope Cruz.
Sarah Gillespie Quartet
A sonic reflection of the contemporary London street, Greenwich-born singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie delivers a melting-pot mix of urban-folk and middle-eastern blues.
Handful of Henna
Based on real stories from Muslim women this is a joyous and moving story about lives lived across two cultures, and one girls journey to understanding her mother.
Swindon Music Festival
The object of the Swindon Music Festival is to advance the education of the public in the Arts, and in particular the Art of Music, in all its forms.
Swindon Recital Series - Paul Turner and Nigel Cliffe
The critically acclaimed and longstanding partnership of Nigel Cliffe (Baritone) and Paul Turner (Piano) comes to Swindon.
Tom Wrigglesworth
Comedy Store Management proudly presents: Tom Wrigglesworth’s open return letter to Richard Branson.
84 Charing Cross Road
In 1949 a struggling American writer, indulging her love of beautiful books, starts a correspondence with a British anitquarian bookshop set to last for 20 years. Presented by the Western Players.
Let The Right One In (15)
A film from Sweden….is it a delicate and touching story of first romance? Or is it...aaagh!…a vampire movie?
ColvinQuarmby
A potent mix of driving rhythm laced with liberal helpings of folk, country and skiffle, with an intelligent use of the pop sensibility, topped off with irresistible harmonies and lyrics of pure poetry and subtle wit.
Larry Miller Band
International Blues Rock Guitarist, Vocalist & Song-Writer Larry Miller is charismatic, and a bona fide showman!
The Tiger Lillies
Performing songs from Shockheaded Peter and other Gory Verses. The Tiger Lillies are the Godfathers of alternative cabaret!
Katyn (15)
Powerful, heartfelt drama about the Katyn Forest atrocity of 1940 in which 22,000 Poles were murdered
It's Play Time! It's Play Time!
Harold Joliffe One-Act Play Festival 2010...
A Night of Musicals with Craeson
An evening of duets and solo’s performed from musicals such as Oliver, Miss Saigon, Chess and Wicked
Knock and Wait
Old Town Theatre Company present Knock and Wait, written by Jonathan Mee.
Jo Caulfield Won't Shut Up!
One of the most successful and instantly recognisable female comedians in the country.
The Big Enormous Present
A mysterious present has appeared in the playground at Jack, Dot and Polly’s school. Who can it possibly be for? What could be waiting inside? Find out in this exciting new play!
One Act Play Festival
The Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival - it’s like the FA Cup for Actors!
Swindon Film Society - The Hide
In an isolated bird-hide in Suffolk, a twitcher anticipates the arrival of a rare bird…..a darkly funny comedy of menace.
Pappy's
Pappy's presents a World Record Attempt: 200 Sketches In An Hour - plus bonus sketches and an interval!
Swindon Film Society - Cherry Blossoms
After his wife dies, a terminally ill man embarks on a life-changing visit to Japan. An emotionally powerful German drama.
Jon Allen
Jon Allen brings his soulful voice to the Swindon Arts Centre.
Swindon Recital Series - High Achievers Concert
A celebration of the high standards in music education and performance. Featuring pupils of the Swindon Music Co-operative, accompanied by Paul Turner.
The Class
A fascinating and acute semi-documentary film about a year in the life of a young teacher in a tough working class area of Paris.
Ray and Judith
A Celebration - Recognising 25 years of singing together and raising funds for charity
Ten in a Bar - a Night at the Oscars
The close harmony singing group interpret iconic scenes and themes from your favourite films!
Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis (12A)
Did you think that the ‘north/south divide’ was just a British thing?
Gomorrah (15)
The iconic Italian ‘mafia movie’ is re-created here, in the real-life context of contemporary Naples.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Children and adults of all ages will be delighted with this enchanting musical adaptation.
Chris Farlowe and the Norman Beaker Band
Chris is the consummate rocker, the living embodiment of a star who's seen it all and done most of it!
The Night Before Christmas
On the night before Christmas a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself!
Peter Pan
Festive madness, comedy, music and mayhem with the boy who never grew up!
Terry Alderton
An outstanding comic who'll leave you exhilarated and exhausted with laughter!
A Taste of Honey
Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 play has become a modern classic
Lemon Tree (PG)
A drama from Israel, where a widow from the West Bank takes on the establishment when her lemon grove is deemed a ‘security threat’
Romeo and Juliet
A modern production with a thematic emphasis on the conflicts between adults and teenagers
Dennis Locorriere
Enjoy the wonderful catalogue of classic songs & recordings from Dennis Locorriere's former band Dr Hook
Swindon Recital Series:Nicholas Daniel oboe; Paul Turner piano
Nicholas Daniel (oboe) and Paul Turner (piano) will perform sonatas by Bach, Rubbra, Saint-Saëns and York Bowen
The Western Players Present Tom, Dick and Harry
The Western Players present a fast-paced, hilarious farce!
Beauty and the Beast
A Family Participation Musical!
Hey Baby!
Thought-provoking theatre which will have you swinging between laughter and tears.
Jar City (15)
A murder investigation leads a world-weary cop to uncover a trail of secrets buried deep in Iceland’s bleak landscape and history.
A Silent Movie
Swindon Thamesdown Rotary Club presents One Week & The General starring Buster Keaton.
Kentwood Kids Cats and other Tales
The annual extravaganza!
Benny Gallagher
For sheer quality and distinction you need look no further than the career of Benny Gallagher, half of hit makers Gallagher & Lyle.
South Poetry
A celebration of poems, poets, and publishing.
The Animals
After over forty years the legend still grows!
Russell Kane - Human Dressage
Fresh from his sell-out 2009 tour Russell Kane returns with his highly anticipated new show
Matt Schofield
The UK’s most celebrated blues guitarist of the new decade.
The New Seekers
40th Anniversary Tour!
Small Engine Repair (15)
Friendship, loyalty and broken dreams are the themes of this mournful but touching Irish comedy about a ‘wannabe’ Country singer.
Aphrodite and the Real red Shoes
'Xanthe Gresham is a truly great storyteller who unwraps each tale like the petals of a lotus flower.' British Theatre Review...
We are Klang
Comedy night!
Milton Jones
Comedy.
Mountain Film Tour
A selection of the very best mountain and adventure films.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
The UK's largest Youth Drama Festival comes to Swindon.
Is that a bolt in your neck?
A gripping and fast-paced comedy.
Jan Ravens
A Funny Look At Impressions.
Swindon Recital Series September 2009
Philip Dukes viola; Paul Turner piano.
Giraffes Can't Dance
A funny, touching and triumphant story, presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company.
Sammy J
Award winning puppeteer.
Juliet Turner
Live music.
Emma's Bliss (15)
Film evening : An unusual romantic drama from Germany.
OTTC
Old Town Theatre Company present The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist.
Chris Wood Solo
Folk music.
Classic Swing & Jazz
The Swindon Big Band and Theatre Ink collaborate to bring you an evening of classic Swing & Jazz.
Big Hat Cabaret
Starlight Theatre Academy
Views of Rome
Charity Concert with Paul Turner
Anything Goes
Jon Richardson
Best of British 2: Revenge of the Sit-com
Potted Pirates
The Lark Rise Band
Hot Club of Cowtown
It's Coming! - William Dew Exhibition
Rannel
Peter Brown and The Volunteers
The Missionary's Position
Acoustic Guitar Heaven
The Animals
Fairport Acoustic Convention
Jake Chapman
Shappi Khorsandi
Colin Dexter
Nick Davies
Ruth Padel
Josephine Hart
Simon Armitage
Grounded
Tim Blanning - on the triumph of music
Susan Blackmore
David Scheel – in Maestro: a celebration of musical eccentrics.
Children and Families Day
Rick Stroud - on the moon!
David Crystal - on the perils of being a linguist
Michael Morpurgo
Rory McGrath
Margaret Drabble
Nigel Lawson
Louisiana Red and Michael Messer
My Grandfather’s Great War
Kathleen Burk
Guy Browning
Leslie Wilson
Deborah Moggach
Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes
Robin Ince
The Three Musketeers
Tiny Tin Lady
A Tomb With a View
Gilad Atzmon with Strings
Moya Brennan - The Voice of Clannad
Swindon Music Festival
Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Christmas Show
Mutton
Gertrude's Secret
The Cherry Orchard
The Vortex
Colin Blunstone
Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie
David Benson Sings Noel Coward
Los Pacaminos
The Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival 2009
Portillo talks politics in Swindon Portillo talks politics in Swindon
Former MP answers questions at Arts Centre...
Richard Smith Solo Guitar concert
The Shell Seekers
Rogue Theatre
Scrooge
Jeff Green
One For The Road
Forgotten Things
The Last Goodbye
With Art in Mind
Ken White New Work
The Hamsters Electric & Acoustic
Long established and popular blues-rock guitar, bass and drums trio, having performed 4,000 concerts in 21 years.
Babes in the Wood
Indian Raag and Taal
Simon Day
Blues Caravan
Cause Celebre
Humble Boy
Lau
The Selfish Giant
Tim Minchin
Edinburgh and Beyond Tour
Marvyn Peake – The Man and His Art
Bob Bowles
Larry Miller Band
Pete Allen Jazz Band
Cara Dillon
Maddy Prior
4 Poofs and a Piano
Blue / Orange
Derrin Nauendorf Band
Jason Manford
Les Bruce Big Band
Karen Metheson
Licenced to Thrill
Step Back - Gordon Dickinson
Micro Musicals
Small Objects
Elizabeth and Raleigh
Murder in Play
Ruby Turner
Pentangle
Jim Jeffries
Finds Service
Jekyll and Hyde
Phantasmagoria Film Festival
Hattie Hayridge and Norman Lovett
Brendon Burns
Scottish Falsettp Sock Puppet Theatre
Albert Nyathi and Imbongi
House Guest
Paul Kerensa and Sally-Anne Hayward
Steve Day and Mark Allen
Steve Howe Trio
Steve Howe has been at the forefront of rock music for nearly 40 years - 07 SEPT
Ben Waters Big Band
Ray and Judith Sharp
Ashes to Ashes
Joel Joffe
Ben Okri
Swindon Slam
Poetry in Motion Poetry in Motion
Poet Laureate drops in as part of this year's Festival of Literature...
Georgia Manci
Heidi Talbot
The Storys
X-Files Improv
Bee Wilson & Nicky Britten
Steven Berkoff
Johnnie Walker
Marion Molteno
The Beauty of Books
Celebrating Linda Smith
Last South - Pursuit of the Pole
Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine
Shoo Shoo Baby
Western Players - Death by Fatal Murder
Bookish Design - the Beauty of Book Covers!
One Hundred and Eight Degrees
Stupidly Funny
Swindon Artists Society Spring Exhibition
Potted Potter
Modern Jazz Trio
Waterson: Carthy
Breakfast with Johnny Wilkinson
Paul Sinha
Toby Hadoke
Felix Dexter
Playing up! Playing up!
One-Act Play Festival continues in to 61st year...
Acoustic Strawbs
The Hired Man - New Perspective
Thea Gilmore Acoustic
Caroline Dale
Ten in a Bar
Psychic & Healing Fayre
Swindon Film Night
Over the Moon
Craig, Morgan, Robson and the Swindon Scratch Choir
Park Bench Social Club
Artyfacts Children's Art Club
Painting and Drawing with Laurie Plant
Hamlet
Jeremy Hardy
K School of Music - A Musical Christmas
Swindon Recital Series - Paul Turner Piano
Live piano with Paul Turner, the founder and Artistic Director of the Swindon Recital Series, who returns with a solo programme, based on the widely varied piano compositions of Claude Debussy.
Love and Madness The Tempest
Allan Holdsworth Trio
Micro Musicals
Fallen Angel
Cargo
Jekyll & Hyde
Ralph McTell
Live music.
Triple Bill Chekhov and Pinter
Forces Sweethearts At Christmas
Recreating the magic of all your 40s favourites at the Arts Centre - 19 DEC
King King
Phoenix Players presents The Hollow
Resonant Forms
Swindon Talent
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