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Swindon Arts Centre

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“intimate venue”(16 reviews)
“santa claus”(4 reviews)
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Devised Road, SN1 4BJ, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to see Mandy Mundy,. What a great night out she was so entertaining and a great laugh, had you constantly laughing all night. This is a great Venue feels quite intimate

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jbell894
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the 5 stars! It was a joy to have Mandy with us and we hope to welcome her back in the future. Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very disapointed in venue, cold and the. Prices in the cafe were very expensive, £1.50 for a twix bar... and £2.50 for a small bottle diet coke...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ajllewe
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am sorry to receive this feedback. We monitor the temperature at various points throughout any show and we have not had any recent issues or complaints regarding heating. Our prices are in line with any similar venue and in many cases cheaper, we cannot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw 'John Lemesurier' one man show at Swindon Arts Centre tonight, fabulous. Totally believed he was him. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Francis S
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 star review and rating, it's always lovely to receive such positive feedback Darren Chivers Customer Services Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Swindon Arts Centre occupies a converted Victorian building in Swindon's Old Town; the upper floor houses a theatre seating 200+, with raked seating facing a raised stage, suitable for local productions, small-scale touring companies, and chamber music. The seats are unusually comfortable, but the leg-room...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JLDP77
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this feedback. It is worth pointing out that some rows offer slightly more leg room, including some seating in row AA, row C and Row M Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Today I went to see a childrens show at the Arts centre Old Town Swindon. A great small theatre that is very popular. Has a great atmosphere with a friendly helpful staff. It has changed over the years preferred it before its refurbishment some years...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Malcolm G
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thanks for leaving us this review and feedback. Some rows do offer extra leg room so it is worth checking with Ticket Office staff when booking so we can ensure you are as comfortable as possible Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

I went along with my family to watch “Father Christmas needs a wee” on Sunday 16th December. I’ll admit I was groaning internally, thinking this sounds so cringey! But.. it was for my nieces so thought I’d suffer in silence. We arrived, full of lovely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thank you for a lovely review that made me chuckle! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and we hope to welcome you back again in 2019 Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

My nephew had the most wonderful time watching this show. He loved it! Highly recommended show around Christmas

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turkey4ever19
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars. It's great to hear that your nephew enjoyed this so much Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Well done guys, this was a wonderful performance! We have been to your Christmas show for the last few years with our daughter as a lovely build up to Christmas. This was my favourite so far! Quick mention to your lovely ladies that meet and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kookie142
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for the feedback and rating. It is lovely to hear that you continue to enjoy Arts Centre hows so much and we all wish you a very merry Christmas and we hope to see you in 2019 Darren Chivers Customer Services Manager

Reviewed 14 December 2018

Went to the Arts Centre on 2 consecutive Saturdays to see 2 comedy shows. Both were excellent (as far as the artists were concerned} but the venue left a bit to be desired. The first event (Zoe Lyons) took place as a sudden cold snap...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Val U
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for this feedback. I am pleased to say that the issue you mention regarding it being cold has since been dealt with. We did have an issue with heating but this is now fixed and we have had no further issues. I can...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

This was a very funny panto and the cast looked like they were enjoying themselves as much as the audience! The staff/volunteers (I'm not quite sure on that bit) were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. This was my second visit to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank W1f3y
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars! you are correct in saying our Front of House team comprises mainly of volunteers. From all of us we hope you have a very Merry Christmas Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

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rosemary w
23 September 2016|
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Response from HDB660 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. All seats at the Arts Centre have a good view. It's only a small venue and the stage can be seen clearly from any position.
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JackDavis
6 November 2015|
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Response from Tom W | Property representative |
Hi John, My recommendation is to call the venue on 01793 524 481, who'll be able to check.
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