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Swindon Arts Centre

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The rain was pouring down, so our first problem was to find a parking space! Thank you to the local... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
798kathiel
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Calne, United Kingdom
Been here many times; lovely little theatre, but could do with air con in the warmer months.

Saw Tony Stockwell here this time; excellent evening! Great show, Tony has warmth and humour, which... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Lou M
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

There was also 5 of us went to see The Wedding Singer Friday 20th July, it was a great show spoilt by having to sit in a sauna! The Arts Centre needs to invest or hire fans or air con units during the summer months...More

Thank 367jules
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We appreciate all feedback and take these matters very seriously. The Arts Centre is an older building which unfortunately does not have the luxury of air conditioning, nor is the building designed in such a way that this would be easy or practical to install....More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Myself and my colleagues went to swindon arts centre on Friday 20th July to see the Wedding Singer. We went to find our seats, but as soon as we went into the theatre the heat hit us, it was completely overwhelming! Unfortunately after about 10...More

Thank hannahpacks
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for this feedback. The venue is a very older building and sadly does not have the luxury of air conditioning, nor is the building designed in such a way that this would be easy or practical to install. During the exceptional hot weather...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

The rain was pouring down, so our first problem was to find a parking space! Thank you to the local shops who helped us locate the Arts Centre! When we arrived, wet and cold, the welcome was great! Sadly, not too much room in entrance...More

Thank 798kathiel
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thanks for your review, it's always great to get feedback but especially after a first visit. I am glad you managed to dry off and receieved a warm welcome Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Saw Tony Stockwell here this time; excellent evening! Great show, Tony has warmth and humour, which is the perfect balance for the demonstrations he offers.

Thank Lou M
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thanks for the 4 stars...Tony will back with us in 2019, although we hope we don't have to wait until then to welcome you back! We will work on getting that extra star out of you for next time. Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 21 May 2018

This Arts Centre is a really lovely quaint venue BUT it was incredibly hot and stuffy during the performance we watched. Many of the audience were using their programme as a face fan which was understandable but quite distracting. I appreciate it would be expensive...More

Thank wiltslady2016
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for the review and rating. The Arts Centre is an older building and we unfortunately do not have the luxury of Air Conditioning. We have looked into options previously but the age and layout of the building has always been an obstacle. We do...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Excellent hour with Michael Rosen. The Arts Centre is quaint but extremely hot. Friendly staff/volunteers.

Thank Kar0n13
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thanks for the rating and review, so many great speakers in this years Festival, it's a great couple of weeKS Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Went to see Hazel O'Connor and was pleasantly surprised by this charming venue. Staff are friendly and cannot do enough to help. Of note, I noticed that it is a Dementia friendly venue.

Thank gen819
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

We are indeed a Dementia friendly venue and have some specific events now in place to support this cause. Thanks for the review and rating, please visit again soon Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Just been to a Gilbert and Sullivan production in this great little theatre. Splendid auditorium and nicely designed entrance hall and mezzanine floor. A good bar for the interval. All brilliant.

Thank Andrew C
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon Darren Chivers Swindon Arts Centre

Reviewed 20 April 2018

We've now seen two shows at the Swindon Arts Centre. Last month is was The Bedroom Farce and last night was the Pirates of Penzance. Both shows were fantastic and the theatre is a lovely little venue.

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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars, a lovely thing to see on a Monday morning Darren Chivers Swindon Arts Centre

Reviewed 12 April 2018

The Art Centre is a lovely Theatre with good viewing in all seats, friendly staff and good local car parks

Thank 431stupot
SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you so much for the 5 stars, we really appreciate this Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

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rosemary w
23 September 2016|
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Response from H B | 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
7 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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