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Swindon Arts Centre

Devised Road, SN1 4BJ, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
+44 1793 524481
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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 1 week ago
Lou M
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Air conditioning desperately needed

This Arts Centre is a really lovely quaint venue BUT it was incredibly hot and stuffy during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wiltslady2016
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“intimate venue” (16 reviews)
“aisle seat” (7 reviews)
“last night” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Devised Road, SN1 4BJ, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
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+44 1793 524481
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kar0n13
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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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
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank RegK58
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

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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
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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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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was my visit visit to the Arts Centre and I really enjoyed the venue. The performance room is small and intimate (just over 200 seats) so there are great views of the show wherever you sit. We were there for a concert and the...More

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

Thank yo for your feedback. Our bar does have alternative products at varying prices to suit all budgets, that said, I will pass your comments on to our Hospitality department who regularly review and compare prices with similar venues. Darren Chivers Customer Services Manager

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We visited here for the first time and were pleasantly surprised by how small and intimate it was. Everyone gets a great view and no one is too far away from the stage, that said however, the seats are a little squished togther and there...More

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

Thank you for your feedback which has all been passed on to relevant departments for consideration Darren Chivers Customer Service Manager

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The arts centre is a very small, intimate venue! Wherever you sit you get a great view of the stage! This venue is perfect if you want to be close to the performer. Seats are comfortable but close together.

Thank cazzab33
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SwindonTheatres, Public Relations Manager at Swindon Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for 5 stars. We have more great comedy to come from Jeremy Hardy, Stuart Goldsmith and Shapi Khorsandi to name just a few 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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