Wyvern Theatre

Wyvern Theatre
Theatre Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1QN
  • Telephone 01793 524481
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website swindontheatres.co.uk
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Wyvern Theatre

Named after a mythical beast, similar to a dragon, which was once thought to be the emblem of the Kings of Wessex, Wyvern Theatre was opened in 1971 by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Phillip.

The venue offers a mixed programme of comedy, dance, live music, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions. The auditorium has 635 seats, each designed to be no further than 70 feet from the stage. Refreshments are available from the Stage Bar in the lower foyer, the Great British Cafe and upstairs the self contained The Place holds up to a hundred diners for parties, celebrations and conferences.

The Wyvern has several car parks within easy walking distance including the Princes Street open air car park (pay and display), the Whalebridge multi-storey, which is further down Islington Street and Regent Circus car park.

Events at this venue

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ABBA Forever

The successful tribute act perform the songs of Swedish pop band ABBA. The show is seen as a satirical parody of ABBA and has received cult status since the band was founded in 1988 by director and musician Rod Stephen in Melbourne, Australia. The show explores the music of ABBA and the flared fashion of the 70s. Stephen…

Mon 10 Sep

Phone for prices / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Wed 21 Nov

Times vary / £17.50–£21.50 / 01793 524481

Thu 22 Nov

Times vary / £17.50–£21.50 / 01793 524481

Fri 23 Nov

Times vary / £17.50–£21.50 / 01793 524481

Sat 24 Nov

Times vary / £17.50–£21.50 / 01793 524481

Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

The adventurer-explorer talks about his recent adventures in Papua New Guinea, in which he missed a flight and everyone feared he'd gone missing.

Tue 2 Oct

£20 (£18) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Best Of Wham!

Tribute to the 80s favourites with some George Michael solo hits as a bonus.

Fri 9 Nov

£27 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30


Journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting takes a ride through the world of bicycles, from commuter s right through to the winner of the Tour de France.

Tue 9 Oct

£24 / 01793 524481

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House

The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.

Sun 16 Sep

£23.90 / 01793 524481


Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Tue 26 Mar 2019

£35.75–£109 / 01793 524481

David O'Doherty: You Have To Laugh

Armed with his reliable keyboard from 1986, quirky, offbeat multi-award winning Irish musician, actor and comedian David O'Doherty presents an exciting repertoire of silly little songs performed on an even sillier little instrument, combined with traditional stand-up. Witness madness in motion.

Mon 19 Nov

£22.50 / 01793 524481

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Curmudgeonly Irish stand-up who wrote and starred in the TV sitcom Black Books.

Sun 9 Sep

£26.50 / 01793 524481

The Elis James & John Robins Experience

Readings and chat with the Radio X firebrands.

Mon 5 Nov

£19 / 01793 524481

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Mon 22 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01793 524481

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 01793 524481

  • 19:30 – 22:00

English National Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky, Wayne Eagling

The festive Christmas Eve tale of Clara and her magical nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's cheeringly familiar score.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

£24.93–£48.38 / 01793 524481

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£24.93–£48.38 / 01793 524481

Flawless: Chase the Dream the Reboot

Stars of Street Dance and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships are back with new moves in their family-friendly show.

Tue 11 Sep

£29 / 01793 524481

The Full Monty

Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted his feel great 1990s film about six washed-up Sheffield steel workers, who swap the dole queue for the stage. Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen flex their pecs to great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

Mon 29 Oct

£27–£35 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Tue 30 Oct

£27–£35 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Oct

£27–£35 / 01793 524481

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 3 Nov

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

The London-born TV regular and self-confessed middle-class luvvie shares his brand of upbeat observational humour.

Thu 8 Nov

£21.30 / 01793 524481

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Mon 24 Sep

£19.48 / 01793 524481

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Thu 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01793 524481

Jason Byrne: You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper…

Thu 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01793 524481

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£18.50 / 01793 524481

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Thu 28 Mar 2019

£26.50 / 01793 524481

Lost Voice Guy

Fresh off the back of his Britain’s Got Talent 2018 win, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) sets out on a tour of the UK for 2019.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

£16.50 / 01793 524481

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Thu 15 Nov

£30.65 (£27.35) / 01793 524481

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna be Alright

The star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town and newspaper columnist of the year is back with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more wild than it is.

Thu 26 Jul

£18.50 / 01793 524481

  • 20:00

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

Fri 31 May 2019

£22.40 (£20.20) / 01793 524481

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Bizarre stand-up from the madcap comedian, who discusses the problems experienced by soft-shell crabs and the merits of iceberg lettuce.

Thu 4 Oct

£14 / 01793 524481

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

The skilled improvisational comic, also known for his deadpan, surreal and dark comedy, comedian hits the road with Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and Kirsty Newton.

Mon 6 May 2019

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01793 524481

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Mon 6 May 2019

£24.50 / 01793 524481

Peppa Pigs Adventure

A live show with Peppa Pig, George and their friends as they take on a new adventure.

Sat 28 Jul

prices vary / 01793 524481

Sun 29 Jul

prices vary / 01793 524481

Pete Firman: Marvels

Middlesbrough-born comedy magician Pete Firman prepares to smack gobs and drop jaws with another expertly crafted show full of teleportation illusions, devilish tricks and death-defying feats. His first national tour, Flim Flam, sold out from Inverness to Dartmouth so tickets for this date should perform their own…

Sat 22 Sep

£18.50 (£16.50) / 01793 524481

  • 20:00

Private Parts Live

For the very first time TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are coming to a theatre near you! The two loveable gents are treading the boards with their live, laugh-a-minute extravaganza developed from their hit podcast PRIVATE PARTS. They have promised to share all the intimate and sordid details of their private…

Mon 8 Oct

£23 / 01793 524481

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Sun 7 Oct

£34.50–£43.12 / 01793 524481

Rock Choir: Sing For Swindon

The vocalists perform contemporary and classic hits, with special guests Kerry Ellis and Laurence Jones.

Sun 22 Jul

£20 phone for availability / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

The Rocket Man

Tribute to the piano rock of Sir Elton John.

Fri 20 Jul

£26.25 / 01793 524481

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Tue 25 Sep

£26.50 / 01793 524481

Wed 26 Sep

£26.50 / 01793 524481

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Tue 14 May 2019

£24.50–£34.50 / 01793 524481

Russell Watson

The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.

Wed 10 Oct

£47 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra Of Siberia: La Fille Mal Gardee

The ballet conjures a world of pastoral simplicity where a farm boy woos a flirty farmer's daughter.

Mon 28 Jan 2019

£41.25–£48.38 / 01793 524481

Sara Pascoe - LadsLadsLads

The award-winning comedian returns with her new show.

Wed 3 Oct

£19.50 / 01793 524481

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Thu 4 Oct

£25.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Wed 27 Mar 2019

£37.80–£79.50 / 01793 524481

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