- Telephone 01793 524481
- Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun.
- Website swindontheatres.co.uk
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 multi-storey Wyvern car park (pay and display) is adjacent to the theatre and has 280 spaces, including 31 disabled bays. There is also an open air car park in front of the building. Swindon train station is a 10 minute walk from the venue.
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Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.
Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders
The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his 40-year career.
Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious
You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.
Wed 26 Apr
£16.50 / 01793 524481
Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t
You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.
An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe
An audience with the Strictly Come Dancing duo.
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
Sat 29 Apr
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Sat 8 Jul
- Written by: Willy Russell
Lyn Paul stars as Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell's emotionally powerful musical about twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks unaware of each other. Directed by Bob Tomson, the production includes the popular songs Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It's Not True.
Wed 22 Feb
The Bon Jovi Experience
Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer
The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.
Stunning voice and passionate performances of work from the likes of Nick Cave, David Bowie and Jacques Brel.
Champions Of Magic
Following a run in London's West End five illusionists present a live show of mind reading, close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions.
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
Comedy Club In The Place
Magical nonsense from El Baldhiniho. Plus Jay Foreman and MC Tiernan Douieb.
Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Danny Foster And The Big Soul Corporation
The ensemble, featuring the former Hear'say vocalist perform the hits of Soul and Motown.
Dick And Dom Live
The legends of Children's TV, Dick and Dom are about to be unleashed on you in Solihull's Core theatre! Touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet. The performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches. This is a…
Discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few.
Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.
Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.
An Evening with Levison Wood
The best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter shares anecdotes from his career.
Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9
Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Menopause the Musical
Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s–80s, follows four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.
Milton Jones is Out There
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Naomi's Wild And Scary
The children's TV presenter recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way, joined on stage by Animal Mark.
Sun 2 Apr
The Noise Next Door: Noise In The Hood
New songs, characters and stand-up.
Professor Robert Winston: Modifying Humans: Where Does Genetics Stop?
Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, Lord Robert Winston discusses the current state of gene technology and its potential for the future.
Mon 6 Mar
£20.50 ( £18) / 01793 524481
A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Thu 1 Jun
£24.50 / 01793 524481
Sat 1 Jul
£26.95 / 01793 524481
A tribute to Fred Astaire.
Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South
Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.
The Roy Orbison Story
Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtney Lewis conducts the orchestra, with violinist Savitri Grier, for Mozart's Marriage of Figaro Overture and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 5.
Ruby Wax: Frazzled
Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.
Willy Russell's award-winning play about a bored housewife who takes an impromptu trip to Greece whereupon she rediscovers romance and a new awareness of who she really is.
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.
Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story
The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.
Thu 22 Jun
£23–£24.50 / 01793 524481
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..
Tue 27 Jun
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01793 524481
That'll Be the Day
Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
The Upbeat Beatles
'The closest you'll get to the real thing' with this high-energy tribute act.
Whitney: Queen of the Night
A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.