Wyvern Theatre

Wyvern Theatre
Theatre Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1QN
  • Telephone 01793 524481
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun.
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  • 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 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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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Sun 19 Mar

£25 / 01793 524481

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.

Sat 4 Mar

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.

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.

Wed 26 Apr

£16.50 / 01793 524481

An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

An audience with the Strictly Come Dancing duo.

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

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Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

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.

Blood Brothers

  • 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.

Mon 20 Feb

£26.50–£34.50 / 01793 524481

Tue 21 Feb

£26.50–£34.50 / 01793 524481

Wed 22 Feb

£26.50–£34.50 / 01793 524481

…and 3 more dates until 25 Feb

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 22 Apr

£21.50 / 01793 524481

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£25.50 / 01793 524481

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Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.

Camille O'Sullivan

Stunning voice and passionate performances of work from the likes of Nick Cave, David Bowie and Jacques Brel.

Sun 5 Mar

£22.50 / 01793 524481

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.

Sun 9 Apr

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Thu 23 Mar

Comedy Club In The Place

Magical nonsense from El Baldhiniho. Plus Jay Foreman and MC Tiernan Douieb.

Sat 4 Mar

The Place

£10 / 01793 524481

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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.

Sat 22 Apr

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…

Tue 18 Apr

£15 (Children £13; £52) / 01793 524481

Dinosaur World

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.

Wed 19 Apr

£15.50; £18 danger zone / 01793 524481

Thu 20 Apr

£15.50; £18 danger zone / 01793 524481

Ed Byrne

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 23 Nov

£25.50 / 01793 524481

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Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Fri 24 Mar

£26.50–£27.50 / 01793 524481

An Evening with Levison Wood

The best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter shares anecdotes from his career.

Tue 7 Mar

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Sun 26 Mar

£23.50 / 01793 524481

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Fri 10 Mar

Sat 11 Mar

Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.

Wed 22 Feb

£18.50 / 01793 524481

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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…

Wed 29 Mar


Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Wed 4 Oct

£35 / 01793 524481

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.

Sun 12 Mar

£28.50 / 01793 524481

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sun 24 Sep

£27.50 / 01793 524481

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

£22.75 (Children £18.75 under 16s) / 01793 524481

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The Noise Next Door: Noise In The Hood

New songs, characters and stand-up.

Sat 25 Feb

£17 (£16) / 01793 524481

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.

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Sat 2 Sep

£22.50 / 01793 524481

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.

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Wed 10 May

£19.50–£35 / 01793 524481

Thu 11 May

£19.50–£35 / 01793 524481

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Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Tue 14 Mar

£18.50 / 01793 524481

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.

Thu 30 Mar

£23.50 / 01623 633133

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.

Sat 25 Mar

£31.50–£34.50 / 01793 524481

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.

Mon 15 May

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01793 524481

Shirley Valentine

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.

Mon 12 Jun

£21.50–£33 / 01793 524481

Tue 13 Jun

£21.50–£33 / 01793 524481

Wed 14 Jun

£21.50–£33 / 01793 524481

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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.

Fri 2 Jun

£23.50 (£22) / 01793 524481

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

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

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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.

Wed 8 Mar

£27.50 / 01793 524481

The Upbeat Beatles

'The closest you'll get to the real thing' with this high-energy tribute act.

Fri 21 Apr

£21.50 / 01793 524481

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Fri 26 May

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play

A comedy show celebrating the Bard.

Fri 3 Mar

£22.50–£23.50 / 01793 524481

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