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.

Events at this venue

There are 46 events at this location

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Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

Former Strictly judge and renowned choreographer tells Jacquie Storey the stories behind the musicals, music videos, TV shows, films and more.

Fri 13 Oct

£30.47 / 01793 524481

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

£17 / 01793 524481

Sun 9 Jul

£17 / 01793 524481

Bikeology

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.

Wed 15 Nov

£21.50 / 01793 524481

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£25.50 / 01793 524481

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Thu 31 Aug

£27 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£27 / 01793 524481

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£30.06 / 01793 524481

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 23 Nov

£25.50 / 01793 524481

Tue 6 Mar 2018

£25.50 / 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.

Fri 28 Jul

£23.50 ( £20.50) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Thu 13 Jul

£24.50 (£23; £21.50) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Faith – The George Michael Legacy

The pop singer has his pop hits performed live by Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band.

Fri 27 Oct

£24.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

A night of unashamed nerdiness and unlimited laughs with Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker.

Wed 1 Nov

£15.50–£19 / 01793 524481

Genesis Connected

The band plays the hits of Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, featuring 'Sledgehammer', 'In The Air Tonight', 'Over My Shoulder', 'Against All Odds', 'That's All', 'The Living Years' and many more.

Sat 9 Sep

£20 / 01252 811009

  • 19:30

The Great Jaydini's Summer Magic Show

The professional magician presents a comedy and magic show.

Thu 3 Aug

Children £11 / 01793 524481

  • 11:00

Thu 10 Aug

Children £11 / 01793 524481

  • 11:00

The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show

Belinda Davids performs classic R&B and pop covers in tribute to the late star.

Wed 6 Sep

£31 ( £28) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Islands in the Stream

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

Tue 3 Oct

£25.85 (£23.65) / 01793 524481

Sun 8 Oct

£23.50 / 01793 524481

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

The Dublin-born stand-up follows up his highly-acclaimed Propped Up tour with a new show full of energetic humour, props and fast-thinking improv.

Fri 17 Nov

£21 / 01793 524481

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

The vocalist performs stripped-back and acoustic versions of classic pop hits, intermingled with stories and chat about the highs and lows of his career.

Tue 31 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices, tickets on sale Friday March 24th, 10am / 01793 524481

Jethro

Risqué humour from the West Country comic.

Fri 3 Nov

£23.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Judith Hockaday School Of Dance

A showcase of song and dance from local pupils.

Thu 29 Jun

£15.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Fri 30 Jun

£15.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Kathy Lette's Girls Night Out

New show from Kathy Lette, taking everything on board – from puberty to menopause – with men, marriage, toy boys, Prince William, and George Clooney along the way.

Fri 15 Sep

£18.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Fri 22 Sep

£24.08 / 01793 524481

Lulu

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

Wed 4 Oct

£35 / 01793 524481

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Tue 5 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01793 524481

  • 19:30 – 22:00

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.

Sun 29 Oct

£30.25 (£26.95) / 01793 524481

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sun 24 Sep

£27.50 / 01793 524481

  • 20:00

The Overtones

Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.

Sat 29 Jul

£34.50 / 01793 524481

  • 20:00

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Wed 25 Oct

£24.08 / 01793 524481

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Sat 14 Oct

£19 / 01793 524481

Purple Rain

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

Sat 2 Sep

£24.75 / 01793 524481

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Tue 3 Apr 2018

£25–£42.50 / 01793 524481

Wed 4 Apr 2018

£25–£42.50 / 01793 524481

Rhythm of the Dance

A celebration of Irish dancing in a variety of styles.

Mon 17 Jul

£27.50 (£25.50; £24.50) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

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.

Sat 23 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01793 524481

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Tue 21 Nov

01793 524481

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Wed 22 Nov

£32.50 / 01793 524481

  • 18:30

The Russian State Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by the Russian State Ballet.

Wed 22 Nov

01793 524481

Russian State Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare's story of Romeo and Juliet, set to one of Prokofiev's most evocative scores, this production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles and compelling drama, all amidst stunning production designs.

Wed 22 Nov

£32.50 / 01793 524481

  • 18:30

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Thu 2 Nov

£26 / 01793 524481

Sean Kelly

The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.

Thu 26 Oct

£24.75 / 01793 524481

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me and Right Here.

Sun 8 Oct

£33.50–£50 / 01793 524481

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Fri 4 Aug

£23 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

The Sitcom Experience: Del & Rodney

Your hosts for the evening are the creme brulee of Peckham and look like Del, Rodney, Uncle Albert and friends.

Sat 22 Jul

£40 inc 3-course meal / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Wed 8 Nov

£31 / 01793 524481

Some People v Reginald D Hunter

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

Sat 1 Jul

£26.95 / 01793 524481

  • 20:00

Stand By Me: The Ben-E King & Drifters Revue

The story of Ben E King and the Drifters. Featuring 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'Up on the Roof', 'On Broadway' and more.

Fri 14 Jul

£28.50 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Thank You For The Music

Double the tribute trouble with a night of ABBA and Bee Gees covers.

Thu 9 Nov

£24.20 (£22) / 01793 524481

Wyvern Comedy Club

Energetic humour and interactive stand-up from ITV's Show Me The Funny winner and the man who likes to hug, Patrick Monahan. Plus Lloyd Griffith and MC Sally-Anne Hayward.

Sat 8 Jul

The Place

£10 / 01793 524481

  • 20:00

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