Its official – going to the theatre is good for you, and what better time of the year to do this than at Christmas.
Going to the theatre is a very unique experience, and Christmas is very often the first introduction to young children as they are taken to pantomimes with their family. The lighting, scenery and sound effects are all part of the experience and you can come away from this feeling on top of the world.
This Christmas we have a whole package of treats for you to unwrap from a good old fashioned sing-along to a delightful children’s story of a boy who loved stars, with a bit of comedy and music thrown in to make our festive season go with a bang.
Update 2013 – links to these events have expired, please visit www.swindon.gov.uk/artscentre for more information.
Santa The Panto
27 November-1 December
Santa and his elves are getting ready for the big day, but Jack Frost has other plans! Will Jack spoil Christmas for everyone or will Mrs Santa rescue Santa and save the day.
From Fairy Tales to post-match analysis, join Simon Evans as he dismantles the lies that confound us all.
Old Town Theatre Company presents Hi De Hi
13 – 15 December
Come and see all your favourite characters – Ted, still up to his dodgy deals, Gladys, still chasing Jeffrey Fairbrother, Spike, Yvonne and Barry, and not forgetting the irrepressible Peggy, still dreaming of becoming a Yellowcoat.
Lazy Sunday Afternoon with Mr Love & Justice and Friends
Join us for a festive chilled Sunday afternoon of live acoustic folk/pop and roots music with special guest performances in the intimate surroundings of the FOSAC Studio Cafe/Bar.
How To Catch A Star
17 – 18 December
Once there was a boy and the boy loved stars very much…
Every night he watched stars from his bedroom window and wished he had one of his own.
One day, he decided he would try to catch a star….but first he had to think of a plan.
This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling – a must-see for small people aged 3-7, and grown-up stargazers!
Remember When at Christmas
Start Christmas in style with a nostalgic trip down memory lane; back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.
This enchanting Christmas production truly is a wonderful mixture of great songs, stunning costumes, good old fashioned festive fun and a truly unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest December day.
Tenorissimo: Three Tenors At Christmas
If you like good singing, popular classics, songs from the shows and laughter, then you’ll love our Christmas bargain… 3 tenors for the price of 1?
Beautifully sung music from Opera and Light Classics to songs from West End shows, this performance features 3 popular Tenors who bring a wealth of talent and expertise to present a spectacular show of vocal artistry, combined with a sense of fun, making it a most delightfully entertaining.
For information on all Swindon Arts Centre shows and events visit: www.swindon.gov.uk/artscentre