Wyvern audiences can now start their dramatic experience before they even step through the theatre’s doors‚ thanks to a dynamic lighting display on the side of the building.
The £20,000 public art project – paid for by building developer contributions – has been fraught with difficulties and has taken over two years to complete. The delay was featured in the September 2009 Link.
The lights were repaired in time for the panto in December and thousands of people witnessed the vertically arranged lights cycle through various colour schemes.
Head of Culture Swindon Helen Miah said, “this has been a long time coming but the wait has been worth it. Now the Wyvern Theatre is a visual beacon for Swindon’s emerging cultural quarter.”
The Wyvern’s dragon logo is also back, mounted high above its original position, on the flytower, overlooking theatre square.
An official unveiling is planned for late February.