A new theatre will be opening in Spring 2016 on the site of the Post Modern Art Gallery – previously the base of Artsite.
Shoebox Theatre, which is partly funded by the Arts Council, will cater for smaller original, contemporary, and experimental performances that would not normally find a place at The Wyvern or Swindon Arts Centre.
It is being run by Wrong Shoes Theatre Company, which was formed in 2009, specialising in site specific and devised theatre.
The new venue will have 50 seats once it is transformed and will be run in collaboration with Artsite, who previously managed the gallery on the site.
Artistic director Luke Marquez will run the theatre alongside his wife Hannah who is the marketing director. He said: “This is all very exciting. As part of our Arts Council funding the space has to be used for original pieces of work, whether it is art exhibitions, live music, dance or theatre.”