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ABOUT US

Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres and a registered arts & educational charity. It has a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond. It is part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio of Organisations (NPO) and also receives regular funding from Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council.

The building comprises the 517-seat Main House, the 149-seat Salberg, a purpose-built Rehearsal Room and Community & Education Space. There is also an on-site scenery workshop, wardrobe and props store.

In addition to producing our own productions and welcoming the UK’s leading touring companies, the extensive Take Part programme engages with more than 14,000 people of all ages each year through a  of wide range of creative learning, schools, community and youth theatre activities.

2015 includes a revival of 84 Charing Cross Road starring Janie Dee and Clive Francis (the play was premiered in Salisbury in 1981),  Laura Wade’s dark comedy Posh (co-produced with Nottingham Playhouse), the fourth annual Theatre Fest West, celebrating some of the best companies from across the region, and productions to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta (Salisbury Cathedral is home to the best-preserved original copy of Magna Carta).

The Magna Carta commissions are part of Original Drama, Salisbury Playhouse’s commitment to producing new work from and about the South West. Under this banner 2014 saw the premiere of Worst Wedding Ever by Dorset-based Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall and this year’s projects include Every You Every Me, a new play by Critics Circle Award winner Barney Norris, commissioned by Wiltshire Council. Original Drama is supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan.

In 2014 The Daily Telegraph’s lead theatre critic, Dominic Cavendish, named Salisbury Playhouse as one of six regional theatres that “stand out from the crowd” and should be visited.

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WORK WITH US

Salisbury Playhouse has vacancies for the following positions


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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

It’s a priority for Salisbury Playhouse to find new ways to develop relationships with...


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NEWS

Press information


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ARCHIVE PRODUCTION PHOTOS

View our Flickr gallery of photos of previous productions here.


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STATUTORY ACCOUNTS

View our Annual Review and Statutory Accounts


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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

View the members of the Board of Directors


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WE'RE GREEN

Salisbury Playhouse is firmly committed to the principles of sustainability and aims to...


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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE THEATRE

A brief history of Salisbury Playhouse by Archivists Arthur Millie and Jane Ware.


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SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE STAFF

A full list of Playhouse staff


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VISITING COMPANY INFORMATION

Technical Information Here you will find the Technical Information for Salisbury...