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Salisbury Playhouse

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Address: 2 Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA, England
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+44 1722 320333
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain's leading producing theatres and a...

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.

We also have a cafe and bar open Mon - Fri from 9.30Am - 5.30Pm.

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Comfortable provincial theatre with good range of plays

I go to this theatre several times each year. Most recently last week to see the Rory Bremner tour. Fantastically funny and enjoyable evening. This was in the main house which is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go to this theatre several times each year. Most recently last week to see the Rory Bremner tour. Fantastically funny and enjoyable evening. This was in the main house which is well tiered with comfortable seats and also good facilities for disabled people - lift, seats with wheelchair space alongside, etc. But very broad and eclectic range of shows.... More 

Thank Fohn_13
Westbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My daughters & friend went to see the Verdict at salisburyplayhouse it was one of the best plays we had seen for a long time seats were very old even thou we were satin Row q as we were late booking & there were not many seats left we had a great view of stage & had no promblens hereing... More 

Thank Linda B
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Used to visit regularly but haven't been here for some time. Seats are very good value compared to other theatres e.g. The Mayflower, Southampton. We paid £19.50 for front row seats which was excellent value and the seats were really comfortable with lots of leg room. Programmes were also very cheap at £3.50. The downstairs was very busy on a... More 

Thank westie23
Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

we live between bath and Salisbury, we used to go to Bath theatre Royal all the time, sadly prices and poor selection of play made us look elsewhere. Thank god for that as we found the Playhouse in Salisbury we started going some 3 years ago and we love it great staff, good selection of plays.

Thank Del C
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd time at this theatre. Is a good size so that wherever you sit there is zero good view. We got front row seats to give my husband more leg room. A couple of issues though... my husband is quite a big guy and he struggled to fit into the seat ... a real tight fit. Also... More 

Thank neet181
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

As we entered the foyer there was a group entertaining the public before the shows began, it was a happy atmosphere. We were in the theatre upstairs, it wasn't too big so all the seats had a good view of the stage. The theatre was very clean and comfortable. I would certainly recommend this theatre if like me you were... More 

Thank fraire2015
Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went to see "Worst wedding ever". The set, cast, atmosphere were excellent. Overall a brilliant night out and will definitely look to go again next time I'm in the area.

Thank David L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Regular visitors to this gem of a theatre. Never disappointed. A good variety of performances with quality at every turn. Comfortable seating with a good view from anywhere/everywhere. Massive car park (still free after 6:00pm) is a real bonus. Staff always friendly and helpful. Plenty of good eating options in the close proximity including a very good in-house restaurant.

Thank Frogmorton2014
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great little provincial theatre. I must go about 10 times a year plus of course the annual Panto. Free parking in central car parking after 6pm both under cover and open. The Main Playhouse normally stages dramas, the odd musical. The 200 seater Salzburg theatre hosts more avant garde, intimate productions. Its a great facility for Salisbury.

Thank NewForestView
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great little theatre, with added bonus of being next to massive car park. Comfortable graduated seating means excellent view and pretty good acoustics. Cheerful staff, with (perhaps could do with on or two more serving in bar when full house). Several ok restaurants close by.

Thank ed m

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