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Address: Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE, England
Phone Number: +44 1902 321321
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The Arena Theatre is one of the West Midlands longest established and most...

The Arena Theatre is one of the West Midlands longest established and most successful small-scale touring venues. Our visitors can enjoy a superbly compact, reasonably priced, state-of-the-art complex. Bright and bold in design, it embraces excellent front of house facilities and two exceptionally relaxing theatres with flexible performing spaces.The Arena Theatre seats 150 and is brilliantly deceptive – seductively drawing its audiences into a more intimate understanding of the play, surprisingly spacious for dance or ballet, funky and unpretentious for hot music. Quality programming has always been of paramount importance to the Arena Theatre and outstanding professional companies, celebrating drama, dance and music, will continue to dominate throughout any given season. The Arena also showcases work by local schools, colleges, students, amateur companies and community events.

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A culture nugget in the heart of Wolverhampton .

The Arena Theatre is part of Wolverhampton University Campus . You have a comfortable view of what performance you wish to see . I started going here in the mid 1970's when it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arena Theatre is part of Wolverhampton University Campus . You have a comfortable view of what performance you wish to see . I started going here in the mid 1970's when it was part of the Wolverhampton Polytechnic Campus . Theatre goers attend the performances they want to see . That's what I do and in their varied programme... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my son to see Sorry No Coloureds No Irish No Dogs. Lovely foyer area with bar facilities at reasonable prices. Lots of information available for upcoming events as well . Theatre itself was fab. Seats great. The performance itself was spellbinding from start to finish. Not surprised it was a Sell Out performance. Will definitely be returning.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited earlier in the year for my daughters ballet show and it was a very nice venue. Very clean, there is bar too which is good to sit and have a drink in between shows (I had the pleasure of watching it 3 times....!) Would recommend coming here for a show, it's small and intimate and I can imagine... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been here many times over a number of years and seen a great variety of shows. All of which have been excellent. Most are touring productions and are only there for one or two shows. If you love theatre, you should visit Arena Theatre. Tickets are reasonably priced and its a very pleasant venue. Quite a small auditorium,... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The venue is small, intimate and has some alternative shows, well worth a look the staff are really welcoming and are definitely disability friendly, my son is in a show every year and the staff couldn't be more accommodating.

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Thank Kim S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Walked past so many times. Tried it for our daughter performing at a flexus dance show. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We came here for a jazz gig. This was quite a drive for us and we could have seen the same act nearer to home, but this looked like a better venue so we gave the Arena a try. We were delighted - it's truly a superb music venue and well worth travelling to. Seating is steeply tiered and it... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I have danced in this venue twice and it is a good sized theatre for smaller productions. The backstage floors are hollow though so you can hear the footsteps of the performer(s). It is a good venue though.

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Thank meganr0seoakley
wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We have seen many shows over the year's, and its a great little theatre for the children, and adults its does different show's from stage productions but with a personal touch as the shows we see are ran by the local drama groups and they are always great fun to watch and almost feel part of there production its great.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went to see Flexus Dance Collective present a range of contemporary dance in the small studio theatre. It was great. A wonderful evening of entertainment.

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