Groups and Schools Bookings

Group Bookings

Are you coming with a group of 10 or more people? Why not take advantage of the fantastic services available for group bookers! Whether you're organising an outing for friends, a coach trip for fifty, or a school trip for one hundred, there is a group package available for you at The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre.

Group members can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Regular email updates announcing new shows, special offers, and current group discounts.

  • Free promotional material to help advertise your events (where available).

  • Longer reservation periods.

  • Exclusive group newsletters.

  • Invitations to exclusive Groups' Club events.

  • Backstage tours (where available)**

  • A dedicated email address where you can forward any queries or comments about your group's orders.

*All prices are inclusive of booking fees. ** To be arranged in advance. Applicable to selected shows.

How to make a group booking

Are you interested in starting a group with your friends, family, or colleagues? For more information about becoming a Groups' Club member, or to join please contact your Groups' Co-ordinator Matt Holt on 

Call 0343 310 0050 or email your booking enquiry to your Groups' Co-ordinator Matt Holt on , remember to mention your theatre venue in the subject line!

It is our house policy that groups refrain from bringing (and consuming), their own refreshments to the theatre. After all, ice cream tastes better from our freezers than your handbag.

School Bookings

The Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre are bursting with exciting and inspiring ways to connect professional theatre-making with the National Curriculum. We host many educational children’s shows as well as plays and dance performances that feature on the GCSE and A Level syllabus, plus loads of entertaining shows to treat your class - like our annual pantomime!

We pride ourselves on offering fantastic school rates and the majority of our school shows allow free teacher tickets. If you are interested in a show or event that does not list a school discount, please contact our Ticket Office on 0343 310 0040 as we are often able to arrange this for you. In addition to our special school rates, you'll also receive these great benefits:

  • No booking fees for bookings of 8+ tickets for the same show

  • Dedicated Group Bookings Coordinator

  • Flexible reservation periods and payment options

  • Reserve more than one show at once

  • Invoices which can be posted or emailed to you to review and check before paying

  • Free postage

  • Facility to pre-book hospitality packages including interval drinks, ice creams, and private dining

We work closely with local coach company Barnes Coaches, meaning we’re able to offer exclusive discounts on coach hire for schools within a 10 mile radius of our theatres. Simply quote ‘Swindon Theatres’ when booking with Barnes Coaches to see what discounts are available to you.

How to make a school booking

The Ticket Office team will be more than happy to help with all aspects of your booking or enquiry. You will receive a personalised service and be advised of discounts, the best seats available and your payment options.

Fill out our group enquiry form to get started with your booking.

Risk assessments

We understand the amount of preparation that goes into making sure your school trips are safe for all students and teachers and are happy to help with that preparation. You can download our generic risk assessment below.