Wiltshire Creative is a new pan-arts organisation that brings together the energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. It is an ambitious and innovative joint arts offer that secures a bright future for audiences, artists and participants.
Wiltshire Creative is rooted in, and draws inspiration from, the city of Salisbury and works beyond its boundaries and draws audiences from across the county and further afield. The creation of new work is at the heart of its programme, as it builds new relationships with audiences, artists and participants.
Wiltshire Creative is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations and also receives regular funding from Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council.
An extensive Take Part programme engages with thousands of people of all ages throughout the year through a wide range of creative learning, schools, community and youth activities. This includes a Youth Theatre (Stage 65), Further Education in Performing and Production Arts, community groups Dance Six-O and Mind the Gap, and Zone Club for young people aged 16+ with learning difficulties.
Wiltshire Creative has two venues: Salisbury Playhouse, which comprises a 517-seat auditorium and the 149-seat Salberg, and Salisbury Arts Centre, a beautiful, deconsecrated church. Wiltshire Creative also organises the annual Salisbury International Arts Festival at the end of May and beginning of June. The next Festival will take place in May 2020.