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With Out Walls
04 March 2021

Spring is upon us, and with the details of the government’s roadmap released, we are delighted to update you on some of our exciting Summer Season plans.

Whilst Salisbury International Arts Festival will not be able to go ahead in its conventional format, we promised you that we would still bring music, performance and culture to the streets and spaces of Salisbury.  We want culture to lead the way in bringing the city back to life in the summer months, for the whole community.

This celebration will start with return of City Encounters - a free outdoor programme of socially distanced performances in collaboration with Without Walls over the May bank holiday weekend. Click here to view the stellar line-up of inspiring artists and companies we're supporting through our partnership.*

As is Salisbury tradition, The Lord Chamberlain's Men, will bring you much loved outdoor Shakespeare in the beautiful surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral in June.

Following this, we have much delight in announcing that, a joyful and uplifting summer season of performances from visiting companies will mark the re-opening Salisbury Playhouse.  

Our producers and ticket office are busy behind the scenes finalising these performance plans. More information on the programme and ticket booking will follow shortly and our social media and website will publish the latest details as they are confirmed.

We really hope that you will come out to support all the artists and performers as we return to entertaining you after what feels like so long in the dark.

With live performance on hold until the end of May at the earliest, we will continue with our Watch From Home programme of digital work over the next few months. In April, Wiltshire Creative will host the British premiere of a unique digital experience from an internationally renowned theatre company.  With travel restrictions still in place, this exciting project offers the opportunity to expand our horizons beyond our own cities and towns!

With schools returning next week, we can't wait to welcome back our Further Education Production and Performing Arts students, who our team have continued to work with remotely throughout lockdown. Young people have been hugely impacted by this pandemic and in response to this, Wiltshire Creative has launched a new project - SHIFT - which will enhance and expand our work with and for young people. Our newly hired Young Associate Artists, Harrison and Kate, will be sharing more about this innovative project and the live performances, exhibitions and funding opportunities for young people which form part of it. 

Our Arts Centre, when it can re-open, will be the centre for this activity, as well as continuing to offer a safe and spacious café, stunning visual art exhibitions and a hub for our creative take part activity and for the whole community.

Despite the excitement of looking ahead to when we can welcome you back, the organisation still faces huge challenges, with our income and with our artistic planning, both of which have been hugely disrupted over the last year. Your generosity as well as support from the Cultural Recovery Fund have got us this far, but there is still a long road to  recovery. Your loyalty and support continue to be vital.  There are many ways you can help - book tickets to our performances in the summer, sign up for our Membership scheme (benefitting from priority booking and much more in the future) or a gift donation to our recovery fund, all make a huge difference to us.  CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT US

We cannot wait to welcome you back. Join us in some amazing collective experiences once again.  The interval is nearly over.



*Due to social distancing City Encounters will be a FREE ticketed event.  
Tickets will be on sale soon, click here to become a Member today for priority booking.