Sarah Singleton takes a look at what's on stage in Swindon this week

Schools festive carolling

Swindon schools and Make Music Swindon bring some early Christmas spirit to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on November 16. Exploring the theme of pantomime, with lots of panto classics as well as new tunes, the children will raise the roof with some seasonal favourites.

Performances will take place at 4.45pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £7, and £5 for concessions. To book, visit or call 01793 524481.

More than 250 dancers, from Bobbi's Academy of Dance, ranging from the age of two years and up, will fill the stage with colour in a variety show, It's Our Life, Fill It With Colour, on Saturday 18 November, at 6.30pm at the Wyvern Theatre.

The programme includes song and dance, with selections from musical theatre, commercial, jazz and lyrical.

Tickets are £15.50, concessions £13.50. To book, visit or call 01793 524481.

Tanwood showcase at Swindon Arts Centre

Young performers will present Tanwood Youth Theatre in Concert at Swindon Arts Centre on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 6pm.

A programme of musical theatre and drama performances will feature Tanwood students and guests.

The school was established in 1944 by Mollie Tanner in Swindon and is now run by her daughter Pollyann. It offers training in performance for everyone aged two and up, combining all styles of dance, singing and acting.

Tickets are £13, concessions £11. To book, visit or call 01793 524481.

Kentwood Cracker is Christmas sellout in Swindon

The Kentwood Show Choir’s Kentwood Cracker has proved popular, with tickets for the performance on Sunday at 6pm already sold out.

The musical extravaganza combines great choral singing with carols and seasonal fun, including guests the Aldbourne Band, directed by David Johnson.

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket for the show at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre, a special offer is available on cake and coffee at £3.85. For details about other shows visit