A SUMMER of outdoor theatre at the Old Town Bowl ends with Romeo and Juliet later this month.

South Swindon Parish Council launched the event a month ago and has welcomed hundreds of visitors to the iconic Town Gardens venue since then.

The season has hosted a variety of professional touring theatre companies from across the UK, who have inspired and entertained audiences of all ages with production including Blithe Spirit and The Great Gatsby, as well as original plays such as King Arthur and Wonder with Grimm.

The season will close with two performances of Romeo & Juliet from The Duke’s Theatre Company on Thursday August 19 and Friday August 20 at 7pm, suitable for anyone six or over.

Coun Neil Hopkins said, “This Bowl was designed by Swindon’s borough architect Alfred Ridout and constructed by Swindon Borough Council in 1936. It is one of very few still standing in the world and the only one we know of in this particular Art Deco style in the UK.

"We are excited by the plans we’ve put in place to repair and refurbish the Bowl and improve it with its own toilets and food and beverage service stations, likely built in an Art Deco style.

"Theatre at the Bowl has been the perfect way of bringing it back into more regular use. If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, it’s highly recommended, and of course will help to fund the much-needed repairs and improvements.”

Town Gardens café have also supported Theatre at the Bowl at each performance, offering a selection of drinks, snacks, ice-cream, prosecco, G&T and more, with the option to pre-book picnics and drinks.

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