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What is Rural Touring?

Encounter astonishing, world class performances, live in your village. Thanks to inspiring local volunteers and funding from Arts Council England and Wiltshire Council, we present an amazing collection of the beat theatre, music, dance and visual arts in churches, village halls, back gardens, pubs, woods, and community rooms.


Pound Arts run a number of festivals throughout the year in and around Wiltshire.

Please choose from one of our exciting festivals below to discover more.



Magic and Mayhem Festival

10th Nov - 15th Nov 20

Comedy View

Online Content: Walking the Wall by Mark Thomas (Lockdown Livestream)

11th August, 7:30pm

Tuesday 11 August, 7.30pm

Mark is back! With another Lockdown Livestream, what a guy, what a treat. Enjoy!

Tickets £5 (20% of which will be donated to our Pound Arts Comeback Fund)

Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This...

News View

Cafe and Gallery Now Open

11th August, 11:00am

13th August, 11:00am

14th August, 11:00am

We are delighted to tell you that we are beginning to re-open The Pound. It has been a long time and we have missed you all.

Our much-missed Cafe and Exhibition space will be open to the public from Tuesday 7 July. This is very much the beginning and we look forward to being able to open up the rest of The Pound as soon as...

Music View

Online Content: Making Tracks 2020

21st July, 7:00pm

Making Tracks brings together emerging artists from the UK and around the world to showcase diverse music, initiate new collaborations and explore strategies for music-based environmental engagement.

Since 2010, Making Tracks has brought world-class, diverse music from all corners of the globe to leading venues throughout the UK. Their new model, launched in 2019, selects individual emerging musicians from the UK and around the world –...

News View

Pound Arts Comeback Fund

7th June, 9:53pm


To give £5 please text BLUESKY to 70970; To give £10 please text BLUESKY to 70191.

To donate online, please go to our donations page.

COVID-19 has delivered a hammer blow to businesses in every sector of the economy. We’re used to having to fight for our funding in the arts, but this time we are in the same position as businesses up and down...

Spoken Word/Talks View

Online Content: You’re in a bad way by John Osborne (audio piece)

29th June, 12:00am

A brand new piece by writer and theatre maker and Radio 4’s John Osborne is about two sisters, music and dementia. Who you might remember from his performance of John Peel’s Shed at The Pound in June 2019 as part our Blue Sky Festival. 

You’re in a Bad Way is a funny, sad theatre show about family and the role music plays in our lives.  A storytelling...

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Theatre View

Oh No, George!

18th September, 2:00pm

News View

Cafe and Gallery Now Open

Starting from 11th August, 11:00am

About Us

The Pound arts centre offers a year round programme of performances, workshops, a youth theatre and exhibitions.

Our mission is to connect people through creativity.

Your Visit


A pre-show social, time to relax, work, meet up with friends, or grab a change of scenery with the little ones… All great ways to spend time in our café.

We are fully licensed and serve fresh, vegetarian and locally sourced food, including vegan and gluten free options.


The Pound offers a fully equipped auditorium seating 100 people. The seating can also be put away to create a large hall space. We have full AV capabilities and with a green room and technical booth it's the ideal place for performances, talks, conferences and classes.

Find Us

The Pound
Pound Pill
SN13 9HX

Box office (01249) 701 628
General (01249) 712 618

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9.30pm

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