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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.



Blue Sky Festival 2021

5th Jul - 11th Jul 21



Magic and Mayhem Festival 2021

8th Nov - 14th Nov 21

Music View

Helen Farrar (Piano)

26th January, 1:00pm

Helen is a pianist based in the United Kingdom. Her talent can be gauged by the fact that she won her first piano competition at the age of six and has since been the winner of many international competitions including the Dudley International and Eisteddfod. She was granted a full scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, Lancaster University and Sheffield University. Helen...

Film View

NT Live: Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard

14th August, 7:00pm

National Theatre Live

Leopoldstadt A new play by Tom Stoppard Directed by Patrick Marber

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to...

Music View

Independent Venue Week: M G Boulter and Iona Lane

4th February, 8:00pm


Clifftown is a celebration of the history and culture of the English seaside. In this show songwriter and musician M G Boulter plays music from his 2021 album ‘Clifftown’, which charts his personal history of growing up in the seaside suburbia of Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Here you will find the neon lights and burnt sugar smells of a Saturday night seafront but also...

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Independent Venue Week: Eli Carvajal, Lo Barnes and Olive Featherstone

5th February, 8:00pm


Eli has self-produced and released three albums during the pandemic, recorded in bedrooms coast-to-coast.

His debut album, Incubabies, is a deeply personal exploration of Eli’s family history, weaving songs around a 1996 cassette recording of his mum having her fortune told. 

Eli recorded his second album, Maiden Name, after moving to Bristol, UK, at the tail end of 2020. Eli shares songs of isolation and renewal,...

Family View

The Hug by Long Nose Puppets

5th February, 11:00am

5th February, 2:00pm

Long Nose Puppets are proud to announce their brand-new show. 

Based on the heart-warming and funny book ‘The Hug’ by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.

Facing many rejections along the way, they meet a rather scary badger, an obsessive squirrel who knows A LOT about nuts, a fabulous fox and an owl who is...

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Music View


30th April, 7:30pm

Film View

Quant (Cert 12A)

Various times on 1st March, 11:00am

Music View

Douglas Dare

26th February, 7:30pm

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.

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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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