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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

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Online Content: Nuala Honan (full band live stream single launch!)

17th July, 7:50pm

Friday 17 July, 8pm start, stream open at 7.50pm

£10 early bird (limited numbers), then £12

Join the blimmin’ incredible Nuala Honan online live from the wonderful Bristol’s Band Studios to celebrate the release of latest single, ‘Part of Something’ – an anthemic song of unity. Book your £10 early bird (limited numbers) ticket now!

Scaling new heights of noise and pop production following...

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Online Content: Stories from the Sticks by Scratchworks Theatre (podcast)

6th July, 12:00am

Stories from the Sticks is a brand new podcast featuring tales from rural communities created by Scratchworks Theatre and supported by Arts Council England.

Scratchworks has toured theatre shows to isolated communities across the South West for many years and the theatre-makers have met many wonderful characters along the way. City-dwellers themselves, Laura, Siân and Alice have always appreciated being welcomed into remote villages to...

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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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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...

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Help and Support Available for Artists

6th April, 12:00am

Updated on Monday 18 May

We have put together a list of organisations providing advice and support for artists of all types during this unprecedented time. We will continue to add to this page. Please get in touch if you would like to add to this page, or have a question.

You may also be interested in our Artists Call Out. We’re looking for theatre-makers,...

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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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