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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

Visual Art View

Secret Summer Postcard Exhibition until 20 October 2020

1st September, 10:00am

Artworks on sale from 10am on Monday 28 September

A lockdown love letter (in the form of a brilliant original artwork) to the people, artists & community who give this building it’s life. In support of our Pound Arts Comeback Fund.

Welcome to our Secret Summer Postcard Exhibition. The secret is that all the artworks are anonymous.

The result is around 60 unique and beautiful original...

Comedy View

ONLINE CONTENT: The Red Shed by Mark Thomas (£5 tickets)

24th September, 7:30pm

Lockdown Livestream Age guidance 15+ (Mark likes to swear)

Followed by a live Q&A with Mark and a number of guests.

Tickets are £5 (20% of which is being generously donated t our Pound Arts Comeback Fund). You’ll receive a special link by email which will reserve your place at the show. Enjoy!

The Red Shed is part of Mark’s theatrical trilogy, following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and...

News View

Promoting a Safe Environment at The Pound

1st September, 12:00am

Now that The Pound is partially open, we wanted to reassure you that we are doing all we can to promote a safe environment. In order to maintain this safety, we also rely on you to keep in mind your own safety and the safety of others.


Additional cleaning. Hand sanitisers. Face coverings are required (including staff). Contactless payments. One-way system. Two...

Visual Art View

Sculpture in a Landscape 1969 – 2020, Friends of the Garden

3rd September, 11:00am

Sculpture in a Landscape 1969 – 2020

In 1969, against the backdrop of a modernist architectural home in Wiltshire, a major exhibition of sculpture took place. It was one of the first exhibitions of contemporary sculpture exhibitions held in a private garden in this country. The layout of the landscape in the garden is relatively unchanged and we are delighted to be holding an exhibition there...

Spoken Word/Talks View

ONLINE CONTENT: My Car Plays Tapes by John Osborne (audio piece)

7th September, 12:00am

My Car Plays Tapes is the new storytelling show by John Osborne, about getting older, jobs, cars that don’t really work and how to make big decisions with your life.

It’ll hopefully be a show that tours in the future, but for now it’s just exists here as a Bandcamp thing. If you want to listen please do so for free. If you want...

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Music View

Kris Drever

25th March, 7:30pm

Music View

Kaia Kater

31st March, 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.

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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