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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

16th Nov - 1st Dec 20

Christmas View

Online Content: Twisted Christmas Tales (and The Night Before Christmas) with Gav Cross

1st December, 6:00pm

24th December, 3:45pm

24th December, 4:00pm

“Gav Cross treats children like they’re horrible and adults like they’re children and the results are hilarious and magical. Gav brings energy, joy and a refreshing approach to traditional storytelling, getting the audience involved and keeping them on their toes with the unexpected twists and turns of his tales.” – Larmer Tree Festival

Dark, cold and wintery days are perfect for a story or two. Join...

Film View

The Lighthouse (cert 15)

3rd December, 11:00am

3rd December, 7:30pm

109 minutes | 2019 | Canada, USA

This screening is funded by the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund.

Join us during Magic & Mayhem Festival for this psychological thriller follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century.

Ephraim Winslow (Pattinson) reluctantly arrives on a remote windswept island, where...

Film View

Queen & Slim (cert 15)

4th December, 7:30pm

£7.50 / £6 concessions | 132 minutes | 2019 | USA

Reduced capacity and socially-distanced seating.

A stylish love story. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, Slim and Queen are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when Slim kills the police officer in self-defence.

This is a powerful, consciousness-raising tale of love that confronts the staggering...

Visual Art View

Pound Arts Open: 2020 Edition

14th December, 10:00am

Exhibition dates: 14 December – 23 January 2021

For the past twelve years the Annual Pound Arts Open has proved one of the most exciting and important exhibitions of our creative programme! It provides a great opportunity for artists to showcase their latest work to a broad audience, and for us as an organisation to celebrate the wealth of quality visual art being made in Wiltshire...

Christmas View


4th December, 4:00pm

Lost and Rambling Collective present…

Together: a site-specific animated work of public art set in the windows of the Town Hall in Corsham. It tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a Squirrel and a Fox during a snowy winter in Corsham.

Snow, Our weakness overcome the more we stick together, Our strength proven in a blizzard, as we dance as one to the ever changing rhythm. Our beauty...

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Music View

Nick Harper

9th December, 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.


Pound Arts aims to make its work accessible to as many people as possible. The Pound is an accessible building with a ramp at the main entrance, disabled toilet facilities and a limited number of disabled parking spaces. There is a flat entrance to the main auditorium, which has a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users. If you would like to book a wheelchair space, or have any accessibility questions, please contact the box office on (01249) 701628.


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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