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What is Rural Touring?

Watch this space! We are just finalising the details for the new season of Rural Touring Wiltshire and Rural Touring South Gloucestershire. Get ready for some fabulous theatre, music, comedy and spoken word in some wonderful locations. If you are interested in becoming a venue on the scheme or are an artist/company looking to perform on the scheme get in touch on [email protected]


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 2024

27th May - 2nd Jun 24



Magic and Mayhem Festival 2024

11th Nov - 17th Nov 24

About Us

Pound Arts is a registered charity (charity number 1102787), limited by guarantee. We run The Pound arts centre, based in Corsham, two annual festivals and the Rural Arts touring programme, which comprises the rural touring schemes for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.

Our mission:
‘Connecting people through creativity’.

Our Vision:
‘For the communities in our region to be engaged with breathtaking artistic experiences regardless of their background or circumstances. To be a creative catalyst and a place of refuge, discovery and nourishment for the public and artists alike. To maintain and grow a sustainable flagship arts provision across the region that acts as a model for excellent work that engages the soul, stimulates the mind and entertains the spirit of our communities.

Our Values:
– Artistic Excellence championed across a broad range of art forms.
– Creativity through developing and supporting artists
– Social Responsibility by fostering respect for diversity and community cohesion
– Inclusion by stripping down barriers to engagement

You can contact us by telephone, (01249) 701 628, or by email, [email protected].

What We Do

The Pound is a welcoming and vibrant venue in the centre of Corsham with a 100-seat auditorium, and exhibition space, cafe bar, parking and baby-friendly facilities. The centre also includes rehearsal and workshop spaces, studios housing three resident visual artists and a community workshop.

Blue Sky Festival is a joyous warm, quirky, family festival of the arts in June.

Magic and Mayhem festival is a contemporary blend of illusion, glamour, laughter, oddities and imagination in November.

Rural Arts Touring. Pound Arts works in partnership with volunteer promoters in up to 60 villages across Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire to stage around 40 professional performances and 20 participatory arts events every year.

Our Creative Learning department delivers education and outreach projects across the region, working to connect people through the arts.

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