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Arena Theatre

Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE, England
+44 1902 321321
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Fantastic, great prices, lovely small theatre

Went to see don't dribble on the dragon, the reception area is modern and clean, with a few tables... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very good

I have been here a few times to watch dance shows. It's very clean and has lots of space. I think... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Bilston, United Kingdom
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The Arena Theatre is one of the West Midlands longest established and most successful small-scale touring venues. Our visitors can enjoy a superbly compact, reasonably priced, state-of-the-art complex. Bright and bold in design, it embraces excellent front of house facilities and two exceptionally relaxing theatres with flexible performing spaces.The Arena Theatre seats 150 and is brilliantly deceptive – seductively drawing its audiences into a more intimate understanding of the play, surprisingly spacious for dance or ballet, funky and unpretentious for hot music. Quality programming has always been of paramount importance to the Arena Theatre and outstanding professional companies, celebrating drama, dance and music, will continue to dominate throughout any given season. The Arena also showcases work by local schools, colleges, students, amateur companies and community events.
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29 Apr 2017
“Fantastic, great prices, lovely small theatre”
8 Apr 2017
“Very good”
Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE, England
+44 1902 321321
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Went to see don't dribble on the dragon, the reception area is modern and clean, with a few tables. The theatre is quiet small compared to other theatres we have been to such as the grand, but it was ideal for the family show. Staff...More

Thank karina190762
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I have been here a few times to watch dance shows. It's very clean and has lots of space. I think you get a great view of the stage no matter where you sit which is great.

Thank allthingsprettyx
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A fantastic venue offering a range of creative performances-drama, music and dance from local companies, amateurs and professionals.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Arena Theatre is part of Wolverhampton University Campus . You have a comfortable view of what performance you wish to see . I started going here in the mid 1970's when it was part of the Wolverhampton Polytechnic Campus . Theatre goers attend the...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my son to see Sorry No Coloureds No Irish No Dogs. Lovely foyer area with bar facilities at reasonable prices. Lots of information available for upcoming events as well . Theatre itself was fab. Seats great. The performance itself was spellbinding from start...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited earlier in the year for my daughters ballet show and it was a very nice venue. Very clean, there is bar too which is good to sit and have a drink in between shows (I had the pleasure of watching it 3 times....!)...More

Thank cduggs90
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been here many times over a number of years and seen a great variety of shows. All of which have been excellent. Most are touring productions and are only there for one or two shows. If you love theatre, you should visit Arena...More

Thank Mrs_J_S-1960
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The venue is small, intimate and has some alternative shows, well worth a look the staff are really welcoming and are definitely disability friendly, my son is in a show every year and the staff couldn't be more accommodating.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Walked past so many times. Tried it for our daughter performing at a flexus dance show. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back soon

Thank wangle6
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We came here for a jazz gig. This was quite a drive for us and we could have seen the same act nearer to home, but this looked like a better venue so we gave the Arena a try. We were delighted - it's truly...More

Thank CzWhux
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Hi. We will be coming to watch infusion emporium this coming Saturday night, 31sr October 2015, and are looking for cheap parking and somewhere nice to eat that will cater for vegans. Any suggestions are most welcome! Also, we may come earlier in the day if there will be something interesting to see or do during the day so please, suggest away! I will look at reviews of course and try to find things too. Thanks :-)
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Response from Bruce K | Reviewed this property |
There are various car parks in the city centre. The car park at the railway station is probably the most easily accessible for visitors to the city. I don't know what your interests are and I'm not aware of any specific... More