Make a dramatic difference to a child

We are Prime Theatre

We make theatre for children and young adults.

We make new artists and audiences.

We make the world a better place.

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We make professional theatre shows.
We want to share them with you wherever you are.

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Youth Theatre

We run weekly workshops and performance projects for young actors, writers and technicians.

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We’re not just in theatres. We’re in schools and at the centre of our community.

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Make a dramatic difference to a child

Theatre for Children & Young People (Aged 5-25)

Since 1986

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We have toured 52 professional productions

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Transforming Swindon For Decades

Prime Theatre, its team, productions and projects have been transforming Swindon for decades.Through my years in several schools I have witnessed Prime bring joy and skills to generations, especially children who are hard to reach or engage.

Helen Swanson - Drove Primary School

Consistently Engaging

"Prime successfully combines education and creativity and their work is consistently engaging for a diverse range of audiences"

Abygail Hughes - Theatre Practitioner

I love how many opportunities Prime gives me

“I love how many opportunities Prime gives me to perform and develop my acting abilities. I have also been given the opportunity to work with some amazing actors and directors through Prime and be a part of productions”

Erin - Prime Minister

An outstanding provision

Prime Theatre provides my daughter with a high quality youth theatre, teaching her the fundamentals of acting whilst supporting her personal and social development. I think it is an outstanding provision and should be celebrated.

Laura Barnes - Parent

I'm grateful

"Without Prime I would not be where I am today, and for that I'm really grateful."

Jacob Tyrrell - Young Trustee

Real impact

As Headteacher, I have always believed in encouraging children to follow their passions. The impact of improvisation, language development and performance on pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem is not to be underestimated. The passion from Mark Powell made Prime Theatre the obvious starting point for me to develop a partnership that would have a real impact on the children and we have never looked back.

Bob Buckley - Headteacher of Abbey Meads Primary School

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