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Arts Award

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Who said arts activity isn’t valuable? Arts Award is a national qualification accrediting the creative skills and leadership talent demonstrated by anyone aged 5 – 25.

We deliver Arts Award at all five levels using a variety of arts.

Discover – Introductory certificate. Ages 5+

Explore – Entry Level 3 qualification. Ages 7+

Bronze - Level 1 qualification. Ages 11+

Silver ­- Level 2 qualification. Ages 14+

Gold - Level 3 qualification worth 35 UCAS points. Ages 16+

Prime Theatre is an Arts Award Good Practice Centre with trained Advisers so that young people can achieve an Arts Award with us. For more details please get in touch.

We are an Arts Award Supporter and offer special activities and access to young people and other groups already taking Arts Award.

For more information, please contact us or visit:


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To find out more visit Artsmad

Artsmad is a partnership of professional artists and organisations proving that Arts Make A Difference.

We offer a wide variety of high quality, affordable activities ranging from dance to drama, music to creative writing, digital art to visual art. Activities can take place in youth, education or community settings.

Artsmad members are Prime Theatre, Swindon Dance, Create Studios, Swindon Libraries, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Make Music Swindon, Reach Inclusive Arts and No Added Sugar.

Artsmad is a South West Cultural Education Partnership supported by RIO , an Arts Council England Bridge Organisation. We work together to deliver Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge

Careers & Work Placements

Every year we help hundreds of young people improve their chances of achieving a career in the arts.

Prime Theatre staff will contribute to Careers Events and Mock Interviews.

Work Placements for young adults aged 11+ are available on workshops, projects and productions. If you would like to apply please click the link for a Placement Pack.

Placements are also available at the Wyvern Theatre 

Backstage Tours

Prime Theatre is based at the Wyvern Theatre in the centre of Swindon.

If you would like to arrange a backstage tour please contact or phone 01793 509039

Business Training

Want a different and exciting way of improving staff teams and their skills?

Prime Theatre training courses challenge professionals to build their skills and improve interaction and communication in the workplace. Using simple, fun and non-threatening theatre activities training sessions cover subjects such as Personal Impact, Body Language, Influencing Others, Developing Resilience and Voice.

Bespoke training courses help businesses invest in their staff, unlock their potential and advance their communication skills.

We work with your business and design sessions to meet your needs for individuals and groups of any size. Sessions can range from one-hour masterclasses to full-day experiences.

To discuss training please contact:

Mark Powell, Artistic Director, 01793 614864