Make a dramatic difference to a child

We're not just in theatres
We're in the centre of our community

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Schools are our second home. We want to be a pupil’s creative champion and a teacher’s best friend. Our professional practitioners offer a wide range of theatre, acting, writing and technical skills. We also provide links to other artists and education specialists. Our staff are DBS checked.

We improve confidence, communication and creative expression.

We support development and delivery across the curriculum.

We use Arts Award and Artsmark to accredit our projects.

We are part of the professional artists behind Artsmad.

We offer a wide range of Work Placements.

If you can’t see what you need please get in touch. We love new ideas.

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Community Projects

We enjoy working with a large range of community groups.

Young people can find their voice and place in the world with us.

We create projects and performances for all kinds of young people whatever their ability and experience.

We use theatre and theatre skills (including technical and design) to develop confidence and creativity.

Our Arts Award accreditation offer improves education and employment opportunities.

Our recent community partners include Swindon Children’s Fete Young Carers and Learning Curve

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Meet new people, have a chat and practice your signs!

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BTEC. A Level. Undergraduate. Postgraduate. Whatever

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Schools are our second home

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Early Years

You’re never too young to enjoy theatre.

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Primary Schools

Invite us to come and be part of your imagination and achievement

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Secondary Schools

Let’s join forces to ensure theatre has a future

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We know everything builds from relationships

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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.

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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.

To find out more visit Artsmad. Artsmad is a partnership of professional artists and organisations proving that Arts Make A Difference.

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Careers and

Prime Theatre is always keen to hear from actors, artists and technicians who are interested in our work and share our values.



We are proud to present these words

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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