Salisbury Playhouse

Coordinates: 51°04′01″N 1°47′53″W / 51.067°N 1.798°W / 51.067; -1.798
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51°04′01″N 1°47′53″W / 51.067°N 1.798°W / 51.067; -1.798

Salisbury Playhouse

Salisbury Playhouse is a theatre in the English city of Salisbury, Wiltshire. It was built in 1976 and comprises the 517-seat Main House and the 149-seat Salberg Studio,[1] a rehearsal room and a community & education space. It is part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio of Organisations, and also receives regular funding from Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council.


Plays in the Main House are often own or co-produced work, of which there are between eight and ten a year. The Playhouse also houses touring productions and a variety of events as part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival.

The Studio programme is the focus for the theatre’s work for and with young people, which includes toured-in work, work from its Youth Theatre called Stage '65, and workshop productions.

The Playhouse’s Tesco Community & Education Space and Rehearsal Room opened in July 2007.

In 2018, the charity[2] which runs the theatre amalgamated with Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival and was renamed Wiltshire Creative.[3]


The Artistic Director is Gareth Machin, who was appointed in October 2011, and the Executive Director is Sebastian Warrack, appointed October 2012.

As of 2015, the Board of Trustees are Tim Crarer (Chairman), Doric Bossom, Sarah Butcher, Andy Bridewell, Tom Clay, Nick Frankfort, Rosemary Macdonald, Niall Murphy, John Perry, Rupert Sebag-Montefiore and Susan Shaw.[4]







  1. ^ "Salberg Studio, Salisbury Playhouse". Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Wiltshire Creative, registered charity no. 249169". Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  3. ^ "Wiltshire Creative: Trustees' Report" (PDF). Charity Commission. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Board of Trustees". Salisbury Playhouse. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.

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