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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, 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 which runs the theatre amalgamated with Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival and was renamed Wiltshire Creative.
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[update], 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.
- The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan
- People at Sea by J.B. Priestly
- Taming the Tempest devised and directed by Mark Powell
- Touched by Stephen Lowe
- What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton
- Oliver! A Stage ’65 Youth Theatre Production
- Drowning on Dry Land by Alan Ayckbourn
- A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney
- A Number by Caryl Churchill
- A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr, adapted by Philip Wilson. Premiere
- Let’s Face The Music and Dance a celebration of Irving Berlin
- Dick Whittington and his Cat by Mark Clements
- Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Stage ’65 Youth Theatre)
- Estelle Bright by Sarah Tullamore and Frederic Baptiste
- The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan
- The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard
- Restoration by Rose Tremain, adapted by Matthew Francis. World premiere
- Faith Healer by Brian Friel
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
- The Wizard of Oz A Stage ’65 Youth Theatre Production
- The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett
- Blackbird by David Harrower
- Romeo and Juliet: Unzipped, devised and directed by Mark Powell
- After Miss Julie, a version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie by Patrick Marber
- Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
- Cinderella by Mark Clements, with original songs by Paul Herbert
- The Way You Look Tonight, a celebration of Jerome Kern
- With a Song in My Heart a celebration of Rodgers and Hart
- Aladdin by Mark Clements, with original songs by Paul Herbert
- The Picture by Philip Massinger
- Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
- A Voyage Round My Father by John Mortimer
- Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
- Les liaisons dangereuses by Christopher Hampton
- Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade (world premiere)
- Low Pay? Don't Pay by Dario Fo, translated by Joseph Farrell
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, co produced with Shared Experience
- Private Lives by Noël Coward
- The Little Mermaid and Other Tales, devised by Stage ’65 Youth Theatre, based on original stories by Hans Christian Andersen
- The Constant Wife by W. Somerset Maugham
- The Game of Love and Chance by Pierre Marivaux, translated by Neil Bartlett
- The Country by Martin Crimp
- Guys and Dolls, a co-production with Clwyd Theatr Cymru and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
- Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Phil Wilmott from the novel by Jules Verne (Stage '65 Youth Theatre)
- The Women of Troy by Euripides (Stage '65 Youth Theatre)
- ^ "Salberg Studio, Salisbury Playhouse". Theatricalia.com. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
- ^ "Wiltshire Creative, registered charity no. 249169". Charity Commission for England and Wales.
- ^ "Wiltshire Creative: Trustees' Report" (PDF). Charity Commission. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
- ^ "Board of Trustees". Salisbury Playhouse. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- Official website
- "salisbury playhouse .com". Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2023.