The Swallow Theatre

Scotland's Smallest Theatre

The Archive Season

We are delighted to welcome you to The Swallow Theatre online archive season.

We are planning to release a different show every two weeks and they will be available to view for around 10 days.

We hope that you enjoy them and please do tell your friends about them.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Available to view now until midnight on Sunday 29 November

Far from The Madding Crowd

Hotbuckle Productions

Available to view from :
Midday Friday 20 November
Midnight Sunday 29 November

Far from The Madding Crowd

Hotbuckle Productions

Available to view from :
Midday Friday 20 November
Midnight Sunday 29 November

From the very first exceedingly extended, teasing, accordion note ... we learn two things about this new production of Hardy’s age-old tale. First, it’s going to be an intimate ensemble piece with everyone mucking in together. Second ... there’s a remarkable amount of first class humour to be found within it.
Chris Eldon Lee
BBC Radio Shropshire

We are sad to say that The Swallow Theatre is now closed until spring 2021.

The uncertainty around when we might be allowed to reopen, and the social distancing that will be required, means that it is not practical or viable for us to open at the moment.

We are however working on alternative offerings, our programme for 2021, and on long-term plans for the theatre.

We will be back and are really looking forward to the time when we can welcome performers and audiences here once again.

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Last updated : 8  September 2020

Latest Roof Appeal News

Target : £20,000. Raised up to 10/11/2020 : £13,014

Thank you to everyone who bought a reward or made a donation to our Crowdfunder campaign to replace the theatre roof.

We really appreciate your help.

We are still offering the chance to buy a commemorative tile or make a donation as we strive to raise the remainder.

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The Swallow Theatre Story

The Swallow Theatre is a 50-seat venue in rural Dumfries and Galloway, and is located about three miles from Whithorn (Scotland’s earliest Christian settlement and one of its very oldest towns) and ten miles from Wigtown (Scotland’s book town).

Creative Retreat
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For creative companies and individuals who want to get away from it all and have focussed production development or rehearsal time. We can offer packages that include the use of the theatre, refreshment room (The Sumner Room) and the on-site self catering accommodation.

We can also offer production services including lighting design, sound design and photography.

We will be adding our technical facilities and venue information to the website in the near future. In the meantime please contact us using the button below.

Theatre and Venue Hire
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The Swallow Theatre and the refreshment room are both available for hire at very reasonable prices.

The Theatre can be hired for small conferences (up to 50 people), talks, presentations, classes, rehearsals and performances.

The refreshment room (The Sumner Room) can be hired for meetings and classes.

If you think the venue might be suitable for something you are considering, please talk to us.

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