The Swallow Theatre

Scotland's Smallest Theatre

Can You Help Us?

Scotland’s smallest theatre needs a new roof. Help to ensure another 25 years of professional drama and music in rural Dumfries & Galloway.

Visit our Crowdfunder Page by clicking the button below to find out how you can help

Covid-19 Update

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

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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
Picture of the pond and garden in front of The Swallow Theatre

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
Picture from the pend to The Swallow Theatre

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.