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Arena Theatre

Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Theatrical Productions



The Arena Theatre is one of the West Midlands' longest established and most successful small-scale touring venues. The Arena Theatre is a superb theatre with a great informal atmosphere for all visitors. It presents one the of the best and most diverse theatre programmes in the West Midlands including the very best small-scale professional theatre, dance and performance companies.  The vast number of performances each year is populated with top quality professional productions, local and amateur shows, school, college and University presentations alike. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome and to find something you’ll enjoy.


Spend your Valentines Day in the company of Salty, Gail and Hobby as Blackeyed Theatre bring John Godber's #Teechers back to the Arena Theatre after its sell-out success three years ago! We have four performances to choose from: Tuesday 13th February at 7.30pm, Wednesday 14th February at 1.00pm and 7.30pm, and Thursday 15th February at 7.30pm. Book now: Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a modern comprehensive for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils.

Don't forget to spare five minutes to vote for us in the What's On Readers' Awards for 2018. We're up for the category of Best Arts/Theatre Venue in the Black Country. 😊 You can vote by visiting their website:

We're thrilled to announce that Pat Hayes from MindsEye will be audio-describing #Teechers for us next Wednesday afternoon at 1.00pm. Pat Hayes is a freelance professional audio describer who trained and qualified in 2005. Based in Blackpool, she works all around the UK, mainly in the theatre, describing a wide range of genres, including drama, comedy, thrillers, musical theatre, pantomime and classics. We still have tickets available if you're yet to purchase:

Join us tonight as Gerard Logan brings his highly coveted #WildeWithouttheBoy to the Arena for the very first time. This delectable double bill features both De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. A perfect treat for any Oscar Wilde - or theatre - fan! Book your tickets now:

Back for 2018, check out the new trailer for Blackeyed Theatre’s #Teechers: making its way to our stage next week. We still have some tickets available, too!

From Kerala to Camden, an epic, mystical tale of love, loss and soul-food. Don't miss the exciting production of #ChoppingChillies that we have coming up! If you're yet to book a ticket, perhaps the sneak preview below will be all the gentle persuasion you need. Book now:

It's now just a matter of days until Racheal Ofori's one-woman show #SoManyReasons makes its way to the Arena Theatre! Dubbed by the Stage as a "big achievement", which "boldly depicts the weight of cultural heritage", you won't want to miss out on this. It's here on Friday 9th February at 7.30pm, and tickets can be yours for just £12 (or £10 if you fall into our concessions). Book now:

As well as being completely accessible to patrons in wheelchairs, did you know that we also offer accessible performances? Featuring BSL interpretation, audio description and - for the first time - creative captioning! We have six BSL-interpreted and seven audio-described performances coming up - including the home produced This is Margaret and 14/48 Wolverhampton. We also have large print and audio brochures available on request from our box office (01902 321 321) and soon-to-be braille brochures available too! Oooft. We love a bit of access.

Caption competition time! What's going on? Or, if you'd sooner come and see for yourselves, we still have just enough tickets left for New Old Friends's #CrimesUndertheSun here at the Arena on Wednesday 28th February. But be quick: it has nearly sold out! /

You can now follow the cast of Blackeyed Theatre's #Teechers2018 over on their own official Instagram account - but you have been warned! We've still a handful of tickets available for our shows on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March. Book yours here:

Happy Monday, everyone! We thought we'd share a bit of positivity to beat those start-of-the-week blues with this wonderful quote by Cyril Cusack. Feel free to tag your fellow theatre people below - it may be someone you attend shows with - and tell them that you're thinking of them 😊


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