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Following on from the government announcement that theatres can re-open week commencing Monday 17th May, the Arena Theatre at the University of Wolverhampton can confirm that it will be welcoming back a socially distanced in-person audience for its performances from Thursday, 20th May onwards unless otherwise stated on the box office listing.

During lockdown we have worked hard to introduce a range of health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risks associated with the presence and transmission of COVID-19 that are in line with government advice, local health authority requirements and requirements by the University of Wolverhampton.

These measures include reducing our capacity by two thirds, the requirement for a negative lateral flow test 24-hours before curtain up, the use of face coverings throughout the venue by audience members, staff, and visitors, and the pre-ordering of refreshments prior to your visit.

We will thoroughly communicate arrival times and processes with audience members who purchase tickets for our events, and strongly encourage those who are attending to keep an eye on their e-mails and our social media pages in the run-up to all performances.

We thank all audience members for their co-operation on these guidelines. The Arena Theatre runs on a staff base of seven people, and therefore if one member of staff contracts COVID-19 the venue will have to consequently close for two weeks. We appreciate you abiding by these guidelines to keep the Arena Theatre safe for everyone.

Full details of the Health and Safety measures we have implemented can be found here.


Welcome to the Arena Theatre, University of Wolverhampton!

The Arena Theatre is a small-scale 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, and the vast number of performances each year is populated with top quality professional productions, local and amateur shows alike.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome and to find something you’ll enjoy.



A Truly Unforgettable Year

14-06-2021, 15-06-2021, 16-06-2021

Bad Girls The Musical


14/48 Summer

25-06-2021, 26-06-2021


02-07-2021, 03-07-2021
Arena Theatre (New)

TEDx Wolverhampton 2021

Non Performance
Arena Theatre (New)