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As we continue to welcome audiences back to the Arena and in response to the removal of restrictions by the Government the Arena will be operating the following entry requirements for audiences until further notice. 

We are asking audiences to follow these guidelines to keep our staff, fellow audience members and companies safe. Also, to ensure access for vulnerable members of society and to ensure the Arena Theatre remains open.

We require that everybody attending a performance at the Arena Theatre has either a negative lateral flow test no more than twenty-four hours before the show begins, or alternatively provides proof that they have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. If you have received one dose, you will still require a negative lateral flow test.
(Proof can be obtained through the NHS app or by SMS or email following a negative test result. Tests are available at the Civic Centre in Wolverhampton or at home via the NHS website.)

The Arena will continue to offer Socially distanced seating for its professional programme to those who would feel more comfortable visiting in this manner.
(Socially distanced seating will be limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis)
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 close for two weeks and cancel all shows during that period.

We strongly encourage all customers to wear a face mask when moving around the theatre, including whilst seated in the auditorium throughout the performance. Members of the Arena Theatre staff team will wear face coverings for their own, and your, safety.

If you have any queries about your visit to the Arena please email the team on and someone will be on hand to help out.

Thank you for your support and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Arena Theatre for a performance soon.

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.

Dancing Through 100 Years

02-10-2021, 03-10-2021
Arena Theatre (New)

Arena Collaborative Theatremakers Autumn 2021

05-10-2021, 09-11-2021
Tilstone Studio (Unreserved)

Twisted Tales Vol. 2

Arena Theatre

The Killer Question

Arena Theatre

Slow Violence

Arena Theatre (New)

PASTA! (Poets And Story Tellers Assemble!)

Spoken Word
19-10-2021, 23-11-2021
Tilstone Studio (Unreserved)

Petticoat Council

Arena Theatre