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Arena Theatre

With over 60 professional shows a year, the Arena Theatre (Old) is one of the busiest and most successful theatres in the Midlands.

It's a superbly compact, reasonably priced, state-of-the-art complex, bright and bold in design.

The Theatre also regularly runs shows produced by and starring University students.

Situated on the University of Wolverhampton City Campus, the Arena is perfectly placed at the heart of the city, only minutes away from trains, buses and metros.

The theatre has developed a tradition of high-quality mixed programming in response to the cultural interests in a diverse urban area. It has a coherent and challenging theatre programme which is wide-ranging and eclectic.

The Arena is committed to retaining, extending and diversifying our audiences, and ensuring that the widest possible range of people benefit from the programme and facilities.

Whether you are a new or regular visitor to the Arena, you're assured of a warm welcome and we guarantee you won't find better value, top quality small-scale theatre anywhere else in the Midlands.

Available for hire

The three very different and flexible spaces at the Arena Theatre are also available for hire, making the theatre the ideal venue for your play, conference, exhibition, meeting or seminar.

Main Auditorium

The 150-seat auditorium forms the heart of the theatre, and is large enough for most meetings and conferences. Fully accessible and equipped for theatre and multimedia presentations, it's guaranteed to impress.

Tilstone Studio

The Tilstone studio holds up to 100 people and is great for workshops, exhibitions, presentations and informal performances.

Seminar Room

Following a substantial upgrade, the seminar room now boasts state of the art presentation and multimedia equipment. The room holds 30 people in boardroom layout and up to 50 people with seating in rows.