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Address: Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE, England
Phone Number: 01902 321 321
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The Arena Theatre is one of the West Midlands longest established and most...

The Arena Theatre is one of the West Midlands longest established and most successful small-scale touring venues. Our visitors can enjoy a superbly compact, reasonably priced, state-of-the-art complex. Bright and bold in design, it embraces excellent front of house facilities and two exceptionally relaxing theatres with flexible performing spaces.The Arena Theatre seats 150 and is brilliantly deceptive – seductively drawing its audiences into a more intimate understanding of the play, surprisingly spacious for dance or ballet, funky and unpretentious for hot music. Quality programming has always been of paramount importance to the Arena Theatre and outstanding professional companies, celebrating drama, dance and music, will continue to dominate throughout any given season. The Arena also showcases work by local schools, colleges, students, amateur companies and community events.

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Great entertainment.

I have been here many times over a number of years and seen a great variety of shows. All of which have been excellent. Most are touring productions and are only there for one or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mrs_J_S-1960
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many times over a number of years and seen a great variety of shows. All of which have been excellent. Most are touring productions and are only there for one or two shows. If you love theatre, you should visit Arena Theatre. Tickets are reasonably priced and its a very pleasant venue. Quite a small auditorium,... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The venue is small, intimate and has some alternative shows, well worth a look the staff are really welcoming and are definitely disability friendly, my son is in a show every year and the staff couldn't be more accommodating.

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Thank Kim S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Walked past so many times. Tried it for our daughter performing at a flexus dance show. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back soon

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Thank wangle6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We came here for a jazz gig. This was quite a drive for us and we could have seen the same act nearer to home, but this looked like a better venue so we gave the Arena a try. We were delighted - it's truly a superb music venue and well worth travelling to. Seating is steeply tiered and it... More 

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Thank CzWhux
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have danced in this venue twice and it is a good sized theatre for smaller productions. The backstage floors are hollow though so you can hear the footsteps of the performer(s). It is a good venue though.

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Thank meganr0seoakley
wolverhampton
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We have seen many shows over the year's, and its a great little theatre for the children, and adults its does different show's from stage productions but with a personal touch as the shows we see are ran by the local drama groups and they are always great fun to watch and almost feel part of there production its great.

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Thank donna-maria w
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to see Flexus Dance Collective present a range of contemporary dance in the small studio theatre. It was great. A wonderful evening of entertainment.

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Thank Bruce K
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A charming little Theatre based in the heart of Wolverhampton. The Arena is a small touring venue attached to the University of Wolverhampton, and i have seen many great plays and armature Musicals at this lovely little theatre. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and greet customers with a smile. The customer service is brilliant, and I have never... More 

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Arena_TheatreUK, Manager at Arena Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Tirips2k15, Thank You for posting this lovely review. All of us here at the Arena are delighted, that you had a wonderful time on your last visit. We hope you continue to visit us, and we promise to keep doing what we are doing. We would very much like to use your review, for Marketing purposes, if that is... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great little theatre. Always interesting programme. Bar area for before the theatre is small but cosy and coffee etc good.

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Thank Helenrh2014
London, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A sweet theatre with a lovely performance space and nice bar. It'd a shame that this isn't a more functional cafe/bar space outside of performance hours.

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