Wiltshire Creative this September

September is a big month for Wiltshire Creative as it sees Salisbury Playhouse welcome a live audience back to its Main House with a world of deckchairs, sandy sandwiches and stroppy donkeys! 

Here’s what to look out for at both the Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre this month: 

September In The Rain 

John Godber's September in the Rain will be the first live main house production at Salisbury Playhouse since the pandemic began. Starring Ian Kelsey and Nicola Sloane, the play takes audiences back to 1950 Blackpool, when newly-wed Yorkshire couple, Jack and Liz crossed the Pennines for their first trip to the seaside mecca. Beneath an uncertain September sky, they holiday in a world of stripy deckchairs, donkeys and dancing. 

For thirty years, come rain or shine, they never miss their annual week-long holiday on the Blackpool sands. Moving backwards and forward through time, a married life unfolds through squabbles, children, laughter and tears against the backdrop of the heyday of the British seaside. 

Make sure you are there for the first live performance in the Main House by booking now. The play runs from Thursday 16 September - Saturday 9 October. 

Friday Under 5s 

The popular fun workshops for 2 to 5 year old's – and their grown-ups! - has returned to Salisbury Arts Centre this September. Taking place each Friday, the sessions explore a different art form, including dance, music, drama and art. 

You can see all the dates and workshop information here. Make sure to book early, as sessions often sell out!

Youth Arts Online: Play Reading   

A fun and easy way to expand your knowledge of plays and playwrights! Youngsters aged 14 plus, can join Wiltshire Creative for these online play reading sessions each Monday from 13th September (fortnightly during term time).  Each class will look at a diverse range of playwrights, themes and influences. Everyone is welcome to get involved and read or just sit back and listen. These sessions are an excellent introduction to the world of theatre.  

Spaces are limited, so if you would like to sign-up you can do so here, or email takepart@wiltshireceative.co.uk for more details. 

Makers Tale 2021 

Makers’ Tale is an exhibition at Salisbury Art Centre that looks at crafting and how it is such an integral part of contemporary life.  

The artists present new insights into craft methods which they have found to have a deep link to our history, yet are still connected to today.  

Makers’ Tale is co-curated with Loucia Manopoulou PHD candidate UCA Farnham. The exhibition is a result of cooperation between Wiltshire Creative and The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, in association with Salisbury Cathedral. 

You can view the exhibition from 14th September to 30th October 2021. 


Our Traditional Original city is packed with creativity and imagination. For a full list of events - from plays to exhibitions and workshops, head to the Experience Salisbury What's On page.

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