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* Tickets can be bought online - simply click the 'Buy Tickets' symbol for each event and follow the instructions.
  (this is a secure external Ticketing App provided by Ticket Source)
* Tickets can also be bought in person from the Athenaeum Centre Box Office Monday - Saturday, 10.30am -1pm
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  (this means that we do not store any credit card information on the Athenaeum premises or on the Box Office PC or online at
* We also take bookings over the phone. 01985 213891 tickets can be collected when you arrive for the show.
* Cheques should be made payable to; Warminster Athenaeum Trust
* Out of hours booking - our ticket agent TicketSource, can also take your telephone booking 0333 666 3366
( and can dispatch your tickets. This will cost £1.75 on top of the ticket price and online booking fee. )
* Please note, we do not offer any refunds for missed shows/customer cancellations or un-equal seat exchanges.
* All ticket prices include a 50p donation to our Building Restoration Fund.
Performance Information
* The Box Office will be open to receive guests approximately ¾ hour before the start time.
* Please remember to bring your tickets or E-ticket printed or on Mobile, with you on the night of the show/performance.
* Please note; we do not permit food or drink in the auditorium at any time.


Oddity Theatre
Sleeping Beauty (pantomime)
Sat 15th.Dec.2018 to Mon 24th Dec
Varied see details
Buy tickets
Adults £13
Concession £11 see details

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On the day of Princess Rose’s christening, Bad Witch Hazel bestows an evil curse upon the baby;  foretelling that before midnight on her 16th birthday,  the Princess shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and she will die!  Only the magical Good Fairy Lilac can help to rewrite her fate!

Will Prince Alexis fight his way through the forest of thorns and break the spell with True Loves Kiss?  Will Bad Witch Hazel’s curse reign forever?  Will Nurse Hettie Harpic fit through the door with her outrageous frocks?

Well, don’t get caught snoozing this festive season and “SPIN” on down to the Athenaeum Centre for this fabulous value for money Christmas treat.

Due to the phenomenal success of last year’s Dick Whittington an 11th and 12th performance has been added so
Ticket prices:
Adults £13.00
Concessions £11.00 (Over 60’s and Under 16’s)
EARLY BIRD OFFER Book before the 31st October to receive £2 off per ticket!   OFFER NOW EXPIRED

Please be aware that Pyrotechnics, Strobe, Lazer, UV and Smoke effects will be used in this production.

Performance dates:
  • Sat 15th December at 2pm (Team 1)
  • Sat 15th December at 7pm (Team 2)
  • Sun 16th December at 1pm (Team 1) *Note earlier start time*
  • Sun 16th December at 6pm (Team 2) *Note earlier start time*
  • Mon 17th December at 7pm (Team 1)
  • Tue  18th December at 7pm (Team 2)
Wed 19th December NO PERFORMANCE
Thu  20th December NO PERFORMANCE
  • Fri  21st December  at 7pm (Team 1)
  • Sat 22nd December at 2pm (Team 2)
  • Sat 22nd December at 7pm (Team 1)
  • Sun 23rd December at 1pm (Team 2) *Note earlier start time*
  • Sun 23rd December at 6pm (Team 1) *Note earlier start time*
  • Mon 24th December at 2pm (Team 2)
Presented by arrangement with Stage Right Creative Ltd

Warminster & District Film Society
Maudie (film)
Wed 9th.Jan.2019
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Adults £5.50

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2 hours     Cert. 12A      (Ireland/Canada - 2017)         
In 1930's rural Nova Scotia, Maud Dowley (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, is regarded as a stupid, incapable woman; a view held by her brother Charlie and her Aunt Ida. Maud seeks independence, and is the only applicant for a job as housekeeper for poor brusque fish seller Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Through their antagonistic and often violent relationship, Maud keeps herself happy by painting pictures on the interior of the house and also on small cards. These paintings come to the attention of a New York socialite, who ultimately commissions Maud to paint some pictures for her to sell in the city, leading to international fame from her small shack. 

Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.

Non members tickets £5.50

Visit our WDFS page

Sarah Paul & Friends present:
Disney Through The Ages
Sat 12th.Jan.2019
Buy tickets
Adults £8
Concession £5

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An Evening of Song & Dance
                 Performed by
      Sarah Paul & Friends

Starts - 7pm

Tickets - Adults £8  &  Students £5

An extended Qualification Project

Warminster & District Film Society
A Man Called Ove (film)
Wed 30th.Jan.2019
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Adults £5.50

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2 hours    Cert. 15    (Sweden- 2017)   
A comedy drama about unexpected friendship and love. Ove is a grumpy fifty nine year old who several years earlier was deposed as president of his housing association. He now keeps watch over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. However when pregnant Parvaneh (and her family) moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into his mailbox it turns into an unexpected and heartwarming friendship develops.

Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.

Non members tickets £5.50

Visit our WDFS page

AsOne presents 2019 World Premiere Tour
Escaping the Storm
Sat 2nd.Feb.2019
Buy tickets
Adults £14
Concession £12.50

Group £see offer below
notes: * £10 F/T Student

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By Peter John Cooper

Dr Marie Stopes transformed how we think about sex. This first play about her marks 100 years from the publication of Married Love, selected by Melvyn Bragg as one of ‘12 Books that Changed the World’.

The isolated communities of the Isle of Portland on the Dorset coast are shocked to discover the notorious sex campaigner Marie Stopes has bought the Higher Lighthouse.  She hopes it will be her refuge from the storms battering her on the mainland. A collision of cultures is inevitable. How will she change the Islanders’ ways of thinking & how will she be changed by Portland?

One of the 20th Century’s most controversial women, Marie Stopes strong views provided graphic understanding of pleasure & consequence of sex. Vilified then by the Catholic Church, she still provokes today. But apart from her work, who was the real Marie Stopes? Escaping the Storm finds Stopes on the Isle of Portland; writing, exploring fossil forests, skinny-dipping, & interacting with the locals. Fascinating & formidable - Marie Stopes’ complex private world is as controversial as her public one.

An ensemble of four performers - with projected image, Stope’s favourite music; and a few surprises - give life to this pacey, thought-provoking play. The playwright & director Peter John Cooper finds humour and presses all the right buttons revealing the good, the bad, & down-right ugly. Presenting theatre of debate.  There is an optional post-performance Q & A with AsOne.

“AsOne Theatre takes the controversial life of Marie Stopes & slaps you in the face with it. A daring & provocative production which has caused ‘a storm in its own right’.” (Review Chris Aziz - Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth)                

“An informative & stimulating drama… on an extensive national tour into the New Year… definitely an unmissable occasion”. (Marion Cox, - Pennsylvania Castle Gala Preview, Dorset Echo)

Earlybird Tickets £1 off (ends midnight 19 Jan2019)

  • Adult £13
  • Senior Citizen 65+ - £11.50
  • Full Time Student - £9
Group discount - buy 10+ get £1 off each ticket(Please note that Group Discount reduction, will not be visible until after seat selection)
  • Adult £14
  • Senior Citizen 65+ - £12.50
  • Full Time Student - £10

Warminster & District Film Society
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (film)
Wed 20th.Feb.2019
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Adults £5.50

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2 hours    Cert. 12A   (UK- 2018)   
London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society As the secrets from their past unfold, Juliet's growing attachment to the island, and the book club, change the course of her life forever.

Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.

Non members tickets £5.50

Visit our WDFS page

Fri 22nd.Feb.2019
Buy tickets
Adults £10
Concession £8

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Written by Calum Grant

An intimate performance Upstairs @ The Ath

It is the 6th of April 1895 and Oscar Wilde waits alone at the Cadogan Hotel. He is awaiting a knock on the door that will bring an arrest warrant with charges of Gross Indecency against him. In this superb one man play Oscar will talk openly about his affair with a young boy of fifteen who’s life will never be the same again. The ruination he has bought down on the head of his wife, Constance and their two boys, and of course the one true love of his life, Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas.

Bosie once said to Oscar that when he was not on his pedestal he was boring, in this show Oscar may well stumble from his pedestal but he could never be called boring.

Adults £10
Concession £8

Early booking advised as there are only 45 seats for sale !

it is worth noting that Oscar Wilde lectured at the Athenaeum in 1884.

Talent Art Box presents:
Lady In The Van

Thu 7th.Mar.2019 to Sat 9th Mar
Buy tickets
Adults £12
Concession £10

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By Alan Bennett


We are delighted to share the curious yet beautiful story of Alan Bennett and the eccentric Miss Shepherd. Alan being too polite to say no, Miss Shepherd, the lady in the van, lived on Alan’s drive for 15 years, “some people stay with you”.


This dramatic yet colourful tale is brought to life like never before at The Warminster Athenaeum Centre. With directors pushing the boundaries to show off this charming and highly amusing tale of Camden’s most peculiar mimosa flower.


Alan “Would you like me to make you a cup of coffee?”

Miss Shepherd “No. I don’t want you to go to all that trouble. I’ll just have half a cup.”

Programme - please pre order your programme to help us save on unnecessary printing. All programmes pre ordered can be collected on the night for a £3 fee. Downloaded PDF programmes can also be purchased on the night for £1.

Dates - Thursday 7th / Friday 8th / Saturday 9th March 2019.

Tickets - Adults £12  & Concession £10 ( senior citizen & under 16's)


Raising money for Warminster Food Bank

An Evening of Mediumship
with Nikki Kitt

Sat 30th.Mar.2019
Buy tickets
Adults £12

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Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones in spirit with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.
I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.

Testimonies :-
"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

"I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"

"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

Athenaeum Limelight Players
Goodnight Mister Tom
Thu 18th.Apr.2019 to Sat 20th Apr
Buy tickets
Adults £10
Group £see offer below

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Goodnight Mister Tom follows the story of 8 year old evacuee William Beech who is sent to live in the heart of the English countryside in the quiet village of Little Weirwold during the Second World War.

William arrives in the village physically and emotionally scarred by the cruelty of his mother.

This heartwarming book by Michelle Magorian and published by Kestrel in 1981 has been made into a film as well as this wonderful play.

ALPs always like to support a relevant charity at their matinee performance and on this occasion, Saturday 20th April, the charity is HVDV.

 (Help Victims of Domestic Violence)
All Tickets - £10

Group Discount - book 10 + seats and get £1 off each seat.
  • Thursday 18 April - 7.30pm
  • Friday 19 April - 7.30pm
  • Saturday 20 April - 2.30pm matinee
  • Saturday 20 April - 7.30pm

Oooh Arrr Productions Ltd
Pirates Of Portishead -Musical
Sat 8th.Jun.2019

Adults £12.50
Concession £8

Family £30
notes: * 2 adults & 2 kids

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A Hilarious New Musical !

Join Captain Featherfinger and his mate Polly Cracker as they set sail for adventures upon the high seas.
  • Get ready for some swashbuckling fun as these two hilarious Pirates sail in to town for this live interactive theatre event. 
  • Play your part in raising the flag, navigating the ship and even cleaning the poop deck.
Tickets :
Adults £12.50
Concession £8
Family Ticket £30 (2 adults 2 kids) save £11 

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