Our story

The Shoebox Theatre is a 50 seat flexible studio space in the heart of Swindon's Railway Village. The running of the theatre space is managed by Wrong Shoes Theatre Company, the space supports new work, hosts an exciting programme of contemporary theatre and provides quality theatre training.


Working in collaboration with GLL, Wrong Shoes have transformed the former Victorian Laundry in the Health Hydro into an affordable fringe theatre and rehearsal venue, for use by theatre companies, artists, performers and musicians.​

Our aims

In 2015 the Shoebox Theatre registered as a charity, our charitable objectives are to:


  • Promote engagement in the arts, by providing performance opportunities, diversity in and access to contemporary theatre and performance making.

  • Promote collaboration by encouraging cross-art form, inter-cultural and cross generational working practices.

  • Provide accessible and affordable education in the arts.

"Great versatile space headed by a friendly company determined to making Theatre happen. Couldn't say enough good about the Shoebox!"

Mission Statement


The Shoebox Theatre engages and challenges artist and audience alike, creating a safe space for experimentation and risk-taking. We produce new theatrical works which offer potential audiences exciting artistic encounters and encourage new audiences to the theatre. We achieve this through an exciting programme of professional and community performances, encouraging artistic collaboration, and by supporting emerging artists in the local area, as well through exemplary training and education projects.

Core Values


  • Excellence – the highest standards of performance and training.

  • Championing artistic risk – encouraging new ways of working, creative ideas and works that challenge the accepted norms.

  • Nurturing talent – support, guidance and training for emerging artists and community.

  • Sustained, long term engagement – with artists, participants and audiences.


Contact us


Wrong Shoes Theatre Company