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    THE SWALLOW THEATRE WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE and we are working with performers to reschedule shows.

    We have to follow government guidance and we intend to play our part in controlling the spread of coronavirus and therefore we are sadly going to temporarily close The Swallow Theatre until we are told it is safe to re-open.

    We are currently talking with all the performers who were due to appear here over the next few weeks and we hope to re-schedule as many of the shows as possible to later in the year or to 2021.

    For shows that are postponed or cancelled, we shall get in touch with ticket-holders and arrange a refund, or a transfer of their ticket to the new date. It will take a little while for us to organise all this, so please bear with us. We shall keep our website and Facebook pages updated with the latest situation on each show as we have information.


    A Night At The Panto!

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    Dominic Goodwin and friends return with a laugh out loud show celebrating that great British institution: the pantomime.
    Friday 20 March 2020 : 7.30pm
    Saturday 21 March 2020 : 2.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    Fail Again, Fail Better –
    Readings from Samuel Beckett

    Fail Again, Fail Better Promotional Image

    Join Charles Bell and David Sumner as they perform a selection of
    Samuel Beckett’s writings
    Friday 3 April : 7.30pm
    Saturday 4 April : 2.30pm
    Tickets : £10

    Ugg ‘n’ Ogg and the World’s First Dogg

    Ugg n Ogg n World's First Dogg Promotional Image

    A fun-packed play for children and their families inspired by the amazing evolutionary process that transformed wolves into dogs.
    Tuesday 7 April 2020 : 2.30pm
    Adult : £5 / Child : £3

    From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

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    The stars of old Hollywood in songs, skits and stories.
    Monday 20 April 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    I, Elizabeth

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    From the shadows of history, a royal heart exposed.
    Friday 1 May 2020 : 7.30pm
    Saturday 2 May 2020 : 4.30pm
    Tickets : £14.50

    Howerd’s End

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    Two Show Offer – Book Howerd’s End and The Silence of Snow at the same time and save £2
    Frankie Howerd’s life story portrayed with humour and truth in this new play starring Simon Cartwright and Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope)
    Monday 11 May 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    The Silence of Snow:
    The Life of Patrick Hamilton

    Silence of The Snow Promotional Image

    Two Show Offer – Book The Silence of Snow and Howerd’s End at the same time and save £2.
    Riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the
    great English writers of the inter-war years
    Tuesday 12 May 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    Brooks Williams

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    A joyful evening of blues and Americana from the master guitarist and singer-songwriter who is celebrating 30 years in the music business.
    Wednesday 20 May 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    The Ledger

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    A time capsule of the fledgling folk scene brought to life by Findlay Napier, Gillian Frame and Mike Vass.
    Friday 29 May 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50


    Clouds Promotional Image

    Vintage flair, thought-provoking issues and a touch of comedy from a cast of five.
    Thursday 4 June 2020 : 7.30pm
    Friday 5 June 2020 : 2.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    Tess of the D’Urbervilles

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles Promotional Image

    A new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s masterpiece inventively told by a cast of four.
    Friday 19 June 2020 : 7.30pm
    Saturday 20 June 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    Looking for Wolverhampton’s Latin Quarter & The Cavalry Twill Incident

    Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quartet and The Cavalry Twill Incident Promotional Image

    Dramatised storytelling packed with poignancy, nostalgia and laughter.
    Friday 26 June 2020 : 7.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50

    The South Afreakins

    The South Afreakins Promotional Image

    A heart-breaking and hilarious show about country, loss and the impossible search for home.
    Tuesday 14 July 2020 : 7.30pm
    Wednesday 15 July 2020 : 2.30pm
    Tickets : £13.50


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    How to book tickets for Swallow Theatre events
    You can book tickets using our easy online booking system. No registration is required, and there are no booking fees to pay.  You can print your ticket at home (it arrives by email as a pdf attachment), or show us on your phone or tablet.  If you cannot print or see the ticket, then we will have a list of ticketholders so will just need your name.You can also book using a credit or debit card over the phone on 01988 850368.  Please note that we cannot often be by the phone so please leave a message and we will phone you back later.Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can be collected on the door but we are sorry, like all other theatres we know of, our policy is that tickets will not be reserved until paid for.If you have mobility problems and therefore require disabled parking and/or a reserved seat without steps please phone or email us in advance so we can co-ordinate requirements.
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  • Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2020


    Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2020

    The 23nd Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival takes place between 11th – 14th June 2020

    The Kircudbright Jazz Festival offers visitors a variety of quality live music to suit jazz lovers of all ages. (more…)

  • Country & Western Festival

    Country & Western Festival


    A 2 day event the  Country Music Weekender will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September at the Kinmount Hotel.  With some local and national artists including Kate Kyle, Katee Kross and Raintown.

    Saloon bar, Whisky cocktails, Hog Roast, Pies and Mash will all be available.

    For tickets please click here

  • Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2020

    One of the top music events in South West Scotland Knockengorroch World Ceilidh is a 4 day roots music festival in the Galloway Hills near Carsphairn.

    The festival attracts top Celtic and world music bands and has been described as the best festival between the Heilan Glens and the Himalayan snow!

    A limited number of yurts will be available for accommodation at Knockengorroch.

    The 2020 Knockengorroch World Ceilidh is its 23rd year!


  • Moniaive Folk Festival May

    Moniaive folk festival parade

    Moniaive Folk Festival

    It is with a heavy heart that we’re officially announcing that Moniaive Folk Festival will unfortunately be cancelled this year 2020 in accordance with the Scottish Government’s request for all events over 500 people to be cancelled…we feel we have no option.

    We thank you for your understanding at this time. Dates for 2021 will be 7-9 May…and it will be a cracker!!

    Join the team at the Moniaive Folk Festival 2021


    Moniaive folk festival parade

    Parade at Moniaive Folk Festival


  • Kirkcudbright Festival of Light

    Kirkcudbright Festival of Light 2019

    Come to Kirkcudbright in October for Kirkcudbright Festival of Light.

    Kirkcudbright Festival of Light is 10 days of performances. art installations and illuminated experiences

    Find out all about this amazing event in Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland by visiting their website on the link button below.

    Kirkcudbright is also on the newly launched road route – South West Coastal 300. Why not combine your festival experience with exploring some of this delightful new route?

  • The Eden Festival 2020

    The Eden Festival 2020

    11th to 14th June

    The Eden Festival is a truly energetic, vibrant and independent boutique Scottish festival showcasing fresh music, electrifying performances, varying different arts in the Dumfries & Galloway area. Set in the stunning Raehills Meadows and hosting 13 different stages, including a kids arena, circus tent, drive in cinema, comedy club, cabaret and workshops, as well as a feast of performers, local artworks, local produce, games and much, much more.

    For more information


  • Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2020

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    Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2020




    The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 10th-12th July 2020 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2019 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it’s reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.



    Early Bird Weekend Passes are now on sale for 2020

    Visit the website for more details

  • Maidens of Music

    Maidens of Music


    On Saturday 21st September. 

    This event is packed with local, national and international artists covering every genre.

    There is a licensed bar.  Discounts and offers for local eateries and hotels are plenty.

    Join us for this indoor festival in the beautiful Lockerbie Town Hall.

    Please click here for tickets


  • Big Burns Supper 2020


    January 24th 2020 to February 2nd 2020




    Probably the largest Burns Supper Event in Scotland or beyond – 12 days, many venues and a Burns Night Carnival with a cast of over 5,000!

    One of the mail attractions for 2019 was none other than K T Tunstall!

    Not one to miss – entertainment includes cabaret, comedy, music and poetry.

    For all the details, visit now!

  • Doonhame Festival 2020

    Doonhame Festival 2020


    The Crichton in Dumfries is the stunning setting for D&G’s  family friendly music festival


    Following last years announcement about a brand new, home-grown festival for Dumfries & Galloway, the Doonhame Festival is pleased to announce that the  event will be taking place again this year in the beautiful and historic grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries. from 24th to 25th July 2020


    “The site has been on our radar since day one as a perfect setting. With the backdrop of the stunning Crichton Church, the grounds, the accessibility and existing infrastructure, it’s what most festivals dream of!”


    Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust, says: “We are thrilled to welcome the first Doonhame Festival to The Crichton this September. We hope the festival will become a key date in Scotland’s annual festival diary and introduce new people to our extraordinary place and welcome back regulars to experience all The Crichton offers, as a stunning backdrop to a new family friendly music festival.

    “We are passionate about widening access and opportunity for people to discover The Crichton and can think of no better way than two great days of music, dancing, camping, food and drink, all helping fulfill our core mission to connect people, place and the past to shape the future”.


  • Portpatrick Folk Festival 2020

    Portpatrick Folk Festival sessions

    Portpatrick Folk Festival  2020


    The ever popular Portpatrick Folk Festival will take place as usual on the first weekend in September 4th to the 6th 2020. The usual sessions will take place inside (and outside) the participating pubs and it is hoped that a very substantial number of musicians will attend. As with 2017, there are no plans at present to hold a formal concert or ceilidh this year and we will keep you updated if this changes. Most visitors attending the Portpatrick Folk Festival  always regarded the sessions and wonderful atmosphere as the main attraction.


  • Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2020

    Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2020


    Friday September 27th until Sunday 29th September 2020

    This is the 12th annual festival and features top class acts from Scotland, England, The Netherlands and the USA.

    Bluegrass, old time, americana and gospel music concerts over the weekend in beautiful Moniaive.
    Instrument workshops, jamming sessions on the campsite and in hotels and a whole lot more besides.

    Full details can be found on the Festival Website.

  • Girvan Traditional Folk Festival 2020


    NEXT FESTIVAL 1-3rd  May, 2020.

    The Girvan Traditional Folk Festival celebrated its 45th Anniversary in May 2019

    It is one of Scotland’s longest established folk festivals.

    It is now looking forward to 50 years and beyond.



  • Kirkcudbright Events 2020 by Visit Kirkcudbright

    Kirkcudbright has a busy schedule of events throughout the 2020 season.

    Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
    It is with great regret that following some discussion and advice from local and national governing bodies, Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities have currently decided to suspend all events until the end of July due to the ongoing concerns owing to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). This decision will be reviewed in June in case there is any updates on whether we need to extend or reduce the cancellations.  Please see the following page for more details

  • Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021

    Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival


    Coronavirus Information     2020 Main Event in May Cancelled

    Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival has made the difficult decision to cancel May’s main event after advice from the Scottish and UK Governments on the current Coronavirus crisis.



    Arts Festival  21st May – 30th May 2021

    Arts Live – Year Round


    THE 2021 FESTIVAL WILL RUN FROM 21st-30th MAY.






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