A cute and cheerful theatre in Nuneaton; The Abbey is the only venue for live performances in town. It’s considered a focal point for the arts in the region, showcasing a range of amateur and professional performances, in the form of theatre productions, dance shows, children’s pantos, festivals, operas and musical concerts. At the centre of its community, the theatre is managed by the Nuneaton Arts Council and run predominantly by volunteers. Several local groups use the space to rehearse and put on shows, who are delighted to have the opportunity to show their work to the tens of thousands who flock to The Abbey. Though the venue primarily showcases local, amateur talent, it has also hosted some well-known acts in its time. The likes of StringFever and Jimmy Cricket have graced its stage, and various professional comedians have been to The Abbey to participate in their Funhouse Comedy night. You can also see some of the biggest names in Hollywood - thanks to the regular film screenings that add another medium to the multidisciplinary programme. The venue is comprised of a 250-seat auditorium, a foyer bar and various functions rooms. Seating is tiered, which supports unrestricted viewing and spectacular acoustics, making each performance a pleasurable and engaging experience. The Abbey Bar in the foyer adds to the theatre’s charm, supplying wine, beers and local ales for pre and post-show refreshment.