Poetry Promoters in the South West


Apples and Snakes
England's leading performance
poetry organisation.
The South West Producer,
Gina Sherman, can be
contacted by emailing:
Asian Arts Agency
Bristol-based Asian Arts
development agency,
developing, commissioning
and producing a wide
range of quality arts.
Bridgewater Arts Centre
Volunteer-run independant
organisation based in Somerset, with a programme of performance, music, film, workshops, classes and clubs.
Bridport Arts Centre

Theatre and gallery venue in West Dorset which is the home
of the Bridport Prize.


Exeter Phoenix

A large theatre and gallery complex in th middle of exeter that run regular poetry events
and is the home of Uncut Poets.


Merlin Theatre

A 240 seat theatre on a college campus in Frome (Somerset) with a reputation for presenting the very best in performing arts.



The Plough Arts Centre

A small venue with a big reputation! Providing opportunities for all people to experience a wide and vibrant range of high quality arts events.


Salisbury Arts Centre

A vibrant and exciting community Arts Centre presenting a wide range of professional theatre, music, dance, film, workshops and visual arts. Home of Salisbury Poetry Cafe.

boxoffice@salisburyarts.co.uk (link sends e-mail)

The Lighthouse, Poole

A unique mix of venue, programming and culture with a mission to become the leading regional arts centre in the South West. Occasional poetry events.


 (link sends e-mail)

The Poetry Slam

A Bristol-based organisation specialising in promoting slam poetry and using performance poetry as a tool for working in schools, business training and
at arts festivals.

info@poetryslam.org.uk (link sends e-mail)

Raise the Bar

An events organization and YouTube channel, providing a platform for artists of all kinds of background and lyrical styles to perform their work.

rtbspokenword@gmail.com (link sends e-mail)