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Following the popularity of last year’s WXG, we’ll be returning to the iconic Electric Theatre for 2020. And the building has quite the history, don’t you know...

The Electric Theatre. Onslow St. Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SZ
The Electric Theatre

Historically, the Electric Theatre operated as an electricity works.

Its purpose was to power the town of Guildford, which it did from 1913 to 1968. In its latter years, the works struggled to cater for the growing demand in electricity, and a bigger station was built elsewhere.

An iconic venue

A WXG audience listening to a talk
The Electric Theatre venue

Reborn and transformed.

In the years that followed, the Works sadly lay dormant for almost three decades. During this time it was used to house theatre stages and sets until Guildford Borough Council injected a new lease of life into the venue in 1997 when it became the now iconic, Electric Theatre.
The Electric Theatre neon sign

Getting there

The Electric Theatre

Planes, trains and automobiles.

The Electric Theatre is located in the middle of the town centre one way system, in between the Friary Shopping Centre and the River Wey, and next to The Rodboro Buildings which house Wetherspoons Free House and the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Driving to Guildford

The A3 provides the main route into Guildford (junction 10 of the M25). To get to the Theatre, follow signs for Guildford Town Centre from the A3, A25, A281, A322, A323, A31 or A3100. You’ve then got lots of parking and RingGo options.

A five minute walk

From town centre, there is an underpass next to TK Maxx on Friary Street which gets you there. Alternatively, if you are coming from the Friary Shopping Centre, Bus Station or Train Station, there are pedestrian crossings.
A WXG audience listening to a talk
A WXG speaker on stage
A Panel of speakers