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The Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane (tel. 01722/320333 for the box office; www.salisburyplayhouse.com), produces some of the finest theater in the region. Food and drink are available from the bar and restaurant to complete your evening's entertainment.

The City Hall, Malthouse Lane (tel. 01722/434434 for the box office; www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk), has a program of events to suit most tastes and ages in comfortable surroundings. A thriving entertainment center, it attracts many of the national touring shows in addition to local amateur events, exhibitions, and sales, thus providing good entertainment at a reasonable price.

The Salisbury Arts Center, Bedwin Street (tel. 01722/321744; www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk), housed within the former St. Edmund's Church, offers a wide range of performing and visual arts. A typical program contains a broad mix of music, contemporary and classic theater, and dance performances, plus cabaret, comedy, and family shows. Regular workshops are available for all ages in arts, crafts, theater, and dance. The lively cafe/bar is a pleasant meeting place.

The Avon Brewery Inn, 75 Castle St. (tel. 01722/416184; www.theavonbreweryinn.co.uk/his.htm), is decorated like a Victorian saloon from the gay 1890s. Its idyllic garden setting overlooks the River Avon. It offers some of the tastiest and most affordable food in town.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.