The Electric Theatre is a theatre located in Guildford, Surrey, England, which has gained a widespread reputation for promotion of the musical arts at all levels from community workshops to concerts by internationally well-known artists.
The theatre is housed in a former electricity works which used to provide power to Guildford town centre. The works lay dormant from 1968 until the building?s potential as a theatre was recognised; 1997 saw the opening of The Electric Theatre in the converted premises.
In 2017 the Guildford-based Academy of Contemporary Music signed a 20-year lease with Guildford Borough Council to operate The Electric Theatre (https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/music_teacher/acm-secures-lease-guildfords-electric-theatre/; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-38548314). The Electric Theatre had become a major regional attraction, hosting a youth theatre and hosting some events the annual Guildford Book Festival and the International Music Festival.
In 2008 a Family Festival in conjunction with the Prince of Wales' "Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts" took place. Prior to te ACM takeover the annual Film Festivals showed a variety of classic, art house and world cinema. Following the takeover the film festival initially showed more mainstream films before ceasing to run.