THE Celebrate Voice Piccolo is being constructed in the Guildhall Square ready for the festival which gets underway tomorrow.

The state-of-the-art Wilsons Piccolo Theatre will present nine days of opera, jazz, cabaret, folk, comedy and music theatre until November 2.

Jazz performer Joe Stilgoe and Olivier Award-winning music theatre singer and actress, Janie Dee, start the festival tomorrow.

The programme also features Parliamentary Jazz Vocalist 2019 nominee, Georgia Mancio (November 2), Broadway World’s Best Cabaret 2019, Miss Hope Springs, and Edith Piaf tribute Caroline Nin (Saturday), folk-rock stars Lucid with Antoine and Owena (October 28), plus a new venture into comedy with film star and stand-up comic and actor, Dave Johns from I, Daniel Blake fame and Andy Askins, whose credits include the John Bishop Show on BBC1. And an overload of velvet, sandals and multi-hued wool is promised, together with pun-based pop-music lunacy from the Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue (Oct 31).

There is also a first opera for babies, Meet Me a Tree, children’s theatre MathildaMathilda, storytelling with The Twits, a family party with Mrs H and the Singalong band.

Local talent is also being celebrated with acts including a cappella group The Navy Larks, local soprano Sophia Brumfitt, as well as singer Louise Jordan.

Celebrate Voice opens tomorrow and runs until November 2 in the Wilsons Piccolo Theatre, which has only ever appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Its appearance in Salisbury’s Guildhall Square marks the venue’s English debut.

Tickets via City Hall on 01722 434434 or