Join Our Campaign to Save the Oasis Swindon

We are a local action group from Swindon and the local area who are comitted to saving the iconic Oasis Leisure Centre and music venue in Swindon from closure.

The Oasis has a target date set to reopen on 1st January, 2026, the 50th anniversary of the original historic grand opening on 1st January 1976. 

UPDATE: Oasis Pool and Slide plans shown to our Campaign for the first time, and target date for reopening set as 1st January 2026, the 50th anniversary of the Oasis

Latest News…

Target date set for reopening of the Oasis

1st January, 2026 - 50th Anniversary of the original grand opening of the Oasis. On the 18th March 2023, the Swindon Advertiser front page contained the headline "Save the Date! - 1st January 2026 - Swindon's reopening target date revealed." It is interesting that...

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Meeting with SevenCapital

Meeting with SevenCapital. On Weds 1st March 2023, three members of Save Oasis Swindon, (SOS) conducted a meeting at Polaris House, North Star with:

The CEO of Seven Capital (Damien Siviter)

the Leader of Swindon Borough Council Cllr David Renard

Swindon Labour Leader Jim Robbins

South Swindon Labour parliamentary candidate Heidi Alexander

Cllr Jim Grant

Cllr Gary Sumner,

Robert Guy, Leisure Architect who has designed Leisure Centres like Coral Reef, and

Ben Bell of Keep Swindon Tidy.

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Oasis Meeting with Seven Capital

In March 23, we have a meeting scheduled with Seven Capital. They are visiting Swindon to meet us, at a location near to the Oasis in North Star. At the meeting will be members of SOS, Labour and Conservative Councillors, Keep Swindon Tidy, as well as Leisure...

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Upcoming Events

March 2023 – SOS Meeting with Seven Capital and Swindon Borough Council 

January 2026 – Reopening target date for the Oasis Leisure Centre

Our Campaign

The Oasis Leisure Centre closed in November 2020, after GLL surrendered their lease of the building. Since its closure the building has sat in an idle limbo and its future left in doubt.

At the back end of 2020/early 2021 a small group of concerned citizens came together to form a Save the Oasis campaign. If you’re on social media you’ll find our Facebook page here. And Twitter here

In Dec 21, the Oasis Dome and Pool were both grade II listed, after a Campaign by SOS and the Twentieth Century Society. In Jan 23, plans were approved to restore the iconic dome.

It will be “several months” before restoration work will commence this year, according to Cllr David Renard of SBC.


Did you dare to ride the ‘Dome Busters’?

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The Oasis Leisure Centre grade II listed iconic Dome and Pool. The Lagoon Pool features a Wave Machine, Domebuster slides, Dolphin pool tiles, Crab tiles, Oasis Logo Mural, 70’s original globe lamps, planters and seats, as well as a space age lifeguard observation pod, learner pool and Pirate Ship. Our Campaign would love to see the Oasis restored back to it’s full former glory, better than it’s ever been before. It would be great to see an ‘Oasis’ of plants back around the pool, along with the restoration of Ken White’s murals. Swindon loves the Oasis!  

The Oasis as a much-loved music & event venue

The Oasis is not only a leisure centre – it’s a music and events venue too. Over the years it’s hosted gigs from some of the most famous bands in the world. It would be an absolute tragedy to loose such a legendary facility. Even the iconic rock band, Oasis fronted by Liam & Noel Gallagher got it’s name from the centre after Noel visited in the early 90s with the band Inspiral Carpets. 

The list of bands that have played the Oasis is extensive and includes: Ocean Colour Scene, Ash, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Scissor Sisters, Hawkwind, Kings of Leon, Paulo Nutini, Simon Webbe, The Stranglers, The Zutons, Razorlight, McFly, Lil Chris’, Pet Shop Boys, The Fratellis, Hard-Fi, Bowling for Soup, The Bloodhound Gang, The Kooks, The Feeling, Scouting for Girls, The Pigeon Detectives, The Ting Tings, Paul Weller, Lemar, JLS, The Enemy, Kasabian, The Saturdays, Plan B, Peter Andre, N-Dubz, Pendulum, Motorhead, John Barrowman, Diversity, Stereophonics, UB40, McFly, Beady Eye, Fatboy Slim, Example, Alfie Boe, Matt Cardle, Cher Lloyd, Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Jake Bugg, Imagine Dragons, Paul Weller, Simple Minds, James Bay, Alice Cooper, The 1975, Years & Years, Kasabian, Tom Odell, The Script, Placebo, The Vamps, Anne Marie, Madness, Status Quo, Alexandra Burke, Basement Jaxx, Lilly Allen, Dizzee Rascal, Massive Attack.

Also many comedians such as Jimmy Carr, John Bishop and Jason Manford.

The OASIS - Since 1976 - An architectural icon built for change and built to last

The Oasis Leisure Centre had its official opening on New Year’s Day 1976. It’s a purpose built leisure facility with a beach style pool underneath the iconic dome. It houses other leisure facilities too and also serves as a large music venue able to  accomodate over 3000 fans. 

Image credited with thanks to Calyx Picture Archive
Image credited with thanks to Swindon Viewpoint
Image credited with thanks to Calyx Picture Archive
Image credited with thanks to Calyx Picture Archive
Image accredited with thanks to Swindon Viewpoint

How Can You Help?

Write to Your MP & Councillor

Writing to your local MP or councillor will help keep the Oasis at the forefront of their agenda. 

We can help you with this if you need it. There’s a directory of Councillors on the Swindon Borough Council website.

Share our Posts on Social Media

All of the important information surrounding the campaign is released on our website and through social media. We are on Facebook as well as Twitter @SaveOasis

Just like and share our page to your friends if you wish to support us. 

Take part in our events and protests

In June 21, we had a very successful campaign outside the Oasis site which was covered by all media outlets.

Keep an eye on our blog to find out more info about the next one.

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We Need You! Come and join us.

Join our Facebook page today and be sure to like and share it amongst your friends. Let's get this iconic leisure and music venue back open as soon as possible!