Gwyn Hall, Neath

Howel Gwyn, benefactor of the Gwyn Hall, was a prominent public figure in Victorian Neath society. During his political career he had served as alderman, town councillor, mayor, Freeman of the Borough, chairman to the board of Guardians, High Sheriff of Glamorgan and MP for Brecon and Falmouth.

A generous benefactor to the town he was revered for his paternalism having made substantial gifts and land for St David’s Church, Alderman Davies School, the building of the Constitutional Club and St Matthew’s Church, Dyffryn where he is buried. At his mansion in Dyffryn he hosted an annual fete for his tenants and provided the Christmas luncheon at the Neath Union Workhouse.
In 1989 the Gwyn Hall received a Grade 2 listed building status. Plans were made to improve the hall but with just a few months to go before opening the building was destroyed by fire on the 21st of October 2007.

Thanks to support from a strong friends group and a continued commitment from Neath-Port Talbot County Borough Council the Gwyn Hall opened again in March 2012 after a £4million refit.
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Performance Spaces
Theatre
Our theatre has a maximum capacity of 393, but can be reduced depending on the need of the specific event. It has state of the art lighting and sound facilities. Performances are floor level, but a stage can be created by lowering seats in to the orchestra pit, or opening the pit fully.
Studio
Our studio has a capacity of 100, for smaller more intimate performances. It is also an ideal space for classes, workshops, and has the necessary facilities for filming.
The Pod
The Cinema pod is a fully air conditioned 73 3D cinema, that can also be used for conferences, with a fully integrated lighting and sound system.

Conferencing
Our state-of-the-art digital projection facilities make presenting on the big screen easy. Our screening areas have plug and play access, so your event, whether it be a simple presentation, product launch, AGM or Conference, can be professionally presented with the click of a button. Our in-house technicians offer support and our equipment and auditorium can easily integrate extra AV, staging and theming requirements.

Cafe
Our new coffee shop offers a whole new range of foods, offering freshly baked baguettes and Paninis to seasonal salads, fresh fruit pots and Welsh local yogurts. We have the privilege of working with local and regional artisan producers and with our team of creative chefs we aim to deliver Wales to the table.

With award winning Welsh Celtic pride beef to regional Welsh cheeses, all produce are true taste of Wales’ winners.

Mario’s award winning Welsh ice-cream will be available, along with a full range of cakes from Victoria sponge, poppy seed & lemon cake, to traditional favourites such as Welsh cakes and Bara Brith.

Marketing Contacts
Rhys Hopkin – Sales & Marketing Manager – rhys.hopkin@celticleisure.org
Anglea Jones – Box Office Manager – angela.jones@celticleisure.org

Technical Contacts
Steve Jones – General Manager – steve.jones@celticleisure.org
Full technical details can be downloaded from http://www.gwynhall.com/en/gwynhall/home/facilities/technical-specification