Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a ‘national flagship for the arts’. A department of Aberystwyth University, it has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development. The arts centre welcomes over 850,000 visitors a year, including 100,000 attendances for performing arts and events featuring local, national and international work, 236,000 for exhibitions and over 100,000 for the unique community arts and education programme.
Theatre: The Arts Centre’s theatre was built in 1972. It seats audiences of 312 in its normal setting.The theatre is the Arts Centre’s main venue for touring companies of national and international reputation. The Arts Centre produces its own professional summer season show each year, the 2014 production is ‘Sister Act’. Increasingly the Arts Centre is producing its own in-house productions which then go out on tour – most recently The Government Inspector in partnership with Communicado, which toured Wales, the North of England and Scotland.
Great Hall: The main concert hall accommodates up to 1250 people. Built in 1970, it is a very adaptable space which can be used for events as varied as live bands, symphony orchestra concerts, and top stand-up comedy acts, as well as conferences and for the University’s examinations and Graduation Ceremonies.
Studio: The Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre provides a smaller, more intimate environment for smaller productions and emerging young theatre companies. It is also home to the Art Centre’s Open Platform programme, which enables up and coming artists with a platform and support to showcase their work. The studio can accommodate 80 if seating is end on, or between 60 and 80 people in the round.
The main exhibition spaces are Gallery 1, which showcases a high quality programme of contemporary art across the year, and Gallery 2, which focuses on print/photography work. The Ceramics Gallery houses both changing exhibitions and examples from the University’s extensive ceramic archive, whilst the Café Gallery showcases work from local artists, or work created on the venue’s main visual arts courses.
A new series of creative units at the Arts Centre, designed by leading architect, Thomas Heatherwick were officially opened in May 2009. The units are home to visual artists, new media companies and publishers.
Workshop space includes specialist dance studios, Digilab, performance and rehearsal rooms, pottery and 3D room, and these spaces are heavily used, mainly for the Arts Centre’s extensive community arts programme which includes work with schools, emerging artists, professional artists, and general access, with evening classes in many art forms, dance school, stage school and youth theatre.
The cinema programme ranges from art house to main stream, and features a number of festivals throughout the year, including WOW: Wales One World Film Festival, and Abertoir, Aberystwyth’s very own horror festival! Recent digital upgrades now make High Definition and 3D films a very popular choice with audiences, whilst our ‘live streamings’ of performances from the National Theatre, New York Met and Royal Opera House have been a wonderful addition to our programme.
The Arts Centre is home to two award winning cafes which provide a range of hot food, snacks, cakes, and teas and coffees. Vegetarian options are always available, and the menus are prepared freshly each day. Also within the venue (and run in-house) are a Craft & Design Shop which features regular ceramics and jewellery exhibitions, and a Bookshop offering an extensive range of books across all interests. The Arts Centre’s bar is also open daily, and stocks a wide ranges of beverages, from coffees to champagne!
Louise Amery, Deputy Director: email@example.com 01970 622889
Rachel Scurlock, Marketing Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org 01970 622894
Alexey Bogdanov, Marketing Assistant: email@example.com 01970 622897
Nick Bache – Technical Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 01970 628874
Pete Lochery – Chief Technician email@example.com 01970 628773
Full details of all technical set ups can be dowloaded from the website at:
Please liaise with the tech team to discuss your needs, just to double check everything.
For full technical specs please e-mail for details.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DE|
Ticket Office – 01970 623232
|Cyswllt/Contact||Louise Amery, Deputy Director
Gill Ogden, Head of Performing Arts, Theatre Programming
Offers a mixed programme of visiting professional and local amateur companies including music, dance, drama, opera & comedy. Blues music is well supported and patrons can access the venue’s Blues Club for special offers and promotions. Open 6 days a week generally only accommodating visiting professional companies for a single night. Programme runs September – July with programming up to 6 to 10 months in advance.
Theatre 318 seats in raked auditorium, proscenium arch performing area 6.7m x 4.6m on slight gradient with sprung wooden floor. Understage crossover.
The Beaufort Ballroom can accommodate 180 standing and 130 cabaret. Small stage and sprung ballroom floor. The ballroom is used for workshops, particularly dance.
Small bar area off ballroom space, small shop selling sweets and refreshments in foyer.
Contact Rebecca Perry firstname.lastname@example.org 01495 355958. Two brochures produced each year spring/summer and autumn/winter. Deadlines generally mid May and mid October.
Contact Steve Baker email@example.com 01495 354766/308996.
Get in from main road to stage, via metal walkway and one step. Limited wing and storage space.
Technical details on venue website.
Beaufort Hill , Ebbw Vale/ Glyn Ebwy , NP23 5QQ
Blackwood Miners’ Institute is located in the South East Valleys of Wales and the presence on Blackwood’s busy high street places it at the heart of the community, presenting a variety of arts & entertainment events including well-known household names from the world of music and light entertainment. Previously a Miners’ Welfare Institute built in 1925 with Miners’ contributions, it was refurbished and reopened in February 1992. It currently presents approximately 150 professional and amateur live events every year to nearly 30,000 people, in addition to over 1,200 annual workshops and classes.
• Memorial Theatre: Main theatre performance space with flexible seating up to 395 (or 550 standing)
• Navigation Bar: Bar/Studio performance space with flexible seating up to 120 (or 250 standing)
• The building also has a bar, confectionary shop, dance studio and function room.
• A wide range of professional live events including drama / plays, live music (popular, rock, jazz, folk, world, blues, country, classical), contemporary dance, ballet, opera, light entertainment, stand-up comedy, literature, pantomime, children’s theatre and family events. Amateur and community events include local brass / silver bands, choirs, amateur dramatics and operatics, schools concerts, and youth theatre productions.
• The venue hosts a programme from September to June, this is booked approximately 9 – 12 months in advance.
Memorial Theatre: Proscenium arch opening 7.2m x 4.2m, performance area (stage) 8.1m x 6m (including apron), wing space 1.3m (SR/SL), height to grid 5.04m at rear of stage, no flying. Tab tracks US, MS, DS. Stage raked 1:24, hardboard, suitable for dance (not barefoot).
Floor space (perform on flat) 14m x 9m (rake & balcony seating only – 239 capacity)
Floor space 14m x 20m (retracted seating – 550 standing capacity)
Navigation Bar: floor space 8.5m x 10.7m. Mobile staging unit 7.3m x 3.7m.
Dock Doors 2m x 2.5m. Get-in via car park at rear of building – double doors into the auditorium.
Techical spec on website: http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/bmi/visitor-information/bmi-specifications-technical
High Street , Blackwood/ Coed Duon , NP12 1BB
Mixed year round programme of professional touring product and local amateur hires. Terms for professional engagements are subject to negotiation, professional hires not accepted.
SEATING: 338 raked cinema type seats. Space for 4 wheelchairs (11 seats removed)
STAGE: Proscenium arch with forestage, performing area 8.6m x 8.2m, height 4.5m. Stage slightly raked. Suitable for all dance.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Cross Street , Abergavenny , Monmouthshire , NP7 5HD|
An all year round programme of contemporary theatre, dance, music, live art from Wales, the UK and internationally.
3 spaces: Theatre: 120 capacity, stage 9m x 9m x 3.85m Studio: 60 capacity, stage 10m long x 7.4m wide x 4.5m; Platform One: 45 capacity, stage 8m x 6m x 3.5m
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Heol y Farchnad/ Market Road , Treganna/ Canton , Caerdydd/ Cardiff , CF5 1QE|
|Ffôn/Phone||029 20 311050|
|Ffacs/Fax||029 20 313431|
Status: National Touring House
Policy: Mixed programme of local amateur and visiting professional companies, including drama, comedy, music, opera, dance and pantomime. Venue is willing to premiere shows. Performance schedule Open 7 days; performance times as required. Booking terms hire, guarantee, box office split.
Facilities: Seating capacity 590
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Mount Pleasant Street , Trecynon , Aberdare , CF44 8NG|
|Ffôn/Phone||Box Office 0800147111|
|Theatre Programmer||Angela Gould Angela.Gould@rctcbc.gov.uk|
Theatre Programmer and Audience Development ManagerTel. 01685 888684
|Marketing Manager||Joanne Ridout, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Technical manager RCT Theatres||Robert Jones email@example.com|
|ituated in the heart of the pedestrianised Cwmbrân shopping centre with ample free parking.
Main auditorium seats 322 with 6 disabled spaces.
There are various other meeting and seminar rooms.
Mixed programme, booked 12 – 18 months in advance.
Stage width 47ft. Depth 25ft including 6ft removable orchestra pit. Get in via lift.
Marketing Contact:- Richard Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
|Cyfeiriad/Address||50 Gwent Square, Cwmbrân, NP44 1PL|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Martyn Redwood, Manager|
The Dance House is part of Wales Millennium Centre and is both a home-base for National Dance Company Wales, formerly Diversions and a world-class production facility and performance space for other dance projects.
The Dance House is always buzzing with activity throughout the year from the creation and rehearsal of National Dance Company Wales’ current repertoire, to our extensive Explore Dance activity which includes artistic co-productions; youth dance events and high level training.
The Dance House has two production studios. The main production studio, the Blue Room, has the highest quality technical specification for producing and presenting dance, including 100 tiered and retractable seats. The second studio, the Man Gwyn, is a simple square rehearsal studio complete with ballet barres, mirrors and full circle grey drapes for rehearsal or intimate presentations.
The Dance House also has a lounge, roof garden and office space.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff CF10 4PH|
|Ffôn/Phone||029 20 635600|
|Ffacs/Fax||029 20 635601|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Paul Kaynes, Chief Executive|
Galeri, a £7.5m Creative Enterprise Centre located at Caernarfon’s Victoria Dock area, opened in March 2005. It houses a 395-seat theatre, two large rehearsal studios, art space, café bar, conference facilities, rooms for hire and workspace units, which is home to 16 resident companies (whom all work within the creative industries).
Galeri offers a varied and exciting programme of artistic events throughout the year. The centre can stage small-mid scale productions and regularly programme dramas (Welsh and English), music, dance, films, comedy nights, “an evening with” events, literature, workshops, visual arts as well as giving local children/young people and community groups an opportunity to perform in a professional theatre.
Galeri’s main space with 395 seats (66 of which are restricted view seats). Several professional companies have performed at Galeri including Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Bara Caws, Mappa Mundi, Arad Goch and Music Theatre Wales. The seats in the stalls can be retracted – leaving a clear floor suitable for in the round performances, traverse events, “cabaret” style evenings or a stand-up concert. The theatre is also used on a weekly basis as Galeri’s cinema (35mm projector).
The ground floor studio is an ideal location for rehearsals, workshops and smaller events/concerts. The studio can seat up to 100 people (or 60 cabaret style). The total floor area is
113m2 . The studio is also regularly used for meetings, conferences and classes.
This is the main space outside of the theatre that is used for events. With a “mezzanine” area outside the studio doors overlooking the DOC Café Bar. Capacity is up to 100 people (up to 50 cabaret style). Floor space 101m2.
DOC Café Bar
The Café Bar area can easily be used for local bands to perform, literature evenings or comedy nights (anything less ‘formal’). DOC offers fresh local produce with a varied choice for vegetarians and other diets.
Galeri’s exhibition space. The Art Space is a platform for young up-and-coming artists, students from the local area and established artists to exhibit their work. There are usually six different exhibitions every year, for periods of up to six weeks each.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SQ|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Cyfarwyddwr Artistig/ Artistic Director: Mari Emlyn 01286 685 204 email@example.com
Technegol / Technical: Tech@galericaernarfon.com
Cyfarwyddwr Marchnata/ Marketing Director: Steffan Thomas 01286 685 211 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynadleddau . Llogi ystafelloedd/ Conferencing: Iona Owen 01286 685 218 email@example.com
Swyddfa Docynnau/ Box Office: 01286 685 222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinctive 1930s building located on the seafront of one of the main resorts of South Wales. The Pavilion has an impressive octagonal main auditorium and a doomed roof.
Main auditorium has proscenium arch. Flat floor stalls and balcony with capacity of 643. Stalls can be theatre or cabaret style.
‘Stage Door’ studio with small platform stage, max capacity 150.
Cafe/bar with sea views is open 7 days per week. Also used for informal performance events.
Conference and banqueting facilities available.
Auditorium stage size max 10m x 7m. 6m to grid.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade , Porthcawl , CF36 3YW|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Mark Phillips, General Manager|
The Grand Theatre provides a broad-based programme of cultural, artistic and general entertainment events, and a range of non-auditorium attractions for the people of South West Wales, Tourists and in general for the benefit of the City’s population.
Programme runs throughout the yeat and is programmed 9 months to a year in advance, although certain events may be programmed with longer timescales.
Main theatre seats 1019 on rake. Stage is Proscenium (thrust available). Performing area 19.8m x 14m – pros opening 8.8m x8m – wing widths 8m SR, 2.8m SL. No rake – floor modular wood, suitable for dance.
Depot Studio seats 150 on raked seating. Flat wood floor.
The theatre also has 3 exhibition areas, conference and meeting facilities and the Footlights Cafe Bar serving lunch, dinner and snacks.
Marketing Contact: Helen Dalling email@example.com
Technical Contact: Rob Wimperis firstname.lastname@example.org
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Singleton Street , Abertawe/ Swansea , SA1 3QJ|
|Ffôn/Phone||01792 475242 admin, 01792 475715 box office, 01792 478535 Stage Door|
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.
gwyn hall audiotorium
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Steve Jones – General Manager – email@example.com
Full technical details can be downloaded from http://www.gwynhall.com/en/gwynhall/home/facilities/technical-specification
SEATING: 568; 360 retractable; 120 loose;
88 fixed balconies. STAGE: Proscenium with
forestage on lift. Performing area 14.6m x 8.10m.
No rake – floor sprung wood, suitable for all dance
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Ffordd Llanidloes Road , Drenewydd/ Newtown , Powys , SY16 4HU|
Main Theatre: 966
Bedwas Hall: 150
Glamorgan: 200 Theatre (150 cabaret)
|Cyfeiriad/Address||The Memorial Hall Theatre , Gladstone Road , Barry , South Glamorgan , CF64 8NA|
|Ffôn/Phone||Admin: 01446 400111; Box Office: 01446 738662; Management: 01446 737820|
Productions by amateur and professional theatre companies in Welsh and English.
Including drama, dance, opera, concerts, puppets, music etc
Other activities include: films, workshops, exhibitions. The town library is located on the ground floor.
Booking terms: hire, box office split, guarantee, guarantee and split
Performance Schedule: Open 6-7 days, evening shows regularly start at 7.30pm,school matinees. and matinees during school holidays
354 seats – raked circle and stalls (Side balcony seats restricted viewing). Disabled facilities – 5 wheelchair spaces, lift to stalls, & induction loop. Not all house facilities fully accessible. Stage: Wood Flooring, suitable for dance. Proscenium Arch Stage. Pros opening 9.14m x 5.8m. Performing Area: 9m x 7m. Wing Width: 5.2m. Height of Grid: 6m. Crossover Available.
The lighting control position is located at the rear of the auditorium.
Get In:. Garage access at side of building for loading & unloading only. Side door (12ft x 15ft) via goods lift on to stage Restricted access to Penlan Street for large Articulated Vehicles (must reverse up one way street) please contact box office at least 3 days in advance to enable arrangements with the local police. Car park across the road Train station – 2 minutes walk, Bus/Coach terminal – 2 minutes walk
Mark Ball, Assistant Manager. 01758 704088 firstname.lastname@example.org
Endaf Williams 01758 704088 email@example.com
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Stryd Penlan , Pwllheli , Gwynedd , LL53 5DN|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Ann Rowena Jones|
Recently renovated Grade 2 listed art deco venue incorporating the Celynen Collieries Institute (constructed in 1908 using funds generated by local miners), originally finished in 1924 as a memorial to the local men who fell in the First World War, in the heart of Newbridge, Caerphilly.
Auditorium with 446 seats (plus wheelchair spaces), Ballroom with cabaret stage, multimedia experience and bar (300 capacity). Function room with 2nd bar (80 capacity), 2 conference rooms. Cinema programme shown in auditorium. All spaces available for hire. The building also incorporates the ‘Memo Heritage Experience’ multimedia historical tour facility, as well as housing Newbridge Library and the RAF Association Welfare Office for Wales.
Our programme runs all year round featuring a wide variety of Live Music, Film, Professional Theatre, Community and Amateur productions, as well as weddings, parties, lectures and conferences. Short run of local pantomime and concerts at Christmas, workshops and classes every week.
Jon Cox – firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditorium Stage: 9m x 6.5m performance area, DS, MS & 2x US tab tracks, no fly, proscenium arch 8m x 5m. Wing space 3.5m SL & SR. Get in straight on to main Stage. 2 large en-suite dressing rooms.
Full technical specification on application
|Cyfeiriad/Address||High Street, Newbridge, Caerphilly NP11 4FH|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Tyrone Trace, Facilities & Enterprise Manager|
Policy: Will accept any form of music, dance and drama. Venue is willing to premiere shows. Performance schedule No performances on Sunday; evening shows start either at 7.30/8pm, matinees by arrangement. Booking terms hire, by negotiation.
Theatre: Proscenium arch. Performing area 13.41m x 7.31m. Stage raked, 1 in 24 – floor sprung wood, suitable for all dance, dance floor available,backstage crossover, stage not heated.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Statin Road, Treorci CF42 6NL|
|Ffôn/Phone||Box Office 0800147111|
|Theatre Manager||Liz Driscoll Elizabeth.email@example.com|
|Technical manager RCT Theatres||Robert Jones firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theatre Programme and
Audience Development Manager
|Angela Gould email@example.com|
One of North Wales’ large scale venues situated in the East End of Rhyl. A single auditorium seating 1,032.
Also bars, coffee bar, sweetshop, meeting rooms and small conference facilities
Programming is increasingly, over the past three years, West End Musicals aimed at family audiences. The artistic policy is to offer a balanced programme across all genres. The venue is programmed approximately 12 months in advance for a year-round programme.
Sian Williams, Marketing Officer 01745 332414 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing plans and spends agreed with companies. Marketing contras required for large scale productions.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Promenade , Rhyl , LL18 3AQ|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Gareth Owen, Theatre Manager|
A multi-functioning arts venue with theatre/cinema, art gallery, teaching studio, meeting rooms, and bar. Pontardawe Arts Centre is owned and managed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and is a revenue client of the Arts Council of Wales. The venue promotes a diverse range of professional events, both mainstream and specialist film and an ongoing visual arts programme with approximately 12 exhibitions per annum. Extensive opportunities to participate in arts related activities are available.
The theatre has a capacity of 456. Option of cabaret seating or standing are also available.
Stage size is 7.2m x 7.2m with a height of 6.1m to the grid.
A broad artistic programme with dance, drama, dance, spoken world/ literature, comedy, music (classical, folk & world) and children’s theatre. Programmed 6 – 12 months in advance for January – June and September – December periods. .
With advance notice of arrival time, parking can be blocked off immediately outside venue on public road.
Technical facilities listed on venue website.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Herbert Street , Pontardawe , SA8 4ED|
Pontio; Bangor University
Bangor University’s new arts and innovation centre Pontio (Welsh : to bridge) will open its doors in 2014. Pontio will be a world class Arts and Innovation Centre which will promote learning and research, create jobs and wealth in the City of Bangor, foster innovation and be at the heart of our local communities. It will be a cultural beacon for Wales and the Welsh language and will raise Bangor’s profile to promote investment and regeneration in north Wales
Pontio is both a physical building and a wider concept. At the heart of the building will be a mid-scale, multi-functional theatre. This will be surrounded by numerous other performance spaces, including a studio theatre, rehearsal room and cinema, as well as an outdoor performance space. Along with its state-of-the-art Design Studio and White Box, Pontio will house new lecture theatres, improved Students’ Union facilities and a variety of social learning spaces where people can meet, network and socialise. There will also be a range of licensed bars and cafes offering panoramic views.
Pontio is part-funded through the Welsh Government’s Strategic Capital Infrastructure Fund (SCIF), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Arts Council of Wales.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Pontio, ℅ Main Arts Building, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG|
|Swyddfa Tocynnau/Box Office||01248 382828|
|Siop Pontio Shop||01248 383838|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Artistic Director – Elen ap Robert|
The impressive Princess Royal Theatre is a multi purpose theatre and boasts a capacity of 798 for full theatre events and banqueting facilities for up to 300.
The theatre is located in the centre of Port Talbot just off junction 41 of the M4, with 105 car parking spaces and excellent access to rail and bus links.
A broad artistic programme with dance, drama, spoken world/ literature, comedy, music (classical, folk & world) and children’s theatre. Programmed 6 – 12 months in advance for January – June and September – December periods.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Civic Centre , Port Talbot , SA13 1PJ|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Marketing Contact – Nerys Griffiths, email@example.com , 01639 860018
Technical Contact – Jon Davies, 01639 763214 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office – 01792 863722 , Pontardawe.email@example.com www.pontardaweartscentre.com
In June 2011 the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s dream of having its own world-class performance and rehearsal spaces became a reality as it opened its doors to new £22.5 million facilities.
The college now welcomes thousands of public audiences from Cardiff and beyond to a programme of events featuring both performances by the students studying at the college and visiting theatre companies and musicians.
The new buildings incorporate:
The Dora Stoutzker Hall (up to 439 seating capacity)
Richard Burton Theatre (182 seating capacity)
Four state-of-the-art full-sized, double height rehearsal studios
The Linbury Gallery
Cafe bar and terrace overlooking the beautiful Grade I listed Bute Park
These new buildings complement and enhance the college’s existing facilities which include
The Bute Theatre (capacity 150 – 200)
The Caird Studio Theatre (flexible seating capacity)
Sir Geraint Evans Recital Room
plus the Anthony Hopkins Centre - an award-winning restoration of the former castle mews building, which opened in 1999. It houses:
Two modern recital galleries: the Weston Gallery and the Corus Recital Room
S4C Studio Theatre
Professional recording studio
Courtyard performance space
Music practice rooms
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER|
|Ffôn/Phone||Ticket Office – 029 2039 1391|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Andrew Miller – Head of Creative Programming|
|Ebost/Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org – 029 2039 1360|
We aim to make and present great theatre that is ambitious, inventive and memorable for our audiences, and to create strong, responsive and enriching relationships with our communities.
We strive to create the best theatre we can; to achieve a distinct and diverse programme for our audiences; to engage our communities in the creative process of theatre making; and to make a lasting contribution to the national and international development of theatre in Wales and the UK.
Seats: Theatre 1: 454 fixed rake; Theatre 2: 100
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Senghennydd Road , Cathays , Caerdydd/ Cardiff , CF24 4YE|
|Ffôn/Phone||029 20 646901|
|Ffacs/Fax||029 20 646902|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Kate Perridge (Artistic Coordinator)|
Situated in the heart of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, St David’s Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. With its wide range of live entertainment, free exhibitions, conferences, participation workshops, two bars, helpful staff and relaxing surroundings, St David’s Hall is a building to be enjoyed throughout the year.
Home to the annual Welsh Proms Cardiff, the world-class International Concert Series featuring the world’s top orchestras, soloists and conductors and the famous bi-annual BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, St David’s Hall presents a multitude of live entertainment, including pop, rock, folk, jazz, rhythm and blues, comedy, children’s shows, lunchtime concerts, musicals, light entertainment, dance, world music, films and classical music.
However, St David’s Hall is more than just a concert hall: with spacious foyers, lounge bars and regular exhibitions and annual company conferences, there really is something going on almost every day of the year.
Main Auditorium Capacity 2000 (subject to layout)
L3 Lounge Capacity 350
Full tech specs are available on our website: http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/english/technical
St David’s Hall is owned, funded and managed by Cardiff County Council.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH|
|Ffôn/Phone||029 2087 8500|
|Ffacs/Fax||029 2087 8517|
Situated in the heart of the university campus, Taliesin is a Regional Performing Arts Centre serving the City of Swansea and the region.
Taliesin produces/co-produces/tours and presents a range of work with particular emphasis on contemporary dance & drama; world music & dance ; jazz and film.
Programming takes place 6 – 24 months in advance.
A year round programme is presented.
There is a single auditorium seating 330/367. Adaptable end stage. Max. performing area 15.9m x 11.5m. Adjustable Pros opening 15.9m – 9.6m high – wing width 5m SR.
Additional facilities include a gallery, retail shop, café/bar, Egyptian Museum, Bank and bookshop.
|Stella Patrick. email@example.com 01792 602429|
David Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org 01792 295492
See venue website for all technical specifications
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Parc Singleton Park , Abertawe/ Swansea , SA2 8PZO|
The History of the Metropole –
The Story of an Institution
The Met, originally known as the Metropole Theatre and Dance Hall, has had a significant role in the History of Abertillery, since it’s construction in 1892, and has always been recognised as a hub in the cultural life of the community.
In the 1920’s Abertillery was the second largest town in the county of Monmouthshire, second only to Newport .At this time it’s population was an incredible 40,000, due to the expansion of the coal mining industry in the area. This growth meant that many new houses were built and most importantly a new Theatre and Dance Hall – The Metropole.
Along with other businessmen of the time, the entrepreneur who is most associated with the Metropole is a gentleman by the name of Charles John Seaborne, who had connections with the building up until 1952, when it was then acquired by the local District Council.
In it’s hey day The Met’ (as it is known locally) had a fantastic ballroom and dance floor, a Victorian Theatre, where many famous names performed – Charlie Chaplin amongst them, and in later years an indoor market and cinema.
Over the years the coal mining industry effectively disappeared and the town’s prosperity declined. In the late 1990’s the Met fell into disrepair and the building (apart from the ground floor which houses the Abertillery and District Museum) had to close due to structural problems.
The regeneration of Abertillery is high on the agenda for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, and thanks to tireless efforts of local Councillors, local Societies and Organisations and Officers of the Council, the Met was successful in obtaining funding from a number of sources – The Welsh Assembly Government, Heads of the Valley Fund and the Wales Arts Council being the main bodies, which meant that the building could be completely refurbished as it is today.
The Met is once more recognised as the centre for Cultural events, activities and performances in Abertillery, as well as operating as a successful Conference and Meeting venue. Along with the professional artists, local societies and businesses which utilise the excellent facilities, the building is a base for FFIN Dance as the Dance Company in Residence, and has forged links with cultural organisations in Europe, who visit and perform regularly at the venue.
Recognition of the building’s superb facilities and place in the Community, was made when the Business was the proud recipient of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors “Building Which Most Benefits A Community “ all Wales award in 2008.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Mitre Street, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent NP13 1Al|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Carys Wynne/Suzanne Allen|
The Riverfront opened in October 2004. A £16m new build at the heart of the regeneration of the riverside areas of Newport, it serves the City itself and draws in some audiences from surrounding areas including Cardiff, which is just 15 minutes away. The previous professional theatre in Newport had been knocked down in 1961, but The Riverfront has rapidly re-established a programme and audience for professional performance in the City.
The Riverfront Theatre: Two tiers face a separated proscenium stage with orchestra lift giving forestage and pit options. Overall capacity without orchestra pit or forestage 493 seats, with orchestra pit or forestage 463
The Riverfront Studio Theatre: Retractable raked seating, capacity 128, or flat floor seating 100 cabaret style.
Studio Theatre operates as a cinema Monday – Wednesday every week.
Café/bar on ground floor. Bar on first floor.
Conference room seats 15. 3 x workshop rooms capacity 8-15. One recording studio and rehearsal room (soundproofed). Dance studio 11m x 11m. 2 gallery spaces.
Mixed artform programme: c. 175 performances per year. 30% pantomime, 25% music, 15% drama, 10% family, 10% comedy, 5% dance, 5% other.
Particular interest in developing audiences for drama, physical theatre and dance, classical music. Within those areas, particular interest in new approaches to classic titles, physical and visual devised work, chamber music and piano.
Brochure deadlines determine cut-off points for programme: May for following Autumn, October for following spring, January for following summer. However, much work programmed ahead of those dates – 9 to 12 months before date of performance.
rogramming all year, except July and August. May, June, September quieter than October to April.
Paul Chambers, Marketing Officer 01633 656689 Paul.Chambers@newportlive.co.uk
Michelle Reed-Perez, Marketing Manager 01633 656674 Michelle.email@example.com
Brochure deadlines: May for following Autumn, October for following spring, January for following summer. Minimum print requirements 2,000 x A5, 150 x A3.
Chris Davies 01633 656686 Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre: Stage 11m x 11m. Height of proscenium 6.5m. Flying with 31 counterweight bars – height to underside of stage grid: 17.4m. 6 dressing rooms plus green room.
Studio Theatre: Flat floor space – 11.2m wide x 12.3m deep (seats stored). 11.2m wide x 6.1m deep (seats in use). Height to under side of lighting bridges – 6.9m. 2 dressing rooms.
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The Welfare is a community venue serving the former mining community of Ystradgynlais. Programming of small-middle scale touring theatre and music product. Recent emphasis has been on developing community involvement in the arts programming. Successful community arts programme and is developing World Music, Jazz and Welsh language product.
SEATING: 345 loose chairs STAGE: Proscenium arch. Performing area 12.35m X 5.8m – pros opening 9.45 x 5.8m – wing widths 1.5m SR, 1.5m SL.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||The Welfare, Brecon Road , Ystradgynlais , Swansea , SA9 1JJ|
Theatr Brycheiniog presents a mixed programme of mid scale high quality drama, opera, classical music, dance and entertainment. All events and financial deals considered.
Capacity: Max 477 (with stage extension 426)
Flat floor capacity 600
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Canal Wharf , Aberhonddu/ Brecon , Powys , LD3 7EW|
Theatr Clwyd is the foremost arts centre and producing theatre in Wales, home of a highly acclaimed producing company, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. The company produces mainly in English but also in Welsh. There is also a theatre for young people which uses the same performers, technicians and creative staff to achieve the same high production values as the mainstream product. The theatre hosts a variety of touring drama, dance, music and community work There are around 900 professional public performances per year. Theatr Clwyd is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council.
Anthony Hopkins Theatre capacity 569
Emlyn Williams Theatre capacity 167
Technical specs and downloadable plans at http://bit.ly/CTC-tech
Address: Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA
Box Office 01352 756331
Administration 01352 756331
Victorian venue, built in the 1880′s, still with many original features. Serving the community of Colwyn Bay and Conwy county.
Single auditorium with 379 seats (inc Wheelchair spaces). Cinema shown in auditorium. Bar. Rehearsal studio and rehearsal space due to open late 2008. All spaces available for hire.
Programme runs February – June and September – November. Pantomine at Christmas.
Marketing Contact: Joann Rae firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Contact: Peter Barratt email@example.com
Stage 23ft x 25ft. Get in through front door and up small flight of stairs. 5 large dressing rooms.
Technical specification on venue’s own website http:/www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk/tech_info.html
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7RU|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Phil Batty, Theatre Manager|
Mae’r ganolfan yn darparu cyfleoedd addysgol eang yn ogystal a rhaglen lawn o berfformiadau proffesiynol a chymunedol.
The centre provides a wide range of educational opportunities as well as a full programme of professional and community performances.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Felinfach , Llanbedr Pont Steffan/ Lampeter , Ceredigion , SA48 8AF|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Dwynwen Lloyd Raggett|
In the shadows of Harlech Castle and backing onto the dunes, Theatr Harlech enjoys stunning views of Snowdonia and
The theatre programmes opera, world and classical music, English and Welsh drama, comedy, tribute bands, ballet, contemporary dance, talks and children’s shows. Theatr Harlech also hosts a summer season at Harlech Castle .
The theatre screens popular films at weekends and during the school holidays and is home to the Harlech Film Society.
In addition the theatre runs ambitious community arts projects in Meirionydd as well as regular courses and classes for children, young people and adults.
Mae 255 o seti yn y theatr sydd yn berchen ar acwstics gwych ac mae mynediad rhwydd i bawb.
The theatre has an excellent acoustic, has 255 seats and is fully accessible.
Stage: depth 3.50m, curtain 6.40m, height 6.63m, proscenium 6.00m, 13.10m to thrust width.
8 steel steps to dock doors on flat roof. Get in does become difficult in severe weather conditions. Dock door 138cm high x 196cm wide.
Rheolowr Prosiet / Project Manager, Celf Ardudwy Arts at Theatr Harlech: Siri Wigdel firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 07855 839575
Marketing and Live Shows Officer: Paul Roberts email@example.com 07434 601357
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2PU|
|Theatr Mwldan is a professional performing arts centre located in Cardigan, designated a Regional Performing Arts Centre by Arts Council of Wales.|
Mwldan received a Beacon Award from ACW in 2008-2010 in recognition of innovation and excellence.
Mwldan presents a performing arts programme across all artforms – drama, dance, opera, music, family shows and comedy – from Wales, the UK and internationally. Theatr Mwldan also presents an extensive film programme of mainstream and specialist titles.
Since 2004, Theatr Mwldan has been producing and touring shows across Wales and the UK, chiefly in drama and music.
Mwldan has two main performance spaces – Mwldan 1 (146 seats, mainly cinema programme, digital and 35mm projection, digital 3D and live satellite broadcast events) and Mwldan 2 (249 seats, live programme plus some cinema, 35mm projection). In addition a studio space, Mwldan 3, is available with a 60 capacity.
A variety of deals are available including guarantees, splits and box office. The venue can also be hired for performances, conferences and meetings.
Mwldan also presents a visual arts programme in its gallery space, Oriel Mwldan. It has a café, bar, and good front of house facilities, and also provides a range of business services including workstations and workunits for hire.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Bathouse Lane , Aberteifi/ Cardigan , SA43 1JY|
Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007 with an ambitious refurbishment project which has transformed it into one of the most comfortable venues in the British Isles.
A modern and vibrant centre for the arts, it prides itself on extending a warm Pembrokeshire welcome to all visitors.
The Torch is an award winning producing theatre company with an impressive repertoire, and the striking new theatre was re-launched in the spring of 2008 with a highly acclaimed version of the award-winning musical The Hired Man. The multi-million pound makeover has also created a new Studio Theatre which now allows the Torch to offer a choice of films and live performances between the two spaces every night of the week.
The Torch exists to produce quality theatre for Milford Haven and the County of Pembrokeshire, providing a mix of diverse, challenging and stimulating live theatre events to stimulate its audience and deepen engagement with the performing arts.
The Theatre’s Main House has a seating capacity of 297, with 4 wheelchair spaces and 2 further wheelchair spaces in a private box. There is also an Infra red hearing assist system and an audio description facility.
The Studio Theatre has a comfortable and intimate environment, with 102 retractable seats. It is fully air conditioned with up to 2 wheelchair spaces, infra red hearing assist system, audio description facility and a fully sprung dance floor and is also fully equipped for live shows and film, with the latest 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
Full details of both performance spaces are available as downloads at www.torchtheatre.co.uk.
The Torch Theatre has a regular Cinema programme, screening the latest movie blockbusters alongside art house and off-beat films. There is also a dedicatedGallery where visitors can also take pleasure in viewing paintings, photographs, ceramics, crafts and installations by local and national artists in the Joanna Field Gallery. The programme changes regularly, and entry is free.
Café Torch is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or a coffee in a relaxed and friendly setting. Adjacent to the Gallery, and opening onto a cliff top terrace with panoramic views over Milford’s marina and docks, the café – which is open daily – also offers pre-show suppers. There is also a large and comfortable Theatre Bar.
In addition to the Torch’s own professional productions, there is a regular and broad programme of first rate touring shows ranging from musical theatre, drama and comedy, dance, opera, lectures and the best in live music. The Studio Theatre may also be used as a meeting place and is a valuable community facility.
The Torch is programmed about 9 months in advance with a year round programme.
Lesley Jones, Marketing Manager 01646 694192
Andrew Sturley 01646 694192 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Main House: Stage width 10.00m, Depth 9.65m. Orchestra pit and up/down forestage, fully equipped lighting and sound box, Dolby digital surround sound cinema equipment, 35mm film projector, full stage lighting and full theatre sound system. Baby grand piano
Studio Theatre: Fully-sprung dance floor
Full details of both performance spaces are available as downloads at www.torchtheatre.co.uk
|Cyfeiriad/Address||St Peters Road , Milford Haven , SA73 2BU|
SEATING: 180 portable comfortable seats.
STAGE: raised marble stage 6.4m x 6.4m amphitheatre, three tiers,
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Millbank , Hollyhead , Anglesey , LL65 1TE|
Venue Cymru is based in Llandudno on the North Wales Coast and consists of a theatre, conference centre and Arena.
It is situated on the coast of undoubtedly one of the most beautiful settings within the British Isles being located on the long crescent promenade of Llandudno, famous for its award-winning golden sands,wide shopping streets and family attractions.
Theatre: The theatre consists of a 1500 seat auditorium and is a fully equipped receiving house able to stage the largest of West End touring productions.
Arena: This groundfloor clearspan conference and exhibition space is ideally suited for anything from exhibitions to gigs or formal banqueting. With a major investment in technical infrastructure the Arena can be easily adapted for the most diverse and demanding of events. Level and Tailgate high loading access, modular staging, full backstage dressing room facilities, full bar and catering services, full disabled access. Maximum capacity 2500 standing, conference capacities please see www.venuecymru.co.uk
Conference Centre: All sizes of rooms from small rooms with less than 35 maximum capacity through to major spaces with over 160 maximum capacity.
Offering a selection of dining facilities, Venue Cymru endeavours to accommodate every visitor, whether it for a cup of coffee in Catlin’s cafe or the sumptuous menu of the Y Review Restaurant with a relaxed no-smoking atmosphere and panoramic views of the bay.
Additional programming contact:-
Ben Lloyd, Artistic Programmer email@example.com
Venue programmed approximately 6–8 months in advance, sometimes up to a year. All year round programming.
Richard Jones, Marketing Manager & Box Office Manager. 01492 879771 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Owen, Technical & Health and Safety Manager. 01492 879771 email@example.com
For technical details, please click here
|Cyfeiriad/Address||The Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB|
Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has established its reputation as one of the world’s iconic arts and cultural destinations, attracting over 1.5 million visitors annually. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership. Wales Millennium Centre attracts audiences and visitors from Wales and beyond and provides a creative home for some of Wales’s leading arts and cultural organizations – WNO, BBC NOW, Academi, National Dance Company of Wales, Ty Cerdd, Hijinx Theatre, Touch Trust, and Urdd Gobaith Cymru.
The Centre is a focal point for the culture, identity and talents of Wales, providing a world class showcase for musical theatre, opera, contemporary dance and ballet, comedy, as well as education and visual arts. It also offers one of the largest free performance programmes in the UK.
inside the theatre
As well as the Donald Gordon Theatre and the Weston Studio, the Centre has a Dance House, a 350 seat recital hall and state of the art recording facilities, Hoddinott Hall, rehearsal spaces, meeting and hospitality rooms, and accommodation for 150 young people.
Access: Wales Millennium Centre is an exemplar in terms of its accessibility policies. All main access points for the public have an automatic or push button door at first point of entry. Lifts are situated at either end of the concourse and have access to all levels. Both the Donald Gordon Theatre and the Weston Studio have allocated wheelchair spaces. Designated parking spaces are available for Blue Badge holders. The Donald Gordon Theatre is fitted with a loop system, and regularly holds captioned and BSL signed performances. Touch tours are available for the visually impaired as well as guided tours for wheelchair users. Disabled toilets and full changing facilities are located within the Centre.
Donald Gordon Theatre
1848 seated plus 48 standing
Pit/Forestage 1 (less 61)
Pit/Forestage 2 (less 110)
Pit/Forestage 3 (less 137)
Pit/Forestage 4 (less 165)
Donald Gordon Theatre
Depth 20.0 m
Width 32.0 m
Wing SR 8.0 m
Wing SL 8.0 m
Height to grid 27.0 m
Depth to pit edge 0.6 m
Width 12 – 15.4 m
Height 10.0 m (adjustable)
Rear Stage (separable)
Depth 12.0 m
Width 21.0 m
Side Stage (separable)
Please check availability
Depth 16.0 m
Width 20.0 m
Overall Studio dimensions 16.0 m x 20.0 m
Depth (at 207) 9.5 m
Depth (at 253) 7.5 m
Width 16.0 m
Height to tension wire grid 9.3 m
For full technical specs please e-mail for details.
|Cyfeiriad/Address||Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL|
|Ffôn/Phone||Ticket Office – 029 2063 6464|
|Cyswllt/Contact||Mathew Milsom, Managing Director
Jayne Smith, Cultural Leader – Arts Creative