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Theatre & cinema


There’s nothing like the buzz of live theatre. Except that our theatres aren’t just for theatre. And the drama could be unfolding live – but somewhere else entirely.


It’s probably better to think of them as performing arts centres where just about anything could happen. As long as it’s enticing, inspiring and intriguing.


They’re the words of The Hafren in Newtown. A bold promise they fulfil with a mix of theatre, opera, classical music, pop and comedy. Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, sitting in solar-powered splendor on the waterfront of the “Mon and Brec” Canal, is just as broad-minded.


The Welfare at Ystradgynlais is as well-known for its live screenings from the National Theatre or the Royal Opera House as for its music and drama. Wyeside Arts Centre at Builth Wells has the longest-running cinema in Wales to go with its gallery and theatre.


But the Willow Globe Theatre between Rhayader and Llandrindod Wells isn’t unique because of what it stages – an eclectic mix of music, Shakespeare and other arts happenings. It’s because of what it’s made from.


This magical scaled-down replica of the Globe Theatre in London is constructed entirely of carefully woven living willow. Starkly sculptural in spring, lush and green in summer, it’s probably the only theatre of its type in the world.

Theatre My Way


“There are few arts centres which enjoy such a beautiful location as Wyeside. A great venue run by lovely people.”

Richard, London