Clwyd Theatr Cymru is Wales’ major drama producing operation, originally built as a Regional Arts Centre.
It is the 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 a fully integrated Theatre for Young People department which uses the same performers, technicians and creative staff to achieve the same high production values as the mainstream product. The theatre also hosts a variety of touring drama, dance, music and a community Festival in the Summer. There are around 900 public performances per year. Clwyd Theatr Cymru is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council
Created through the vision of the old Flintshire County Council and its Chief Executive Haydn Rees, Theatr Clwyd was opened in 1976. Located a mile from Mold town centre in North East Wales, the building incorporates five performance venues: The Anthony Hopkins Theatre (569 seats), Emlyn Williams Theatre (250 seats), Studio 2 (120), multi-function Clwyd Room (up to 300) and Cinema (112). There is also a bookshop, a restaurant and three art galleries.Previous Artistic Directors have been George Roman, Toby Robertson, and Helena Kaut-Howson.
Terry Hands accepted the post of Director on 2 May 1997.The name changed to Clwyd Theatr Cymru in 1998 to reflect the theatre's new national identity and remit following the changes brought about by Local Government Reorganisation in Wales. In 1998 the theatre won the Barclays/TMA Theatre of the Year award and in 1999 was designated a Welsh National Performing Arts Company by the Arts Council of Wales
Technical information about the venues within Clwyd Theatr Cymru is available from the links above.
You can get extra information by contacting:-
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Friends are a group of theatergoers whose aim is to enjoy Clwyd Theatr Cymru whilst making a direct contribution to improving the facilities within the complex.
Friends of CTC have the privilege of talks from the directors, meet the acting and backstage companies in an informal setting. They also make donations to the theatre, including sponsorship of the costume exhibition and the new colour production photos.
Why not join and find out for yourself?
Pick up a Friends application form at the theatre today or email:
My Theatre Matters!
Vote Now for Clwyd Theatr Cymru as the UKs Most Welcoming Theatre.
Public voting is now open for the My Theatre Matters! Uk's Most Welcoming Theatre Award, in association with Classic FM.
Do you enjoy the shows and experience of visiting Clwyd Theatr Cymru? Drama from our own company of actors and visiting productions. There's our diverse range of other events - dance, music,comedy, poetry, theatre for children and young people. The extensive free car parking, cafe, shop, bar and galleries. And don't forget our cinema, with a unique range of "art house" film and live satellite screenings from Met Opera (Metropolitan Opera, New York), NT Live (National Theatre, London), RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company).
Support Clwyd Theatr Cymru by giving us your vote today!
Vote for Clwyd Theatr Cymru now
Voting is open until midnight on Monday 30 September.
The winner will be announced at the annual UK Theatre Awards ceremony on London's historic Guildhall on Sunday 20 October.
Launched in March this year, My Theatre Matters! is a nationwide campaign aimed at galvanising public support fort local theatres across the UK in response to extreme pressures on local government funding. The campaign is jointly led by Equity, The Stage newspaper and the TMA (Theatrical Management Association).
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