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:
PRIZEWINNERS ANNOUNCED AT ANNUAL NORTH WALES OPEN ART EXHIBITION
Prize-winners have been chosen at this year’s North Wales Open Art Exhibition, sponsored by Aaron & Partners LLP Solicitors, which is on until Friday 29th August in three galleries at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
The annual summer exhibition attracted entries from professional and amateur artists from across North Wales submitting a wide range work covering a variety of subject and style. Art chosen for the final display, which numbers 167 pieces in total, ranges in form from painting, drawing, printmaking and photography to mixed media.
The exhibition is sponsored by Chester-based Aaron & Partners LLP Solicitors.
The First Prize of £1000 was won by Ian Walton from Buckley for his painting Surfs Up! Church Bay.
Second Prize of £500 went to Lynda Waggett from Rhyl for her photograph From Genesis To Exodus - Apple.
Third Prize of £250 was awarded to David Craig Hughes from Mynydd Isa, for his photograph Autumn Mist, Snowdonia.
Highly Commended accolades were given to Simon Howe, from Wrexham for Savoy Cabbage, in acrylic and pencil, and Jeremy Yates from Bethesda for his painting Down River.
Judging was undertaken by Simon Carter, Consultant and former Managing Partner at Aaron & Partners LLP Solicitors and Susie Allen, who is a solicitor in the firm’s Employment Law Team.
After judging had taken place she commented “Having studied for a masters in Fine Art it is great to be able to combine my love for art with my legal role. When I saw the winning piece you could almost hear the sea it was really that captivating”.
Prizes were presented by Simon and Scott Haddon, the law firm’s Marketing and Communications Manager, who commented “Aaron & Partners is delighted to once again sponsor the North Wales Open and be part of such a prestigious regional arts exhibition. The quality always continues to impress us and this year the standard is higher than ever”.
Much of the work in the exhibition is for sale at affordable prices, starting at £50. The Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan scheme, which provides an interest fee loan of any amount from £50 to £1000 to buy works of art, is available at the theatre – details are available from the craft shop in the foyer.
Note: Aaron & Partners LLP Solicitors is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Chester, Manchester and Shrewsbury. Rapidly expanding the range of services they provide, the firm works for businesses, public bodies, charities and individuals.
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