Pontardawe Arts Centre
|Owner||Neath Port Talbot council|
The Arts Centre opened in October 1996. It was converted from the former Pontardawe Public Hall and Institute, built in 1908 and opened by Adelina Patti; the building had gone out of use and was derelict when a scheme to improve provision for the arts in the town was conceived by Lliw Valley Borough Council in 1993.
- Drama – adult and child, Welsh language and English language
- Dance – classical and contemporary
- Comedy – comedy club and named comedians
- Music – roots, world, blues, rock/pop
- Entertainment – adult and child including pantomime
- Film – mainstream and specialist with resident film club
The building is also home to Oriel Lliw, a gallery which displays twelve exhibitions per annum by local, national and international artists; the Clydach and District Amateur Operatic Society; Class Act Theatre School, and the Pamela Miller School of Ballet.
- 450-seat digital & surround sound cinema and theatre (combined in one hall)
- Theatre performance facilities has excellent technical support.
- New refurbished performance studio replaced old snooker room.
- Art gallery
- Dance studios
- "Pontardawe Arts Centre". Swansea's Grand.
- "Pontardawe Arts Centre: Our History". NPT Arts and Ents. Arts Council of Wales.
- "Pontardawe Arts Centre". Arts Council of Wales.
- "Oriel Lliw". NPT Arts and Ents. Arts Council of Wales.
- Report of the Head of Partnership & Community Development, Cabinet Board Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council 13 December 2007.
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