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about theatr brycheiniog

Situated at the end of the picturesque Brecon to Monmouth Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year.

In the last year alone, the venue has welcomed the likes of Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Tony Benn, Cerys Matthews, Lee Evans, Ben E King, Julian Lloyd Webber, Richard Alston Dance Company, Max Boyce, The Chronicles Of Long Kesh, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Earthfall, Julian Clary, Brecon Baroque Festival, Mid Wales Opera, Birmingham Stage Company, Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra, Faulty Towers Dining Experience, The Blues Band, Mappa Mundi, Edward Fox, Jethro, and Seth Lakeman.

Other facilities on the theatre site include a a year-round programme of visual arts by artists from the region in the Andrew Lamont Gallery and a nationally acclaimed bistro Tipple'n'Tiffin.

Theatr Brycheiniog is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Powys County Council and Brecon Town Council.

As well as being a vibrant presenting arts centre, Theatr Brycheiniog works closely with Welsh, British and international arts producers to provide artists with the opportunity to tour the myriad venues, theatres and arts centres of Wales. In recent years, Theatr Brycheiniog has co-produced tours by Catrin Finch & Cimarron, Os Sambistas featuring Bosco de Oliveira and a children's version of Shakespeare's Henry V by a German theatre company. Another notable project includes a co-production with Music Theatre Wales of Ian McEwan's first opera libretto For You.

Other co-producing partners include Brecon Baroque Festival, Cardiff-based dance and physical theatre outfit Earthfall and Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra.

Theatr Brycheiniog has recently become the first solar-powered theatre in Wales, generating a small proportion of its energy requirements through the recently installed photo-voltaic cells on its roof. The theatre is committed to finding ways of reducing its carbon footprint further.

Theatr Brycheiniog opened in 1997.

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