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Sell Out Shows as Audiences Return to Theatre Brycheiniog Theatr Brycheiniog is celebrating finally being able to welcome people back to live performances and is already selling out shows as they open with their highly anticipated and much missed seasonal programme.
Theatr Brycheiniog are delighted to announce that they have been awarded £5,000 towards digital upgrades following funding from Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust.
Theatr Brycheiniog is pleased to announce that it has once again been successful in securing emergency financial support from the Arts Council of Wales, as part of the Wales Cultural Recovery Fund. Following the news that the Cultural Recovery Fund has been extended to support Wales’ diverse culture sector through the ongoing pandemic, Theatr Brycheiniog are delighted to announce that they are to receive a second round of funding.
This landmark event has been created as part of the Welsh Government’s pilot test event programme. Theatr na nÓg, in partnership with Theatr Brycheiniog will present a family show during Half Term called We Need Bees. Performances will be at 11am on Thursday 3rd June and at 11am & 2pm on Friday 4th June. Bilingual families and welsh learners are especially welcome to the Friday afternoon performance which will be in welsh. Tickets prices start at £18 for two people and the event will be held in the King George V playing field next to the theatre.
Theatr Brycheiniog are poised ready to return and until performances are allowed, are delighted to be reopening the stage and auditorium as a super-socially distanced café. The Cultural Café Installation is a celebration of the wonderful myriad of people who would usually utilise the space at Theatre Brycheiniog. A whole cross section of the community in Brecon make use of the theatre for numerous activities, from Tai chi to Taiko Drumming, Ballet Dancing to Band Practice. While the theatre is in limited use those groups of people cannot be as present as they would like to be in the space. In response to this, artist and theatre designer Harry Pizzey has created an installation which depicts sixty members of the Theatre Brycheiniog community from eighteen different user groups making them present once again in the building. These portraits are displayed in the auditorium in a huge sky-like blue arch as a reminder of the amazing range of activities and people that would normally occupy the theatre and will continue to do so when restrictions are lifted.
Theatr Brycheiniog serves its community through an outstanding programme of quality professional English and Welsh language productions, and attracts audiences and visitors nationally and internationally, and we are home to the Brecon Baroque Festival and Brecon Festival Ballet. The Gallery exhibits local, national and international artists, with spaces for hire for community and commercial use. The theatre has an additional growing programme of Live Screenings including The Royal Ballet & Royal Opera House Covent Garden and NT Live. Rooted firmly in the community it has served since 1997, the arts centre offers a varied programme of theatre, dance, music and entertainment, in its purpose built 477 seat auditorium and 120-seat studio/rehearsal space.
The Welsh Government has announced a proposed list of events to take place over the forthcoming weeks, working with partners on the delivery of events which will develop processes and guidance that will allow the safe return of events in Wales. If the test events programme proves safe and successful it will hopefully allow larger gatherings back to stadiums, theatres and other venues in Wales later this year. Theatr Brycheiniog especially welcome this news and are excited to be one of the venues chosen to get the pilot events underway as Covid-19 restricMons conMnue to relax in Wales.