Theatre gives audiences the opportunity to become immersed in stories about characters from every imaginable background, showing children how to appreciate many different kinds of people and how to recognise other people's point of view. This can equip us to relate to people from different times, countries and cultures all of which encourages personal empathy and cultural understanding.
From a very young age, children use their imagination to create imaginary worlds and act out stories. Theatre is a continuation of this need to express ourselves and by engaging in live performance we give ourself an opportunity to continue our development of self-expression and creativity. Visit our What's On page for an up to date listing of our forthcoming shows.
The performing arts also teach children how to think creatively through imagination. Creative thinking is essential for a critical ability to create solutions to problems. By developing dance, acting and music skills children also learn how to communicate in a variety of different ways, some of which enable a place to express themselves that they may not find anywhere else. We have a number of excellent community groups who would love you to get involved and give your child the opportunity to learn a new skill.
MAKE A BOOKING
Taking your family or class to see a live show is definitely an exciting, memorable experience and contributes to a positive learning experience in so many ways. If you would like to make a class or group booking please download our Schools Booking Form or contact our Box Office to discuss what you might need and how we can help.
Making theatre visits the norm helps to break down the barriers that often limit attendance, such as a lack of interest, a lack of awareness or a perceived elitism of the arts. By bringing your children to our theatre you have the opportunity to ignite a spark of interest, open up new worlds and maybe even find the next stage director, technician, costume designer, actor or writer!
TEACHERS GO FREE
Up to 90% of your costs can be covered with the ACW Go and See Fund, and we can help you apply for the fund. Please note that the fund is currently closed due to the pandemic.
- Easy coach drop off and parking
- Teachers can come free (see below for more info)
- Delicious Llanfaes Dairy ice Cream which can be pre-ordered and dairy free options are available too.
Don't forget to tag us on social media in any photos of your visit.
Theatre is a unique, immersive learning experience for audiences of any age. At Theatr Brycheiniog we believe that theatre should be an inclusive experience for everyone and welcome all ages to be a part of our audience. We also have a wide range of resources for you to download or print off to support your learning activities, either as part of your theatre experience or as a separate activity.
SEN & ACCESSIBILITY
We want to do all we can to make your visit as easy as possible. We have a number of shows that also perform 'relaxed performances'. During a relaxed performance, house lights are left on low and strobe lighting may be removed. Loud noises or explosions are either taken out entirely or reduced. The audience is free to go in and out as needed and latecomer rules are relaxed. Making noise during the performance is not discouraged. There are additional staff members on hand to assist as required and the cast and crew has awareness training before the performance.