Pontardawe Arts Centre

Pontardawe Arts Centre
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Herbert Street, Pontardawe, West Glamorgan, SA8 4ED
  • Box office 01792 863722
  • General enquiries 01792 863722
  • Box office times Mon–Fri noon–8pm & 1 hour before performances.
  • Email
  • Website www.nptartsandents.co.uk

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Pontardawe Arts Centre is based in the heart of Pontardawe, situated 10 minutes off the M4 and 20 minutes away from Swansea.

This multi-purpose venue hosts a 400-seat theatre which is used for live events and 3D digital cinema. There is a new studio space, cafe facilities, licensed bar, art gallery and dance studio. The beautiful traditional theatre hosts professional work of the highest calibre, including gigs, classical music, stand up comedy, celebrity talks, dance, drama, literature, children's events and more. Every packed season has something for everyone to enjoy.

We also run a weekly schedule of classes for all ages including drama, various dance, photography, poetry and more. Our snooker room has just been redesigned into a new smaller space studio with cafe facilities which will be opening soon. Pontardawe Arts Centre is available for private hire and is able to cater for all different requirements.

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There are 27 events at this location

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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Sat 20 May

Barcelona Gypsy Orchestra

The Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Orchestra draw on many musical influences: Catalan traditional songs mix with oriental rhythms, Gipsy swing meets Eastern Europe, Cuban revolutionary songs merge with Balkan rhythms and hot Balkan and Klezmer music turn to the core of the Mediterranean popular scene.

Fri 7 Apr

£12 (£10; £5; Children £1) / 01792 863722

The Best Thing

Vamos Theatre present a bittersweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts set in the 1960s.

Thu 30 Mar

£10; £5 (£8; Children £1) / 01792 863722

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. Following the success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour Big Country present their 'Best Of' tour.

Fri 3 Mar

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

The true story of Pinocchio told by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies.

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Dean Friedman

Chart topping, recording artist, Dean Friedman has sold millions of records around the world and had top 40 radio hits including classics like, 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia', 'Woman of Mine', 'Well, Well' Said the Rocking Chair' and 'McDonald's Girl'. Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant! - ThreeWeeks…

Fri 12 May

£20 / 01792 863722


Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Fri 10 Feb

£15–£17 / 01792 863722

The East Pointers

The East Pointers hail from Canada's Prince Edward Island and feature banjoist/vocalist/step-dancer Koady Chaisson, fiddle player/vocalist Tim Chaisson, and guitarist/vocalist Jake Charron. The cousins Chaisson are part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians from the island. When Jake…

Fri 9 Jun

£12 (£10; £5; Children £1) / 01792 863722

An Evening at the Hot Club with Afternoon in Paris

Swing, jive, funk, samba, afro- and Latin-inspired jazz

Gimme Some Lovin

Nine piece soul band delivering a sound you just can't resit getting up and dancing to. Playing classic tunes from the likes of The Commitments, The Blues Brothers, James Brown, Otis Reading, Wilson Picket, tina turner and so many more.

Fri 19 May

£10 (£8; Children £1) / 01792 863722

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John Hinton's Ensonglopedia of Science

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. Presented by John Hinton.

John Shuttleworth

Sheffield-born actor and musician Graham Fellows takes to the stage in the guise of his best-known character, John Shuttleworth. The nerdy and socially-unaware singer-songwriter will delight with his unique musical offerings and straight-talking attitude.

Fri 3 Feb

£13.98 / 01792 863722

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will & Tasty Mint

A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made Shuttleworth question his mortality.

Jon Boden

Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead.

Tue 16 May

£20 / 01792 863722


Female fronted symphonic prog rock band from Swansea.

Fri 21 Apr

£14.50 / 01792 863722

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

Long established as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships and twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo - 2016 & 2013 - the couple's intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'- (fRoots), whose…

Thu 27 Apr

£12 (£10; £5) / 01792 863722

The Manfreds

Original members Paul Jones, Mike d'Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg, along with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie, recreate the hits.

Sat 1 Apr

£20 / 01792 863722

The Manfreds

There she was just a walkin' down the street, singing Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do! One of the most popular, and instantly recognisable, songs of the '60's and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts some 50 years later. Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness are joined by…

Sat 1 Apr

£20 / 01792 863722

Mid Wales Opera: The Magic Flute

Mozart's fairy tale about good, evil and freemasonry.

Thu 9 Mar

£15 (Children £1) / 01792 863722

Oysters 3

The three founder members of Oysterband, John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer plays a relaxed acoustic set.

Fri 17 Mar

£15 adv / 01792 863722

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Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Perfect Pitch

It's An Act present the hilarious John Godber comedy which focuses on the relationships of two very different couples staying at a seaside campsite in Wales.

Fri 31 Mar

£10 (£8; £5) / 01792 863722

Seann Walsh: One for the Road

Sharp and energetic observational humour from this fast-riser.

Sat 4 Mar

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

Southern Tennant Folk Union

Folk, roots and Americana music with a social conscience.

Fri 24 Feb


Indie-rock outfit from Liverpool who hit the charts in the mid-90s with the quirky 'Female of the Species' and 'The Ballad of Tom Jones'.

Sat 22 Apr

£15 / 01792 863722

A Strange New Space

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth? Amira knows all of these things. One night her Mother tells her they must leave their hometown to find a safe space. So…

Wed 19 Apr

£5 (Children £5) / 01792 863722

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
  • UK release: 2 December 2016

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the…

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