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.
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  • 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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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 25 events at this location

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5 More Minutes

An interactive show for children about bedtime and settling down to go to sleep featuring live music and puppetry. Please take your bedtime snuggly.

Fri 3 Nov

£5–£7 / 01792 863722


Panto fun featuring dame Tony Wright MBE as Widow Twankey.

Fri 8 Dec

£7–£12 / 01792 863722

Sat 9 Dec

£7–£12 / 01792 863722

Sun 10 Dec

£7–£12 / 01792 863722

…and 6 more dates until 17 Dec

Aladdin After Dark - Adult Panto

Join us for a filthy festive ride on a magical carpet that's seen more action than Widow Twankey's Whirlpool! It's an Act in association with Pontardawe Arts Centre will be wowing audiences this Christmas with the tale of what Aladdin gets up to when the Laundrette shuts its doors! This production features the return of…

Fri 15 Dec

£12 (£11) / 01792 863722

  • 20:00

Sat 16 Dec

£12 (£11) / 01792 863722

  • 20:00

David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the music and performances from an all-star band.

Wed 13 Sep

£10 / 01792 863722

The Devil's Violin – Stolen

Daniel Morden, Oliver Wilson Dickson and Sarah Moody aka The Devil’s Violin return with an enchanting blend of words and music.

Wed 15 Nov

£5–£10 (£8) / 01792 863722

Finding Joy

Danny becomes a carer to his grandmother, who is gradually losing her memory, in Vamos Theatre Company's touching and funny full mask performance.

Tue 19 Sep

£5–£10 / 01792 863722

Graham Gouldman

10cc man jointly responsible for hit 'I'm Not in Love', as well as songs that became hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits, tours his new solo material and impressive back catalogue.

Fri 6 Oct

£25 / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

Hard Times

Lighthouse presents Dickens' tale of cold hearts and blazing humanity.

Thu 9 Nov

£10; £5 (£8) / 01792 863722

How to Win Against History

  • 5 stars

Costume drama musical about Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquis of Anglesey.

Sat 4 Nov

£5–£10 / 01792 863722

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Sat 7 Oct

£14 ( £5) / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

John Illsley

Live music from the Dire Straits bassist.

Fri 3 Nov

£20 / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Theatre Company

Classic dance-drama from South India.

Thu 19 Oct

£10 (£8; Children £1) / 01792 863722


Four classically trained musicians let their hair down, exploring a wide range of music from Jewish klezmer music and Celtic folk to tango and gypsy jazz music of the travellers.

Fri 8 Sep

£5–£10 / 01792 863722

Leaf By Niggle

Puppet State Theatre follows up its successful show The Man Who Planted Trees with this new production for ages 12+. Based on JRR Tolkien’s short story, Leaf By Niggle centres on a painter who keeps getting distracted from his work.

Thu 5 Oct

£10 / 01792 863722

Luke Daniels

Singer and composer who plays intriguing instrumental music with his Electrophon machine in tow.

Thu 12 Oct

£5–£10 / 01792 863722

Mitch Benn: Don't Fear the Reaper

Benn touts his musical satire and questions whether death is anything to fear.

Fri 27 Oct

£12 / 01792 863722

  • 20:00

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

Time travelling magic duo both claim to have been born into Victorian England in 1865. Their magic is of the old-fashioned, music-hall variety with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls - and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics. Hipsters will love the steampunk aesthetic, but the kids will just be…

Fri 15 Sep

£5–£10 / 01792 863722


Tribute to the kings of Britpop Oasis.

Sat 23 Sep

£12 / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

Not About Heroes

Stephen Macdonald's Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, directed by Tim Baker.

Tue 26 Sep

£10 (£8; £5) / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

One Man Two Guvnors

Richard Bean's West End and Broadway smash-hit comedy. Presented by Black Rat Productions.

Mon 16 Oct

£12; £5 (£10) / 01792 863722

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Sat 25 Nov

£15–£17 / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

Red Snapper

The electronic band celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album Prince Blimey by performing it in its entirety.

Fri 22 Sep

£9–£11 / 01792 863722

The Revlon Girl

Play based on the Aberfan Disaster of 1966.

Thu 27 Jul

£10 / 01792 863722

Fri 28 Jul

£10 / 01792 863722

Sat 29 Jul

£10 / 01792 863722

Travelled Company - 5 More Minutes

When Moon and Stars are shining in your eyes Then I will sing to you a lullaby The day is over now it's time for bed But with five More Minutes we can play instead? 5 More Minutes is a funny and magical show about bedtime for children and their grown-ups, in which we'll explore the fun, frustration and fantasy that can be…

Fri 3 Nov

£7 (Children £5) / 01792 863722

  • 11:30
  • 14:00


A mixture of classical, rock and jazz music that is unique to the Carpathian tradition.

Fri 24 Nov

£5–£10 / 01792 863722

  • 19:30

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