Memo Arts Centre

Memo Arts Centre
7 Gladstone Road, Barry, South Glamorgan, CF62 8NA
  • Telephone 01446 738622
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  • Website www.memoartscentre.co.uk
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Popularly known as the Memo, the Barry Memorial Hall and Theatre is the largest multi-arts venue in the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry's only cinema. Inaugurated in 1932, it was named in remembrance of the local people who lost their lives in WWI.

Hosting regular arts events and concerts, plus a teenagers' nightclub, the main auditorium seats 886 (1,300 including standing).

Previous performers include Ant and Dec (as PJ and Duncan) and Len Rawle.

Events at this venue

There are 42 events at this location

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Black Sabbath: The End of the End

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h

Music doc chronicling the heavy metal legend's final ever live show.

Thu 28 Sep

£10 / 01446 738622

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for over a quarter of a century. Enjoy hits including 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Heartbeat', 'It Doesn’t Matter Anymore', 'Raining In My Heart' and 'Oh Boy!'.

Wed 25 Oct

£15 (£14) / 01446 738622

Calamity Jane

  • 3 stars
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Butler
  • Written by: James O'Hanlon
  • Cast: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

Indian scout Calamity Jane (Day) is hard-riding, boastful and handy with a gun. She has to be, living as she does in Deadwood, Dakota, a place where men are men and women are toothsome. When Jane falls in love with a young army lieutenant she realises she may have to change, because he really does not appreciate her more…

Thu 19 Oct

£5 / 01446 738622

Dementia Friendly screening.

  • 13:30

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

Tue 22 Aug

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  • 10:00

£3–£3.50 / 01446 738622

Wed 23 Aug

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  • 14:00

£3–£3.50 / 01446 738622

Thu 24 Aug

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  • 14:30

£3–£3.50 / 01446 738622

Cars 3

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington
  • UK release: 14 July 2017

Lightning (Wilson) is challenged by new car on the block, Jackson Storm (Hammer). The least interesting Pixar franchise rumbles on in a rudimentary cash-grab which is basically a training montage in search of a story, and Randy Newman’s score can’t save it from being a dull lunge for the finish line.

Tue 22 Aug

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  • 15:15

Wed 23 Aug

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  • 11:00

Thu 24 Aug

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  • 11:00

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Sat 18 Nov

£22 / 01446 738622

  • 19:30

Despicable Me 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of…

Tue 22 Aug

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  • 12:00

Do Not Go Gentle

An exploration of the wonder of words and the transformative power of art.

Sat 16 Sep

£10–£12 / 01446 738622

Dunkirk

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Thu 24 Aug

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  • 17:00

The East Pointers

Canadian folk outfit from Prince Edward Island.

Tue 17 Oct

£12 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

England Is Mine

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Gill
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden

Manchester, 1976: Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) impatiently waits for his genius to be uncovered. Lowden shows some stage presence but this unauthorised biopic of the Smiths frontman has little to say and features none of the band's iconic music.

Fri 25 Aug

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

Wed 30 Aug

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix tribute band play all of the original group's big pop hits.

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£10.50 / 01446 738622

Miracle on 34th Street

  • 1947
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • U
  • Directed by: George Seaton
  • Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Porter Hall, Gene Lockhart

When an old man is persuaded to play a department store Santa Claus he becomes a sensation, but is that because he may be the real deal? Heartwarming Yuletide classic.

Thu 21 Dec

£5 / 01446 738622

Dementia Friendly screening.

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£10 / 01446 738622

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

£10 / 01446 738622

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 7 Dec

£10 / 01446 738622

War for the Planet of the Apes

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Written by: Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, Terry Notary
  • UK release: 14 July 2017

After the apes suffer massive losses, ape leader Caesar begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Though war is waged in exhilarating style, it is the strength of the emotions the characters go through that will leave you well and truly shaken.

Tue 22 Aug

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  • 19:30

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

Wed 23 Aug

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  • 18:00

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

Thu 24 Aug

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  • 20:00

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

Poggle

Vince is too scared to climb trees, until magical forest creature Poggle arrives offering help and encouragement, in this dance theatre piece for ages 0–4.

Tue 19 Sep

£8 / 01446 738622

Pop Divas Live

Live tribute to the leading ladies of pop with hits from Little Mix, Katy Perry, Adele, Taylor Swift and more.

Thu 2 Nov

£12.50 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Carmen

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Barrie Kosky
  • Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch
  • UK release: 6 March 2018

Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production of Bizet's opera, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.

Tue 6 Mar 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: La Bohème

  • 2017
  • 03/10/2017
  • Directed by: Richard Jones
  • Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień

The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.

Tue 3 Oct

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

  • 2018
  • 3h 20min
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
  • UK release: 4 April 2018

Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Wed 4 Apr 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Manon

  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
  • UK release: 3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

  • 2018
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Micheal Fabiano
  • UK release: 16 January 2018

David McVicar’s production of Verdi's tragedy highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
  • UK release: 12 June 2018

A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: The Magic Flute

  • 2017
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Mauro Peter, Siobhan Stagg, Roderick Williams
  • UK release: 20 September 2017

David McVicar’s classic production of Mozart's comedy.

Wed 20 Sep

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

  • 2017
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Peter Wright
  • UK release: 5 December 2017

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Tue 5 Dec

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 28 December 2018

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£14–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent
  • UK release: 7 February 2018

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • UK release: 11 October 2017

Shakespeare's classic tragedy.

Wed 11 Oct

£11–£13 / 01446 738622

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£11–£13 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00
  • 19:00

Santa in Love

Magical Christmas show with songs and games, plus an appearance from Santa.

Tue 5 Dec

£7.50–£8.50 / 01446 738622

Shakespeare's Globe Live: King Lear

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nancy Meckler
  • Cast: Kevin McNally

Nancy Meckler directs Shakespeare's classic tragedy, with Kevin McNally as King Lear.

Thu 21 Sep

£13 (£11; Students £8; Children £8) / 01446 738622

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Singin' in the Rain

  • 5 stars
  • 1950
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
  • Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell

Hollywood undergoes the transition from the silent era to the talkies and reputations rise and fall. Absolutely wonderful musical entertainment, with the slickest of snappy dialogue, enduringly catchy numbers, a cast of genuine charisma, and an engaging picture of the industry in transition into the bargain. Quite splendid.

Thu 9 Nov

£5 / 01446 738622

Dementia Friendly screening.

  • 13:30

Sitm Winter Showcase 2017

This November, Superstars in the Making hits centre stage at Memo Arts Centre, Barry with their annual winter showcase. Featuring show-stopping numbers from hit Broadway and West-End musicals, as well as classical ballet performances, this is an unmissable show for all the family. Performed by students age 3-21…

Sun 26 Nov

£10–£14 / 01446 738622

The Snow Queen: A Frozen Tale

Pantomime adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen: A Frozen Tale. Presented by Billboard Ensemble.

Thu 14 Dec

£11–£13 / 01446 738622

Fri 15 Dec

£11–£13 / 01446 738622

Sat 16 Dec

£11–£13 / 01446 738622

Sun 17 Dec

£11–£13 / 01446 738622

Some Like It Hot

  • 5 stars
  • 1959
  • US
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E Brown, Pat O'Brien

Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band. Brilliant, brittle, crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers.

Thu 14 Sep

£5 / 01446 738622

Dementia Friendly screening.

  • 13:30

SuperSonic 70s Show

Six piece 'totally live' 70s tribute show.

Fri 22 Sep

£16 / 01446 738622

Viva Las Vegas

  • 1964
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: George Sidney
  • Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova

Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin.

Thu 31 Aug

Dementia-friendly

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  • 13:30

Welsh Wrestling

Super slamming action at this family entertainment show.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£9–£12 / 01446 738622

Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd

On the 60th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the world’s only Welsh-language opera company brings together a stellar cast of native singers to breathe musical life into this famous cautionary tale of love, loss, community and belonging.

Tue 21 Nov

£18 (Students £7.50) / 01446 738622

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