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 45 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

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

Dance to the Music

A history of dance from the 20s to modern day. Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff (Strictly Come Dancing) and featuring a full cast of dancers including Chris Maloney (X Factor).

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£22–£48 / 01446 738622

  • 19:30

Detroit

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter
  • UK release: 25 August 2017

In Detroit, 1967, during city-wide rioting, armed police descend on the Algiers Motel and subject innocent partygoers to a vicious all-night interrogation. Bald, confrontational, uncomfortable filmmaking which uses an impressive ensemble (Boyega, Poulter, Mitchell, Mackie) to bring home the force of state-sanctioned…

Mon 25 Sep

01446 738622

  • 14:00

Wed 27 Sep

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  • 19:30

The East Pointers

Canadian folk outfit from Prince Edward Island.

Tue 17 Oct

£12 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

An Evening of Burlesque

A big burlesque extravaganza, with variety artists, burlesque stars and stunning outfits.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£21.50–£23.50 / 01446 738622

  • 20:00

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Thu 17 May 2018

£21.50 / 01446 738622

  • 20:00

Hollywood Christmas Party Night

Festive food and drink with a live band, disco and casino tables.

Sat 9 Dec

£40 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00

Lady Windermere's Fan

Kathy Burke directs Oscar Wilde's biting comedy of clashing cultures and classes. Live film screening.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£11–£15 / 01446 738622

Oscar Wilde Season Live.

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

Logan Lucky

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Daniel Craig
  • UK release: 25 August 2017

Jimmy (Tatum), his brother Clyde (Driver) and sister Mellie (Keough) enlist the help of redneck jailbird and explosives expert Joe Bang (Craig) to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Soderbergh’s latest comedy heist movie is perhaps his best, with a great cast, a satisfying plot and witty dialogue.

Mon 25 Sep

01446 738622

  • 20:00

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£26 / 01446 738622

Memo Big Christmas Bash

Christmas party with a live band, late disco, photo booth and more.

Fri 22 Dec

£15 / 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: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£10 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00

National Theatre Live: Follies

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Stephen Sondheim’s musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 16 Nov

£10 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00

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: 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

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 Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • 2016

Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).

Tue 5 Dec

£14 / 01446 738622

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 2017
  • 2h 50min
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 23 October 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

Mon 23 Oct

£14 / 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

£14 / 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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 18:45

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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00

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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 18:45

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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

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.

Sat 23 Sep

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

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 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

£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

£14 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

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

£12.50 / 01446 738622

  • 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

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

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

We don't know why she swallowed a fly, but this musical stage show with its host of colourful animal characters and fun games will hopefully explain.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£8.50 / 01446 738622

  • 14:30

War Horse

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Marsan, Toby Kebbell, Niels Arestrup
  • UK release: 13 January 2012

Alcoholic farmer Ted (Mullen) buys a spirited horse, Joey, in an England unwittingly on the brink of World War I; his teenage son (Irvine) tames Joey, but war soon separates them. Spielberg promises and delivers large-canvas, unashamedly romanticised, old-fashioned storytelling. In an excellent cast, Hiddleston, Watson…

Tue 26 Sep

01446 738622

  • 10:00

Welsh Wrestling

Super slamming action at this family entertainment show.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£9–£12 / 01446 738622

A Woman Of No Importance

  • Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Dominic Dromgoole directs Eve Best in Oscar Wilde's pithy drama about gender inequality.

Tue 28 Nov

£11–£15 / 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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