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 31 events at this location

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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

The Death of Stalin

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend
  • UK release: 20 October 2017

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Wed 22 Nov

01446 738622

  • 19:00

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

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: 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

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • 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: 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: 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 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: 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

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

The Son of Bigfoot

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • Belgium
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jeremy Degruson/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Pappy Faulkner, Christopher L Parson, Cinda Adams, Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker
  • UK release: 3 November 2017

Adam (Faulkner) is an Oregon teenager with an absent father and concerns about his own big feet and hirsute-ness; it turns out that his father is Bigfoot. It gets bogged down in the middle section but the disparagement of male vanity is amusing, and it has enough above-par character and background animation to stand out…

Sun 3 Dec

£3–£3.50 / 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

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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