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 40 events at this location

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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
  • 101 min
  • 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

  • 19:30

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Bowers
  • Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Alexa Blair Robertson, Jason Drucker, Charlie Wright
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

Greg (Drucker) and Rodrick (Wright) go on a two-day road trip with their family in order to attend a birthday party. The fourth film in the sequence completely recasts the main characters (the previous ones having become too old) and despite likeable performances it’s only moderately amusing.

Sun 2 Jul

01446 738622

  • 16:30

Do Not Go Gentle

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

Sat 16 Sep

£10–£12 / 01446 738622

The East Pointers

Canadian folk outfit from Prince Edward Island.

Tue 17 Oct

£12 / 01446 738622

  • 19:15

The Little Mix Experience

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

Sat 1 Jul

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

  • 14:00

Sun 2 Jul

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

  • 16:30

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£10.50 / 01446 738622

Made in Dagenham

Uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Presented by Billboard Ensemble.

Tue 25 Jul

£13 / 01446 738622

Wed 26 Jul

£13 / 01446 738622

Thu 27 Jul

£13 / 01446 738622

Miracle on 34th Street

  • 1947
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 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.

My Cousin Rachel

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roger Michell
  • Cast: Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Weisz is a fine choice for the eponymous enigma, while Claflin is superb as her heedless admirer…

Mon 10 Jul

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

  • 14:00

Wed 12 Jul

£3–£6.50 / 01446 738622

  • 19:30

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Thu 20 Jul

£10 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

Thu 10 Aug

£9 / 01446 738622

  • 19:00

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • UK release: 10 June 2017

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

Tue 18 Jul

£6–£9 / 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

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
  • 180 min
  • 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
  • 200 min
  • 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
  • 155 min
  • 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: Otello

  • 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Fri 28 Jul

£12.50–£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
  • 180 min
  • 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
  • 135 min
  • 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
  • 180 min
  • 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
  • 180 min
  • 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: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
  • Cast: Patrick Drury, Nia Gwynne, Stefan Adegbola, David Burnett
  • UK release: 9 August 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Wed 9 Aug

£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

Singin' in the Rain

  • 5 stars
  • 1950
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 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

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
  • 120 min
  • 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

Summer Holiday

  • 1963
  • UK
  • 107 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peter Yates
  • Written by: Peter Myers and Ronald Cass
  • Cast: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters

Cliff and his mates embark on a road trip across Europe in a converted double decker bus, picking up a girl masquerading as a boy along the way, for a whirlwind trip of cheesy musical numbers and a choregraphed love affair.

Thu 20 Jul

Dementia-friendly

01446 738622

  • 13:30

SuperSonic 70s Show

Six piece 'totally live' 70s tribute show.

Fri 22 Sep

£16 / 01446 738622

Tickledom

A musical following Princess Violet. her companion Marigold, and their adventures in the world of Tickledom.

Sat 22 Jul

£10 (Children £8; Family £32) / 01446 738622

  • 16:00

Viva Las Vegas

  • 1964
  • US
  • 85 min
  • 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

01446 738622

  • 13:30

Welsh Wrestling

Super slamming action at this family entertainment show.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£9–£12 / 01446 738622

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