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Theatr Mwldan

  Bath House Road
SA43 1JY
phone (01239) 621200
fax (012390 613600
web site
venue policy Theatr Mwldan is a vibrant arts and entertainment complex, situated in the centre of Cardigan, an old market town on the beautiful coast of west Wales.
Originally established in 1983, Theatr Mwldan began life as a community project to convert Cardigan's disused abattoir into a theatre. Now a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, Theatr Mwldan is a highly successful community enterprise, a company owned and managed by the community that it serves.
Theatr Mwldan presents a year-round multi-artform programme of professional and community live performance, participatory activity, plus one of best film programmes in Wales, including both mainstream and specialist film releases.
A major £7 million development project was completed in June 2004, delivering a vast improvement in the range of facilities available. The theatre’s level of activity increased enormously to more than 80,000 admissions per year, and its customers now enjoy the highest quality experience. The venue now boasts two excellent auditoria, both presenting live performance and cinema, and offering comfortable seating, big screens and Dolby Digital sound.
Other new facilities at Mwldan include a studio space, a great new foyer including a café and bar plus Box Office and Gallery. A new multi-media centre, Creative Mwldan Creadigidol, has also been launched in the newly renovated and extended former farm buildings on a site adjacent to the theatre building. Creative Mwldan is home to a wide range of creative industries professionals and offers an impressive variety of high quality skills and services.
Theatr Mwldan now has a new role as a producer and originator of performance, within its new status as a Regional Performing Arts Centre as recognised by The Arts Council of Wales. The productions specialise in world and traditional music, drama and music theatre, and Theatr Mwldan is working on many of these projects in a co-production role with a variety of production partners.
The venue offers a superb range of modern comfortable facilities suitable for hire by organisers of conferences, meetings, classes and performances.
seating capacity • Mwldan 1 auditorium seats 146
• Mwldan 2 auditorium seats 250
• Mwldan 3, a studio space, seats a maximum of 60.
• Mwldan 3 has a sprung floor and is ideal for dance/movement type classes of up t
technical details Stage dimensions: maximum depth 6m; width (inc. wings) 9.5m
disabled resources Full wheelchair access, disabled toilets, all on the flat.
notes Gallery
Oriel Mwldan is a high quality exhibition space of regional importance, improving the infrastructure of the visual arts within West Wales and benefiting local artists, community groups, local college students. It is equipped to receive touring exhibitions of national significance.
Theatr Mwldan provides technical support for a wide range of presentations including conferences and live shows.
Caffi Mwldan is operated and managed by Cegin Cymru Cyf., a subsidiary company of Antur Teifi Ltd, which aims to support local producers and source locally, giving you the chance to experience the best of Welsh food with an international flavour.
Theatr Mwldan has successfully hosted a number of daytime conferences to date, and has worked with a number of national organisations who have expressed high levels of satisfaction with the facilities and support provided. Theatr Mwldan works closely with the organisers of events to ensure the very best delivery of conferences and events.
Community Classes
Mwldan 3 hosts a regular diary of classes throughout the year, organised by and for the local community during the daytime and evenings, both on weekdays and at weekends. Other meetings and conferences are also programmed in Mwldan 3, and Wednesday and Thursday daytimes of each week are specifically kept available for daytime conferences and meetings for organisations.
Box Office Opening Times
10am – 8pm Monday – Sunday (except 25 and 26 December)
An answer-phone service is available out of office hours and when the box office is busy.  Please do leave a message and we will phone you back.     All the facilities are wheelchair accessible.
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