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Pontardawe Art Centre
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Welcome to
Pontardawe Arts Centre

Your venue for
arts & entertainment


Private Hire
In addition to the live programme and cinema showings the auditorium is available for private hire. Our breathtaking auditorium can adapt to your requirements whatever your event. 
The fully seated theatre can accommodate 280 (with an additional 170 restricted view seats). With removable seating downstairs the theatre retains its flexibility, quickly transforming into an informal cabaret setting catering for 150 with a dance floor or 180 without a dance floor.

Full technical backup is available to give a professional sound and look to your production or concert. Coupled with it's proximity to the well stocked bar this makes it an ideal venue for your function or event.  

If you wish to receive further information on private hires please use the following contact:

Telephone: 01792 863722 option 4
E-Mail: Meirion Gittins (Operations Manager)

Theatre Bar
Our well stocked Theatre Bar is the ideal venue for meeting friends before and after shows or for that quiet midweek drink. A warm welcome is guaranteed.

Meeting and Conference Facilities
Pontardawe Arts Centre has available for hire a range of meeting rooms that can accommodate delegates in layouts that can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. Our spacious, multi-purpose studio can accommodate small numbers or up to 70 delegates in a seminar setting.

For large scale meetings or conferences then our auditorium is an excellent venue for up to 325 delegates with superb acoustics and full sound system.
Presentation equipment, e-mail, Internet link facilities, a photocopying service and fax facilities are all available on the premises and refreshments and catering can also be provided through the onsite cafe 'The Gatsby Tearooms and Restaurant'

For booking and hire please contact Operations Manager Meirion Gittins  

The Gatsby Tearooms and Restaurant
Offering a daily menu, pre-show meals and take in cinema menu, buffet catering for private hires and events, The Gatsby is open Monday - Friday from 10am.  Why not treat yourself to a pre-show meal enjoying anything from the extensive menu, from a light snack to a 2 or 3 course meal.  Please allow at least 45mins for light snacks or meals and 90mins for a 2 or 3 course meal.  Children's menu available.   For more information or to book please call 01792 862597 or email

Oriel Lliw Gallery
If the visual arts are more your thing, the regualr exhibitions at Pontardawe Arts Centre's Oriel Lliw Gallery are a must see.

The superb attic gallery is fast obtaining a reputation for works of the highest standard by local, national and international artists. With frequent changes to the programme feel free to call in and admire the artwork and surroundings.
The Arts Council's Collectorplan Scheme enables interest free credit on purchases of art work.

Gallery opening hours: 12pm - 7pm, Monday - Friday. 
Free entry

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