A jewel set in the shadow of the Black Mountains

theatre Feb 2016

Photo by Foivos Lamprou

Welcome to Llandovery Theatre Home Page

We discovered this ‘treasure’ in 1975, when it was in poor health, decaying and near derelict. We fell in love with it, and despite warnings of  ‘you’ll never do it’  we gathered round us a small team of stalwarts and began building work, producing Festivals and writing plays.  With no funding from the Arts Councils, local authority or lottery, it was to take 20 years to complete the theatre, though creative work continued throughout, and is ongoing to the present day – 41 years later.  (See Theatre History)

Today, we have more adventures ahead, and our Spring and Summer schedule is already blooming!

Our DRAMA WORKSHOPS with a group of young performers, who have disabilities, are proving happy and exciting.  (See Drama Workshops)


Richard Booth – King of Hay – read Simon’s book, and immediately offered to promote it as the ‘lead’ book at his King of Hay Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye, throughout Spring and Summer. He also read the book to his wife Hope, who is blind, and she sent us a splendid review of the book, which you can read on Horatio Nelson ‘s Blog. together with other reviews our Theatre Cat has personally received about the book.

Simon Barnes – actor, writer, founder and creator of the Llandovery Theatre, wrote countless wonderful plays and scripts for the Llandovery Theatre Company, working with professional, community and youth actors.  He left this one novel and it is now obtainable at the King of Hay Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye or via Amazon.

(Read all about: Darkly Flows the Taff )

Llandovery Theatre Company survives and thrives by writing and producing its own work, and with the support and affection of its young actors and performers.

For up-to-date information, go to:   Llandovery Theatre Facebook page 

For ‘critical’ acclaim and personal observations, go to: 

Blog Horatio NelsonTheatre Cat.

We welcome all interest, support and friendship. Do contact us.

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What they are writing about Llandovery Theatre:

                        Beautiful and atmospheric – preserve at any price ..

  ‘Possibly the most beautiful small Theatre and Arts Centre in the Kingdom’

Llandovery is a small market town in the upper Towy valley, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, UK.