Theatr Clwyd welcomed Dawn Bowden MS, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, alongside representatives from Flintshire County Council and the Arts Council of Wales, to showcase the progress of its major building re-development.
Theatr Clwyd’s major capital redevelopment will transform the 47-year-old building, from one which is no longer fit-for-purpose, into a green, sustainable, and welcoming home for the region and its communities. The project will ensure that the award-winning Theatr Clwyd continues to thrive and is a major part in driving North Wales and Flintshire as a visitor destination. The changes will ensure the organisation can continue to serve its local communities, with specialist young people’s hubs, indoor and outdoor play areas, health and wellbeing suites, and communal spaces for everyone to use and enjoy.
The transformation is currently well underway, with the outside of the building now unrecognisable. In celebration of this landmark project, Dawn Bowden MS Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism visited the site to see the progress so far, as well as launching an exciting competition for young people in the local area.
0 StarsI was delighted to see the progress being made in the redevelopment of Theatr Clwyd. Our significant investment in this transformation is a programme for government commitment and demonstrates our recognition of the considerable social, cultural and economic benefits Theatr Clwyd brings to Wales, particularly to the local communities in north-east Wales. Our investment is designed to tackle inequalities in provision and provide better access to the arts and culture in North Wales. It’s evident that Theatr Clwyd is a much-loved facility in the area – and I look forward to seeing the winning visions of local children for what the future holds for the Theatre. I wish the team well as work continues on this transformation.The Deputy Minister, said.
Theatr Clwyd’s Imagine The Future competition will invite young people aged 5 - 14 to design a poster depicting their vision of what Theatr Clwyd will be like in the future, once the re-development is complete. The winner and two runners-up will have their designs produced by Theatr Clwyd’s in-house team and displayed during this year’s pantomime season on the hoarding boards that surround the theatre whilst building is underway. 40,000 audience members will attend the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which this year will take place in a 900-seat Big Top Theatre whilst the capital works are in progress.
0 StarsFollowing six years of planning it is exciting to reach the point of constriction on site. The support from our partners, including Welsh Government, is greatly valued, and we cannot wait to welcome communities back into the redeveloped building when finished. In the meantime we continue to offer programming on site, and are really excited to deliver a once in a lifetime panto in our Big Top Theatre. I look forward to seeing all of the designs and entries from young people so that audiences can be inspired by their ideas for the future of Theatr Clwyd.Liam Evans-Ford, Executive Director at Theatr Clwyd said.
Into The Future
Theatr Clwyd is going through some big changes, draw or paint what you imagine Theatr Clwyd will or might look like after the redevelopment has finished.
The winning design and two runners up will have their image placed on the boards alongside the redevelopment ahead of the Christmas Pantomime. The competition winners will be selected by our very own Panto Dame, Phylip Harries, and announced by Dawn Bowden MS Deputy Minister for Sports, Arts and Tourism.
- Entrants must be aged between 5-14 years old
- Closing date is Friday 15th September 2023
- Drawings or paintings on an A4 or A3 portrait piece of paper
- Designs to be sent to: The Development Team, Theatr Clwyd, St. David’s Building, Daniel Owen Square, Earl Road, Mold, CH7 1DQ. Please remember to include your name, age and contact details