Raise The Roof

A Cultural Home

Our 1976 Grade II-listed building is one of the leading examples of a post-war civic arts and theatre complex in the UK.

We have three theatres, a cinema, art gallery, function spaces and a bars and bistro, all contained in our 10,000 square-metre building that is as wide along the Clwydian range as the National Theatre is along London’s South Bank. While built to cutting edge standards in 1976, the last 45 years have taken their toll.

A 2010 condition survey found a building where the roof leaks, the mechanics & electrics are at the end of life, audience areas can no longer match the experience of the excellent work on stage, disabled access is terrible, theatre-making teams work in old & unsuitable facilities and a building that fails to meet modern health and safety standards.

Since then, the building has continued to deteriorate.

Under the leadership of Tamara Harvey (Artistic Director) and Liam Evans-Ford (Executive Director) we’re working with acclaimed architects Haworth Tompkins to redevelop and save Theatr Clwyd.

We’re ensuring a home for communities that’s green and sustainable, with fit-for-purpose health and wellbeing spaces, a building that supports our vital work with schools and our community, safeguarding high-quality cultural experiences in North Wales for current and future generations.

We have substantial backing from Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council, but we need to raise £4m to ensure this vital community asset is protected


  • Building work will begin in 2022 and will be completed by 2024
  • The two phase project will ensure the theatre remains open throughout
  • The redevelopment will allow the expansion of work in health, wellbeing and learning