The Albert Hall is a beautiful Victorian theatre in Llandrindod Wells. Originally built as a church hall, it became a theatre in 1922, with the addition of an art-deco foyer. The exterior of the building, foyer and auditorium remain to this day much as they were then.
The town bought the theatre as a community space in 1961. It was Grade II listed in 1985.
The theatre is currently managed by a small committee:
It consists of volunteers and members of local organisations.
There are many users of the Albert Hall, including:
– local amateur dramatic groups
– Young Farmers clubs
– local performers
– touring productions and shows.
The committee is keen to host interesting and varied productions at the theatre. The committee has put on three of its own productions in recent years:
– The Addams Family in 2015,
– Little Shop of Horrors in 2017 and
– All Together Now! in 2021.
But the Albert Hall is a community space. Anyone can hire it for their own performance or show. Whilst it is mainly used for theatre productions, it can also accommodate:
– film shows
– conferences (theatre-style) and
As well as the auditorium and balcony, there is small meeting room downstairs. Known as the Lesser Hall, this room is available for small parties, rehearsals or meetings. It is also used as dressing room space for productions with a large cast.
The Albert Hall is a registered charity (charity number 524464). Our income is derived from hire fees and fund-raising. We rely on the support of our community, users and volunteers to keep the theatre open and up to date. The management committee put on regular fundraising events throughout the year. These include Talent Night in October and the Christmas Singalong in December.
We also have an Albert Hall group of friends – AhFriends. They also contribute to the fundraising efforts of the committee. Learn more about the Ah Friends.
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