Art and culture is for everyone. But if you have an impairment or a specific access requirement, getting to see it isn’t always easy. Often, visiting a theatre or an arts centre can be more complicated than just booking tickets and choosing what to wear.
Hynt is a national scheme that works with theatres and arts centres across Wales to make things clear and consistent. It’s also a resource for anyone who needs specific access information to plan a trip to the theatre. We are part of the Hynt scheme as we believe it offers our disabled customers the very best practice in fair ticketing policy and accessibility.
Hynt is a Membership Card
Hynt cardholders are entitled to a ticket free of charge for a personal assistant or carer at all the theatres and arts centres participating in the scheme. Click here to find out whether you or the person you care for are eligible for a card or click here to apply.
Hynt is a Resource
www.hynt.co.uk provides a range of useful information and guidance on the scheme and how it works throughout its network of venues. It’s also a resource for anyone interested in information or news around access and the arts. The site features listings of all accessible performances as well as providing up to date access venue information to help you plan your visit. Through regular e-updates, the Hynt website and social media platforms Hynt provides relevant and up to date arts and theatre access information.
We will be happy to talk you through the scheme and our part in it. If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please contact 01970 623232.
Visiting the Arts Centre
If you would like to check on any access issues before you visit the Arts Centre please call 01970 622882.
Parking is reserved next to the main entrance approach for drivers with limited mobility. Two spaces are also available at the rear of the theatre, with level access into the main foyer. There are 4 wheelchairs spaces at the front of Great Hall with level access to the street and the main floor of the Arts Centre (including the Box Office and the Great Hall Foyer).
Wheelchair access is available to all auditoria and workshop spaces in the venue.
Access at ground level to main foyer and box office, by lift up to the theatre foyer and by stair lift down to the lower level.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcomed.
Toilet facilities are accessible on all levels except the lower foyer.Hearing loops are installed in the Great Hall, Theatre and Cinema.
The back row of the cinema is reserved in advance for wheelchair users, carers and anyone with other physical access needs. These seats are released for general sale on the day of the each screening.
We are pleased to offer a number of subtitled screenings each month in English for deaf and hard of hearing customers. We also offer relaxed screenings with changes to the usual auditorium environment in order to be more comfortable for a range of different needs (see below for further details). Audio description is also available for an increasing number of screenings. Please call the Box Office on 01970 62 32 32 for more information - upcoming screenings are listed below.
Subtitled films coming soon:
Last Christmas (12A) - Friday, 20th December, 12pm
(Paul Feig, UK 2019, AD, 103mins)
Emma Thompson co-writes and stars in this romantic comedy about a young girl (Emilia Clarke) who’s job as a department store Elf is just one of a string of bad decisions, until she meets a mysterious stranger, Tom. As the streets of London transform with sparkling Christmas magic, her life begins to take a new turn. George Michael’s wonderful soundtrack rounds off this seasonal crowd-pleaser.
Cats (PG) - Tuesday, 7th January, 5:45pm
(Tom Hooper, UK/USA 2019, AD, 120mins TBC)
An incredible cast (including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift) star in this big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical. One of the longest running shows in West-End and Broadway history, this is the story of a young abandoned kitten who encounters a tribe of cats in London who come together once a year for the Jellicle Ball. From the director of Les Miserables and The King’s Speech.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12A) - Wednesday, 15th January, 5:15pm
(J. J. Abrams, USA 2019, AD, 142mins)
The conclusion of the epic Star Wars saga brings the Resistance’s final confrontation with the First Order. With Adam Driver, Mark Hamil, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Carrie Fisher.
1917 (15) - Tuesday, 21st January, 5:45pm
(Sam Mendes, UK 2019, AD, 119mins)
Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch star in this Oscar-nominated WWI drama about two young British privates (George McKay and Dean Charles Chapman) who are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep into enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Little Women (U) - Thursday 6th February, 5:30pm
(Greta Gerwig, USA 2019, AD, 135mins)
With a perfect cast and a smart retelling of its source material, writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a beautiful film that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, that unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep.
The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) - Thursday 13th February, 5:45pm
(Armando Iannucci, UK 2019, AD, 119mins)
The latest film from Armando Ianucci (The Thick of It) is a fresh, funny and utterly charming spin on Dickens’ timeless tale following the good-hearted David Copperfield, surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. Stars Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Dev Patel and Peter Capaldi.
Please note, except where noted otherwise, relaxed screenings (listed below) are also subtitled, in addition to other auditorium adjustments.
Relaxed screenings coming soon:
Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon (U) - Saturday, 7th December, 12pm
(Will Becher, UK 2019, 87mins)
Shaun is back in his latest big screen adventure. When an alien crash-lands near the farm, Shaun quickly finds himself in a new adventure, setting off on a mission to find a way to get the intergalactic visitor back home.
WHAT IS A RELAXED SCREENING?
Relaxed cinema screenings are designed to be inclusive for those with additional access needs. There are some changes made to the usual film environment, including:
- no adverts or trailers
- subtitles on the film
- low-level lighting in the cinema
- reduced volume level of the film
- it's okay to make noise and move around
If you have specific requirements or just want more info, then please get in touch.