Wales’ largest producing theatre opened in 1976 next to County Hall, in a complex opened by the Queen. The theatre has a proud history of major productions with star international names. Theatr Clwyd productions are seen throughout the year both in Wales and on UK tours.
Led by Olivier Award-winning artistic director Tamara Harvey, the theatre is gearing up for a £35m redevelopment project, due to start in 2022. The refurbishment will create a large extension at the front, including a new three-storey foyer and restaurant, bar and cafe.
The building has three performing spaces and a multi-purpose function room. Though the redevelopment will massively upgrade facilities, the theatre spaces won't be changed.
The main Anthony Hopkins Theatre is a single raked tier seating up to 569, with five wheelchair spaces. The Emlyn Williams Theatre is a flexible studio space for 147-250. Studio 2, built to TV broadcast standards, can hold up to 120 for performance events and is used as a second rehearsal space. The theatre also has a small cinema (capacity 113) and a large function room used for gigs (capacity 240).
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CAUTION: until theatre resumes fully following the Covid restrictions, check with the theatre and book tickets and meals ahead before travelling
Raikes Lane, Mold, Wales CH7 1YA
General inquiries and box office: 01352 344101 (line open 10am-6pm)
The theatre complex is large, containing theatre spaces and other events and refreshment facilities. The theatre website is here. Disabled visitors are well catered for with wheelchair access to all floors, disabled parking spaces, an induction loop for hearing aid users, some "relaxed" performances when audience movement and noise are acceptable, and facilities for visual impairment. See here for details.
Once in the Mold area prominent signage points you to the theatre complex. Currently, an underground car park is closed but parking is available on a tiered open air car park. Avoid parking immediately in front of the building.