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Canolfan Soar, Merthyr Tudful

(September 01, 2012)

Canolfan Soar

Canolfan Soar

 

Canolfan Soar is an intimate, bilingual venue for the performing arts in Merthyr Tudful town centre. At the heart of the Canolfan Soar complex, Theatr Soar, the 200 seat auditorium, held its opening performance in February 2011.

Six years of planing, fundraising and development transformed the Grade II listed, eighteenth century former Soar Chapel, and the adjoining vestry building, into a superb facility that includes a dance studio, music rehearsal rooms, café bar, book shop, teaching rooms and flexible exhibition, meeting and conference facilities. Before Soar Chapel closed in 2005, it had been one of the largest chapels in Wales. Dr Joseph Parry, composer of Myfanwy, led y Gymanfa Ganu there for many years.

 

 Theatr Soar Canolfan Soar, entrance
Theatr Soar Canolfan Soar, entrance

 

Soar Chapel was built of two stories, in the classical tradition. The top floor, was an octagonal gallery, with steeply-tiered wooden pews on two main sides, one end and two short wings; one between each side and the end. All the seats faced inwards, allowing the congregation a fine view of the minister … and vice verse. Huge organ pipes still climb the wall behind the pulpit, at the end without seating. A floor now encloses the chapel's upper level, forming the stage, fitted during its conversion to theatre use, around which the chapel's original seating has been retained and refurbished, allowing up-close and personal views of stage and performers.

 

Theatr Soar, stage and auditoriumTheatr Soar, stage and auditorium

The ground floor is now split into a dance studio and rehearsal rooms, which doubles up as a changing area during productions. Performers can enter the stage from here, by climbing the beautiful (and original) wooden double staircase.


 

Canolfan Soar Dance StudioCanolfan Soar Dance Studio


Theatr Soar holds a full programme of events throughout the year in Welsh, English and bilingually, including: drama; music; entertainment; and workshops. Their 'Sinema Retro Cinema' showings provide the opportunity to see some classic films in this lovely setting.

 

Theatr Soar's programme to the end of 2012:

Dyddiad / Date

Digwyddiad / Event

Amser / Time

Pris / Price

Iaith / Language

04.09.12

Man Gwag

Gweithdy galar /Grief workshop

2.00 – 4.30pm

Am Ddim /Free

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

21/09/12

Super Stars of Wrestling

7:30pm

 

Saesneg / English

22.09.12

Dafydd Iwan - Cwm-Rhyd-y-Rhosyn

2.00pm

£3 y plentyn / per child

Cymraeg / Welsh

22.09.12

Dafydd Iwan a’r Band

7.30pm

£10.00 / £8.00

Cymraeg / Welsh

28.09.12

Cwtsh Cabaret

7.30pm

£10.00 / £8.00

Saesneg / English

05.10.12
06.10.12

In Plain Sight
Perfformiad a Gweithdy / Performance and Workshop

5.00pm
2.00pm

£5.00 / £4.00

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

05.10.12

Ocsiwn / Auction

7.30pm

Am Ddim /Free

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

12.10.12

Ryland Teifi & Mendocino’s

8.00pm

£8.00 / £6.00

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

18.10.12

Grimm Tales

1.00pm
6.30pm

£7.00 / £5.00

Saesneg / English

25.10.12

Countryboy’s Struggle

 

£5.00 / £3.50

Saesneg / English

27.10.12

Amser Tê
Gwead Celf a Threftadaeth / Art and Heritage Weave

12.00 – 4.00pm

Cyfraniad /
Contribution

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

27.10.12

Burum

6.00pm

£7.00 / £5.00

Cymraeg / Welsh

 29.10.12-02.11.12

Gweithdai Hanes a Dirgelwch
History and Mystery Workshops

Trwy’r Dydd / All Day

Am Ddim /Free

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

31.10.12

Sinema Retro Cinema
The Excorcist

9.00pm

£7.00 / £5.00

Saesneg / English

08.11.12

Sinema Retro Cinema
Hedd Wyn

7.00pm

£6.00 / £4.00

Cymraeg / Welsh

10.11.12
11.11.12

Gweithdai dathlu Opera /
Opera celebration workshops

Gweithdai dathlu Opera/
Opera celebration workshops

Am Ddim /Free

Dwyieithog / Bilingual

15.11.12

SXTO

1.00pm + 6.00pm

£8.00
£6.00

£5.50 grwpiau / groups

Cymraeg / Welsh

16.11.12

Amy Wadge & Pete Riley

7.30pm

£7.00 / £5.00

Saesneg / English

22.11.12

The Utah Bride

7.30pm

£6.00 / £5.00

Saesneg / English

27.11.12
28.11.12
29.11.12
30.11.12
01.12.12

Babes in the Wood
(Panto Owen Money Panto)

9.45am & 12.45pm
9.45am & 12.45pm
9.45am & 12.45pm
9.45am & 12.45pm & 6.00pm
2.00pm

£10.00 / £8.00
£30 teulu o 4 / family of 4

Saesneg / English

06.12.12
07.12.12
08.12.12

Grôto Siôn Corn

9.00am – 3.00pm

£5.00

Cymraeg / Welsh

13.12.12

Noson Garolau

6.00pm

£3.00

Cymraeg / Welsh

14.12.12

Sinema Retro Cinema
It’s a Wonderful Life

6.00pm

£7.00 / £5.00

Saesneg / English

 

Canolfan Soar

 


Cyswllt / Contact

Theatr Soar, Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais,
Merthyr Tudful, CF47 8UB

 

For tickets / Am docynnau: tocyn@theatrsoar.com

Phone / Ffon: 01685 722 176

 

Website: theatrsoar.com

Facebook: Theatr Soar

Twitter: @Theatrsoar



 

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