Memo Arts Centre

Gladstone Road,
Barry, CF62

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Memo Arts Centre

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Located on the corner of Gladstone Road and St Paul’s Avenue in Barry, South Glamorgan. The Memorial Hall was built in 1932, and opened on November 11, 1932. It was used as a theatre and community centre. The building was damaged by fire in 1943.

In 1957 a refurbished Memorial Hall Theatre was re-opened. Seating is provided for 1,111 is stalls and circle levels. The building was refurbished in 2007.

Now known as the Memo Arts Centre, in 2014 a grant from the Arts Council of Wales Lottery funding was granted to purchase a digital projector to screen films from Spring 2015.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian
Ian on December 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Photos from 2012 – the Memo should make a great place to see a film.

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DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on July 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

Further to Ken’s comments, when I visited, on 1 June 2015 (to see “Wild”), a huge curtain had been slung across the auditorium to mask off the rear stall and circle, where improvement work was being undertaken. An 8.5m screen, with masking, and surround sound, is due to be installed. All this is due to be completed by 3 September 2015, when “The Beaux Stratagem” is set to be the Arts Centre’s first NT Live streaming.

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