Tag Archives: Performing Arts

Dragon Arts and Learning Centre

Description: We are a not for profit charity and are socially inclusive providing art based therapy for all

Services Offered: Classes in: pottery, pyrography, creative textiles, upcycling & upholstery, guitar and drum lessons, crochet & knitting, stained glass, copper foiling and glass fusing, charcoal drawing, photography, access to computers. Please phone to find out what else we do

Organisation/Service Address: Dragon Arts and Learning, The Factory, Church Street, Pontardawe. SA8 4JB

Is public access available at this address: yes

Facilities Available: Computers, rooms available to Hire .etc

Contact Name: Jane Richards or Polly Stone
Position In Organisation: Trustee and CEO

Contact Address: Dragon Arts and Learning, The Factory, Church St., Pontardawe SA8 4JB

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 863641
Contact Mobile Number: 07717827271

Contact E-mail Address: dragonartsandlearning.jane@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: There is parking on the road outside and there is a car park at the rear of the building

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Monday 10.00-3.00 Wednesday 10.00-8.00 Thursday 10.00-5.00 we are hoping to be open 5 days a week in the near future.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English
Registered Charity Number: 1162140

Membership Costs/Charges: £10.00 a year


Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

A fun, developmental drama programme which is aimed at developing confidence and boosting self esteem.

Description of Organisation: By developing children's confidence and self esteem, the curriculum of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy allows each and every child to fulfil their potential by developing verbal communication skills in a fun-filled environment.

Services Offered: Fun, developmental drama lessons, focusing on speech, movement and improvisation skills.

Address: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Sketty
St Teilos Church Hall, Bishopston
St Catherine's Church Hall, Gorseinon
Sacred Heart Centre, Morriston

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Website: http://www.helenogradysouthwales.co.uk

Contact Name: Rebecca Goodfield

Position In Organisation: Principal

Contact Address: 16 Mount Stuart Square
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5DP

Contact Mobile: 0845 603 7220

Contact E-mail: swales@helenogrady.co.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Profit)

Opening Times: Sketty class 5-6pm, Bishopston 5-6pm, Gorseinon 4.30-5.30pm, Morriston 10.30am-12.30pm

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation: English


Abbey Players

In late 1960 a small group of friends got together to do a one off show to raise money for the University Appeal. The driving force was Frank Tucker aided and abetted by Val Treharne and  Adrian Howells. The first meeting and reading of The Boyfriend was at a member’s house in Cwmdonkin House, Terrace Road. The first show was performed in January 1961 at The Llewellyn Hall. It was such a success that the group were invited to perform at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera in the Autumn of that year 1961. As some of the original cast , and the Producer, were unable to go to Waterford, the show was recast and David Thomas  was appointed as Producer. The Abbey Players were named after Singleton Abbey where they first  rehearsed, and made many visits to the Waterford Festival in Ireland, where they won many awards over the years. The society eventually, outgrew their “home” at the Llewellyn Hall in the YMCA and moved to the Grand Theatre, presenting shows on a much bigger scale.  Musical shows are always held in the Swansea Grand Theatre in November. A very friendly society in which new members are always welcome. The shows are always produced by professional  producers.

Description of Organisation:
Annual amateur theatrical show staged annually in November at the Swansea Grand Theatre. Tickets are available from the Grand Theatre box office on 01792 475715 or through our ticket secretary Mrs Anne Williams Tel. 01792 230007..

Address: Brynmill Primary School

Website: www.abbeyplayers.co.uk

Contact Name: Ms Gaenor Thomas
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 1021 Carmarthen Road,

Contact Telephone: 01792 420198

Contact E-mail: mgaenorthomas@ntlworld.com

Opening Times: Rehearsal times: Mondays & Wednesdays 7.15 - 9.30pm at Brynmill Primary School.


Dylan Thomas Fringe Festival

The Dylan Thomas Fringe exists to provide a showcase for the best in up and coming talent in the performing arts from Swansea and South West Wales, combined with a range of acts from further afield. Established in 2005, following a successful pilot event the previous year, the Fringe has grown steadily incorporating a wide array of performers and events. Past Fringes have featured Rob Brydon, Harry Hill, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jimmy Carr, James Taylor Quartet, and David McAlmont; alongside a host of eclectic local and national performers. The 2008 Swansea Fringe saw a fledgling partnership with Swansea Metropolitan University flourish into this years, 2009 festival being fully endorsed by SMU. Student involvement in Arts Marketing, community and youth projects means the Dylan Thomas Fringe completes a raft of initiatives in Swansea to nurture and encourage young creative talent: showcased in the ugly lovely town of Dylan?s birth and where much of his inspiration and creativity was drawn. So come and join in the party! Take in the acts, the seascape and the local hospitality; it’s a winning combination.


Contact Name: Mr Huw Rees

Contact Address: The Dylan Thomas Fringe Festival
c/oThe Dylan Thomas Centre
Somerset Place

Contact Telephone: 01792 474051

Contact E-mail: info@dylanthomasfringe.com


Stagecoach Theatre Arts School Swansea

Drama, Dance & Singing for 4-16 year-olds for three hours a week divided into: an hour of jazz/modern dance, an hour of drama and an hour of singing, all within a small class (not more than seventeen) of similar age group.

THE STAFF: Experienced professionals teach in all the schools.  Many are, or were, actors/singers/dancers/directors or choreographers.  Most are highly qualified in teaching or performing, and all are carefully chosen for their experience of working with youngsters.

Website: http://www.stagecoach.co.uk/swansea
Contact Name: Mr Luan Davies
Position In Organisation: Principal

Contact Address: Metropolitan University (Townhill Campus)

Contact Telephone: 01792 204848
Contact E-mail: swansea@stagecoach.co.uk
Opening Times: Three separate Schools:Friday PMSaturday AMSaturday PM