Wales – Regional Theatre Guide

Wales is host to some of the countries most impressive theatres, with venues in Cardiff, Monmouth, Mold, Llandudno and much more – the chances are an evening at the theatre is closer than you think.

A History of Theatres in Wales

The earliest known performance in Wales is that of the mumming custom Mari Lwyd. Mari Lwyd is a folk custom found in South Wales, and normally entails the use of a hobby horse which was made from a horse’s skull mounted on a pole, and carried by an individual hidden under a sack cloth.
Moving further to present day, professional theatre really developed in Wales around the 1950’s and 1960’s, with the radio drama turned stage play “Under Milk Wood” making an appearance.

What is the best way to travel to theatres in Wales?

The easiest way to travel to most of these theatre destinations is by car, however the trainline running across Wales is also a great way to quickly get to the Wales by public transport. We recommend checking timetables in advance so that you do not miss your show.

How do I buy tickets to theatre showings in Wales?

The best way to purchase tickets at any of the theatres in Wales is online. You can find a comprehensive list of the best shows on now on our regional theatre pages.