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Nidum Arts Centre

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General Information

Nidum Arts Centre is a new 2 million development that has recently been opened at the Neath Campus of Neath Port Talbot College, and includes a purpose-built theatre with a 168-seater auditorium and two multi purpose 'black box' studios. Other features include a cinema screen and projector, high specification lighting and sound equipment and a suspension tower with flying equipment.

The Theatre

With retractable seating and a removable stage, the main theatre can be easily transformed from a traditional Proscenium arch fixed seat venue into a multi purpose open space, ideal for events such as television recordings, stand up live music performances and theatre in the round.

The Studios

Both multi-purpose black box studios have a removable partition wall enabling us to offer the option of one large room, removable blacks and a beautiful floor to ceiling glass window side, providing a roomy and naturally lit modern space. The studios also having a lighting system with small PA and a sprung dance floor making them ideal for smaller productions of dance, drama or music events.

As a flagship facility for education in South Wales, Nidum Arts Centre is a centre of excellence for students in drama, dance, musical theatre and music performance. The Creative, Visual and Performing Arts (CVP) department regularly put on shows at the Arts Centre, and also use the space to exhibit art and design works, as well as photography and multi-media.

The centre is also used regularly by our affiliated companies and external hirers including including Ovation Musical Theatre Company, Tan Dance and Lift Dance Company, as well as many groups and companies based locally and nationally.

The Arts centre also provides for several community based Arts groups including - Lx theatre School, I-Dance Academy, UCAN productions, and Solar Dance company.

The Arts Centre is available for commercial hires at very competitive rates when not being used to support the curriculum, and is able to offer a unique and friendly service from its fully trained staff, from performances and exhibitions to education and community projects.

Being located less than 2 miles from the M4 (J43) or less than a mile from the A465 Heads of the Valley road, Nidum Arts Centre is an incredibly accessible venue and is available for events such as:

  • Theatre performances
  • Dance Shows
  • Live music events
  • Workshops/Master classes
  • Conferences
  • Presentation Ceremonies
  • Exhibitions
  • Film/Media Screenings

For further information and to check availability please contact Zoe Evans (Senior Technician).

For general info and enquiries:
Email: Nidum@nptc.ac.uk

Senior Technician:
 zoe.evans@nptc.ac.uk

Tel: 01639 648300

How to Find us

For Satellite navigation please use the postcode: SA10 7RF

  • From M4
  • Neath Railway Station
  • Neath Bus Station
  • At junction 43, take the A465 exit to Neath/Castell-Nedd/Merthyr Tydfil
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A465 heading to Neath/Castell-Nedd/Merthyr Tydfil/Neath Abbey
  • Take the A474 exit toward Neath/Castell-Nedd/Pontardawe
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A474
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Neath Abbey Rd/A474
  • Turn left at Dwr Y Felin Rd (traffic lights)
  • Turn right after first speed ramp and before the second into the college car park
  • Follow road around and destination is a glass fronted building directly in front
  • If necessary to report for a visitor pass please continue up Dwr-y-Felin road first and report to the main reception on the left. It may be easier to park by the Arts centre first and then walk up.
  • Exit through the main station doors until on the street and turn left down The Parade
  • Follow The Parade onto Croft Road until the railway bridge on the left hand side
  • Turn left onto Bridge Street and pass underneath railway bridge
  • Follow the road straight up until it turns into a pedestrian bridge that crosses the river and A465 road
  • As you approach the end of the bridge Nidum Arts Centre is the glass fronted building directly in front of you
  • Exit the bridge via the steps down to the left and enter the college campus through the pedestrian gate immediately on the right
  • Walk across the campus toward the main doors at the front of the building
  • Facing away from the bus terminal turn right onto Orchard street and follow the road past the Gwyn Hall
  • Continue straight over the crossroads through the pedestrian town centre toward Angel Square
  • At Angel square in front of Morrisons supermarket bear left and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and pass underneath the railway bridge
  • Follow the road straight up until it turns into a pedestrian bridge that crosses the river and A465 road
  • As you approach the end of the bridge Nidum Arts Centre is the glass fronted building directly in front of you
  • Exit the bridge via the steps down to the left and enter the college campus through the pedestrian gate immediately on the right
  • Walk across the campus toward the main doors at the front of the building