Nidum Arts Centre

General Information

Nidum Arts Centre is located at Neath College and includes a purpose-built theatre with a 168-seater auditorium and two multi-purpose ‘black box’ studios.

It features a cinema screen and projector, high specification lighting, sound equipment, and a suspension tower with flying equipment.

The Theatre

With retractable seating and a removable stage, the main theatre can be transformed from a traditional Proscenium arch fixed seat venue into a multi-purpose open space.

Indeed, the theatre is ideal for events such as television recordings and stand up live music performances.

The Studios

Both multi-purpose black box studios have a removable partition wall enabling us the option of one large room, removable blacks, and a beautiful floor to ceiling glass window side, providing a lit modern space.

In addition, the studios have lighting systems 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 put on shows at the Arts Centre, uses the space to exhibit art and design works, as well as photography and multi-media.

The centre is used by our affiliated companies and external hirers including Ovation Musical Theatre Company, Tan Dance and Lift Dance Company, Neath Amateur Operatic Society, KITE musical theatre company.

Along with this, many groups and companies based locally and nationally use this centre.

The Arts centre also provides for community-based Arts groups including –¬† UCAN productions, and Dance Wales.

In fact, The Arts Centre is available for commercial hire at competitive rates, when not being used to support the curriculum. It offers 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/Masterclasses
  • Conferences
  • Presentation Ceremonies
  • Exhibitions
  • Film/Media Screenings

For further information and to check availability please contact the Theatre Manager: Tel: 01639 648300

For general info and enquiries:
Email: nidum@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Directions

From M4

  • 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 the 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.

Neath Railway Station

  • 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 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 building in front of you
  • Exit the bridge via the steps down to the left and enter the college through the pedestrian gate immediately on the right
  • Walk across the college toward the main doors at the front of the building

Neath Bus Station

  • 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 Morrison’s 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, the glass-fronted building in front of you
  • Exit the bridge via the steps down to the left and enter the college through the pedestrian gate immediately on the right
  • Walk across the college toward the main doors at the front of the building