Venues

Festival Map

Download a detailed map of Brecon (PDF, 47.4MB) showing the location of all festival venues.

Theatr Brycheiniog

Theatr Brycheiniog is a great focus for the town of Brecon, containing an extremely adaptable stage space, and comfortable seating within the auditorium. It holds a good-sized audience, but offers an intimate atmosphere, and you are never too far away from the action on stage!

Theatr Brycheiniog auditorium

The theatre has a pleasant bar area where you may obtain drinks before and after the concerts, and also during the interval where you may pre-book your drinks. There is also an art gallery, where you can browse various exhibitions, many of which feature local talented artists. The theatre has a very pleasant aspect being positioned right on the canal basin, and it is possible to book boat trips on the canal. Also within the theatre complex is the Waterfront Bistro.

Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral originally started life as a Benedictine priory in 1093, and at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1537 became Brecon’s parish church. It only becoming a Cathedral in 1923 with the establishment of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. The Cathedral provides an atmospheric setting, particularly for choral concerts.

Brecon Cathedral

“Caffé Paradiso at The Muse”

Caffé Paradiso is our pop-up Festival cafe, hosted by The Muse in Glamorgan Street in the centre of Brecon. Caffé Paradiso is open from 10.30am - 4.30pm on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, with live music and delicious food and drink provided by award-winning cafe The Hours. Devised by designer Louise Nolan, the Angelic-inspired interiors will be created during September and October in a series of workshops led by Louise with local residents in partnership with The Rhyd Day Services.

The Muse

  • Address: The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon, LD3 7DW

The Plough Chapel

Located on Lion Street near the centre of Brecon, The Plough is described as having “one of the finest of the grand chapel interiors … a triumph of the carpenter’s art” (T. J. Hughes: Wales’s Best One Hundred Churches). It also has an excellent acoustic for chamber music. While The Plough had one of the earliest independent chapel congregations in mid-Wales, dating back to 1699, the present chapel was built in 1841.

The Plough Chapel, interior

  • Postcode: LD3 7AU

Christ College

Christ College has recently had an exciting addition to its facilities, in the form of a small theatre, which makes an ideal location for the most intimate of our Festival concerts, with a small chamber group.

Seating is limited at this venue, so booking early is advised!

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