Swansea Grand Theater, Swansea

Swansea Grand Theater, Swansea (must see)

The Grand Theatre is a performing arts venue. The theatre stages plays, pantomimes and touring theatrical acts visiting Swansea. The Grand Theatre is the base for the UK's only Russian ballet company, the Swansea Ballet Russe.

The theatre opened in 1897. It was designed for proprietors Morell and Mouillot by architect William Hope, built by D. Jenkins and opened by Madame Adelina Patti - a locally resident operatic diva. In 1968, the Swansea Grand was threatened with closure but, following a campaign led by its manager and artistic director John Chilvers, the theatre was saved. The theatre was then refurbished and updated between 1983 and 1987 at a cost of £6.5m. A further £1m was spent on an Arts Wing which opened in 1999.

The Grand Theatre has a 1,000-seat auditorium and variety of smaller studios and rooms. The Arts Wing is the most recent development at the theatre, a space to host exhibitions, conferences and smaller-scale music and drama performances including lunchtime theatre on the last Saturday of each month and a regular comedy club featuring acts on the comedy circuit.
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Sight Name: Swansea Grand Theater
Sight Location: Swansea, Wales (See walking tours in Swansea)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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