The transformation of Maesteg Town Hall is a chance to provide new opportunities and facilities to the local community; to honour the building’s past by securing its relevance for current and future generations.
Community is at the heart of Maesteg Town Hall’s redevelopment.
Having consulted local voluntary organisations that use the building, the redesigned hall has been carefully planned to ensure that it serves the requirements of all who visit.
Every member of the community will be able to enjoy Maesteg Town Hall’s new facilities. The building will be accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, including fully-equipped performance spaces and dressing rooms. Relaxed viewings and signed performances will also help to ensure that the arts remain available to everyone.
A key motivation for the building’s redevelopment was to improve the lives of local people living in poverty. Employment resources provided by qualified staff will be available in the library, while volunteering opportunities will provide ways to build confidence and skills while meeting likeminded people and feeling valued by the community.
The role of creativity in fostering health and wellbeing is widely recognised.
Maesteg Town Hall is committed to providing an inspiring venue for creative groups and individuals, giving local people the chance to showcase their talents while contributing to the creative identity of their town.
Choirs, dancers, theatre groups and operatic societies will continue to be supported and valued by the hall, while a renewed focus on widening the scope of creative programming will raise Maesteg Town Hall’s profile as one of the most prestigious venues in South Wales.
All theatre equipment, lighting and sound systems in the building will be renewed and updated in order to provide a truly immersive experience for performers and audience members.
The new Maesteg Town Hall will be the cultural heart of the Llynfi Valley, equipped with versatile spaces to host a wide variety of events.
A brand new studio performance space will provide a more intimate venue alongside the main auditorium, while a state-of-the-art library and heritage centre provide technology and learning facilities for all ages. Lectures, presentations and conferences will be hosted in their own dedicated venue, while a new bar and café provide convenient areas for visitors to relax and socialise.
Chances to discover the building’s cultural heritage will be spread throughout Maesteg Town Hall – its beloved Christopher Williams paintings will take pride of place, accompanied by resources to learn more about the local artist.
As a landmark that was originally made possible thanks to the generous support of its local miners, Maesteg Town Hall is always looking for ways to give back and contribute to the community it serves.
The building’s redevelopment is a chance to support a vibrant and sustainable town centre in Maesteg, helping to make the town a welcoming and supportive place to live. By re-energising its creative programme, increasing accessibility and creating new opportunities for employment, the Town Hall aims to bring about a range of socio-economic benefits, from boosting health and wellbeing to tackling poverty and improving life chances.
The new library will be particularly focused on family activity, with a dedicated children’s space to inspire young minds and develop literacy skills. IT facilities for exploring new technologies such as coding, 3D printing and video will also be featured, while local businesses and community groups will benefit from meeting spaces and an intimate venue for lectures, presentations and conferences.
Originally funded by miners who gave up a day’s wage to support the building’s completion, Maesteg Town Hall is proud to be backed by its local community.
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