Theatre at the Workmen's Hall

With a large auditorium, which was fully renovated in the 1990s and a newly refreshed digital cinema, the Workmen's Hall is able to offer a wide range of performances; from plays in the auditorium, to live simulcasts of opera in our cinema.

The Workmen's Hall is proud to have a close relationship with Theatre AdHoc, continuing the long tradition of the Hall providing live theatrical entertainments and offering learning and personal development opportunities for members of the community.

Full Schedule


Thu 24th Oct, 7:30pm Don Pasquale cinema


Tue 5th Nov, 7:15pm Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III cinema


Tue 10th Dec, 7:15pm Coppélia cinema

Sat 14th Dec, 8:00pm The Liquid Engineers - Gary Newman Tribute Band auditorium

Tue 17th Dec, 7:15pm The Nutcracker cinema


Thu 16th Jan, 7:15pm The Sleeping Beauty cinema

Wed 29th Jan, 7:45pm La Bohème cinema


Tue 25th Feb, 7:15pm Marston & Scarlett cinema


Tue 17th Mar, 7:15pm Fidelio cinema


Wed 1st Apr, 7:15pm Swan Lake cinema

Tue 21st Apr, 7:00pm Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci cinema


Thu 28th May, 7:15pm The Dante Project cinema


Thu 18th Jun, 7:45pm Elektra cinema


Small Revolutions - Patrick Jones Poetry Evening 7pm-8.30pm

An evening of spoken word. Ideas. Debate. Protest. Hope.

As part of The Newport Rising Festival 2019 , commemorating 180 years since the Chartist Uprising of 1839 , whilst bearing witness to 2019 and with the release of a new poetry, poet Patrick Jones is setting out on a journey to find out what people will stand up for today.

With special guest Lucy Purrington plus open mic session.

Come and have your say in creating a People’s Charter for today.


Duration: 1hrs 30minsShowing in our auditorium

Price: Pay what you can

Opens Wed 30th Oct 2019

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The Liquid Engineers - Gary Newman Tribute Band

Start the Christmas celebrations off with a bang - The Liquid Engineers are appearing at the Blaenavonworkmenshall for a 1 night specal. They are known as one of the best Gary Newman tribute bands in Europe. Come and join us for a spectular evening of entertainment 


Duration: 4hrsShowing in our auditorium

Price: All Tickets £15.00


Sat 14th Dec 2019: 8:00pm book

Performances in our cinema

Don Pasquale

Live Royal Opera cinema

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed...

Showing on Thu 24th Oct 2019

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

Live Royal Ballet cinema

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of...

Showing on Tue 5th Nov 2019


Live Royal Ballet cinema

A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’...

Showing on Tue 10th Dec 2019

The Nutcracker

Live Royal Ballet cinema

Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic...

Showing on Tue 17th Dec 2019

The Sleeping Beauty

Live Royal Ballet cinema

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II,...

Showing on Thu 16th Jan 2020

La Bohème

Live Royal Opera cinema

Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited...

Showing on Wed 29th Jan 2020

Marston & Scarlett

Live Royal Ballet cinema

Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The...

Showing on Tue 25th Feb 2020


Live Royal Opera cinema

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise...

Showing on Tue 17th Mar 2020

Swan Lake

Live Royal Ballet cinema

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent...

Showing on Wed 1st Apr 2020

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Live Royal Opera cinema

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless...

Showing on Tue 21st Apr 2020

The Dante Project

Live Royal Ballet cinema

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations...

Showing on Thu 28th May 2020


Live Royal Opera cinema

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother...

Showing on Thu 18th Jun 2020