Mr Eric Roberts

It is with very great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mr Eric Roberts today. Eric was a wonderful man and a great friend of Spectacle Theatre. He served as a Trustee and as Chair of the organisation for over twenty years. He finally stepped down due to ill health in 2018. He provided great leadership , and was always willing to promote the work of the company. He led the company through many challenging times and was a loyal friend to many of the staff and trustees of the company. His sense of humour, humanity and passionate support for the Welsh language will always be remembered . Eric became involved with Spectacle through the involvement of his partner designer Angharad Roberts. Eric was born in Conway in 1944 and began his singing career studying Fine Arts at Manchester University before gaining a scholarship to study singing at the Royal Manchester College of Music. Eric began singing with the Welsh National Opera. Eric and went on to sing with a number of British companies including the New Sussex Opera, Longbourgh Festival, Handel Society Society, Grange Opera Park, Buxton Festival, Opera North Glyndebourne, D’Oyly Carte Company, and Opera 80 of which he was a founding member. Outside of the U.K., he performed at Opera Omaha, Royal Danish Opera, Flanders Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Spoleto Festival, and Opera Zud, among others.

His repertoire was also diverse with roles ranging from Figaro and Count Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro,” Prince Yeletsky in “The Queen of Spades,” and Bartolo in “The Barber of Seville” to Mr. Redburn in “Billy Budd,” Elviro in “Xerxes‚” King of Scotland in “Ariodante” and Lord Chancellor in “Iolanthe.”

Eric also performed in musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors,” Cracker Happy End,” and “My Fair Lady” and worked on Radio and TV as an actor, singer, and narrator.

Eric made a fantastic guest appearance for Spectacle Theatre singing the ballad of Knox Road in the Tonypandy Community play in 2010.

Eric will be sadly missed by all at Spectacle. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to Angharad , Branwen and Ossian.

Spectacle Theatre Ltd AGM 2020

You are invited to Spectacle Theatre Ltd’s Annual AGM.

Where: Online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you.

When: Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Time: 7pm

Please RSVP to

Looking Forward / Edrych Ymlaen

An ONLINE EVENT – A link will be sent to you to join the Conversation before the event.

About this Event

Looking Forward A conversation about Lockdown and whats next. Spectacle Theatre Ltd invites you to join with us and share your thoughts. People from RCT will be starting us off with their reflections on lock-down and what they want to see happen next. We will be meeting online on Wednesday the 15th of July from 11 am until 1 pm.

Everybody welcome

Edrych Ymlaen

Sgwrs am y Cyfnod Clo a beth fydd nesaf. Byddai Theatr Spectacle Ltd yn hoffi eich gwahodd i ymuno gyda ni i rannu eich meddyliau. Bydd trigolion RhCT yn cychwyn ein sgwrs gyda’u myfyrdodau o’r cyfnod clo a beth mae nhw eisiau i’w weld yn digwydd nesaf. Mi fyddem yn cwrdd ar lein ar Ddydd Mercher Gorffennaf 15fed 11am hyd 1pm.

Mae croeso mawr i bawb

Script Writing Course

Are you a young person aged 14+ interested in Script Writing?

Plays, Poetry and more!.

Spectacle Theatre are running a 6 week course,

Where: The Factory, jenkin Street, Porth, CF39 9PP

When: Starting next Monday 2nd March 2020 to 6th April 2020,

Time: 7pm to 8pm

Get in touch to book your place or find out more. Limited spaces available.

01443 681024 or 07902 763253

Young Men’s Group

Spectacle Theatre have set up a group for young men to meet and discuss emotional health related issues, such as mental ill health. 

This group is open to all, so anyone wishing to attend can drop in.

Where: Too Good To Waste, Treorchy 

When: Thursdays 6- 8 pm 

*Free refreshments provided 

If you would like to find out more, get in touch.


Spectacle Theatre's Response to COVID-19

Spectacle Theatre are going online from 30th March 2020.

Please contact us via email for any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.