”Have your say about the woodlands of the Rhondda”

Spectacle are undertaking a community consultation, about the use we make of the publicly owned woodlands and forests in the Rhondda Valley.  We are  consulting  with people living in the Rhondda on behalf of National Resources Wales.

As a part of the consultation, we will be conducting two ‘WALK and TALK’   events. Walk and Talk is an opportunity to walk the woods and discuss future plans for the woodland.

Tuesday , March the 15th   at    ‘Maendy’ Treorchy    CF42 , 6DH

Monday, 21st March at ‘Barry Sidings’ Trehafod CF37 2PE

events are

at 9-30 – 11-30

WEDNESDAY the 23rd of March a participatory theatre and consultation event will be held

at Ton Pentre AFC Social club , CF41 7AF

5-7 pm

all events are free – all welcome

Swydd Hwylusydd Theatr Gymunedol, yn Theatr Spectacle Cyf

Mae Theatr Spectacle Cyf yn chwilio ar frys am berson i drefnu a chyflwyno gweithdai Theatr Gymunedol yn Rhondda Cynon Taf. Byddwch yn rhan o dîm bach, weithiau’n gweithio’n annibynnol. Nod y gweithdai yw i ddatblygu synnwyr o les y cyfranogwyr.

Bydd disgwyl i chi gyflwyno gweithdai sy’n seiliedig ar y Celfyddydau gyda phobl ifanc sy’n  agored i niwed a thrigolion hŷn.

Gellir darparu hyfforddiant os oes angen.

Lleolir y swydd yn y Ffatri Bop ym Mhorth, ac mae’r lleoliadau gwaith yn RhCT.

Y post

35 awr yr wythnos. ( Gellir trafod gweithio rhan amser ) am gyfnod o dri mis o Ionawr 2022.

Telerau ac amodau Ecwiti/Cyngor Theatr Annibynnol.

Y gallu i yrru yn hanfodol / Siarad Cymraeg yn ddymunol

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth neu i drafod y post, e-bostiwch neu ffoniwch Steve Davis

Steve.spectacletheatre@gmail.com / 07900493691


Community Facilitator Required

Community Theatre Facilitator post,  at Spectacle Theatre Ltd

Spectacle Theatre Ltd urgently seek a person to organise and deliver Community Theatre workshops within Rhondda Cynon Taff.  You will be a part of a small team, sometimes working independently. Aim of workshops to develop participants sense of wellbeing

You will be expected to deliver Arts based workshops with vulnerable youth and older residents

  • Training can be provided if required.
  • The post is based at the Factory in Porth
  • The working venues are within RCT.

The post

  • 35 hours per week. ( Part time working can be negotiated )
  • runs for a period of three months from January 2022.
  • Terms and conditions Equity / Independent Theatre council .

Ability to drive essential  / Welsh Speaking desirable

For further Information or to discuss the post  please email or call Steve Davis

Steve.spectacletheatre@gmail.com   / 07900493691

The National Lottery Community Fund

We are happy to announce that we have been successful with our National Lottery Community Fund application and would like to thank the lottery players for making this happen!

Making Monsters by Paul Swift – touring South Wales

MAKING MONSTERS by Paul Swift and Spectacle Theatre Ltd

“Do you believe in monsters?… Shrek’s a monster and kids love him, but if Shrek lived on my estate, they’d probably kill him.And real monsters don’t look like Shrek, they look just like everybody else. And they don’t rescue princesses, they do horrible, unspeakable things…. I know a real monster. They’re the reason I don’t go to school. This friend said I should tell someone. Shall I tell you?…

Spectacle Theatre produces plays and projects for all sorts of different groups. Making Monsters is an interactive play for people aged 9+ .

The play is specifically designed to enable classes to talk safely about sensitive issues relevant to their lives, increasing empathy and understanding of their own and others’ experiences.

The story is based on real life.

We aim to engage all, including those who don’t normally engage; to enable everyone to participate at their own level; to draw on and validate their experience and knowledge, raising confidence & self-esteem and having a positive impact on learning and behaviour.

The participatory play has a flexible structure that allows children and young people to respond at their own level. The play examines issues around identity, isolation & loneliness, and supports work on mental health, safe relationships, homophobia, hate crime & domestic abuse.

The programme consists of the play, post play discussions, workshops and Teaching Support Materials, and is available for Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

To book the Making Monster Educational Theatre Programme, please contact 

steve.spectacletheatre@gmail.com       TEL.  07900493691

Megan is 14 years old. With the help of the audience, she begins to tell the story of a monster, how it grows up and finds out what it is.

Responses to Making Monsters

Pupils Year six

‘Thought it was sad and funny all at the same time’ ‘sad because parents wouldn’t look after their own child’ ‘enjoyed it all ‘   ‘ some children don’t have easy lives’


‘Oracy and Drama were extremely useful and relevant in communicating issues/ life stories . It deepened understanding and engaged higher order thinking skills in all pupils’

‘The Drama resonated with the pupils , with different aspects appealing to different pupils based on their understanding ‘


Spectacle Theatre charge £300 plus VAT per half day

Spectacle Theatre charge £450 plus VAT per whole day

A half day includes a performance , workshop and follow up materials

A full day includes two performances and workshops .

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.

Nativity play in January !

Spectacle Theatre young people are performing their version of a nativity play on wednesday the 26 02 2021

Rehearsals for the original performance , were interrupted by the xmas lockdown. The play was moved online and shown to a small group prior to xmas. This performance has become an annual event at Ty Ddewi in ystrad Rhondda. Tomorrow night we will aim to perform it once again for residents of Ty Ddewi

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 steve.spectacletheatre@gmail.com


Spectacle Theatre's Response to COVID-19