Theatr Clwyd, Flintshire and Wales' most important cultural organisation, that serves its communities with world-class theatre and arts, is to enter the next phase of public consultation, with free open-to-all digital events where anyone can find out more about its landmark redevelopment project.

This final phase of public consultation on the multi-million-pound redevelopment scheme, follows extensive consultation in 2019 and will feature updated design images by architects Haworth Tompkins.

The 45-year-old building will be extensively refurbished and repaired, along with significant improvements to ensure that this 'once-in-a-lifetime' project will see a greener, more energy efficient building enabling large savings on gas, electricity, and water costs, and make better use of resources.

A phased construction period, slightly delayed by Covid-19 and now due to commence in early 2022, will enable performances to continue on site as well as in a 300-seat pop-up theatre next to the main building.

Liam Evans Ford, executive director of Theatr Clwyd said: "We are thrilled to be moving towards the next stage of this once-in-a-lifetime project to secure the future of Theatr Clwyd and safeguard its economic impact in north east Wales.

"This project will be a key part of our region's Covid 19 recovery. We're excited to share and get feedback on how our designs have developed as we work with our community to shape a bright new future not only for our building, but for the generations whom we will serve in the decades ahead of us."

Theatr Clwyd's Capital Redevelopment Project is already in receipt of Welsh Government funding and aims to secure further investment as well as funds from trusts and foundations, private philanthropy, and with match funding from Arts Council Wales and support from Flintshire County Council.

The free open-to-all digital events are on Wednesday, April 21, at 7pm, and Friday, April 23 at 10.30am. Members of the public are invited to book one of these events to learn more about the plans, see how the design has progressed and ask questions.

Tickets can be booked via the Theatr Clwyd Box Office on 01352 344101 or at

Amongst many other things, improvements to the building will include:

• A greener, more energy efficient building enabling large savings on gas, electricity and water costs

• A therapeutic sensory garden and children’s creative playground.

• A new youth hub to provide a safe, creative space for rehearsing, meeting and relaxing – a place for young people to call their own.

• New rehearsal, teaching and instrument storage spaces for Youth Music in Flintshire Flintshire Music Service.

• The bar and box office will be reimagined, full height glass windows will give spectacular views with access to an outdoor terrace and new public areas will be accessible to everyone.

• An Indoor play area and buggy park.

• A new viewing gallery will invite public and staff to see sets being built and painted.

• The number of toilets in the building will be quadrupled including more accessible toilets and shared toilets/family rooms with changing facilities.