An MP has said he is very impressed by the newly refurbished auditorium at the Stiwt Theatre.

Simon Baynes, Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, visited the Stiwt Theatre in Rhosllanerchrugog recently to see the auditorium ahead of hosting an MP Surgery at the theatre later that afternoon. 

He met with the chair of the Stiwt, Brian Jones, and the general manager, Rhys Davies, to discuss the recent refurbishment of the theatre, its efforts to become more carbon neutral and the numerous events taking place there this year.

Now in its 97th year, the Stiwt’s recent auditorium renovation was partly funded by a grant from CADW with the remainder of the cost raised by the Rhos community and the Friends of the Stiwt, which now has over 100 members. 

The Stiwt’s 450-seat proscenium arch theatre provides a grand and flexible event-space.

As well as renovating the auditorium, the Stiwt’s trustees are working towards making the theatre more carbon neutral through insulation, solar panels, and new windows, making it more environmentally friendly as well as cost efficient.

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Brian Jones said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome Simon to the Stiwt and we would like to express our sincere thanks for his continued support.”

Rhys Davies said: “It was a pleasure to have Simon visit us once again, and we are very grateful for his continuing support.”

Following his visit, Mr Baynes said: "It was a great pleasure to visit the Stiwt Theatre in Rhos and to learn about its recent impressive renovation and efforts to become carbon neutral. 

“The Stiwt has gone from strength to strength since the pandemic with more than twenty-three events on in 2023.

"It is an excellent hub of culture and entertainment in Rhos and provides a unique and valuable service to our community.”