The first-class facilities at Rydal Penrhos are available to hire for groups and associations within the performing arts.
Rydal Penrhos has wowed audiences over the years with Dramatic Society plays and musicals that have formed a key component of the school’s illustrious history in the performing arts.
These productions are always one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the calendar, with the likes of To Kill a Mockingbird, Annie the Musical, Les Miserables and Matilda the Musical Jr. becoming spectacles that will live long in the memory and a real showcase of confidence.
Although concerts, performances and sporting fixtures were put on hold due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, the school was quick to put a comprehensive schedule of normal occasions once restrictions were lifted, something that’s been prevalent throughout the academic year.
Not only this, but Rydal Penrhos’ exceptional facilities are also available to hire for community groups or dramatic societies across the region.
As part of our exceptional campus, we have a large drama studio for either rehearsals or performances. This is where aspiring performers can hone their craft before taking the stage in a setting that is perfect for such a task.
The school’s Memorial Hall takes you into a “Downton Abbey” style architecture and feel. Anyone would feel like a prince, princess or the belle of the ball in such surroundings and this is the setting for productions and performances in the grandest setting imaginable.
The hall is a traditional theatre with a large stage, state-of-the-art AV and dedicated dressing room facilities. Our outstanding events team will also be on hand to provide assistance with every step of the way and ensure the big night or nights go off without a hitch thanks to meticulous planning.
Rydal Penrhos has already received a significant amount of interest in its facilities. The school has formed a close association with the Pauline Quirke Performing Arts Academy‘s Conwy branch, which uses the campus as its base for weekly activities and performances.
We will also be hosting the upcoming Ballyhoo Theatre Company production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in October. This is a major occasion that Rydal Penrhos is thrilled to be a small part of, which promises to be one not to miss from a brand new venture for out-of-work or experience-seeking performers based in North Wales following a shortage of opportunities for artists after the COVID-19 pandemic.
All at Rydal Penrhos remain enormously proud of our association with the community in which we reside. For more than 100 years the school has valued being part of the locality and recognises the beauty and safety, adventures and hospitality the location affords, quite often the decision-maker for our boarding community in the past and more recently the reason behind many of our current families relocating to North Wales.
We remain keen on supporting local charities, using local businesses, employing local people and educating local children both fee-paying and those who are Fully Funded and we positively promote and encourage organisations and clubs to use our exceptional facilities.
Assisting the performing arts across the Conwy county area and beyond is just a small part of this. Our reputation is growing and this is a great time to be associated with Rydal Penrhos throughout a wide range of areas.