About The Borough Theatre....
Presenting a year round programme of professional and community productions, the Borough Theatre is a lively 338 seat venue situated right in the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny, the traditional Gateway to Wales.
The theatre is part of the town hall building and dates back to 1870. The theatre was extensively renovated in the early 1990s and boasts an intimate auditorium with excellent sightlines and acoustics, which succeeds in blending historic and traditional features with a modern ambience.
Each year we show a wide ranging programme of live events covering drama, opera, ballet, music, children’s events, dance, comedy, storytelling, tribute bands and talks. Many of the UK’s top touring companies and artistes regularly visit the Borough Theatre, and probably the best known performers seen here were The Beatles back in 1963…
The performing tradition runs deep in Abergavenny and the town supports many local amateur theatre and operatic companies who regularly perform at the Borough Theatre. It is from these local amateur companies that the theatre has drawn many of its team of volunteers who act as stewards, stage crew, and bar staff.
The success that the Borough Theatre has enjoyed in its recent history has been as a result of the partnership established between Monmouthshire County Council, who own the building employing the professional staff at the theatre, and the theatre’s voluntary management committee. Although much has already been achieved, the ever growing demand for use of the theatre from both the professional and community sectors only goes to demonstrate that much work lies ahead in the quest to extend and develop the activities and facilities which have made the Borough Theatre Monmouthshire’s “Jewel in the Crown”.