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booking information

How to Book Our Box Office is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, telephone 01446 799 100. We are also open at least one hour ahead of published performance times. Please remember that tickets can also be booked online at Please bring your booking reference with you to collect your tickets from the box office. We accept all major credit and debit cards, a booking fee no longer applies for web, phone or in person bookings and we can post your tickets to you for a fee of 50p. We no longer accept cheques as payment for bookings. All tickets must be paid for at time of booking, tickets cannot be reserved. Refunds and exchanges We regret we cannot refund tickets however we can exchange for another event. Tickets for exchange must be received at the box office at least 24 hours before the original performance. St Donats Facilities Lift to all floors except balcony Two seating spaces for wheelchair-users

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Guide dogs welcome Theatre hearing assistance * cover photo, Clare Teal


Hello and welcome to an exciting and lively spring/summer season here at St Donats Arts Centre. This is the time of year when the Centre really shines and you can best appreciate our stunning coastal location. It’s always a special experience sitting in the Glass Room café and taking in the wonderful sea views. This brochure is designed to give you just a taste of what’s on over the next few months so please remember to check our website for full listings, including our cinema screenings and ever popular summer castle tours. As well as putting on a varied and inspiring diary of performances, St Donats Arts Centre is also available to hire for events you might be planning, be it a wedding, party or conference. For all venue hire enquiries, please email or call 01446 799 309. And if you have time to spare and have a passion for the arts, we are always looking for volunteers. If you think you might like to volunteer at St Donats Arts Centre please email for further information. So here’s hoping for a summer full of sunshine and warmth and we look forward to welcoming you to St Donats Arts Centre very soon. Follow us on... @stdonats All information in this brochure is correct at time of going to print. For more detailed information on our booking terms and conditions please refer to our website.

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Friday 28 March, 7.30pm

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses.

Only Fools & Boycie John Challis £15 / £13 conc


Searching For Sugar Man

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£5.50 / £4.50 adv Sweden/ 2012/ 86mins/ 12A Dir: Malik Bendjelloul


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Friday 4 April, 7.30pm

Monteverdi Madrigals Welsh Camerata Choir £12 / £10 conc

Saturday 5 April, 7.30pm

Stan Tracey’s

Under Milk Wood Jazz Suite £19.50 / £18 conc

Friday 11 April - Friday 12 September

Tea Dances With Alan Taylor

Fri 11 April, Fri 9 May, Fri 13 June, Fri 11 July, Fri 12 September, 2pm – 4pm We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and step back into an age of elegance. Dance the afternoon away with Alan Taylor in the beautiful surroundings of the Glass Room overlooking the sea. £6

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Saturday 12 April, 7.30pm

Handel’s Messiah St Donats Atlantic Chorale £12 / £10 conc

Tuesday 15 April, 3pm


Pasaos Duo


Monday 28 April, 2pm CINEMA:


£5.50 / £4.50 adv UK/ 2013/ 98mins/ 12A Dir: Stephen Frears

Wednesday 7 May, 7.30pm



£5.50 / £4.50 adv USA/ 2013/ 91mins/ 12A Dir: Alfonso Cuarón

Friday 9 May, 7.30pm the e! M e of al. n o h & wit lare Te ing ivas a l ven ades, C e D c ti c ntas n de The re Tenc a fa ngers i e b i o s C l2a.50 / £20 coat promilsfeesmtale jazz h fu or w ess us f st succ n i o Jo sm UK’


Friday 16 - Sunday 18 May Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr Stage Door 1 Fri 16 May, 7pm Sat 17 May, 2pm Sun 18 May, 2pm £8 / £6 conc

Tuesday 20 May, 3pm


Robin Green Classical pianist £6.50

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Monday 26 May, 2pm CINEMA:

Captain Phillips £5.50 / £4.50 adv USA/ 2013/ 134mins/ 12A Dir: Paul Greengrass

Thursday 29 May, 7.30pm

Charlie Dimmock A Passion For Gardens

£18.50 / £17 conc Love your garden? Or do you wish you could love it more? Here’s your chance to be inspired in this special evening with TV’s gardening guru Charlie Dimmock. Ticket price includes access to the Tudor Gardens of St Donat’s Castle from 4.30pm, feel free to bring a picnic!

Friday 30 May, 7.30pm

Sam Baker

£15 / £14 conc Texas born singer-songwriter’s only Welsh gig on this tour. Sam’s latest album ‘Say Grace’ made Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 10 Country albums of 2013.

Wednesday 4 June, 7.30pm


Sunshine On Leith

£5.50 / £4.50 adv UK/ 2013/ 100mins/ PG Dir: Dexter Fletcher

Tuesday 17 June, 3pm


Arek Mazurek £6.50

Saturday 28 June, 7.30pm

Dan Fairhurst & The Entourage Plus special guests £7 adv

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Monday 30 June, 2pm


The Butler

£5.50 / £4.50 adv USA/ 2013/ 132mins/ 12A Dir: Lee Daniels

Wednesday 2 July, 7.30pm


American Interior £5.50 / £4.50 adv UK/ 2014/ 90mins Dir: Gruff Rhys

Friday 4 July - Sunday 6 July

For a full artistic line-up and details of how to book tickets visit

Friday 11 July, 7.30pm

The Webb Sisters £17.50 / £16 conc Fresh from providing backing vocals for Leonard Cohen’s recent world tours, we’re delighted to welcome the glorious harmonies of the Webb Sisters to St Donats Arts Centre.

Saturday 12 July, 7.30pm

Songs of the Seven Seas St Donats Atlantic Chorale £10 / £8 conc

Tuesday 22 July, 3pm


CAFE CONCERT Tranquilo £6.50

Monday 28 July, 2pm CINEMA:

Some Like It Hot £5.50 / £4.50 adv USA/ 1959/ 120mins/ PG Dir: Bill Wilder

Tuesday 5 - Thursday 21 August

School’s Out!

August is Children’s Month at St Donats Arts Centre. Whether you’re looking to get creative with arts and crafts, learn new skills or simply want to sit back and enjoy a film in our cinema, we’re sure there’ll be something to keep you entertained this month. Keep a look out on our website as we bring together a variety of exciting and challenging activities for you to enjoy. Events: Tuesdays (5th, 12th & 19th), Wednesdays (6th, 13th & 20th) and Thursdays (7th, 14th & 21st)

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Sunday 24 August, 6.30pm

£17.50 / £16 conc

The Pirates of Penzance

St Donat’s Castle is the backdrop this Bank Holiday Sunday for the timeless operetta,  The Pirates of Penzance,  staged by the Illyria Open Air Theatre Company.  The  castle gardens will be open preperformance, feel free to bring a picnic!

Tuesday 16 September, 3pm


RWCMD £6.50

Wednesday 17 September, 7.30pm

Beverley Craven

£22 / £20.50 conc

BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven will be embarking on an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, ‘Change of Heart’, being launched in summer 2014.

Friday 10 October, 7.30pm This legendary, singer/songwriter – known for charttopping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine, etc… - performs songs from throughout his three-decade career. £22.50 / £20 conc

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gallery information

April UWC AC IB Visual Arts Diverse May Dennis Evans The Glamorgan Coast in All Seasons

June Y Le Print Contemporary Welsh Printmaking July Francine Davies Interpretations of the Welsh Coastline

August Children’s Competition Entrants Welsh Myths & Legends


September Llantwit Major Art and Craft Group The Vale

Painting Outdoors in St Donats

Pen and Wash Outdoors

Thu 10-4pm 10th April

Thu 10-4pm 19th June

How to Sketch Outdoors

Painting an Outdoor Watercolour

Thu 10-4pm 15th May

Thu 10-4pm 17th July

Please book workshops directly with Cowbridge Community College 01446 773 831

spring // summer 2014 M A R C H 2014 Fri 28 7.30pm Only Fools & Boycie - John Challis Sun 30 2pm Mother’s Day Cream Tea A P R I L 2014 Wed 2 7.30pm Cinema: Searching For Sugar Man Fri 4 7.30pm Monteverdi Madrigals Welsh Camerata Choir Sat 5 7.30pm Stan Tracey’s “Under Milk Wood Jazz Suite” Fri 11 2-4pm Tea Dance with Alan Taylor Sat 12 7.30pm Handel’s Messiah - St Donats Atlantic Chorale Tue 15 3pm Café Concert: Pasaos Duo Mon 28 2pm Cinema: Philomena M AY 2014 Wed 7 7.30pm Cinema: Gravity Fri 9 2-4pm Tea Dance with Alan Taylor Fri 9 7.30pm The Divas & Me! - Clare Teal Fri 16 7pm The Little Mermaid Jr - Stage Door 1 Sat 17 2pm The Little Mermaid Jr - Stage Door 1 Sun 18 2pm The Little Mermaid Jr - Stage Door 1 Tue 20 3pm Café Concert: Robin Green Mon 26 2pm Cinema: Captain Phillips Thu 29 7.30pm A Passion For Gardens - Charlie Dimmock Fri 30 7.30pm Sam Baker J U N E 2014 Wed 4 7.30pm Cinema: Sunshine On Leith Fri 13 2-4pm Tea Dance with Alan Taylor Tue 17 3pm Café Concert: Arek Mazurek Sat 28 7.30pm Dan Fairhurst Mon 30 2pm Cinema: The Butler J U LY 2014 Wed 2 7.30pm Cinema: American Interior Fri 4 - Sun 6 Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival Fri 11 2-4pm Tea Dance with Alan Taylor Fri 11 7.30pm The Webb Sisters Sat 12 7.30pm Songs of the Seven Seas - St Donats Atlantic Chorale Tue 22 3pm Café Concert: Tranquillo Mon 28 2pm Cinema: Some Like It Hot A U G U S T 2014 Tue 5, 12, 19 Wed 6, 13, 20 Thu 7, 14, 21 Sun 24 6.30pm

chool’s Out! S School’s Out! School’s Out! Illyria Open Air Theatre presents The Pirates of Penzance

S E P T E M B E R 2014 Fri 12 2-4pm Tea Dance with Alan Taylor Tue 16 3pm Café Concert: RWCMD Wed 17 7.30pm Beverly Craven O CTO B E R 2014 Fri 10 7.30pm Dean Friedman

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How to find us We are 1/2 hour drive from the M4 (jct 33); 22 miles from Cardiff; 10 miles from Cardiff Airport; 8 miles from Bridgend train station; 2 miles from Llantwit Major train station. There is ample car-parking at the arts centre.

St Donats Arts Centre, Vale of Glamorgan CF61 1WF



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