Coliseum Theatre Mount Pleasant Street Trecynon Aberdare CF44 8NG
Nestled in a residential street in Aberdare, this striking building has a varied programme that includes comedy, music, drama, light entertainment and family events. Digital cinema also forms an essential part of the programme.
HOW TO FIND THE COLISEUM ABERDARE
There are brown theatre signs in Aberdare for the theatre. Take the A470 (junction 32 with the M4). Follow the signs for Aberdare A4059, then Hirwaun A4059. At the Tesco roundabout in Aberdare, take the first exit, and follow the signs for Trecynon B4275 (Gadlys Road). At the major traffic light crossroads (at the entrance to the park), carry on and then take the first right in to Broniestyn Terrace. The next left (Park Grove) will get you to The Coliseum’s free car park.
The Coliseum has a free car park at the side of the venue.
COLISEUM OPENING HOURS
Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 2.00pm In Person: during the Box Office opening times listed above By Telephone on 03000 040 444. Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm.
The Coliseum has a 588 seat raked auditorium starting at row K in the stalls and working upwards and away from the stage. There is an excellent view of the stage from every seat in the house.
Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors' dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short 'programme notes' session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.
British Sign Language Performance
Signed performances are ideal for those who use sign language. Trained British Signed Language (BSL) signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.
Open to everyone, but particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre/cinema environment challenging, due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.
Relaxed Performances/Screenings provide a relaxed environment, where elements are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance/screening.
Designated 'chill-out' areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.
A Touch Tour is ideal for blind and partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.
Captions display dialogue on-screen (similar to subtitles) and also describe the audio or sound portion of a film/performance allowing audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to follow the script and the action of the film/performance at the same time.
For live performances, the screen is positioned at the side of the stage.