Park & Dare Theatre Station Road Treorchy CF42 6NL
This inspiring building dominates the skyline of Treorchy. Its programme of events includes music, comedy, drama and community events. Digital 3D cinema screenings are also an essential part of the programme.
HOW TO FIND THE PARK & DARE TREORCHY
From the east using the M4: Leave the M4 at junction 32, and then take the A470 to Pontypridd. From there, follow signs marked Rhondda Valleys. (Please note: after coming out of Porth, at the mini-roundabout that has the Apollo Hotel Pub on the left corner – take the first exit (left).
From the west using the M4: Leave the M4 at junction 34, then take the A4119 and follow signs to the Rhondda Valleys and Treorchy, on the A4058.
Once in Treorchy, at the traffic light junction that has The Stag pub on the left, turn left onto the A4061 for Cwmparc (Station Road), and the theatre is on the right, just over the bridge. Turn the next right into Dyfodwg Street and then immediately left to get to the free car park behind Treorchy Library.
Free parking is available in the Treorchy Library car park at the front of the Park & Dare
PARK & DARE OPENING HOURS
Tuesday - Friday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
In Person: during the Box Office opening times listed above
By Telephone on 03000 040 444. Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm.
The Park & Dare has a 660 seat raked auditorium starting at row P in the stalls and working upwards and away from the stage. There are some pillars in the auditorium and these are clearly marked on the seating plan.
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.