Venue Cymru set for reopening with Peppa Pig performances

VENUE Cymru has announced it they will reopen its doors to patrons on Friday, January 21.

Situated in Llandudno, the venue had been recommissioned in by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in April 2020 in order to provide additional bedding during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was then used as a vaccination centre from May 2021, resulting in no events being hosted there until Christmas 2021.

Restrictions returning after Christmas saw it close its pantomime season earlier than anticipated.

With Wales under Threat Level 2 restrictions, the decision has now been taken to trial the return of events, with Peppa Pig performances this weekend being limited to 200 people, with social distancing in place.

A Venue Cymru spokesperson said: “We saw an opportunity in which we could still put this show on within the current laws, and we’ve gone for it.

“Our Box Office staff have worked around the clock to carefully space out our ticket holders, and FieryLight, the production company behind Peppa’s show, have added extra performances into their Llandudno visit to further allow us to accommodate everyone.

“Each patron will be contacted by our Box Office with further information in the coming days.”

Marketing manager for the venue, Richard Jones, added: “Theatres always need new audiences, we need to ignite the love for our industry at a young age, we’re so glad we can make this happen.

“We’re excited to be opening this weekend – earlier than some of us had anticipated – especially for Peppa.”

Venue Cymru also hopes to fully reopen if all restrictions in Wales are lifted as planned on January 28.

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno