Southeast Wales entertainment

Live Performance in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Globe at Hay

Run by the Institute of Art and Ideas, the people behind Hay's HowTheLightGetsIn festival of philosophy and music, this converted Methodist chapel wears many hats: cafe (mains £12 to £14), bar, live-music venue, the…
Live Music in Talgarth


What happens when Creation Records boss Alan McGee, the man who unleashed Oasis on the world, decides to renovate an 1837 Baptist chapel in your little town? You get a gorgeous, intimate venue with a roster of top-l…
Traditional Music in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon & District Male Choir

For booming harmonies, head to the practice sessions of the local male choir; visitors are most welcome. Since its formation in 1937, the choir has performed at London's Royal Albert Hall 10 times and has even relea…
Cinema in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Coliseum Cinema

Dating from 1925, the two-screen Coliseum is a wonderful combination of high-tech comfort – digital screening and Italian chairs – and glamorous vintage touches, with old-style usherettes, plush curtain drapes and d…
Horse Racing in Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Chepstow Racecourse

Set in rolling parkland alongside the River Wye, north of the town centre, Chepstow Racecourse is one of Britain's most famous horse-racing venues. It's home to Wales' most prestigious race meeting, the Welsh Grand …
Theatre in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Theatr Brycheiniog

This attractive canalside theatre complex is the town's main venue for drama, dance, comedy and music. It's worth checking what's on, as it sometimes hosts surprisingly big-name touring acts. The Brecon Jazz Club ho…
Live Music in Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Chepstow Male Voice Choir

Chepstow's equivalent of the cast of Glee (albeit a considerably older, exclusively male, much more Welsh version) rehearses twice a week at a local primary school. All fans of booming Welsh manhood are welcome.
Theatre in Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

Borough Theatre

It's strange now to think that the Beatles played this small theatre in the Abergavenny Town Hall in 1963. It stages a varied roster of drama, opera, dance, comedy and music.