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The auditorium of the Dolman Theatre

The auditorium of the 400-seater Dolman Theatre

Newport Playgoers Society owns and operates the 400-seater Dolman Theatre in the heart of the city of Newport in South Wales.

The theatre was purpose built for Playgoers in 1967, following a re-development of  that included the demolition of the previous theatre, known as The Newport Little Theatre, which was housed in a converted church.

With a 400 seater auditorium, 38 foot pros arch stage, three large rehearsal rooms, orchestra pit, bar, box-office, cafeteria, council room, extensive dressing-rooms, and newly furnished 60 seater studio, the Dolman Theatre offers facilities for all theatrical styles, and is a hub for the performing arts in South East Wales.

The Dolman Theatre has full disabled access with disabled parking immediately in front of the theatre. There is a disabled viewing area in the auditorium and hearing equipment is available free-of-charge (refundable deposit required). On this site you will find information about what’s on at the Dolman Theatre, what its wider actvities are and how you can get involved in them.

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