Memo Arts Centre

Memo Arts Centre
7 Gladstone Road, Barry, South Glamorgan, CF62 8NA
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Memo Arts Centre

Popularly known as the Memo, the Barry Memorial Hall and Theatre is the largest multi-arts venue in the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry's only cinema. Inaugurated in 1932, it was named in remembrance of the local people who lost their lives in WWI.

Hosting regular arts events and concerts, plus a teenagers' nightclub, the main auditorium seats 886 (1,300 including standing).

Previous performers include Ant and Dec (as PJ and Duncan) and Len Rawle.

The Memo is a vibrant multi-arts centre with live event programme, engaging community activities, conference and hireable spaces, and the largest 4K cinema in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan.

With live performances, regular cinema and live broadcasts, specialist film screenings and weekly community events, the Memo is a crucial hub for the local community.

The Memo presents professional touring theatre companies, live music, cinema, dance, comedy and hosts many amateur theatre and community events.

The venue complex includes a large theatre with the capacity to seat 856, (standing concert 1300), two large multi-purpose spaces with an audience capacity for 200 and 100, smaller hireable spaces and social spaces with café bars.

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Events at this venue

There are 25 events at this location

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The ABBA Tribute

It is more than 40 years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest and they have filled our lives with music ever since. Now it’s your chance to thank them for the music!. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained, then MANIA: the ABBA tribute is the show for you! Dig out those…

Fri 12 Jan 2024

£26 / 01446738622

Aled Jones – Full Circle

Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before. He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice. Selling over seven million albums, Aled was the original, classical crossover star. His recording of Walking in the Air, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a…

Sun 17 Nov 2024

£31.75–£71.75 / 738622

  • 19:30 – 21:30

The Bohemians

The Bohemians take you on a high-energy, roller-coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time. Billed as ‘The World’s most exciting Queen Tribute’, The Bohemians start proceedings as they mean to continue. Right from the beginning you will be…

Sat 17 Feb 2024

£26 / 01446738622

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Fri 26 Apr 2024

£26 / 01446 738622

The Elton John Show

The Elton John Show is the UK’s newest and most exciting Elton John tribute show to hit the stage. With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is the most successful singer-songwriter of his generation. A flamboyant mega-star, with a never ending back catalogue of incredible songs! From Rocket Man to Tiny Dancer…

Thu 29 Feb 2024

£26 / 01446738622

Forbidden Nights

Brace yourself for something truly spectacular… Forbidden Nights is here, celebrating 9 years of muscles, mayhem and over 11,000 shirt rips! Were you excited by the show stopping performance on Britain’s Got Talent? If you were left craving more, then get ready to experience their live stage show where YOU can be the…

Fri 12 Apr 2024


  • 19:30

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights is made up of a male vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all with an element of strip tease – think Cirque du Soleil meets Magic Mike.

Fri 12 Apr 2024

£22.50 / 01803328385

Hello Again – The Neil Diamond Songbook

Join us for the world’s greatest celebration of the life and work of one of the best-selling singer-songwriters of all-time, Neil Diamond. Using evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic, this acclaimed production will take you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50-year career. In…

Sat 23 Mar 2024

£28.50 / 01446738622

  • 19:30 – 21:30

The Illegal Eagles

Celebrating over 50 years since the formation of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band The Eagles in 1971, the Memo welcomes the The Illegal Eagles, who bring a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. This critically acclaimed show…

Wed 9 Oct 2024

£36.50 / 01446738622

Jive Talkin’

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and THE ONLY Bee Gees tribute show that has actually performed with the original Bee Gees! In 1997 Gary & Darren from Jive Talkin’ performed LIVE on HEART FM with The Bee Gees and received great compliments from both Maurice and Barry Gibb. As with the…

Sat 14 Sep 2024

£27 / 01446738622

  • 19:30 – 21:30

The Lorna and Laister Show

Step into the dazzling world of Lorna and Laister – the dynamic and sensational duo that is redefining entertainment as we know it. Take a BAFTA-winning actress and West End sensation together with the only winner of Sir Norman Wisdom’s Award for Comedy Excellence and you have an entertainment match made in heaven. Lorna…

Thu 18 Apr 2024

£20 / 01446738622

The Mersey Beatles

Fans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the world’s favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four. The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out shows around the globe since 1999 with their truly authentic and widely acclaimed celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The band – who clocked up more than 600…

Sat 13 Jan 2024

£26 / 01446738622

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Morgan & West’s Massive Magic Show for Kids!

Roll up, roll up! Morgan & West are back with a massive magic show for kids (and their childish grown-ups)! Expect gawps, gasps, and guffaws in this relentlessly funny and fantastical magic filled extravaganza, guaranteed to delight those aged five and 105, and indeed everyone in between! Morgan & West have shown…

Wed 3 Apr 2024

£14 / 01446738622

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Mynediad am Ddim

Un o grwpiau gwerin mwyaf poblogaidd Cymru yw Mynediad am Ddim a sefydlwyd yn 1974, ac mae gig yma yn noson gyntaf eu taith ar ddraws Gymru Mynediad am Ddim is one of the most popular folk groups in Wales, and was established in 1974, and this gig is the first night of their national tour around Wales.

Sat 27 Jan 2024

£15 / 01446738622

Owen Money: Jukebox Heroes Fourth and Final Tour

Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, and then Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes II in 2018; along with the third succession in 2021. Owen Money is back with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend Radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy…

Sat 16 Mar 2024

£21.75 / 01446738622

Panto - Jack and The Beanstalk

Join Home Ed Wales on their annual trip to the memorial hall in Barry for Billboard Ensemble's Xmas Jack and the Beanstalk. The Panto will begin at 10am so we will meet outside the entrance to the theatre at 9.45am prompt! Please be on time. There are no drinks and snack on sale so we suggest bringing your own if you feel…

Fri 15 Dec

£7 / 01446 738622

Paul Young: Behind the Lens

He’s been a major star for four decades. Paul Young broke into the big time 40 years ago when No Parlez went to number one and spawned iconic hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home). More success followed with the number one album The Secret Of Association and the worldwide hit Everytime You Go Away, not…

Thu 25 Apr 2024

£32–£81.75 / 01446738622

Pop Divas

Pop Divas Live! is the UK’s number one pop concert experience meaning you can sing and dance along to all your favourite pop stars! With family friendly choreography and lyrics, your little divas and their friends will have the best time of their lives at Pop Divas Live! Featuring all their favourite female stars…

Fri 23 Feb 2024

£17.50 / 01446738622

Shaun Ryder – Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

He’s the wild man of rock who became a national treasure. Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder is hitting the road for a new, spoken word tour. The star of more-TV-shows-than-anyone-has-a-right-to-feature-on – including Celebrity Gogglebox, and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, among many others…

Wed 19 Mar 2025

£31.75–£81.75 / 01446738622


50th Anniversary Concert Tour This tour celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Showaddywaddy. ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy have lived up to that title for the last 5 decades! Formed in Leicester in 1973 from an amalgamation of several local bands, Showaddywaddy have…

Sat 13 Apr 2024

£26 / 01446738622

Steve Harley - Come Up And See Me… And Other Stories

A prodigious kid who grew up on the poetry of Eliot and Lawrence, the prose of Steinbeck, Woolf, and Hemingway, and the music of Bob Dylan, Steve Harley soon realised his life would be preoccupied with words and music. He met The Rolling Stones as a kid, and the die was cast. After working as a newspaper reporter, he…

Sun 12 May 2024

£30–£71.75 / 01642 792587

Tina Live – The Tina Turner Experience

A full concert style stage show, charting the hits and career of the late, great Tina Turner from the early days onwards. Starring Julie Nevada as Tina with her amazing band and dancers, this fully live energetic stage show charts the career of one of the world’s most iconic performers. Full of hits including Private…

Sat 5 Oct 2024

£26 / 01446738622

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Truly Collins

Truly Collins is the hit show that celebrates the unforgettable music of Phil Collins & Genesis. As seen on USA’s NBC, the show is by far the most authentic sounding tribute to Phil Collins. His performances have been described as breathtaking! From Phil’s charting topping classics ‘In the Air Tonight’, ‘Sussudio’,and…

Sat 10 Feb 2024

£27 / 01446738622

Welsh Wrestling 2024

Witness the thrills and spills of live Welsh Wrestling – Don’t miss the hottest ticket in town, book now and LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!! Come join us for an evening of glitz, glamour and bodyslam mayhem as the Welsh Wrestling roadshow invades for one night only! Come see the over the top stars of the wrestling world…

Sat 6 Apr 2024

£13 / 01446738622

Winter Showcase 2023

Mark your calendars for December 3rd 2023! The Memo Arts Centre is thrilled to welcome back Superstars in the Making and Les Jumelles for their much-anticipated annual winter showcase. Prepare to be dazzled by an array of musical performances and classical ballet routines, making this event an unforgettable experience for…

Sun 3 Dec

£12.50–£56 / 01446 738622