May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents a zany, 1960s version of Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, The Alchemist. When a pandemic strikes London, upper-class twit Fabien Lovewit [...]

Myths, Scars & Wanderings

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Myths Scars and Wanderings This collection of new work, explores the themes of Greek Myths, the Sea, Human Resilience and Strength. The group have developed [...]

Just Songs Tour 2024

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bike to The Future II – ‘Just Songs’ • A Band Named Brian’s Carbon-Free Song Cycle • 11 Venues • 585 Miles Bath, UK - [...]

Blues Central

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BLUES CENTRAL are a four piece electric, Rhythm & Blues band, formed in 2001 by former RCA records recording artist and studio session musician Pete [...]

Daughter of Bala

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Daughter of Bala by Adele Cordner   Dive into the remarkable tale of Betsi Cadwaladr, a name lost in the annals of history but not [...]

Flamenco Trio – Matinee Show

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members: Jose Almarcha: Guitar Lucia Ruibal: Dancer,Palmas Demi Garcia Sabat: Percussion Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these incredible flamenco artists from Spain. Part [...]



The Melville Centre warmly welcomes people with disabilities.
Please let us know in advance of any additional access arrangement you would require.
We have a disabled parking space at the rear of the building with a step Free pathway to the entrance.
We also have fully accessible toilet facilities, plus changing facilities for babies, and all rooms and our Theatre are accessible.


Abergavenny’s hidden gem – an intimate theatre, rehearsal and event rooms and a bar.

  • Welsh Courses – learn Welsh in the evening

  • Crafts – we encourage learning and growth

  • People not profits – education is a right not a privilege

  • Room hire – for individuals, groups or events


Working with the community all the way, it is our aim to construct a sustainable 21st Century Arts Centre, with good amenities, on the Pen y Pound site, extending the range of inclusive activities, events and learning currently available.

In 2016 the listed buildings and much of the site was identified by Monmouthshire County Council as available for community asset transfer (CAT).

In January 2019, after many discussions, MCC agreed a procedure for community asset transfer of the site to Melville Centre for the Arts CIC.

Our business plan 2018 – 2021is convincing; it reflects the potential which can be unlocked by asset transfer of the town’s old grammar school buildings and grounds. Community asset transfer will be achieved when our applications for funding for agreed developments are successful. This may take some time yet, but progress is being made; the journey continues….

On site MCA CIC  hosts  Abergavenny Film Society, Black Mountain Jazz, Rare Seed Theatre Company, Suitcase Theatre Company, many Coleg Gwent Dysgu Cymraeg classes and several community groups, including Stitch Together, Writing for Fun, Uskelele, and Blodeuo, our Arts Council for Wales sponsored, diverse ability drama project AND MANY MORE..

Melville Centre for the Arts CIC manages the main building of the Melville Centre and its classrooms, meeting rooms, coffee-bar, the Melville Theatre (75 seats) and office suites are all available for hire. Book your space here.

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