Maybe Dick

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MAYBE DICK By John Hewer Based on the novel 'Moby-Dick' by Herman Melville Directed by Bruce Knight Herman Melville's classic tale of revenge and retribution [...]

The Transatlantic Hot Club are delighted to perform at the Black Mountain Jazz Club on their Spring 2024 UK Tour. Featuring Adrien Chevalier (New York) [...]

Stand up Comedy

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stand up comedy showcase :Featuring the Melville centre comedy students and Noel James.


April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Established Monthly Poetry Session in the Melville bar, hosted by Ric Hool.  Bringing local and international poets to Abergavenny

Beresford Hammond – The 52nd

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music that is a living sound track to the Welsh Marches. Acoustic guitar, voice and cello combine to create the atmosphere of the landscapes that [...]

Once a Catholic

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Play Group are delighted to present this hysterical comedy by Mary O'Malley.  Set in a convent school in 1950s London,  we meet 3 girls [...]



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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