Stitch Together

August 3 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 12:00 pm

Continuous - Thursday’s 10am – 12pm Create, have fun and have a natter!

Advanced Welsh Classes

September 13 @ 9:00 am - December 13 @ 12:00 pm

Wednesday's - 9am - 12pm. A great way to get to the next level in Welsh. For those learners who have completed the intermediate level course.

Abergavenny Film Society

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - December 13 @ 10:00 pm

The longest running film society in Wales, Abergavenny Film Society are dedicated to showcasing the best in world and independent cinema.

Beginners Welsh Classes

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - December 13 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesday's - 7 - 9pm & Wednesday's - 1 - 3pm  A great class to get you started with Welsh. 

Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

These remarkable songs - stripped back, honest, naked, and sensual.

FOLK TALES with Taff Rapids

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

There is a rise in the popularity of Americana in the UK and these seasoned performers have come together to create Cardiff's newest bluegrass band.



The Melville Centre warmly welcomes people with disabilities.
Please let us know in advance of any particular access arrangement you would require.
We have a disabled parking space at the rear of the building.  Please contact us beforehand to open this for you.
We also have fully accessible toilet facilities, plus changing facilities for babies, and all rooms 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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