Melville Centre for the Arts CIC manages the main building of the Melville Centre, its classrooms, meeting rooms, coffee-bar, the Melville Theatre (75 seats) and office suites, one of which has been occupied for several years by Careers Wales’ regional team.
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.
In a separate building, (the old school’s much updated gymnasium), the popular and prestigious company Dance Blast has operated since 2008. Dance Blast offers the community a wide programme of dance, movement and circus skills which all generations appreciate.
Green Fingers, a diverse ability gardening project managed by Social Services, occupies suitably functional but very floral premises, is also on site, (but is not included in the asset transfer).
In addition to the above mentioned companies the following companies are also hosted by MCA CIC:
Rareseed Theatre Company
Suitcase Theatre Company
The Play Group (a theatre company)
Blodeuo (our Arts Council of Wales sponsored diverse ability drama group)
Louby Lou Storytelling
Abergavenny Ukelele Group (part of Uskulele)