Five Welsh theatres placed on at-risk register
Theatre preservation group The Theatres Trust has included five Welsh buildings in its annual Theatre Buildings at Risk Register.
According to the Trust's Theatres Database, there are approximately 2,000 extant theatre buildings in the UK, though not all are in use. In 2010, 55 of these buildings are on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register - 43 of which are in England, seven in Scotland and five in Wales.
Theatr Elli, Llanelli © The Theatres Trust Image Library
Welsh buildings on the register include the Palace Theatre in Swansea, built in 1888, and the art deco Theatr Elli in Llanelli - both of which are both Grade II listed buildings. The Adelina Patti Theatre at Craig Y Nos Castle, Powys is also a listed building (Grade I).
Inside of Adelina Patti Theatre, Craig Y Nos Castle © The Theatres Trust Image Library
The two other buildings that have been placed on the register are the Town Hall in Pontypridd and Theatre Royal in Barry.