Small World Theatre’s Giant Dragon Celebrates St. David’s Day

Cardigan’s first St David’s Day Parade!

Celebrate our National Patron Saint, our identity and the Welsh Language on Friday 1st March from 1pm – 2pm. Everyone is welcome to join the Cardigan Parade celebrating St David’s Day and the launch of the first Parêd Gŵyl Dewi organised by Cered.

Small World Theatre’s fierce, giant Welsh Dragon will roar at the head of the procession leaving The Guildhall at 1pm and following the High Street to a public ceremony and more entertainment in the grounds of Cardigan Castle. Onlookers and those who want to take part in the Parade should meet at The Guildhall at 12.30pm. For further information please contact Cered on 01545 572 350 or [email protected]

Last Chance to see richard III redux – tonight

richard III redux [or] ‘Sara Beer [is/not] richard III’

Richard III: Bogeyman. Villain. Evil incarnate. Or is he? What if he is she? What if the ‘hideous…. deformed, hobbling, hunchbacked cripple’ is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?  How might the story change, the body change, the acting change, the character change when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike for horses? How would previous star vehicle Richards measure up? Olivier, McKellan, Pacino, Sher – watch out – the mighty richard III redux has you in the frame.

Riotously inventive and joyously irreverent, richard III redux is not a production of Shakespeare’s classic, but an interweaving of stories about acting, difference, and a maligned historical figure told by unreliable narrator Sara Beer. She takes on Richard as a solo performer in a number of guises, interspersed with video and live camera sequences. The production premiered at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 and has had great reviews – see


The production incorporates creative captioning.

Your last chance to see this show is: 23 March – Small World Theatre, Cardigan

Cast and Creative Team

Performer: Sara Beer

Playwright: Kaite O’Reilly (Follow Kaite on Twitter: @kaiteoreilly)

Director: Phillip Zarrilli

Videographer: Paul Whittaker

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Creative Kinora Part of Gwanwyn 2017

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. Small World Theatre’s artists over 50 years old have used a process of discussion and workshops to create a dynamic exhibition of visual work about some of the issues close to the hearts of participants from Kinora Cardigan. Kinora Cardigan is a charity and mental health drop-in centre.

Free admission

Open times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

Small World Theatre

Bath House Road,  Cardigan, Ceredigion

Tel: 01239 615952

[email protected]

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Open Screen Night

Small World TheatreSmall World Theatre,

Bath House Road, Cardigan

Friday | Nos Wener

April 21 Ebrill, 7pm


Showcasing a wide variety of talent and creativity on a first come first served basis, we are offering film makers a place to show their work. Everyone is welcome: professional artists, amateur film makers/ animators or members of the community with stories to tell. We anticipate screening upwards of 5 short films, which will be previewed by GWRANDO to ensure suitability. They must be up to 15 mins long and on DVD (formatted for a DVD Player) or as an mp4. 

Film submissions from 6.30pm 

Open to all ages and abilities

There is a one off membership fee of £1 to all newcomers

Those showing a film do not need to pay the entrance fee of £4

Small World Theatre in collaboration with GWRANDO

Small World Theatre

Tel: 01239 615952

Email: [email protected]


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Cardigan’s Giant Lantern Parade!

creative-cardiganFriday 9 December, 

7pm – 8pm


Join a magnificent lantern parade on Friday 9 December through the streets of Cardigan from 7pm! Be part of an evening spectacular that ends in a breath taking fireworks display at 8pm.


We hope everyone had the chance to make a lantern at one of Small World Theatre’s Lantern Making Workshop in October and November. If not, don’t worry, come along and join the crowd (there will be spare lanterns to carry). Small World Theatre will lead the parade from Pendre Art to Prince Charles Quay where there will be a breath taking fireworks display at 8pm. Also, Cardigan’s many shops will be open for late night shopping with tempting Christmas wares…


The theme of this parade centres around the first Eisteddfod. It will be an inspirational procession of festive decorations. Imagine harps and stars with bells and bards… amongst the lanterns will be some giant creations. If you’ve made a lantern, you will be able to take yours home after the parade and in time for Christmas.


We’re meeting at Small World Theatre at 6.15pm to collect our lanterns and light our candles. The parade leaves Small World Theatre at 7pm.


This event is part of Festive Fortnight, a Creative Cardigan project. The project has been funded by the Welsh Government through Visit Wales’ Tourism Product Innovation Fund which aims to encourage partnership working and innovative ideas which will have a greater impact and attract more visitors.


Find more events happening during the Festive Fortnight listed on

Small World Theatre

Spoken Word Saturday

Small World TheatreSaturday September 24th

Bar and doors open 6pm

* £4


We are inviting you to meet up, listen up and speak up in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere at this popular spoken word event led by artist Eleanor Shaw. Sit back, relax and enjoy artists creatively exploring ‘the spoken word’. It’s also a great opportunity to share your work and meet new people. If you are a storyteller, poet, rap artist, spoken word singer or film maker, please email to book a floor spot. All ages and backgrounds welcome.

booking a floor spot – please contact Eleanor Shaw

[email protected]