Milford Haven's Torch Theatre celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007 with an ambitious refurbishment project which has transformed it into one of the most comfortable venues in the British Isles.
The Torch is a celebrated producing theatre company, and the striking new theatre was re-launched in the spring of 2008 with a highly acclaimed version of the award-winning musical The Hired Man. The award winning Torch Theatre Company boasts an impressive repertoire including One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Neville's Island, Abigail's Party, The Little Shop of Horrors, Of Mice and Men and Educating Rita. Its Christmas show is always a firm family favourite.
The intimate Main House offers a wonderful space to see professionals perform. With just under 300 comfortable seats, everyone feels close to the action. The multi-million pound makeover has also created a new Studio Theatre, sponsored by Milford Haven Port Authority, which now allows the Torch to offer a choice of films and live performances between the two spaces every night of the week. In addition to the Torch's own professional productions, there is a regular programme of first rate touring shows ranging from musical theatre, drama and comedy, dance, opera, lectures and the best in live music. The Studio Theatre may also be used as a meeting place and is a valuable community facility.
The Torch Theatre also screens the latest movie blockbusters alongside art house and off-beat films and visitors can also take pleasure in viewing paintings, photographs, ceramics, crafts and installations by local and national artists in the Joanna Field Gallery. The programme changes regularly, and entry is free.
Café Torch is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or a coffee in a relaxed and friendly setting. Adjacent to the Gallery, and opening onto a cliff top terrace with panoramic views over Milford's marina and docks, the café - which is open Tuesday to Saturday - also offers pre-show suppers. There is also a large and comfortable Theatre Bar.
The Torch Theatre is a modern and vibrant centre for the arts which prides itself on extending a warm Pembrokeshire welcome to all visitors.