North East Wales

Theatr Clwyd secures £1m for redevelopment designs

Theatr Clwyd Image copyright John S Turner/Geograph
Image caption The theatre was built in 1976 and its plays are shown to more than 180,00 people per year

One of Wales's most prestigious theatres has secured more than £1.3m of funding for the design and development of a major redevelopment.

Theatr Clwyd, near Mold in Flintshire, will has secured £1m from the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) and £330,000 from Flintshire council.

The theatre estimates the redevelopment will cost a £30m and "ensure the company's future sustainability".

The council said it was an "extremely important development".

Theatr Clwyd's executive director Liam Evans-Ford added the funding was to be "applauded" as the theatre looks to "ensure future generations benefit from the creative work made here in north east Wales".

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