Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Live satellite broadcasts

Using the large screen in the auditorium the Ucheldre Centre is able to offer live satellite broadcasts from major international venues.


Opera Met Opera Live:  Elektra (Strauss)


Saturday 30 April 5.55pm


MET Opera Live:    Strauss' opera Elektra

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met.

But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. 

Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra.  Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.


2 hrs 10 with one interval
Sung in German with English surtitles                 £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Drama NT Live Encore:
A View from the Bridge 



Sunday 15 May 3.30pm

A View from the Bridge     (12A)

Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to Ucheldre.

This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. 

In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom.  But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price.  Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.


2 hrs 30 with no interval
             £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Drama NT Live Encore:
The Audience 



Thursday 9 June 7pm
The Audience       (12A)


Winner of three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award -nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience.  No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal.  Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.


3 hrs  with one interval
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Rossini)



Tuesday 21 June 6.30pm

Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival


Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy

Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. He meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina who has schemes of her own.  Madcap disguises accompany twists and turns in a whirlwind plot, whilst Figaro’s cunning knows no bounds.

Directed by Annabel Arden with sparkling wit and playful energy springing directly from Rossini’s joyous music, and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, this new production heralds the welcome return of a masterpiece not seen at Glyndebourne for 34 years. International star and Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese stars as Rosina.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. 

3 hrs 05 with interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles                £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau,
£3 children/plant 
Opera Glyndebourne Live Encore:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg



Sunday 17 July 3.30pm

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

(The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival 2011

Grippingly original, Wagner puts singing and song writing centre stage in Glyndebourne’s biggest production ever andvone of the most spectacular.  DieMeistersinger features an 80-strong orchestra, 80 chorus members, 36 actors, and enormous sets built on a huge scale. It is a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire, and one of Wagner’s greatest works.

Hans Sachs is the most celebrated of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians who have created complex rules for composing and performing their songs.  Their world is turned upside down by free-thinking Walther who enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva.  But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves?

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.

A masterstroke’ - The Independent

‘Grippingly original’ - Opera

4 hrs 50 with intervals

Sung in German with English surtitles               

£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 

Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Saturday 23 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Sunday 24 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Béatrice et Bénédict



Tuesday 9 August 6.30pm

Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedict)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival

Love conquers all in Berlioz’s sparkling take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.

This is the first ever fully staged version of the opera at Glyndebourne, as it has only previously been performed as a concert piece.

From Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, to Hermione and Ron in the Harry Potter series, the age-old premise of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.

Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and set them to ravishing music to create this witty love-hate duel.  The opera’s overture explodes with a buoyant sense of fun and elegant wit and there are several splendid numbers for the female characters, especially the sublime Act I duet-nocturne, described by one critic as a ‘marvel of indescribable lyrical beauty’.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and seen through the unique vision of director Laurent Pelly, Berlioz’s comic gem makes its long-awaited Glyndebourne premiere in Festival 2016.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.


Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture