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Mold’s Theatr Clwyd becomes listed building in recognition of its architectural interest

Theatr Clwyd, now a grade II-listed building. Photo: Wikimedia
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Theatr Clwyd has been listed in recognition of its “special architectural interest” as a post-war civic arts and theatre complex.

The venue, in Mold, has been made a grade II-listed building by Cadw, the Welsh government’s historic environment service.

According to Cadw, Theatr Clwyd was proposed for listing for its special architectural interest as an important example of a post-war civic arts and theatre complex.

Cadw described the building as “one of the leading examples across the UK”.

“It survives largely intact and is notable for the range of related facilities that were incorporated into the design. It is of special historic interest as an example of the post-war improvements in arts provision across the UK,” it said.

Theatr Clwyd executive director Liam Evans-Ford said: “We welcome the recognition of the architectural and historical significance of Theatr Clwyd.

“The vision in the 1970s was for the building to host a producing theatre and space for local communities to access creative learning. The work of the theatre over the last few years has built upon this with major recognition locally, nationally and internationally.”

He added that the venue was in discussion with the Welsh government and the Arts Council of Wales to shape a “planned redevelopment of the building to protect and enhance features and characteristics as well as the facilities on offer to our visitors during such a project”.

“We look forward to working with all partners to ensure the building, and the content it houses, is allowed to improve and thrive into the future,” he added.

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