A midsummer night’s dream

Woodland pavilion for outdoor performance

Woodland pavilion for outdoor performance

I’ve been working on a project over the winter to create an outdoor performance space in the heart of Machynlleth. Exploring how architecture can shape performance, the space is barely defined and without walls. As well as providing a dedicated stage for music performance, comedy and theatre, it’s also an exploration of how barely architecture can be defined for us to tangibly inhabit it. How to broaden and enhance the transition between indoors and outdoors? (Net curtains and sofas to follow…!)

The Woodland Pavilion was conceived with Henry and Emma of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival and has been funded by Sustainable Tourism Powys and Glasu. A team of creatives has enabled the project to leap from the page into the tree canopy where it will reside for the next couple of months.

As well as providing a space for community groups to program their own events in the great outdoors, we are also bringing some touring theatre groups to the area through the Noson Allan/ Night’s Out scheme. On Wednesday the 3rd July, Taking Flight will bring their promenade piece ‘A midsummer night’s dream’ to the pavilion and the surrounding woodland.

Wed 3rd July at 7:30pm: Woodland Pavilion at Y Plas Machynlleth

Wed 3rd July at 7:30pm: Woodland Pavilion at Y Plas Machynlleth

We would be delighted if you could make it down to this site specific theatre performance celebrating our long summer nights. (For bookings contact: rosie.es.leach@gmail.com)

Keep an eye out for other events too at the Woodland Pavilion and don’t forget to program your own. Our team can provide bespoke lighting and a pedal powered sound system.

Enjoy the summer!

Jenny Hall

Director Craftedspace

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