Covid–19 Announcement 28 February 2022

In line with new Welsh Government legislation, there is no need to show a covid pass or wear masks during performances in the Theatre.

We will still ask visitors to :
• Use the contactless e-ticket system
• Use sanitizing stations

Welcome to Canaolfan a Theatr Soar

Canolfan Soar, in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil, is managed by Menter Iaith Merthyr Tudful. The organisation is at the heart of the development of the Welsh Language in the area.

Canolfan Soar is home to a number of local Welsh Language organsiations, such as Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Dysgu Cymraeg Morgannwg and Cylch Meithrin Soar. The Canolfan is home also home to two local Welsh language business, Siop Llyfrau’r Enfys and Caffi Soar.

We offer a wide range of activities, workshops, and performances in partnership with many different organisations. Prior to Covid-19, we welcomed around 42,000 people, of every age and background, annually.

At core of our organisation is the aim to provide an environment which builds self-confidence and self-respect, and expands the horizons of our community. Equality and diversity, and the well0being of our community are at the heart of our everyday work.

Get in Touch...

01685 722176 |

Theatr Soar, Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tudful, CF47 8UB

Lisbeth McLean, Prif Swyddog,
Eleri Walters, Swyddog Datblygu,

What's On

Y Fenyw Mewn Du

Y Fenyw Mewn Du

02.11.23 - 04.11.23

We’re delighted to announce that #YConsortiwmCymraeg returns this autumn with the premiere Welsh language production of #TheWomanInBlack by Susan Hill and Stephen Malatratt.

The Welsh Lxdies

The Welsh Lxdies

21 July 2023. 7:30pm.

‘The Lady Speaks in Welsh.’ - Henry IV, Part 1.

The Welsh Lady exists only in stage directions… but what if she had her own voice? What would she say?

The Welsh Lxdies is a bilingual, episodic gig-theatre show intertwining poetry and music to represent a linguistic map of the Womxn of Wales, exploring a reclamation of their sense of Womxnhood, Welshness, sexuality and identity. It’s a conversation across the centuries, with an exploration into the blending of music genres like Welsh folk with Lo-Fi beats. Featuring the voices of over 100 Welsh Womxn – from historical poet Gwerful Mechain who wrote an ode to her vagina in the Middle Ages, to verbatim voicenotes from contemporary Welsh Womxn about vibrators and Tom Jones – you won’t want to miss this!

‘A brave and dynamic production’, The Play’s The Thing UK

‘A fun and authentic take on Welshness, womanhood and all the messy areas in between.’, Alice Yarr (Creative Development Producer, National Theatre Wales)

Writer: Grace O’Brien featuring a monologue by Rebecca Wilson.

Director: Rebecca Wilson



30th of June at 10am

JEMIMA BY JEREMY TURNER A new Welsh-language production about one of the most important women in Welsh history - Jemima Nicholas. History, music, a bit of mischief, and lots of fun as we bring focus to the Welsh heroine from Pembrokeshire. Suitable for ages 7+




01685 722176

Theatr Soar, Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tudful, CF47 8UB

Lisbeth McLean, Prif Swyddog,

Eleri Walters, Swyddog Datblygu,