Memo Arts Centre

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7 Gladstone Road, Barry, South Glamorgan, CF62 8NA
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Mike Bubbins

Mike Bubbins

Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes Throwback, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again.

Throwback is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand-up comedy, that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges the audience…

As if it is!

It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (he said he’ll see how that goes), a bit of nostalgia about the good old days, a bit of optimism about the good new days, and Mike generally having a laugh about life and not taking himself, or anything else, too seriously. Having said that, he may, at some point in the show, get very annoyed at berks, whether in the past, the present, or the future. Very annoyed.

So basically Throwback is a comedy show about Bubbins sharing, and bringing to life, the stuff that he finds funny. As comedy concepts go, it’s a pretty straightforward one, really.

‘They asked me to do a UK comedy tour, called Throwback…and so I did.’ Mike Bubbins

Sat 25 Feb


Snow White Pantomime

Snow White Pantomime

Join us at the memo in Barry for a Billboard ensemble showing of Snow White, their annual Christmas panto. Friday 16th December at 10am. The show will be 2 hrs and 15 mins with one interval. Seats will be in the stalls and allocated to you a week before the show.

Fri 16 Dec

Sold out

There and back again - a Greek odyssey @memo arts

There and back again - a Greek odyssey @memo arts

Friday 24th Feb 2023. 2pm @£7 a person. Please book here but arrange to send money for your family group to Ianna directly. This must be booked and paid in advance to secure the tickets. There is only one showing. The venue says it’s age 6-11, however they are leaving it to parental discretion. The link below shows the trailer as there is some potentially scary scenes.">

Fri 24 Feb


Winter Showcase 2022

Winter Showcase 2022

This December 4th, Superstars in the Making and Les Jumelles hit centre stage at Memo Arts Centre with their annual winter showcase.

Featuring show-stopping musical numbers, as well as physical theatre and classical ballet performances this is an unmissable show for all the family!

Performed by students age 3-16.

Last year's event booked up very quickly so be sure to grab your tickets early!

Sun 4 Dec


Memo Arts Centre

Popularly known as the Memo, the Barry Memorial Hall and Theatre is the largest multi-arts venue in the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry's only cinema. Inaugurated in 1932, it was named in remembrance of the local people who lost their lives in WWI.

Hosting regular arts events and concerts, plus a teenagers' nightclub, the main auditorium seats 886 (1,300 including standing).

Previous performers include Ant and Dec (as PJ and Duncan) and Len Rawle.

The Memo is a vibrant multi-arts centre with live event programme, engaging community activities, conference and hireable spaces, and the largest 4K cinema in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan.

With live performances, regular cinema and live broadcasts, specialist film screenings and weekly community events, the Memo is a crucial hub for the local community.

The Memo presents professional touring theatre companies, live music, cinema, dance, comedy and hosts many amateur theatre and community events.

The venue complex includes a large theatre with the capacity to seat 856, (standing concert 1300), two large multi-purpose spaces with an audience capacity for 200 and 100, smaller hireable spaces and social spaces with café bars.

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