About Torch Theatre
It consists of a 300 seat Main House, a 102 seat Studio Theatre, a bespoke art gallery – Oriel Joanna Field, and Café Torch. The Torch offers over 1,300 shows, films, art exhibitions and live broadcasts annually to audiences in excess of 80,000. The programme offers a lot of variety across drama, comedy, live music, ballet, dance, family shows, opera and new work, as well as producing an annual festive pantomime.
The Torch is an integral part of Pembrokeshire’s artistic and creative community. In addition to a diverse annual programme, it offers a Youth Theatre for Junior & Senior Levels, a Community Choir (Torch Voices), Mother & Baby Groups, Disability Movement Groups (My Moves), Dementia Friendly Film screenings (Movies & Memories) and is also the Pembrokeshire home to the Welsh National Opera’s critically acclaimed Cradle Choir. The Torch also produces Sunset Cinema, an outdoor summer cinema programme which visits some of Pembrokeshire’s and Carmarthenshire’s most iconic locations.
Set in the former fishing town of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, the Torch is an iconic building in the local skyline. Having originally got its name from the links with the oil and gas industry, the flame in the Torch’s logo celebrates the strong industrial history of Milford Haven and the surrounding region.
The Torch Theatre is a limited company with charitable status and is a publicly funded theatre supported by Arts Council of Wales, The National Lottery and the Welsh Government, Pembrokeshire County Council and Milford Haven Town Council.
Open from January to December.
Please see website for details www.torchtheatre.co.uk
- Baby Changing
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Toilet
- Groups welcome
- Open All Year
- Wet Weather attraction
Family & Children
There are baby-changing facilities available which are located near Café Torch and the Joanna Field Gallery. Highchairs are also available in Café Torch.
Wheelchair Access and Low Mobility
There is a lift to all floors, including the Theatre Bar, Café Torch and the Joanna Field Gallery. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on each floor. Wheelchair spaces are available in both performance spaces. We can store wheelchairs and have one available for loan for patrons transferring to seats. If you have low mobility, we suggest you book rows P, L, M and N (auditorium left) for easier access to the Main House and lift, and rows C, D and E (auditorium left) in the Studio. Please inform the Box Office of your requirements when booking your tickets.
Guide dogs for visually impaired people are welcome in the theatre. We can offer seats on the end of the row to make your visit easier. Please inform Box Office when booking your ticket and ask for information on any special effects that might affect the comfort of your dog during the production.
Some performances and screenings in our season are Audio Described for those that may not be able to see everything that is happening on the stage.
Audio description is a live commentary, by trained describers, interspersed with the actor’s dialogue. The description starts 15 minutes before a performance or screenings with details of the set, scenery, characters for live theatre and any other relevant details for film.
Description is relayed via a discreet headset linked to the infra-red audio system. Headsets can be collected from Box Office.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Hearing dogs are welcome in the theatre. We can offer seats on the end of the row to make your visit easier. Please inform Box Office when booking your ticket and ask for information on any special effects that might affect the comfort of your dog during the production.
The Box Office is fitted with a DDA compliant portable induction loop system. Both theatre spaces are equipped with an infra-red hearing system to be used with headsets, available from the Box Office.
We also programme regular subtitled screenings.
Disabled car parking
Disabled badge holders may park in the designated bays in front of the Theatre. Alternative parking is situated in the Lower Charles Street car park less than 50 metres from the Theatre and Robert Street, less than 200 metres from the Theatre.
Parking is available in Lower Charles Street car park SA73 2AJ less than 50 metres from the Theatre and Robert Street car park SA73 2DJ approximately 200 metres from the Theatre.
Please note that there is no on-street parking in St Peter’s Road or Lower Robert Street, which is for residents only. Disabled badge holders may park in bays directly in front of the Theatre.
The Torch Theatre is located on the corner of St Peters Road, a short walk from Charles Street and the Town Centre. The train station is a ten minute walk away, heading up Victoria Road towards Hamilton Terrace.
Bus Stops are located throughout Milford Haven, the closest to the Torch Theatre being the end of Charles Street, Tesco & Hamilton Terrace, with the 300 Milford Haven Town Service, the 302 Hubberston – Withybush Service & the 356 Milford Haven – Pembroke Dock Service all calling at the above stops.