Located on the wharfside of Porthmadog's picturesque harbour, the Canolfan Gelfyddydau Porthmadog Arts Centre -- better known to its patrons simply as "Y Ganolfan" -- serves as a focal point and community centre for the local population. Since its opening in 1975, it has been used as a venue to host events of all kinds, including concerts, parties, sporting events including televised wrestling, exhibitions, arts and crafts fairs and much more besides.

Two different areas are available for hire - the Main Hall and the Glaslyn Room


Main Hall

The Main Hall offers the largest space available, and is ideal for concerts and larger functions. As well as up to date sound and lighting facilities, this room features a fully retractable seating and stage system. When both are retracted, full use of the floor area is available, and when in place provide a raised stage area and seating for up to 400 people. Dressing rooms (with toilet and shower facilities) with make up and wardrobe facilities are accessible from the stage area.

For prices and availability & to contact Mr Robert Griffiths regarding hiring this room,

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Retractable Seating - lowered Retractable Stage - Raised

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Glaslyn Room

The Glaslyn Room seats over 50 people, and is ideal for smaller functions and children's parties. The room benefits from an overhead slide projector and adjacent tea and coffee room overlooking the harbour. An occasional license is available if required.

The Glaslyn Room can be hired at rates starting at just £20 for children's parties and £30 for conferences. Use of the kitchen facilities is charged at £10 extra.
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Glaslyn Room Kitchen Area

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