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Theatre, next open Sun 1 Apr - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Willow Theatre

Willow Theatre


The Willow Globe (Y Glôb Byw) is a scaled down, living version of the Globe in London, being a third of its size in diameter. The willow has been carefully woven into an organic and spiritual theatre, starkly sculptural in spring, which is almost completely absorbed by its lush, green surroundings in summer months.

This secret, magical and intimate space, with a rough thrust stage, is totally unique - it is one of the largest willow constructions in the country and probably the only one in use as a theatre in the world. Viola’s determination to ‘make me a willow cabin at your gate’ has a whole new resonance.

Events are hosted from April - September, offering syllabus Shakespeare for schools through workshops, community productions and professional tours.

It is a venue for an eclectic mix of music, Shakespeare, and other arts happenings with the option of wet weather cover in a theatre within the converted barn should it rain. Doors open an hour before the performance.

Artistic Directors Phil Bowen & Sue Best run fortnightly group workshops for anyone interested in having a go at Shakespeare! These popular sessions give participants the opportunity to read, discuss, explore, perform and have fun together.

Guided walks around the Willow Way nature trail are available on performance days, for special nature day events and by appointment at other times.

Facilities include a licensed onsite pub, serving drinks before, during and after the show; a tea & cake stall; onsite car parking; a disabled access toilet. Although this is a working farm so the ground can be uneven, it has been levelled where possible and we are accessible for wheelchairs.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 1 Apr - Sun 30 Sep 2018 Mon - Sun

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Apr Richard II



01597 811487


Llandrindod Wells,



Plan route to Willow Globe using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 979635  Lat: 52.25870 Long: -3.49054

The Willow Globe is off the A470, four miles south of Rhayader. Take the B road signposted ‘Nant Glas’ and ‘Nantmel’. You will find directions for the Theatre 200 yards up that lane. On performance days there will be a sandwich board on the A470.

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is Argoed Mill (15 minutes walk away) on the A470 serviced by the X47 bus between Llandrindod Wells and Llanidloes.

Public Transport Travel -

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Llandrindod Wells station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


We will always try to make visits for those with disabilities as comfortable as possible, please ask a volunteer if you need extra help or comfort and we will do what we can. This is a working farm so the ground is not particularly even. There is some access through the nature trail for those with mobility problems but it will not cater for all needs as there is grass, uneven ground etc.