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image for Opera item typeTosca - Mid Wales Opera at Torch Theatre

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Opera, Wed 20 Mar 2019, £7.50-£19.50




Tosca’s intoxicating cocktail of love, loss, politics and religion has enthralled audiences since its first performance in 1900. This epic thriller depicts the final hours of three of the most highly charged characters in all opera – the ruthless and corrupt chief of the Roman police Baron Scarpia, the painter and revolutionary sympathiser Mario Cavaradossi and his lover, the celebrated diva Floria Tosca.

In Tosca we have it all, from tender love story to powerful brutality and ultimate tragedy. For this new production, directed with a fresh perspective by Richard Studer, MWO’s cast includes the brilliant Welsh soprano star Elin Pritchard in the title role, tenor Charne Rochford as her artist lover and internationally renowned baritone Nicholas Folwell as Scarpia.

Puccini’s lavish score, sung in the English translation by Amanda Holden, includes two of his most famous arias – Tosca’s ‘Vissi d’arte’ and the tenor aria ‘E lucevan le stelle’ – and one of opera’s greatest set pieces, the mighty Te Deum. Ensemble Cymru, conducted by Jonathan Lyness, provides the orchestral backdrop.

Theatrically gripping from start to finish, Tosca might not have been composed at all were it not for the skullduggery of both Puccini and his publisher to extract the rights to set Sardou’s infamous 1887 play from a rival composer. And it might not have survived if the first night critics had had anything to do with it. But the beauty, the power and the passion of Puccini’s ‘shabby little shocker’ have ensured its position as the greatest of all blockbusting operatic thrillers.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 20 Mar 2019 19:30


Tickets: £19.50, Concessions £17.50, Under 26s £7.50.

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St Peter's Road,
Milford Haven,
SA73 2BU



Plan route to Torch Theatre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SM 900061  Lat: 51.71465 Long: -5.03996

A4076 from Haverfordwest and continue on this road into the town; turn right into Robert Street where signed for the Torch Theatre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Milford Haven station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • 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
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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 solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu