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CARAD Theatre

CARAD Theatre


CARAD is very fortunate to have two buildings. The museum and shop is in one and there is a theatre, designed as a multi-functional space in the other.

The small theatre was originally designed for performance, music and dance workshops. Over the years there have been a wide variety of touring theatre companies and musicians who have performed in the theatre that has locally become known as CARAD. So don’t get confused if you hear the two names Rhayader Museum and Gallery and CARAD being used in the same breath.

The theatre has a sprung floor so it makes it ideal for dance as well as music and theatre productions. Together with theatre lighting and the ability to link the recording studio making it a very adaptable space which has been used for recording large choirs to chamber music performances.

Its versatility also means that each week there are regular classes and over the year it uses for Young Farmers rehearsals, Have a Go Shakespeare, yoga, line dancing and much more.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 Sep - Sat 18 Nov 'Inspired by Rust' Quilt Exhibition
Sat 25 Nov - Sat 16 Dec 'The Little Black Dress'
Sat 9 Dec A very Rhayader Christmas


the CARAD Team

01597 810561


Unit 1 & 2,
East Street,



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Map reference: SN 974681  Lat: 52.30208 Long: -3.50508

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Llandrindod Wells station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • 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

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
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • 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
  • 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
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair