Welcome to Bedwas Workmen's Hall

Bedwas Workmen's Hall is a volunteer-run entertainment venue in the heart of Bedwas. A theatre upstairs and an art centre downstairs, both are available for hire for a range of activities including productions, parties and music events. For more information on booking our hall, check out the booking page. If you're interested in learning new skills, we hold classes for a number of different subjects. For more information on what we have going on, check out the What's On pages.

Bedwas Workmen's Hall was built in 1923 thanks to local miners who together raised the money by donating a penny a week. 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

In accordance with the requirements of the constitution, notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Bedwas Workmen's Hall and Institute Management Committee will take place on: Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 18.30.

In compliance with 'Open Access' legislation, any member of the public is entitled to attend the meeting, but only individuals resident within the boundaries of the Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen area are entitled to speak or vote on matters associate with the centre.


Nominations to the Management Committee are sought from individuals aged eighteen years or over who are passionate about their community and have the time to help Bedwas Workmen's Hall and Institute grow.

As of the AGM there will be six vacancies on the Bedwas Workmen's Hall and Institute Management Committee. Closing date for nominations to be received is Monday 30th August 2021.
To request an application form, please contact Bedwas Workmen's Hall via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our Facebook Page.

For further information on the BWH Management Committee, such as how to become a member, elegibility details or committee responsibilities, please contact the Chair of the BWH Management Committee:

Emma Phipps-Magill, Bedwas Workmen's Hall, Bedwas, Caerphilly CF83 8BJ



Don't miss ....


Live events

Our 500 seat auditorium is the perfect venue for events large and small, and we provide a packed programme of performances and events for all ages.

Book now

Groups and classes

Bedwas Workmen's Hall hosts a variety of groups and one-off workshops, including Youth Theatre, Dance, Ballet, Yoga, Clubercise and art classes.

What's on

Room hire

From business meetings to weddings and birthday parties, Bedwas Workmen's Hall has spaces for every occasion available at reasonable rates. 

Details and charges

We’ve just signed up to #TerraCycle which offers free recycling programmes.  These programmes are funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers from around the world to help everyone collect and recycle their hard-to-recycle waste and earn rewards at the same time. See www.terracycle.co.uk for more information.

At Bedwas Workmen’s Hall, we believe everyone should have access to the period products they need. Schools, colleges, universities, business and the public sector have a vital role to play in ending Period Poverty in the UK and BWH are giving free sanitary products to anyone who needs them. Thank you to Youth4u (Caerphilly Youth Service) for the kind donations of sanitary products so that we can offer this service. 

Join us
as a volunteer!

There's lots going on, and getting involved can be rewarding and fun. you don't need any qualifications or specific experience, and training is provided. The time commitment is once a fortnight, or as little or as much as you can spare. 

Volunteering looks good on your CV and personal statement for uni. Earn Counts for Welsh Bacc., Millennium Volunteer and D of E Awards.

email us for an application form:


Sponsorship opportunities

We run a variety of Events every year that have become embedded in our Local Community – so there's plenty of opportunity to get your Company Brand out there on #bwh materials! 

Sponsorship provides fantastic marketing opportunities and we will work with you to ensure that your corporate and brand values are reflected, help you target new audience groups and promote products and services.

Whether you’re an individual or a company, you could help us develop a one-off project or support an ongoing programme. To find out more, please contact our Chair, Emma Phipps Magill, via email:


Murals by Wendy Lewis

Come and see the hall's new murals, based on a poem written partly in Welsh, and kindly painted and donated to BWH by Wendy Lewis. 

Back in time with BWH

A group of theatricals photographed outside the hall, date unknown. Can you identify anyone in the picture?