About Us

What we do

We operate a range of cultural facilities and activities, which include theatres, libraries, community centres, a country house and park and two work-based projects for adults with learning disabilities.


Awen Cultural Trust manages three much-loved theatres: the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl, Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall and The Metropole (Met) in Abertillery.

Progress continued on the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Maesteg Town Hall and Levelling Up Funding has been secured for a major refurbishment of the Muni in Pontypridd.

Working with local authority partners, we can connect, strengthen and support communities through engaging arts and cultural experiences

Cultural, Heritage & Creative Wellbeing

Awen Cultural Trust manages the library service across Bridgend county borough, Bryngarw Country Park in Brynmenyn and two projects for adults with learning disabilities, B-Leaf and Wood-B.

We also manage two community centres – Awel y Mor in Porthcawl and Betws Life Centre – providing much-needed spaces for social interaction.

Our creative wellbeing programme has gained momentum over the past couple of years as we have found new ways to engage with people within their community settings

Bryngarw House

One of South Wales’ most sought-after wedding venues, set in the award-winning Bryngarw Country Park, Bryngarw House is available for exclusive use celebrations, and is licensed for civil ceremonies.

The Treharne Suite, located in the main building, can hold up to 110 guests, whilst the stunning marquee can accommodate up to 250 guests for an evening reception.

The overnight accommodation, including a honeymoon suite overlooking the lawn, has been recently refurbished and is located within Bryngarw House and its nearby Coach House.