We’re COVID-secure

We are delighted to be entering into a phased re-opening of Small World Theatre. We have made some important changes so that we comply with Welsh Government guidelines and the advice of Public Health Wales and Ceredigion’s Public Services Board Sub-Group; Understanding our Communities. Measures have been introduced for your safety that include reduced capacity, enhanced cleaning, a ‘one-way system’, online payments and hand sanitiser stations. The safety of our visitors, performers, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to us.

This is new ground for all of us and we appreciate your patience and help entering this new phase. The current pandemic situation is being monitored regularly. We may need to change our plans at short notice, so please check frequently for any updates on our website and social media.

Classes information 

Syrcas Byd Bychan aerial classes for adults will begin in October. They are key to the phased re-opening and will be monitored closely. All other classes are postponed for the time being.

Test Track Protect

We collect contact information about visitors in line with Welsh Government policy. We are also displaying a poster with the venue’s QR code for use with the NHS app.

You must not attend the venue if you believe you may be infected with COVID-19 or have experienced symptoms the last 14 days. Please do not visit if you have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days or if you have been instructed to self-isolate.

Social distancing

We have created a one-way system around the ground floor of the venue and added 2m foot prints to guide you.

Do I need to wear a face covering? 

Face coverings are required for inside the building and must be worn at all times in line with Welsh Government guidance.

What additional safety measures are we taking?

Transactions will be cashless and paperless where possible. Enhanced cleaning will happen with additional cleaning between classes. We ask you to help by taking your rubbish home with you. If you have any concerns, please email info@smallworld.org.uk


Small World Theatre/ Theatr Byd Bychan is home to the puppet theatre company of the same name. It is a beautiful, creative near-zero carbon space on the West coast of Wales, with a supportive team and fully accessible facilities.

The company presents a year-round programme of live events and classes in its unique, friendly and flexible venue, but it is also available to hire. A highly skilled team will work with you to present your live theatre, music, drama, dance or performance. We can also help you to arrange parties, meetings and conferences. We are proud to be one of the few venues offering aerial circus facilities and aerial training in Wales.

Theatr Byd Bychan is an iconic building, recognised by Design Commission for Wales as a great design built for the environment. ‘This is a distinctive public building which fulfills an ambitious brief to build

‘A Creative Space for a Creative Community’, with highly commendable sustainability credentials… a testament to the dedication of the team who have achieved a very special project for the community of Cardigan.’

Working with architect Olly Llewelyn, the venue was built using materials from renewable or recycled sources. Find out more about the construction of our Near Zero Carbon Venue

Hiring Theatr Byd Bychan

At the moment we are unable to hire our venue and facilities. Small World Theatre is closed to the public. We look forward to opening our doors when it is safe to do so.

Small World Theatre has an unique and flexible space to hold events. We can cater for most occasions including live theatre, performance, music, private parties.

Facilities at Theatr Byd Bychan are fully accessible. A ramp in keeping with the curvilinear frontage of the building provides wheelchair friendly, easy access to our double front doors.

Please note we do not have any visitor or audience parking at the building. There are two council run car parks within a two minute walk that are very convenient. Visitors with mobility issues may arrange to be dropped off and collected. Hirers of the space can arrange parking to unload etc.

info@smallworld.org.uk 01239 615 952