We are closed for the time in response to Welsh Government regulations.

Regular classes, including Syrcas Byd Bychan, are cancelled temporarily, although some continue online through the class tutors. Our programme of events and performances is suspended. We aim to reschedule so we can carry the programme forward and support the artists in these difficult times. We will keep you posted about future changes on our website and social media.


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

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.

Presenting your own event
Small World Theatre has an exciting year-round programme of live events and classes. Please send your initial enquiry to Helen. Our rates vary for individuals and organisations.

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.

Helen Groth, helen@smallworld.org.uk 01239 615 952