AGOR DRYSAU - OPENING DOORS is Wales’ biennial international festival of theatre for children and young people. This year the festival will feature theatre companies from Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Germany and Austria and Hungary as well as many of Wales’ best theatre companies for young audiences.


The Festival will be held in and around Aberystwyth - in the stunning scenery of West Wales – which has rail and road links to major airports such as Birmingham International, Cardiff and Heathrow. The coastal town of Aberystwyth is the home of some of the major Welsh cultural institutions and one of Wales’ best and busiest arts centres.


The Aberystwyth Arts centre will be the main venue for festival performances and other events; performances will also be held in other theatres and schools in the town. Foreign companies performing at the festival will also perform in other venues in Wales giving our young audiences the chance to see some of the best theatre in the world. Go to the programme page to see a full listing of performances, venues, dates and times.


Festival events will also include discussions, social events, receptions, a sight-seeing trip and a festival bar (for discussing, planning, networking - and some singing!!).


We look forward to welcoming visitors from Wales and beyond to the festival. AGOR DRYSAU - OPENING DOORS is a chance for us to welcome foreign producers, promoters and festival directors to Wales and for Welsh artists to perform alongside foreign colleagues.


There is something for everyone and every age. So put the date in your calendar and contact us to book your place to see some of the best world theatre.

The Festival Ticket, costing £40, will open the doors to:


Free tickets to festival productions.

Assistance with booking accommodation.

Free transport to and from venues during the festival.

Festival programme with full information regarding productions, companies, venues etc.

Seminars and discussions.

Festival party on Saturday night.

Entry into the festival bar and other social events.

A sight-seeing trip of mid-Wales. 


For foreign guests the Festival Ticket will be free; we also offer to arrange free transport on arrival and departure to and from international airports to Aberystwyth. We recommend travelling to Birmingham International Airport where all major airlines check in and out or to Cardiff Airport; transport can also be arranged to London Heathrow or Gatwick.

See the Programme page for information about booking individual tickets.



Contact us if you need more information or help in arranging your visit to the festival.

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Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch, Stryd y Baddon, Aberystwyth, SY23 2NN, Cymru

Tel: +44.(0)1970.617998


Fax: +44(0)1970.611223