Barry can now officially lay claim to have Wales's Smallest Theatre after a compromise was reached with the Vale Planning department earlier this week. After a fraught few months, 'The Small Space' on 5 Island Road has finally been given the green light and plans to open in the New Year.
Owners and professional local magicians, Bryan Gunton and Jasper Blakeley are delighted to finally be able to showcase the best magic talent the UK and abroad has to offer, but it's been a lengthy process. "At one point it was looking doubtful that we'd be allowed to change this little shop into a theatre, but with complete cross-party support and following Barry Mayor, Nic Hodges, calling the matter in front of The Vale Planning Committee, a solution was eventually found" comments Jasper. It's now all hands on deck to put the finishing touches to the theatre and bar, Bryan is really pleased in the way it's all coming together "once the curtains went up it really started to feel like this amazing intimate performance space and both of us can't wait to get going. Tickets are already available through https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-small-space and more dates will be released soon.