28.04.17 Opening Hours: May Day weekend

Our opening hours have changed slightly for this weekend:

Saturday | 29.04.17
Box Office : 10:00 – 16:00, 18:00 – 19:45
Café Bar : 10:00 – 23:00 (food available 12:00 – 15:00)

Sunday | 30.04.17
Box Office : Closed
Café Bar : 10:00 – 17:00 (drinks / cakes served only)

Monday | 01.05.17
Box Office : Closed
Café Bar : 09:30 – 16:00 (food available 12:00 – 15:00)

Tickets can still be purchased online throughout the weekend.

11.04.17 Easter Opening Times

posterClick here for more information

07.07.17 Box Office closed : Saturday, 08.04.17

imageAs you are aware, the construction of Gaeri’s new 2 screen cinema has started.

In order for us to move to the next stage of the development, a new (temporary) entrance to the building and box office counter need to be built. The majority of the structural work will take place on Saturday, 08.04.17 and therefore, unfortunately the box office will be closed for the day. Tickets will still be available to buy online by visiting

The Box Office will re-open on Sunday, 09.04.17 between 10:00 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 18:45.

Our café-bar and the Art Space will remain open on Saturday, the work will only affect the box office services.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

23.03.17 Construction work on Galeri’s new 2 screen cinema extension to begin

imageWork on building Galeri’s new 2 screen cinema will begin next week. Costing almost £4m, the development will see Caernarfon have the only full-time dedicated two screen cinema in the area, and the programme will include the latest releases. The new screens will also free up Galeri’s 394 seat main theatre – currently split between theatre and film to develop the artistic programme- and bring in additional income through private hires and conferences.

Designed by Galeri’s original award-winning architect and recent winner of Channel 4’s 2016 House of the Year – Richard Murphy, Llysfaen construction company RL Davies will undertake the building work. Galeri have received funding support from the Arts Council of Wales Lottery fund, the Welsh Government (Vibrant and Viable Places scheme) and the European Regional Development Fund.

The existing programme in Galeri will continue and the construction work is not likely to adversely affect our existing operations. A new temporary public entrance will be built and used as the extension is being built. We are aiming to open the new screens in early Summer 2018

17.03.17 Vacancy: Artistic Director (second advertisement)

Galeri Caernarfon are offering an exciting opportunity for an exceptional person to create and influence the development of our artistic, entertainment and community programmes.

This is a post which demands written and verbal fluency in the Welsh Language.

Further details/application form can be downloaded here

Closing date for applications: 17:00, Monday, 10.04.17

13.03.17 Additional film screenings: 17.03.17

imageDue to demand, we have arrange additional screenings of DON’T TAKE ME HOME [12A] and LA LA LAND [12A] this Friday, 17 March.

18:00 | Don’t Take Me Home [12A]
20:00 | La La Land [12A]

Tickets are available from the box office – 01286 685 222 (please pre-order to save time and money)

02.03.17 Change to the advertised programme: Sunday. 05.03.17

imageUnfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, we are unable to screen the film Monster Trucks as advertised (Sunday, 5.3.17 at 14:00).

We will, however be screening the documentary Don’t Take Me Home [12A] in this timeslot instead as the 18:30 screening has sold out.

There will be entertainment in the bar by Geraint Lovgreen and Gwil John between 16:00 – 18:15 (with thanks to Film Hub Wales for the support).

13.02.17 Units/Office space to let

The company have 3 units/office space available to let:

Galeri | Unit 4 | 17m2 | £4,400 +VAT p.a | Further information available here
Galeri | Unit 20 | 17m2 | £3,900 +VAT p.a | Further information available here
4 Palace Street (1st & 2nd floor) | 91m2 | £5,280 p.a | Further information available here

For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Neil Davies:
01286 685 205 | 01286 685 206 |

27.01.17 Postponment of the Santes Dwynwen Gala Concert

imageUnfortunately, Shan Cothi is suffering from flu.

As a result, tonight’s Santes Dwynwen Gala Concert will not be going ahead. Galeri will try to re-schedule the concert at a later date.

Galeri staff will contact all ticket holders to discuss further.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Galeri on 01286 685 222.

04.01.17 Update: Galeri’s new 2 screen cinema extension

imageIn December, tender documents were published for a developer to carry out the work of building Galeri’s 2 screen purpose built cinema. We aim to start the work in February or March 2017 and open in 2018.

The opening of the new cinema in Galeri will mean that Caernarfon would be the only multi-screen cinema provision in Gwynedd and Anglesey. The development will also free up Galeri’s 394 seat main theatre to develop the artistic programme as well as growing the commercial use of the venue for private hires, conferences and weddings.

When opened, the 2 screen cinema programme will run 7 days a week and will include a variety of ‘on release’ titles, independent films and regular themed screenings.

25.11.16 January – April 2017 brochure

imageOur season brochure for January – April 2017 will arrive in Galeri and to everyone on our mailing list over the coming weeks.

In the meantime – you can download an electronic version of the brochure by clicking here

Tickets for the new season are now on sale as are our gift vouchers. Galeri will be closing over the Christmas period, with the Box Office closing at 14:30 on Friday, 23.12.16 (to re-open at 09:00 on Wednesday, 03.01.17)

18.11.16 2016 Open Exhibition Winners

imageOn Friday, 11.11.16 - the closing night of the 2016 Open Exhibition, sponsors Gwyn and Mary Owen handed out the prizes for the following artists for their work:

Sponsors awards (selected by Gwyn and Mary Owen)
1st | ‘Remember/Forget’ by Hannah Malise Lloyd
2nd | ‘Internal’ & ‘Flower Bride’ by Ffion Pritchard
3rd | ‘ANS’ by Michael Roberts
3rd | ‘Hand Shears’ by Mared Fflur Davies

2016 People’s Choice Award:
1st | ‘ANS’ by Michael Roberts

Galeri wish to thank all entrants for the exhibition and congratulate all finalists and winners. The 2017 Open application forms are now available and sponsors Gwyn and Mary Owen have increased the cash prizes for the competition.

Download the application form here

10.11.16 Galeri’s Christmas Market 2016

imageGaleri’s annual Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 20 November (10:00 – 16:00). The market offers a range of gifts from local suppliers. Click here to see the poster and details of the stalls who will be in Galeri.

The box office will be open from 09:30 – 16:00 should you wish to buy tickets or gift vouchers.

Free admission. For further information: 01286 685 222

29.09.16 Autumn kitchen / bar opening hours

Our kitchen and bar opening hours for the Autumn season:

day food available bar
Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 19:00 11:00 – 21:00
Friday 12:00 – 19:00 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday closed 11:00 – 18:00

The bar will be open later on evenings when we have events programmed.

To reserve a table: 01286 685 200 or

08.09.16 Sgriblo session (17.09.16)

Unfortunately, the first Sgriblo session of the season (17.09.16) has been cancelled.

Sian Northey will return for 3 sessions on the following dates:
01.10.16 - 19.11.16 - 03.12.16

Remember that the 'Enormous Roald Dahl Weekend' takes place on Saturday, 17.09.16 with creative and fun activities for children and families inspired by the works of Roald Dahl.

08.09.16 Gwenfflam Caernarfon Alight: volunteering opportunities

As part of the 'Gwenfflam Caernarfon Alight' that will take over Caernarfon Castle later in the month, on Friday, 30 September a torch lit procession will leave Galeri at 19:00. The procession will leave Galeri at 19:00 towards the Slate Quay, led by 'Mr Wilson's Second Liners'.

To ensure that the procession is organised and run smoothly, we are seeking 80 volunteers to help us by carrying fire torches and stewarding. All volunteers must be 16 years old or older and available between 17:00 - 20:00 on the Friday.

There is also an open invitation for anyone who would like to assist children and young people of Sbarc-Galeri arts project in creating lanterns. The sessions are held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays leading up to the event.

This is an opportunity to work on a large-scale event in Caernarfon and with the award winning Walk the Plank company to celebrate Wales' Year of Adventure 2016.

Because of the procession, there will not be a performance between 19:00 - 20:00 in the castle on Friday, 30.09.16.

For further details:
01286 685 250

26.08.16 Change to the film programme: Sgrin am Sgrin (29.09.16)

imageThere has been a change to the published cinema programme for September.

The ‘Sgrin am Sgrin’ (£1 a ticket) film will now be THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR [15].

Tickets are available from the Box Office or by calling 01286 685 222.

12.08.16 ‘Perthyn’ exhibition by Cefyn Burgess

imageThere is a warm welcome to all who wish to attend the official opening of the ‘Perthyn’ exhibition by Cefyn Burgess in the Art Space on Sunday, 14.08.16 at 14:00.

Dafydd Wigley will officially open the exhibition, and Cefyn will hold a talk at 15:00 to discuss the work/exhibition and the Perthyn project.

Free admission.

01.07.16: Change to the closing date for Open 2016

Due to the re-scheduling of the 2016 Open exhibition selection panel meeting, we are able to extend the closing date for entries until 16:00, Sunday, 31.07.16.

Download the application form by clicking here

Should you require any additional information or discuss the exhibition, contact Lisa Taylor on 01286 685 208.

08.06.16: Caitlin tour cancelled


With regret, we have been informed that due to injury – Light, Ladd & Emberton have no option but to cancel the Wales tour of Caitlin.

Galeri’s box office staff will contact all customers who had already purchased their tickets to arrange refunds.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and wish Eddie Ladd a speedy recovery. We hope to welcome the company back to Galeri in the future to perform Caitlin. Keep an eye out for any news/updates.

19.05.16: Update: Galeri’s new cinema extension

imageThe development of a dedicated 2 screen cinema is a step closer following a planning permission approval by Gwynedd Council on Monday, 16 May.

Over the next months, we will be completing the detailed design of the internal elements of the design, finalise the funding package and invite companies to tender for the building contract.

Our aim is to be on site in January 2017 and to open in January 2018.