The Scala [Merthyr Tydfil]

In 2023, the heart of Merthyr Tydfil welcomed The Scala, a new beacon of music and arts. With a capacity of 250, this modern venue is equipped with an in-house lighting rig, stage, and state-of-the-art PA system, setting the stage for unforgettable performances. The Scala was envisioned primarily as a music venue, dedicated to nurturing independent music and arts. Its inception is a nod to the creative spirits, offering a platform for diverse and vibrant artistic expressions. Housed in the historic Temperance Hall, a landmark since the 1830s, The Scala is steeped in a rich legacy. For nearly two centuries, this building has been a cornerstone of entertainment in Merthyr Tydfil, transitioning from a theatre to a cinema and now, reborn as a hub for live performances. Our investment in The Scala was driven by a passion to revive its storied past. By infusing modern amenities with historical charm, we’ve reignited the building’s role as a center for cultural gatherings and performances. As proud members of the Independent Venue Trust, we are committed to the ethos of independent venues. The Scala stands as a testament to our dedication to preserving and enhancing the cultural fabric of Merthyr Tydfil. The Scala is not just a venue; it’s a revival of a legacy, a place where history and contemporary artistry converge, creating a new chapter in the town’s vibrant entertainment story.


Able to support someone with other relevant needs. Accessible toilet available. Assistance dogs welcome. Information available online and/or staff available to advise on further support. Personal assistant ticket available. Queue jump available for people that can't stand for long periods of time. Venue all one the floor. Wheelchair accessible and/or venue all on the floor.