Welcome to CATS Pontardawe

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Amber has always had a passion for Performing Arts being the youngest member of CATS when her mother Jill launched the Theatre School in 1999.

After achieving Triple Distinction in Performing Arts at Gwyr College Amber auditioned and was accepted to study Musical Theatre at Mountview Theatre Arts, London.

Whilst at Mountview Amber made her West End debut in ‘Angry Birds’, a new musical about the Suffragette Movement at The Other Palace. She accomplished singer she has performed bilingually across Wales and has had the pleasure of working with organisations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.

Amber has always been committed to working with and inspiring students at the theatre school and is delighted to stepping into Jill’s shoes as Principal of Pontardawe CATS.

The CATS ethos is based on quality, fun, innovation, inclusiveness, loyalty and strong ensemble performances.

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The Addams Family

9th - 11th July 2020

We are delighted to be bringing this Tony Nominated Musical Comedy to the Arts Centre in July. A story based on a wealthy aristocratic clan, headed by Gomez and Morticia, who delight in the macabre. This classic comedy won’t fail to make you laugh!

My CATS Story by Becky Beale

"I’ve learnt more at CATS than I ever could have imagined”

I just want to say thank you for moulding me in to the confident performer I am today. I have learnt more at CATS than I ever could have imagined. Your passion and drive for theatre is an inspiration and I will cherish every single memory I’ve made at CATS. Xx


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Amber steps in as Principal

Amber steps in as Principal

19 June 2019

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