About Us

Based in the heart of the Welsh valleys, the memo is a reputable venue, treasured by the local community, with a vast programme of events for all ages.

With a beautiful art deco auditorium, ballroom, meeting rooms and function room, we host a wide range of events including weddings, live music events, concerts, classes, parties, wakes, conferences and meetings.


Celynen Collieries Institute & Memorial hall are Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings in the heart of Newbridge, South Wales. The Institute building which opened in 1908 is a lasting monument to the miners who worked so hard to build it and the Memorial Hall built in 1924 serves as a memorial to the local servicemen who lost their lives during WWI.

In November 2014 the Art Deco auditorium, which was used to show films and provide entertainment to the miners and their families, reopened its doors, filling the space with music and culture, once more.

What we do

At the memo, we program a wide range of events for all ages. We also hire out our versatile spaces to the local community, businesses, teachers, wedding couples and many more potential customers.

Additionally, if you would like some help in organizing your event, we offer a full events planning service for weddings, parties and corporate events and meetings.

If you’re interested in hiring a space, using our facilities, watching a show or if there are any other queries you have, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team.

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