Our accommodation

The Melville Centre in Abergavenny is a community venue offering a number of different options to local organisations wishing to hire a room for presentations, meetings, workshops or performances. It is conveniently situated near the north end of Abergavenny’s main high street, and access to local car parking and public transport is excellent. The Centre comprises the Melville Theatre (a 70-seat studio theatre with film projection facilities), a bar/coffee bar, and two further rooms which can be used for meetings.

Auditorium 2


Rooms at the Melville Centre are available to hire at competitive rates. These rates are tailored not just to the kind of usage being made of the space, but also to the kind of user. Our most generous rates are offered to organisations which are registered charities. We also discount our rates for users whose purposes are essentially of a non-commercial kind. In addition, for regular users we are prepared to adopt a flexible approach in order to fix a price which is both fair and reasonable.

The Melville Theatre

The theatre seats an audience of 70. Front row seats are removable, creating space for wheelchair users. The meeting space on the floor of the theatre accommodates up to 40 people seated at tables, in various configurations.


The Bar/Coffee Bar

The Bar/Coffee Bar has seating with low occasional tables for up to 35 people.


Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 1 can accommodate up to 12 persons easily, but has been used for groups of up to 20. Seating is around a large central table.


Meeting Room 2

Meeting Room 2 is suitable for up to 6 persons. Seating can be formal or informal.


Flip charts stands are available without charge but must be booked in advance. Flip chart pads plus pack of pens are available for purchase at £7 each – book in advance. You may use your own, if preferred.

A projector for use with Powerpoint and/or DVDs is available for use in the Theatre, where there is a large projection screen. The projector must be booked in advance, at a charge of £10 per session to help to cover the cost of bulbs.


Disabled access is provided at the rear of the building. Near this access point there are several parking spaces. A disabled toilet is available within the building in easy reach of the theatre and the meeting rooms. Further information regarding facilities for people requiring carer assistance is available.


There is free car parking at the site. However, as this is used by several organisations, places cannot be guaranteed or booked, except in the case of disabled badge holders (please notify in advance). Fairfield long term Pay and Display car park is the largest of several car parks located within 5-6 minutes walking distance of the Melville Centre. Local bus services stop close to the Centre, at the end of Frogmore Street and in Park Road, by Tesco Metro.

Room booking

Please contact us by email (melvillecentre@outlook.com) or by phone (01873 853167) to discuss any specific requests/requirements and to check prices and availability. A booking form will be forwarded at your request.

For one-off bookings, we ask for payment with return of the booking form to secure the booking. For regular hirers, we are happy to invoice you quarterly.