The Amadeus began life as a 19th century Welsh Presbyterian Chapel. Lovingly restored in 1989 we have been careful to preserve original features and qualities, keeping in mind the purpose for which the building was first intended.
Specifically we have recaptured the high fidelity acoustics with which the grand Upper Hall was first designed to house its impressive pipe organ. Both halls are effectively sound insulated and, seating 55 players, the Upper Hall particularly lends itself to the superior requirements of orchestral and vocal ensembles.
Aside from liking our extremely competitive prices, our clients often comment how comfortable and ‘at home’ they feel at The Amadeus.
The building has charm and tranquillity. Our warm, friendly staff is always on hand and our in-house kitchen cafe will provide you with fair-trade tea and coffee and food ranging from a simple sandwich to full formal lunch should you require it.
The Amadeus works extremely well for master classes and education workshops. The Upper Hall is equipped with a Yamaha C7, the Lower Hall (seating 25 players) with a Kawai Upright piano. Music stands are provided and we can arrange staging of any kind.
Yet we are as unique and varied as our clients. The BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition has been resident since 1993, The National Youth Orchestra since 1995. Recently we hosted rehearsals and filming for Sports Relief.
Our clients return time and again – a high percentage of our business comes from repeat bookings and recommendations. Put simply, whatever your ideas for a creative space, our idea is to accommodate you.
Just wanted to say thanks to you and your team for allowing us to hold the above event at The Amadeus Centre yesterday and all your help on the day.
The venue was lovely and perfect for our needs and the refreshments amazing and much more than we had anticipated. I’m afraid we did not do justice to the chef’s lunch, but only because everyone was full! The whole day went very smoothly and everyone loved the whole place.