AS CINEMAS begin to re-open, major renovation work is underway at Neuadd Dwyfor in Pwllheli.

With £900,000 worth of work to improve facilities, Neuadd Dwyfor theatre and cinema will remain closed for the time being, as part of substantial capital investment by Gwynedd Council to improve the facilities.

The upgrading work by Gwynedd Council will see redesigning the foyer, creating an accessible toilet, and improving the auditorium and balcony seating.

Cllr Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council's cabinet member for Economy and Community, said: “Neuadd Dwyfor is an important facility for the residents of Llŷn and the surrounding area and there is a lot of enthusiasm to see the building when the upgrading work is finished.

"We are also pleased to have secured an additional regeneration grant from the Welsh Government, which will enable us to offer flexible working areas at Neuadd Dwyfor, including the ability to hire two meeting rooms as temporary daytime work space or office.

"Our aim as a council is that the improvement at Neuadd Dwyfor will be an investment that will contribute to the regeneration of the high street in the town of Pwllheli, and become a focal point for the cultural activity of the area."

Work to improve the library in the building will begin shortly, which will mean that the library will be closed until the work is completed.

Anyone wanting to request books can call the library on 01758 612089 or use the online form at

Work is also underway to create a new website and brand new image for Neuadd Dwyfor which will be launched in the coming weeks. This will be followed by the re-opening of the refurbished library with the theatre and cinema to open in the autumn.