Bangor University's arts and culture centre will reopen its cinema will re-open its doors to the public on Monday July 12 following over a year’s closure.

Pontio will be bringing an eclectic mix of films including the inspiring movie Dreamhouse, the documentary, The Welshman, as well as The Father, which won Anthony Hopkins an Oscar earlier in the year.

With fewer screenings, lower capacities and guidelines in place, venue bosses hope customers will feel safe when returning with the full programme available on Pontio’s website.

In addition, it will be hosting Gŵyl Goncrit, a festival for the summer with productions and workshops on an outdoor stage in Pontio’s Loading Bay.

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Plu and Eve Goodman will take part in an opening Folk Gig on Friday July 30, How To Win Against History the production that sold the Edinburgh Fringe out in 2016 and 2017 will visit Gŵyl Goncrit in August.

National Dance Company Wales will bring Open Air to the festival for two afternoon performances on Saturday 14 August, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru will bring their new production, Gwlad yr Asyn for two nights at the end of August.

More events to the Gŵyl Goncrit line-up will be announced soon.

Every Thursday for three weeks, Pontio will hold wellness workshops that have been an integral part of our digital programme during the recent lockdown in person for the first time.

Sarah Mumford’s movement workshops Heb Ffiniau, a Dance For Parkinson’s session, led by Angharad Harrop and Helen Wyn Parri that started online in March, as part of the new hub for Dance For Parkinson’s by National Dance Company Wales and English National Ballet.

And finally, Baby Brahms a relaxed music session for parents and their babies with professional musicians.

Osian Gwynn, Director of Pontio Arts said: “It’s a pleasure to re-open Pontio Cinema’s doors to the public in July and welcome audiences back to the centre.

"We are also looking forward to Gŵyl Goncrit – a new, exciting and bold festival that stages live productions, in the open air, with works from Wales!”

To book tickets for the cinema or Gŵyl Goncrit, go to We encourage customers to book in groups for Gŵyl Goncrit and to bring their own chairs to the events. More details are on our website.