Galeri was opened in April 2005 and includes a 394 seat theatre which also operates as a cinema, 24 business units, an art space, two large rehearsal studios, 2 smaller rehearsal spaces, meetings rooms and a café bar. It’s address is: Galeri, Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ
Galeri overlooks Doc Fictoria, which is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and very well sign posted. As you face the Galeria with the waterfront behind it – there is a Morrisons and a Premier Inn to its right.
If you are arriving by car, you can be dropped off at the front entrance on Balaclava Road. The venue has its own pay and display car park which holds up to 20 cars, with an additional two disabled parking bays available for blue badge holders. 200 yards to right of the venue and opposite the Premier Inn is another, much larger, pay & display car park.
The venue is served by the number 5a & number 5x buses approximately every 20 minutes. If you are travelling from Bangor and the East, the nearest bus stop is opposite the Morrison’s store. If you are travelling from Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula or the West or South West the bus will stop at the depot opposite Argos in Caernarfon Town, from where the route to Doc Fictoria and the Galeri is very well signposted.
If you are travelling by train, Bangor is the nearest train station – with regular services from Crewe, London and South Wales. Buses to Caernarfon leave approximately every twenty minutes and the journey takes between twenty and thirty minutes.
Alternatively there is a Taxi rank at Bangor station with journeys to Galeri taking between 10 and 15 minutes.
The front entrance can be reached via a ramp. The doors are glass and automatically open away from you, but are generally wedged open in advance of performances. The rear entrance doors from the pedestrianized Doc Fictoria area are also glass, but are manually operated and will open inward and outward.
The foyer is a large open space, with the box office, bar and café on each side. A curved red wall in the middle of the space is the staircase to other levels. The foyer space is fully branded for the Unity Festival, featuring an installation of over 100 colourful lampshades hanging from the ceiling- with the faces of Hijinx actors on them. A coat rail is provided in the foyer.
There is level access to the toilets which are behind the staircase’s red curved wall. The doors open away from you.
The café has an outdoor terrace which is accessed through the café.
Accessible cast lists and audio descriptions receivers will be available from a table outside Door 1 of the theatre, which is on the ground floor and well sign posted.
Door 1 leads you into the front row of the right hand side of the auditorium facing the stage. The stage is on floor level with modern tiered seating gradually rising towards the back of the auditorium. The seats are red and the floor is oak. There are aisles to the left and right of this main body of seats, and each row is numbered 1-18 with the seat numbers displayed under the seats which flip up when not in use. The first row has two positions available for customers using a wheelchair, and additional seats can be removed if needed.
Guide Dogs are welcomed and do not need to be booked in advance. However the venue is not able to look after Guide Dogs during shows, so they will need to be taken into the auditorium with their owner.
If you have any questions about your visit, please call the Box office on 01286685222