Bangor University’s new arts and innovation centre Pontio will open its doors in 2015. Pontio will be a world class Arts and Innovation Centre which will promote learning and research, create jobs and wealth in the City of Bangor, foster innovation and be at the heart of our local communities.  It will be a cultural beacon for Wales and the Welsh language and will raise Bangor’s profile to promote investment and regeneration in North Wales.

Pontio is both a physical building and a wider concept.  At the heart of the building will be a mid-scale, multi-functional theatre.  This will be surrounded by numerous other performance spaces, including a studio theatre, rehearsal room and cinema, as well as an outdoor performance space.  Along with its state-of-the-art Design Studio and White Box, Pontio will house new lecture theatres, improved Students’ Union facilities and a variety of social learning spaces where people can meet, network and socialise. There will also be a range of licensed bars and cafes offering panoramic views.






Film Hub Wales supported projects:

  • Dementia Awareness Pilot: The three venues are working together to develop a sustainable model of enjoyable and inclusive events that will encourage people with dementia. Click here for more info.
  • Off Y Grid: FHW contacted clusters of venues in North Wales with a brief for a new initiative. Click here for more info. 

  • Clwb Ffilm Teulu – Family Film Clubhouse: A decorated family friendly space designed to complement the cinema screenings during a specific week-long period in the summer. More information here

  • Welsh Film Programming: Pontio organised four non-mainstream film events. Click here for information. 



Film Hub Wales members enjoy many benefits.  

You can find out more and sign-up here.