Hafren Box Office 01686 948100


Community Engagement
Weekly Workshops and Classes at Hafren

Hafren uses the power of the arts to enrich people's lives, making connections to give people an opportunity to discover more about the arts and their own creativity. Engagement work in our local communities has developed at a rapid rate and Hafren now houses an ever growing amount of participation and community led activities that both challenge and inspire.

Details of our current in-house workshops and classes are detailed below.
If you would like further information on our Community Engagement work, please contact
Mel Pettit // Community Engagement Officer - t: 01686 948101 Option 3 | e:

Art In The Community

Hafren Community
Art Workshop

Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Creative art classes run by Machynlleth artist Zoe Mach. Informal, friendly and suitable for all ages and abilities. A Hafren Community Initiative.

Led by Zoe Mach
If you would like to attend, please contact Mel Pettit on 01686 948101 - Option 3 or email:

Baby and Toddler Group

Baby & Toddler Music

Friday 9.30am - 10.30am
Additional class added: 10.45am - 11.45am

Playful, friendly and welcoming singing class for 0-5 year olds, 30 minutes singing, 30 minutes tea and chat. This is the first step in the innovative and inspiring Da Capo Music programme.
Refreshments included, bring your own cup.

Led by Charlotte Woodford
£3 per week | Book your place here

Singing for Lung Health

Singing for Lung Health

Friday 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Singing is a great activity to improve lung health. Stretches, relaxation and breathing exercises using the voice and singing. Develop awareness of breathing patterns and primary breathing muscles. No singing ability necessary.

Led by Charlotte Woodford
£3 per week | Book your place here

For more information on the above classes please contact Hafren Box Office on 01686 948100 or email:

Hafren Community Choir

Hafren Community Choir

Monday 6.45pm - 8.45pm

Skilled tuition, inspiring repertoire and plenty of laughter. Sing and feel amazing! Everyone welcome from beginners to experienced singers.

Led by Charlotte Woodford
Contact Charlotte on 07828 413484 or email for more information.

MA Stage School

MA Stage School

Tuesday 4.30pm - 7.30pm

New musical theatre class to inspire and support young people through performing arts.

4.30pm - 5.30pm for 4 to 6 years
5.30pm - 6.30pm for 7 to 10 years
6.30pm - 7.30pm for 11 to 17 years.

Led by Melanie Jayne Lee
Get in touch with Mel for more information.

Hafren Community Choir

Arrive & Jive Newtown

Classes restart in September 2024

NYP Stage School

NYP Theatre Group

We are a musical theatre group aimed at developing the talents of young performers.
Every Monday
4 - 4.30pm Mini Musical Theatre
4.30pm - 6.30pm Dance and Creative Team
Every Wednesday
4 - 5.30pm Newtown Stage School (6 - 11years)
4 - 7pm Newtown Stage School (11 - 18 years)

Led by Freya Rowlands
Get in touch with Freya for more information.

For further information on forthcoming Hafren Community events, please contact
Mel Pettit // Community Engagement Officer
t: 01686 948101 Option 3 | e:

Feedback from our Community Art Classes:

'BRILLIANT! Zoe is patient, approachable, friendly, supportive. During the lockdowns, these classes kept me in touch with other people who shared the same interests as me. It gave me something else to focus on and a sense of achievement which makes you feel good.' Zoom Participant, Dolgellau.

'I have been coming since the very beginning, it's really helped me. I've tried a lot of creative classes, and this is the only class I have attended that has really inspired me and given me confidence. I can't praise Zoe enough. It's a lovely venue to visit and I've met some lovely people.' Regular participant.

Zoe Mach Community Artist
MA Stage School
Jones The Dance
Arts Council of Wales
Powys County Council
National Lottery
Community Workshop