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National Theatre Wales

Check-In: Iliad

Welcome to the check-in for Iliad 

We have provided travel information below, and we would advise planning your journey well in advance.

There will be tickets available for purchase at Ffwrnes Box Office at every performance (subject to availability).

Here you will find some useful information regarding Iliad at Ffwrnes, Llanelli. We’d recommend taking 10 minutes to read through this information ahead of the performance to ensure your visit is comfortable and enjoyable.

Click here for specific information relating to the marathon performances of Iliad

THE VENUE

Iliad is a promenade production staged at Ffwrnes, Llanelli. The full address for the venue is Park Street, Llanelli, Carms SA15 3YE.

The Ffwrnes is located in Llanelli town centre. There are plenty of food and drink outlets nearby. For those attending the overnight marathon performance, catering will be available for purchase at the venue.

The venue is fully accessible, with disabled toilets and step-free access to the performance space. 

There are free cloakroom facilities available at the venue, as we cannot allow items into the space (apart from bottled water).

You can visit the venue’s website here 

THE SHOW 

There is no latecomers point, so please ensure you are on time.

Single Performances

Each single performance will begin promptly at 7.30pm and last around 2 hours, without an interval.

Marathon Performances

The marathons begin promptly at 10.30am (all-day) and 6.30pm (overnight). In both marathons,, there is an interval between each part.

We would advise arriving at least 15 minutes before your chosen performance, and for each part of the marathons. Find out the individual start times and interval breaks for the marathons here

There is adequate seating in the foyer space of Ffwrnes, and you are welcome to bring items with you, such as snacks or a blanket for resting between performances. These cannot be taken into or left in the performance space at any time, and will need to be left in the cloakroom. 

Programmes will be on sale after the show, and in between each part of the marathons. They will be available to purchase by cash only. If purchased between the performances, we would recommend leaving them in the cloakroom during the show. 

The audience will move around the space in this production, however seats are available throughout for those who need them or for those who want a break. As with any production where audiences need to move around the space, it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes.

ACCESSIBILITY 

A real-time scrolling text version of the script will be available on screens throughout all performances. There will be one audio-described performance of KINGS on Monday 28 September, with the next three parts live audio-streamed online, free of charge (see below for more information). 

The venue is fully accessible with step-free access to the space, and fully accessible toilets. The performances themselves happen in one enclosed space, which is step-free and has a level floor. There will be plastic seats with seat backs and arm rests available at all times to all audience members. The performance will move around the space, so please be aware that you may be required to move to another area.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of this production, or would like to have a chat about what you can expect, please get in touch with us on boxoffice@nationaltheatrewales.org | 029 2035 3091

TRAVEL

Ffwrnes is within walking distance of three car parks (more information on these below). Llanelli’s main bus station is adjacent to the Ffwrnes and the train station is just over 15 mins’ walk away. 

If you are travelling by train, the single performances will be finished in time for you to catch the last train east out of Llanelli towards Cardiff. Please see below for more information.

By Rail:

First Great Western & Arriva Trains Wales provide regular services to Llanelli.

For rail information, please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950

www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk | www.networkrail.co.uk | www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk

By Car:

Short Stay Parking

East Gate car park is the nearest to the venue. Please use postcode SA15 3YF - this will take you to East Gate Short Stay car park. This is a pay and display car park, which only accepts coins.

The car park charges apply between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. Four hours’ maximum stay is currently £2.00. Parking is free overnight between 6pm and 8am and all day Sunday.

Long Stay Parking
Edgar Street car park near Old Road surgery provides long stay parking. The postcode for this car park is SA15 3HW (please note that there are only a limited number of long-stay bays)

For up-to-date information on all car parks, please visit Carmarthenshire Council’s parking page here

By Coach and Bus:

 

Llanelli’s main bus station is adjacent to the Ffwrnes. National Express operates services into Llanelli and there are extensive local bus services.

For travel information, contact: First Cymru Group: www.firstgroup.com or call 01792 512255

Accomodation

You can find lists of hotels, B&Bs and other accomodation on the Visit Carmarthenshire website (link: http://www.visitcarmarthenshire.co.uk/#)

LIVE AUDIOSTREAM

There will be a live audiostream of each single performance, from 7.30pm, allowing you to follow the story of any parts you might not have caught, as they happen.

This service is only available to ticket buyers, and will not be available to hear any part after the performance has ended.

We will be sending the link to access the live audiostream along with further information very soon, so please keep an eye on your email inbox.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this production, please contact boxoffice@nationaltheatrewales.org