Theatr Brycheiniog’s Summer Family Festival headlined by South African hip hop sensations Dream Team

Theatr Brycheiniog present a fun filled family festival on 12 – 13 August with an outdoor stage, workshops and main stage performances, including a performance from the South African super band Dream Team.  Their stage-show will launch a season of South African activities in Brecon and Wales, culminating in performances of King Cetshwayo: The Musical on 23-25 August. 


The Family Festival will open on Saturday morning with the local Uskulele ukulele band at 10.30am, followed by a performance from Dream Team at 11.30am.  Multi-award winning family favourites, Abergavenny’s Puppet Soup present their high quality and engaging puppetry show at 12.30pm & 4.30pm.


Matahari Acoustic bring a touch of jazz and lounge with acoustic sets at 1.30pm and 5.30pm ahead of a hilarious performance by members of the cast of this year’s professional pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk at 2.30pm.    The Brecon Frazz Parade will make its way down from the town centre arriving at the theatre at 3.00pm. 


Theatr Brycheiniog’s Youth Theatre take to the stage at 6.30pm to celebrate the first year of the new Youth Theatre and the day closes with music by Hywel and Gen performing a collection of popular soul and jazz covers.


Saturday night sees a unique World Premiere of a theatrical and musical stage-show by South African Dream Team who combine hip-hop, jazz, stagecraft, costume and props.  Dream Team is made up of 3 of South Africa’s most renowned hip-hop artists, combing with a four piece band to celebrate the beginning of a Zulu takeover, as 100 Zulu’s head to Brecon throughout August ahead of the World Premier of King Cetshwayo: The Musical.


Dream Team are am multi award winning group that have performed internationally since 2011.  Following the launch of their Dreams Never Die album in 2015 they were chosen to perform for the current King of the Zulu’s in 2016 and now have been chosen to launch this special month of events, opening at Theatr Brycheiniog.


“To have a spectacular show from an internationally renowned act like Dream Team is an amazing opportunity for Brecon audiences and a unique chance to see a once in a life time performance.  What a great headline act for our Summer Family Festival, which is a great chance for families to enjoy a range of activities and performances at the Theatre during the weekend and for young people from all over to experience arts and culture in such a beautiful location. 
Martyn Green, Chief Executive, Theatr Brycheiniog


The Sunday sees a similar line up to Saturday but will also include special Frozen Sing Along screening in the theatre at 10.30am. Dressing up and singing at full volume is encouraged.


As well as great performances there will be a Gruffaloe inspired troll songs and trails workshop at 11.00am, followed by a special hip-hop workshop for children by Dream Team at 4.00pm on Saturday and Puppetry workshops at 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday by Puppet Soup.  With face-painting, stalls, a range of local food stalls and fate attractions throughout the weekend this promises to be one of the highlights of the summer for Families.   


To book for Dream Team or any of the ticketed events such as workshops please book online at Brycheiniog.co.uk or call 01874 611622 and speak to our friendly Box Office Team.

Full schedule (Subject to change):


Saturday 12 August

10.30     Uskulele Performance

11.00     WORKSHOP Troll Trouble – outdoor trails*

11.30     Dream Team Performance

12.30     Puppet Soup Performance

13.30     Metahari Acoustic Performance

13.30     WORKSHOP – Puppet Making with Puppet Soup (£4 – Cap 30)*

14.30     Jack and The Beanstalk (Jermin Productions) Preview

15.00     Brecon Jazz Parade

15.30     DJ and Parade Welcome

16.00     WORKSHOP – Dream Team (£4 – Cap 30)*

16.30     Puppet Soup Performance

17.30     Matahari Acoustic Performance

18.30     Theatr Brycheiniog Youth Theatre Performance – Welsh Legends Retold

19.30     Hywel & Gen Performance

20.30     Dream Team Performance – MAIN STAGE*


Sunday 13 August

10.30     Just Nat Performance

10.30     Frozen Sing Along (£6 / £4 / £15 – family ticket) – MAIN STAGE*

11.30     Puppet Soup – Performance

12.30     Jack and The Beanstalk (Jermin Productions) Preview

13.00     WORKSHOP – Puppet Making with Puppet Soup (£4 – Cap 30)*

13.30     Live music

14.30     Puppet Soup Performance

15.30     Theatr Brycheiniog Youth Theatre

16.30     Live Music           

* Ticketed event that requires booking

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