The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) was established in Cardiff in 1988. It is the successor to Cardiff Laboratory Theatre, formed in 1974. CPR is a multi-faceted arts organization, working nationally and internationally. It is based in Aberystwyth, Wales and Falmouth, England.
Through its participation and presentation programmes – working across a range of disciplines that include dance and theatre, installation and performance, music and multimedia projects, site specific and landscape-based events – CPR promotes emerging artists and ideas, explores the relationship of innovation to tradition and pursues (sometimes against prevailing trends and fashions) the underlying artistic and socio-political issues raised by the work.
Inscribed within every project is the desire to affect change, with the key objectives being investigation, discovery and sharing. These objectives are to enable audiences and practitioners to engage with traditional and emerging ideas, methods and theatre practices from around the world and, through this dynamic interchange, foster a vibrant and distinctive theatre ecology in the UK.
The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University
The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) and its Performance Centre is a full production house, running a year round public programme of contemporary performance, events, educational ventures and engagement with businesses, communities and artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
In this capacity AMATA takes its commitments within its academic environment, its collaboration of world-class thinkers and practitioners and aims to extend and provide engaging contemporary performance content of a professional, inquisitive and experimental nature that begins, joins and augments meaningful discussions.
Its building, The Performance Centre in scope and scale ranks as one of the most sophisticated facilities of its kind in Europe.