Our studio is an ideal space for Research & Development, Making and Rehearsal in Dance, Movement, Theatre, Film, Music, Art, Writer's Retreat, Meditation, Ecology:
Retreats, Groups, and Small Conferences
Converted from a stone barn, the studio is a light airy space with semi-sprung birch-ply floor and underfloor heating. It measures 6m x 9m.
There are a pair of active monitor speaker which can be connected to i-Pod, laptop or any line level output.
The studio is available to hire with the accommodation.
The basic daily rate for the studio: £70/day. Enquire about longer hire.
Bring your group
Penpynfarch is a great place to bring people together, perhaps your existing group for an in-depth residential.
Using the Studio for group work and accommodation in the Mill Stream Cottage and The Wren's Nest across the yard, we can currently house upto 8 people. In the summer camping is an option. We also work together with neighbours to make more bed spaces possible, at walking distance, no cars needed once on site: Ann's B&B has 3 beautiful double bedrooms (one with en-suite), Suzanna has a charming twin bedroom self-catering cottage and Mark & Michael have two 5 star cottages up the hill.
Enquire with us about the different options.
Studio with rich history
Many kinds of things have happened in the Penpynfarch Studio, from celebrations to meditation retreats.
It has been the home of many workshops and rehearsals, with people from all corners of the world.
Artists in residence at Penpynfarch in the past include choreographers & dance companies, theatre & live art companies, storytellers & writers, musicians & bands, and visual artists.
Some of those who worked here are:
Jessie Brett, Mechanimal, Eskimo Chain, Beth Powlesland, Yumino Seki, Eleven Farrer House, Sara Wookey, The Jones Collective, Vanio Papadelli, Philip Reeder & Danielle Meunier, Jessica Lerner, The Clod Ensemble, Miranda Tufnell, Sylvia Hallett, Gerald Tyler, Joanne Fong, National Theatre Wales, Michael Harvey, Gaby Agis, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Chris Goode, Andrea Olsen, Adam Benjamin, Guy Dartnell, Mr & Mrs Clark, Jo Shapland, Fiona Wright, Patua Dance, Volcano Theatre, New Art Club, Welsh Independent Dance, Fuel Theatre, Fecund Theatre, Momentum Theatre, Sally Dean, Nikki Tomlinson, Tanya Syed, Tim Jones,Tamara Ashley, Uhhuh Dance Co, Ailsa Richardson, Claire Henderson, Jeff Higley & Kate Pyper.
Create your own residency
You might be in need of space to rest, retreat, create, write, research, ...on your own or with a small ensemble.
You can create any length of residency, just contact us!
Penpynfarch has accommodation just across the yard in the Mill Stream Cottage and The Wren's Nest at present totalling to 8 adults if using double beds for two, and Hideaway singles.
For example, Mon-Fri Studio and Accommodation in The Wren's Nest starts from £330 ( one or two persons in Low Season).
What's very special about coming to work creatively at Penpynfarch is that you can move from Studio to the sensory outdoors so easily.
There is private woods and fields, water and green stuff to play with, to your heart's content.
There's trees to sit under and places to reflect - space to think.
Penpynfarch makes a great Writer's Retreat too - take a look at author Andy Robb's blog entry: 'Secret Retreat' in Sept 2017:
"If you’re a bunch of authors, a band, dancers, singers, poets, artists or whatever, I seriously suggest you get yourself down there and soak it all up.
Just make sure you leave a slot for me – summer or winter, it doesn’t matter. Fires and hot chocolate are fine by me."