A popular Victorian seaside resort, Llandudno has all the entertainment options covered including theatre, art and culture, state-of-the-art cinemas and some truly amazing Welsh coastline to explore.
Entertainment in Llandudno
With a capacity of up to 2,500 people, Venue Cymru is one of the largest theatres and event spaces in North Wales. Built in 2005, the modern venue hosts everything from live music to comedy, musicals, opera, classical music, guest speakers and more. Located on the promenade in the centre of town and just a short drive or taxi from our Glan-Conwy hotel, the theatre is also home to a café and restaurant covering everything from pre-show drinks and snacks to full-menu lunches and dinners. Big-name acts like Westlife, The Kaiser Chiefs, Blur and the Mamma Mia musical have toured there in recent years, while the venue has also hosted several sports events including the Snooker Player Championship.
From town-centre beaches packed with activities and entertainment to wild retreats, Llandudno’s beaches are one of the town’s biggest attractions.
Facing Conwy Bay, West Shore Beach is a Blue Flag beach popular with kite-flyers and kite-surfers, with a huge expanse of sand especially at low tide. The nearby Wales Coast Path and Great Orme headland are perfect for walkers and hikers. Unlike other nearby beaches, there’s no lifeguard on the beach and dogs aren’t allowed on the seafront.
The liveliest beach in the area, Llandudno Beach – also known as North Shore Beach – is a large sheltered beach running alongside The Pier and along the Promenade close to our Llandudno North hotel. The beach has plenty of entertainment including donkey rides, live music on the bandstand, ice cream parlours, Punch and Judy shows, a play area and paddling pool and plenty of sand perfect for sandcastles and sunbathing.
A family-friendly stretch of coastline, Llanfairfechan Beach is popular with swimmers, birdwatchers and watersports fans with a range of activities including surfing, canoeing, fishing, windsurfing and sailing. Located several miles to the west of Llandudno, the beach looks out to Anglesey and the Menai Strait and also has a large area of grassland perfect for picnics, a playground and model boating lake. There’s plenty of nearby parking and toilet facilities, but there’s no lifeguard at this Blue Flag beach.
Cineworld Cinema Llandudno
Cineworld Cinema Llandudno is a nine-screen complex near Llandudno Junction. A modern complex equipped with state-of-the-art screens and surround sound, the cinema has a mix of 2D and 3D screens with plenty of free parking and good disabled access. As well as screening the latest blockbusters, the cinema has a good range of drinks and snacks including a Baskin Robbins ice cream stand while there are a range of fast food outlets and restaurants a short walk away including Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonald’s.