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Pontio

Prifysgol Bangor University Deiniol Road | Prifysgol Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2TQ, Wales
+44 1248 382828
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Had lunch here and was very good. No complaints at all. Very good service too. Would recommend if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davey j
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bangor
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Brilliant building

Attended a private view for the Fine Arts degree show here. This is a brand new building, which had... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
Sally O
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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Split over six levels, Pontio is Bangor University’s brand new arts and innovation centre. The Grimshaw-designed building in the centre of Bangor is home to a flexible mid-scale theatre named after the world-famous bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, a studio theatre which holds up to 120 people, a 200-seater digital cinema, a cutting-edge Innovation Centre and a wide range of facilities for students, including a new home for the Students’ Union and numerous learning and teaching spaces. It also offers food and drink at Bar Ffynnon, Gorad restaurant, food kiosk Copa and Cegin café. Pontio offers an eclectic mix of entertainment seven days a week, from the latest film releases to music and drama, gigs, contemporary circus and aerial theatre, cabaret shows and more.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Prifysgol Bangor University Deiniol Road | Prifysgol Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2TQ, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here and was very good. No complaints at all. Very good service too. Would recommend if you are visiting pontio

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Attended a private view for the Fine Arts degree show here. This is a brand new building, which had its troubles initially being delayed somewhat - but worth the wait. Great modern design, approached through the original arched portal. Two restaurants, one of which was...More

Thank Sally O
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I came to Pontio for a conference, and I was pleasantly surprised at what a brilliant venue it is, with something for everyone. I wished I had a little more time to explore, but from what I say, a great asset for the University and...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

I travelled from Norfolk (just for the night) to see my Grand-daughter in 'Beauty and the Beast' at Pontio. What a wonderful facility Pontio is! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and the show, which was excellent. We dined in the restaurant. The service was quick,...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

We've started going to this venue in summer 2017 and keep coming back for more - they offer a lovely variety of cultural events at reasonable prices - ranging from music to circus-like shows to theatre to comedy and and and. The seats aren't the...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The Pontio is the new Arts and Innovation dept of the University of Bangor and they have created a wonderful space for theater and cinema productions. We have been to a few shows now and it’s well organised, excellent disabled access (including a toilet with...More

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Two of us went to see the Royal Opera House link of La Boheme in the cinema. What a superb performance and a fabulous view! We thought the view was definitely better than being at the stage performance itself - and for far less money!...More

Thank Pamela H
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Really easygoing comfortable space, great loos, nice cuppa! Good service in cafe on 3rd floor. Nice view from terrace.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

This place has been on our list since it opened but only in the past two months or so have we made it. We have been to see two different circus based productions and they were both amazing and outstanding entertainment. The open spaces are...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

What a little gem, my first visit with a friend to go to the cinema! Decided to have a bite to eat and was very happy with what I got. The menu is basic but not necessarily a bad thing there's not tones to choose...More

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Pontio B, Manager at Pontio, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Pontio.

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They have a very comprehensive website, which you can find through Google. This will give you all the information you need.
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