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Great to have it here, but food service could be better

I'm so pleased that Pontio has opened, and after having attended events at the cinema, the studio... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2016
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Mixture of Good and Bad

I actually don't like the building - certainly not to my taste - but that is subjective on my part... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2016
Penny G
Llanberis, 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Prifysgol Bangor University Deiniol Road | Prifysgol Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2TQ, Wales
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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Watched this building going up and disappointed with end result, truly awful inside. First visit last night to see Rich Hall. The staff were nice but always looked stressed unlike staff in Venue Cymru and Canolfan in Caernarfon who add to the enjoyment of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

I'm so pleased that Pontio has opened, and after having attended events at the cinema, the studio and Theatr Bryn Terfel, I'm very happy with the building as a venue. The cinema feels a little like a lecture theatre, but the programme (and price of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

I actually don't like the building - certainly not to my taste - but that is subjective on my part so trying not to let it influence my review. The good points were that the food was very good and the restaurant staff lovely -...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Penny G
Reviewed May 26, 2016

What a great opportunity to see the full films of such an influential Director on the big screen right here on our doorstep-I hope that Pontio will continue to offer such events and maybe follow with more of the greats like Kieslowski, Kubrick, Lynch to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

After all the hype for this building and massive overrun, i can say really disappointed. Theres a vast empty space right in the middle which could have been made better use. The design of building looks great outside but dont think they have thought about...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Mwnci38
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great setup in Pontio, we saw Russell kane here beginning of May. It has a cinema(very good prices), an auditorium and a smaller theatre. There is cafe and restaurant and a bar, which are reasonably priced. After 6 pm the local car parks are free...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 12, 2016

Went for lunch with two friends. They chose the tapas choice of three dishes. I could not have Menai Mussels as they were no longer on the menu. (Perhaps they could have been crossed out or us informed on being handed the menu?) The tapas...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Roseannewales
Reviewed April 30, 2016

As others have reported really regarding the theatre, unclear signage, drop down black curtain might as well be see though and the sound / lighting was beyond poor. On the plus side the staff are friendly. I was hoping for better so willing to put...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank WalesHippo123
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Fancied a snack for lunch so thought I'd try here.not disappointed either.menu a bit limited but can't expect too much.chise the pontio burger.well presented,quite tasty as well,not too dry like a lot of other places I could mention. Service very attentive &polite as well.cant fault...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

vast empty space leading to a theatre that only has 450 seats and another even smaller 120 seater theatre type thing this place has been bulled up so much that when I arrived in the theatre I thought I was in the wrong place IT'S...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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