Capel Soar

The centre of the industrial revolution, forge town, the capital of “Gwlad y Gan” or the red banner town – these are just a few descriptions for Merthyr that reflect the importance of the Borough with regards to heritage in Wales and the World.

Canolfan a Theatr Soar is located on a site that reflects one important aspect of Merthyr’s Heritage, that being the old Soar Chapel buildings – one of the most important chapels in Merthyr and Wales in its day. For over 200 years Soar Chapel was a Welsh speaking social and religious home for Merthyr people.

Canolfan Soar continues to celebrate the heritage of the site and the Borough. Events, Visits, Workshops in schools and in the community are held frequently to celebrate Merthyr’s heritage. Our aim in the next few years is to develop more with plans to celebrate Merthyr’s music and to restore one of Soar’s pearls – the organ- and much more.