From Zulu princes and intrepid explorers to classic works like Under Milk Wood and Moby Dick performed as a dance piece, and from a host of family shows to a dinner on death row, live music, comedy and talks, Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon offers something for everyone this summer.

There is also free live music every Saturday and a range of activities and classes, including a Youth Theatre for young people from reception age up to 25.

June brings plenty of music with the sensational Talon and The Best of Eagles on June 9, and the talented Clouds Harp Quartet, featuring Welsh harpist Elfair Grug Dyer in their first performance at the venue. Paying tribute to REM are STIPE on June 17 while Rachel Roberts appears as Shirley Bassey: This is Me on June 23. Explorer Benedict Allen talks about his Adventure in Paradise with BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner, who crossed Papua New Guinea with him, in a wheelchair. Arad Goch bring their family show, Do I Have to Wake Up? / Oes Rhaid i Mi Ddeffro? and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School make a welcome return with their production of the Dylan Thomas classic, Under Milk Wood on June 29.

A highlight of July is a unique performance from Reckless Sleepers, in The Last Supper (19-21 July), a performance which invites audiences to join the performers as they sit down together for a last supper. Taken from real life stories from death row prisoners, the performance combines last meal requests and last words in an intimate and entertaining evening.

July also brings Sir Ranulph Fiennes talking about his life from childhood misdemeanours to Transglobe Expeditions and Mid Wales Dance Academy present their annual showcase, with adaptations of Giselle and Alice in Wonderland.

August sees two very special events: the Brecon Family Summer Festival which will offer a mixture of free and ticketed performances, street theatre and live music, as well as activities and events across the weekend, and King Cetshwayo: The Musical. Featuring members of the Zulu Royal Family, Wednesday 23 August will be a special gala event tracing the life of heroic Zulu leader, King Cetshwayo, as he led the defiant Zulu tribes against the English and Welsh regiments of the Anglo–Zulu wars. With activities taking place all over Brecon, including talks and exhibitions, this will be a special occasion for the town. The performances at Theatr Brycheiniog (23 – 25 August) will feature the UK premiere, before heading to London for further shows. The Gala will be opened by the South African High Commissioner. There will also be an opportunity to meet members of the Zulu Royal Family at the reception before the performance.

For any details on performances, activities or anything else, please visit or call the Box Office on 01874 611622.