From January 2023, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre (in partnership with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), will become a host venue for a new resident ensemble – The Bute Quintet.

Bute Quintet

The Bute Quintet

The Bute Quintet is a wind ensemble that will rehearse at
the Norwegian Church every week, making it a home from home.

They will also work with us to create a programme of activity, both free and ticketed performances, inside and outside of the building, developing entertaining events for customers and audiences alike.


The quintet are Gabriella, Meg, Sam, Hannah and Nathan. 

We wish them all the best and a warm welcome to the team at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre. Croeso cynnes i chi.


The ensemble will also be available to book to perform at events, parties and weddings. For further information, please contact Gareth: [email protected]

Hijinx Theatre

Hijinx is a professional theatre company working to pioneer, produce and promote opportunities for actors with learning disabilities and/or autism to create outstanding productions. Hijinx has a community strand, called PAWB, of which the group Odyssey and the band Vaguely Artistic are a part.
Odyssey is an inclusive community theatre group featuring a mixture of actors with learning disabilities and/or autism, and neurotypical actors who perform together as equal partners. Each December, the Odyssey company produces a Christmas show at Wales Millennium Centre, which is supported by a professional production team. 
Vaguely Artistic is Hijinx’s in-house inclusive punk, rock, pop, soul, blues and funk band. Whilst writing their own original tracks and sharing them loudly and proudly, they play everything from the Beatles to Iggy Pop and Reef. The band is a regular feature at Hijinx’s Unity Festival Closing Night Party. They have released their new album, available on Band Camp and on all major streaming services.
Both groups use the spaces provided in the Norwegian Church for their sessions and rehearsals.