Croeso i ein Gwefan newydd, a diolch am eich diddordeb.

Welcome to our new Website, and thank you for your interest.

In expanding and modernising our current Website, our Board has aimed to deliver something that is factual, informative, relevant, interesting and enjoyable.

Our Website tells the story of Carmarthen and District Youth Opera from its humble beginnings in 1979, its memorable and award winning productions both locally and further afield, its leading role in the saving of Carmarthen’s Lyric Cinema / Theatre, becoming the proud recipient of a Royal Patronage, and its future planning. 

Though we believe it to be comprehensive, we also know that it is very much a ”work in progress” , so that if anyone has additional photos, documentation  etc that we could usefully include, we would be very happy to hear from you.  

If you are an existing or former cast member, adult volunteer, or one of our loyal supportive audience, then this walk down memory lane will revive fond memories within the many photographs and Programmes from our past productions, whether in Carmarthen or further afield, and which we have successfully reproduced. A big thank you to all who have helped us achieve this wonderful archive. 

If you are unfamiliar with our Company, or are interested in joining us, I am confident you will readily find good and helpful information within one or more sections of the Website  

CDYO has a strong tradition for high quality productions. It has a rich history on many fronts, not the least of which is a dedicated and experienced Board of Directors, and our army of adult volunteers that support our young cast and talented Production Team. It is one big successful family ….. that is looking to grow. Interested in joining us??  

Before going “live”, we took the opportunity to share the draft Website with friends from within and outside CDYO  for their opinions and suggestions, and I would like to acknowledge their valuable input.

I also want to record the input from our local Website Designers…  Sophie Leah Designs.

Last but not least, my thanks to the Chair and Board of Directors for successfully taking on board this challenging, but important, project. The history and achievements of CDYO is a story worth telling and recording.

The Board is confident  that our new Website delivers what it set out to achieve, and I hope you will find it an interesting and enjoyable read and, for many I suspect, a nostalgic trip down that memory lane !

Diolch .  Thank you.

Wyn Davies.