Pierrot Troupes in Wales

A list of pierrot troupes and concert parties performing in Wales 1902-1938

The earliest reference that I have found to a pierrot troupe performing in Wales, is 1902 in Llandudno. In the following years, up until the Second World War, I have so far collated 49 professional troupes, performing in 12 locations around Wales between 1902 and 1939.

Undoubtedly, there were many more!  If you have any information or old photos or painting/engraving please contact us by email or use the Gallery form

Thank you – Diolch yn fawr!


For Llandudno – see the Pierrot Troupes in Llandudno page

Catlin's Pierrots, Llandudno 1920

Pierrots in North Wales

Pierrots around Wales

Barry, Mumbles, Porthcawl

2 thoughts on “Pierrot Troupes in Wales”

  1. Well done. Should you wish to have a look at my book ‘Aber Prom published by ‘Y Lolfa’. I have detailed the days of the Pierrot troupe and the concert Party in it.

    1. Hi Peter,
      I have indeed read your book about Aberystwyth and enjoyed it immensely. Would you be happy for us to refer to it and recommend it for further reading? If so – how would you like us to put people in contact – through you, your publisher, Amazon, etc.?
      I should love to be able to include some of the pictures in our gallery, as the aim is to make this website the ‘home’ for archiving images and materials relating to the pierrots throughout the UK. Do you think that the various public & archives you used would be happy for us to request this, or would there be a copyright charge?

      Interestingly, I gave a talk about the history of pierrots for TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association) at Aberystwyth University this Autumn!

      Perhaps we could meet-up to sap notes one day?

      AKA Uncle Tacko!

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