Blackwood Miners’ Institute is managed as a service by Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) and currently sits with the Regeneration & Planning Service within the Communities Directorate.

On a day-to-day basis it is managed by a small team of dedicated arts professionals.

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Arts Development Team and the Arts & Education Network: South East Wales are also based at the venue.


Theatre and Arts Services Manager - Marina Newth

Deputy Theatre Manager - Craig Doidge

Sales & Audience Development Manager - Katie Arthur

Technical Manager - Robin Bainbridge

Assistant Technical Manager – Gavin Thomas

Administration and Finance Officer - Carol Small 

Box Office Receptionists – Samantha O’Keeffe and Alyson Jones


Blackwood Miners’ Institute is a charitable trust (registered charity 1000905), with Caerphilly County Borough Council as the sole corporate trustee. The Cabinet act as trustees for the charity.

More details on CCBC’s Cabinet can be found here