Knighton Community Centre
|Knighton Community Centre|
|The Commune or The Comm|
|Owner||Powys County Council|
|Operator||Knighton and District Community Centre Committee|
|Capacity||up to 650 maximum, 450 seated.|
|Bazooka, BISHBOSH, Knighton Badminton Club, Knighton Snooker Club and Knighton Bowling Club.|
Knighton Community Centre is a venue situated in the Powys/Shropshire border town of Knighton. It is Knighton's largest venue with a current standing capacity for 650 and a seated capacity of 450. The venue once had over 1,000 in attendance for the visit of then top DJ Donovan Bad Boy Smith to now defunct event promotion Ultim-8 on 25 September 1992. It has a fully functional theatre stage and a large hall is used for concerts, discos, performances, conferences, wrestling and even as a cinema. There is also a licensed bar.
The Centre is also used by the community for general purposes like Teme Spirits amateur dramatics group and local sports clubs (Knighton Badminton Club, Karate Club, keep fit, indoor football and dance). Knighton Community Centre has hosted the likes artists such as Dr. Feelgood, Chas & Dave and Oysterband, Top DJ's Pendulum, Shy FX, Sub Focus, Vibes & Livelee, Billy Bunter, Nicky Blackmarket, Ellis Dee and Donovan "Bad Boy" Smith and during the height of British Wrestling then top superstars like Big Daddy, Giant Haystack, Mark "Rollerball" Rocco and Dave "Fit" Finley (who is now WWE icon Finley).