The Small Space Theatre
The Small Space Theatre
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Welcome to The Small Space, The UK's Smallest Theatre & Cinema, & The World's Smallest Magic Theatre. With only 20/25 seats in the downstairs auditorium and a bijou bar upstairs, this fully immersive magic theatre allows audiences to experience the art of illusion truly up-close and personal. Whether you're watching incredible card tricks across the bar or sitting with drink in-hand in the theatre at a stage show, we promise you won’t miss a thing. Guaranteeing a perfect view wherever you sit, the quirky surroundings, the ambience and with a great choice of beers, quality wines and spirits, The Small Space is big on atmosphere. As for the magic, the owner, and Resident Magician, Jasper Blakeley, is a member of the exclusive Magic Circle and is also an award-winning international performer with decades of experience. So come and see one of our weekly Resident Magician Shows a film in our 4K Dolby Atmos/DTS:X cinema, a live music evening, a touring play or even stand-up comedy.
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  • Alan P
    Barry, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Space, Big Fun
    A wonderful evening with the brilliant Jasper. A great host and magician. I don’t want to say too much as I think that a lot of the fun is not knowing what to expect. It’s great to witness the show in such a close up and intimate venue. A lovely bar upstairs with a decent selection of drinks. Wholeheartedly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Stephen Dunstall
    Newport, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small But Perfectly Formed.
    I have to be honest, I was a little sceptical about a theatre in a converted shop. All I can say is how brilliant this place is. It's definitely small in size but it's huge in personality. Jasper is a brilliant host and does most things himself. He is a great bartender, loads of banter, conversation and stories as you wait for the show to start. You will definitely get to know your fellow magic fans over a cocktail or mocktail. This was the first night of Jasper's show Blockbusta and it went really well. It's an interactive and inclusive show that demonstrates Jasper's comedy and magic skills to a tee. If you're looking for a really good night of magic and comedy in an excellent, but small space then look at the website and book tickets fast, they won't be available for long. I will definitely be scanning the future events at the Small Space and I look forward to my next night out.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 September 2023
  • luke w
    Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible, Amazing, Unique.
    Wow, we all could not possibly reccomend this enough. Jasper is an incredibly talented entertainer and the small space theatre makes the show an amazing up close and interactive experience. Anyone that dosent experience this show is missing out. Incredible, Amazing, unique.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Toni H
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never laughed so much!!!
    I was apprehensive about going here initially. I’m not a magic fan. But it wasn’t at all what I expected. It was a works outing with partners tagging along. The magician, Jasper was a jack of all trades. Behind the bar and doing the show and the barmaid was so very lovely. A very welcoming atmosphere and catering to my unusual drinks orders with good humour. The show however was something else. I’m not easily amused but I laughed and laughed the whole night through. It’s magic and comedy. But I’d say more intelligent and baffling magic. He wasn’t pulling doves out of a hanky or rabbits from a hat. It really made you think and I couldn’t fathom how he’d performed these tricks. I can’t recommend highly enough. Would 100% go again. If you ever go, order my drink concoction. The Toni. Thank you both for a 5 star night
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Paul m
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Magic
    Have been to see a couple of Jasper's magic shows at the small space and cannot recommend it highly enough. The magic is amazing, the guy is hilarious, the venue is tiny but absolutely perfect and atmospheric, the cocktails are lovely and very reasonably priced . You should just go ...you couldn't possibly be disappointed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Sadie
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic private party for 40th birthday
    We had the best 40th birthday party with a group of friends at The Small Space. It is the perfect location for a private party. It was such a great night with fantastic entertainment. We all loved the magic and Jasper did such a great job involving everyone. We laughed a lot! The bar area was also great and perfect setting for our event. We felt really looked after by The Small Space team. I would recommend to everyone, we’ll be back!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Alan P
    Barry, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Magical Night!
    A great venue and Jasper puts on a wonderful show. A very funny, clever and magical evening. If you get a chance stay for a drink afterwards and watch Jasper perform - like the rest of the evening, it’s brilliant! One of my fav places for a night out, been twice now and will definitely return..
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Michelle N
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic.
    Wow. What a night. Jasper was amazing. Laughed from start to finish. Went with 20 plus, work colleagues and everyone was blown away. Fabulous choice of wines, beers and cocktails. Definitely worth a visit. You will love it !!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Lizandfamily
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Consistently Excellent!
    This is our third visit here and it was - once again - fantastic. We are so lucky to have The Small Space on our doorstep - Jasper is a fantastic host (and makes an amazing cocktail!) and even one of our friends who DOES NOT LIKE MAGIC enjoyed herself! Can’t wait until the next show!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Rhona I
    Penarth, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jewel of Barry
    Our 1st time here. We went on a comedy night. It will now be our special place. Very welcoming. Such a Unique venue. Can't recommend enough. The hosts are fabulous, the cocktails are lush, such a quaint place with the best atmosphere. They also do Jazz nights and Magic night. Jewel of Barry !!!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 January 2024
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Jennifer S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
This is was first outing at the Small Space and I just fell in love with the whole experience. It was such an intimate feeling being so close to the artists. The friendly hosts were so welcoming that you really felt like you were sitting in their front room.
The group of people I met last night made my evening even more special.

Thank you Jasper - I have already booked for the next Jazz night. See you there :)
Jen
Written 7 June 2024
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Vikki E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Had a private party last night for my 50th and it was amazing!!! Great evening of entertainment, fun, laughter, magic and great hospitality…. Thoroughly recommend!
Written 18 May 2024
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Jayne Edwards
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What a fantastic evening. We attended the magic show titled Charlatan. Perfect seating arrangements so you didnt miss anything. The magic was wonderful but we were also entertained by a history of magic and mind reading etc, very interesting and informative. We were made to feel completely at home. At the end of the show, most of the audience had left but Jasper continued with some more great magic tricks for my friend and myself. In addition, there were great cocktails and a well stocked bar. I cannot wait to go back.
Written 12 May 2024
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Bruce T
United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very witty, funny and emersive magic show in this unique venue. Jasper is a delight (as usual) and the atmosphere contiues to evoke the best in an audience.
Great new show. Thanks for the work and energy you put Into devising and performing these quickfire gems of magical/comedy.
Live music and cinema id available too, but not yet tried. Why not hive it a go?
Totally recommended.
Written 2 May 2024
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Yan
St. Davids, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Small Space hosted Rob Quo and Pearl Fish this evening. Although individual singer-songwriters with their own material, the duo accompanied each others folk songs giving the audience a 90 minute set of original and beautifully melodic tunes.
We considered ourselves very fortunate to see this talented pair on the last date of their current tour, and the Small Space was the perfect venue.
It was such an intimate place to listen to these syncopating guitars and perfect vocal harmonies and feel, in Pearls own words, like they performing for friends and family at a Christmas get together.
Thank you Quo Fish for choosing the Small Space to share your wonderful set with us on the final date of your tour.
Written 19 April 2024
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princesscinders101
Cardiff, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Incredible evening last night at the small space. Such a unique experience supporting live entertainment! Jasper is an amazing magician, we were truly mind blown! Would highly recommend if anyone’s looking for a different, unique night out in Wales!
Written 7 April 2024
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Sunshine737219
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Amazing evening with work friends. Jasper is a fantastic entertainer. I highly recommend the Small Space for an evening out if your looking for something different.
Written 27 February 2024
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MotherHellard
Barry, UK132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Small but perfectly formed!

I did think twice about writing this review as this venue is so perfect not sure I want the secret shared, but it is perfect.

Also has well stocked bar, plenty of gins, cocktails & one of the best dirty martinis 🍸.

The monthly Jazz eve is excellent, it is so good to have such a perfect local independent venue.
Written 14 February 2024
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Naomi S
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A fantastic evening. Great cocktails made by Jasper. Then a hilarious magic show. I went on my own but the ice was broken by the show itself so everyone was jolly and chatty in the interval. When the show ended jasper continued to entertain us with card tricks. I can’t wait to go again
Written 9 February 2024
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Jon_Tip
Barry, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I attended the Blockbuster show for a friends 50th birthday and we had a great evening. I can highly recommend this place for a night out.

Entertainment was performed downstairs and there is an opportunity to purchase drinks prior to and after the show and during the intermission. Drinks can be consumed during the show.

Being such a small venue, the entertainment is intimate and performed up close, which for me is much better than watching a show of this kind in a large venue.

Jasper was very entertaining, and knows his trade. Barrys version of Derren Brown.

They also have a great selection of drinks in on sale, including some very fine spirits
Written 29 January 2024
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