The Northern Eye International Photography Festival 2017



Colwyn Bay


Festival Weekend: 14th/15th October


Fringe Exhibitions: 9th - 21st October



The Northern Eye International Photography Festival is a new collaboration between the Oriel Colwyn photography gallery and Aberystwyth's The Eye Festival. 


We are thrilled to be bringing such outstanding photographers, speakers and exhibitions to North Wales for its first international photography festival.


Festival Weekend Pricing

The main Northern Eye Festival speakers weekend takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October at Theatr Colwyn, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay

FULL WEEKEND TICKETS are priced at £65 (with concessions at £45 for Students and Seniors (60+) – Proof will be required of student/senior status upon entry)

Individual day tickets are also available.

Saturday Ticket

  • Access to all Saturday speakers
  • Film screening ticket
Buy Saturday Ticket

Sunday Ticket

  • Access to all Sunday speakers
Buy Sunday Ticket

Early Bird Ticket Offer

Buy your FULL WEEKEND TICKET before 1st September to qualify for the early bird price of £45.

Save £20 on the full weekend ticket price.

Offer Expired

Getting Here

Major Transport links

Theatr Colwyn/Oriel Colwyn is around a 10 minute walk from both Colwyn Bay train station (North Wales Coast Line) and Colwyn Bay Town Centre. Colwyn Bay is on a direct exit from the A55 giving access from all over the North West and beyond via M62/M56. From Junction 21 of the A55, follow signs for Colwyn Bay Town Centre.

Major City driving distances/times

Liverpool to Colwyn Bay: 57 miles (1h 10m)

Manchester to Colwyn Bay: 76 miles (1h 29m)

Aberystwyth to Colwyn Bay: 85 miles (2h 12 m)

Cardiff to Colwyn Bay: 186 miles (3h 42 m)

London to Colwyn Bay: 253 miles (4h 18m)

Birmingham to Colwyn Bay: 125 miles (2h 15m)


There are various Pay and Display car parks in the town, with designated disabled parking bays. Parking is also available on many town streets but limited to 2 hours until 5pm, to which then it is free of charge.


Several bus services pass through Colwyn Bay and right past Theatr Colwyn/Oriel Colwyn :

12 – Rhyl Bus Station – Regular service running approx every 10 minutes, Monday-Saturday. Limited service on Sunday.

For more information on bus services to Colwyn Bay Click here


If you are exiting Colwyn Bay train station, walk up the main High Street to the top of the road then turn left. Continue for approx. 5 minutes. Theatr Colwyn/Oriel Colwyn will be on your left.

By Air & Sea

Colwyn Bay is approximately 61 miles (1hr 12m) away from Liverpool John Lennon Airport via M56/A55 and 44 miles (51mins) away from Holyhead Port via A55.

Oriel Colwyn - The North Wales Photography Gallery

The Northern Eye International Photography Festival Hub


Contact us.


01492 577888


Oriel Colwyn, Theatr Colwyn,

Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay,

LL29 7RU. North Wales