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National Theatre Wales

Invest in New Ideas

Every step in the creative process is important, from that initial lightbulb moment, right up until the closing curtain, and we need your help to keep on creating extraordinary productions in extraordinary settings.  We push the boundaries of theatre to create innovative and thought-provoking productions in unexpected places.  Engaging with the nation and beyond we seek out untold stories and challenge what theatre is and what it can be.

In Spring 2017, our new Artistic Director Kully Thiarai will announce her artistic intentions for our next season, and our future.  Any donation you make will allow us to bring these ideas to life. You will enable us to work with more communities, create more opportunities for learning and development, and help us turn our big ideas into productions for you to enjoy across Wales and beyond.

Donate now, and invest in new ideas with us.

Support our Creative Journey

The more money we raise, the more ideas come to life.

£5
£5
Sharing Ideas
Coffee meeting to share ideas
£12
£12
Making connections
Travel costs to meet with collaborators
£23
£23
Developing projects
Recording and sharing process for artistic input and feedback
£57
£57
Testing concepts
Rent workshop space to experiment with ideas
£100
£100
Discussing possibilities
Creative visit to build an artistic relationship
£500
£500
Creating characters
Contract actors to explore the possibilities
£1k
£1k
Shaping stories
Seed commission to start writing a script

What your support means to us

As a registered charity, we need to raise the money to create more opportunities for new ideas to flourish and grow.

Any amount you give could go towards part of the process, whether it’s £5 for a coffee meeting for a scriptwriter to pitch an idea, or £9,000 for a full commission, every creative step is a vital part of what we do. 

Hear more about the ideas your donations are bringing to life at Kully’s season announcement in Spring 2017. Follow the journey at #NTWNewIdeas

Invest in New Ideas

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Continue the conversation

For a further conversation about how you could support National Theatre Wales please contact Michelle Carwardine-Palmer (Managing Director) on 029 2035 3070 or email development@nationaltheatrewales.org
If you are interested in getting involved with National Theatre Wales, please visit nationaltheatrewales.org/team for more information

NTW has played a pivotal role in my development as an Artist

From the very first TEAM training day I signed up for in early 2014 through to today, NTW has played a pivotal role in my development as an Artist. I came away from that first encounter hugely encouraged by the experience. It really felt like they were a company who were genuinely interested in what people were doing. This was proved, in part by not only providing the training for free, but also covering transport costs, a not insignificant gesture for the skint Artist!

Little did I realise at the time that my artistic practice would change significantly as a result of that initial encounter.

Attending Waleslab Summercamp later that year prompted a seismic shift in my practice.

I arrived a jobbing Actor/Musician & left two weeks later with the beginnings of a whole new focus on Sound Art & Performance. Crucial to this was that Summercamp wasn’t just two weeks with NTW & then “back to the real world”. It’s the ongoing support afterwards that made such a difference as I headed down a whole new road of Artistic endeavours. This is still the case three years on. Waleslab has provided me with multiple opportunities to develop & show my work in Wales, London & China. TEAM has offered me ongoing valuable experiences, working on projects that have consolidated my newly developed ideas & also really pushed me & my skillset to explore new territory. NTW has also helped to widen my network of collaborators, introducing me to other Artists with exciting new ideas & approaches. I’ve been on quite an adventure in the last three years with NTW, I’ve grown significantly in confidence as an Artist and as a person, I’ve worked on incredible projects with amazing people. I hope many more people can have this experience in the future.

I mentioned at the beginning about that first TEAM training being free to attend. Had that not been the case, I wouldn’t have been able to go along & I might never have had the wealth of experience the last three years have given me.  

Ben Tinniswood – Artist, Theatre Maker, Musician, Sound Artist

 

Photo: Warren Orchard - Experimentica 2015