The nation of Wales is our stage:
From forests to beaches, from aircraft hangars to post-industrial towns, village halls to nightclubs.
We bring together storytelling poets, visual visionaries and inventors of ideas. We collaborate with artists, audiences, communities and companies to create theatre in the English language, rooted in Wales, with an international reach.
You’ll find us around the corner, across the mountain and in your digital backyard.
Our audiences have followed us and Michael Sheen like disciples around his hometown, Port Talbot, to watch The Passion. They've partied with Neon Neon (Gruff Rhys & Boom Bip) in Cardiff, learning the extraordinary story of Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, in Praxis Makes Perfect. Hundreds climbed the foothills of Snowdon to hear poems by the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke and witness first-hand the annual sheep-gathering. Many watched a marathon, overnight performance of Iliad in Llanelli. Others donned boots to experience Mametz, written by poet Owen Sheers and staged in farmland near Usk, and which offered a chilling glimpse of life and death in a WWI trench. And thousands in their pyjamas joined us online for Tim Price’s award-winning The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning: learning about a teenager in Pembrokeshire who grew to be one of the world’s most influential and divisive political figures, while chatting with other audience members in over 50 countries across the globe.
These are just some of the nearly 40 productions we’ve staged on trains, military training grounds, beaches and mountains, in warehouses, nightclubs, tents, village halls, schools, aircraft hangars and libraries, all over towns like Barmouth, Laugharne and Aberystwyth, and in cities from Swansea to Tokyo.
The productions we make are just the tip of the iceberg. Scroll down to read more about our work and how you could get involved - as an artist, a writer, a passionate member of your own community, part of our team or as an audience member…
• Non-building based (making work across Wales and beyond...)
• that is site-located (e.g. on beaches, in forests, in village halls, on mountains and across whole towns, but sometimes in theatres too!)
• that is digitally innovative, including live-streaming and gaming, and alongside an online community of more than 5,700 members
• with internationally-renowned artists and companies (e.g. Michael Sheen, Gruff Rhys, Frantic Assembly)
• and always with – not just for - communities (esp. through TEAM, our 600-strong network of individuals with a passion for the arts)
The Opportunity of Efficiency - a brand new play responding to the nuclear power crisis in Japan, commissioned from NTW by the New National Theatre in Tokyo, written by Welsh playwright Alan Harris and directed by John E McGrath, premiering in a Japanese translation in Tokyo. Alongside the production, NTW brought its unique programme of debates and artist residencies to Japan. WalesLab - NTW's signature artist development programme has worked with artists from Korea, Australia, Japan and Europe, supporting their work in the Welsh landscape and introducing them to new collaborations.
All year round:
At certain points in the year:
Education TEAM Assistant
Hi, I'm Naomi and I'm originally from west Wales but moved to Cardiff where I studied English Literature and Philosophy. After graduating, I decided to stay in Cardiff and didn't leave until eleven years later.
In that time I worked for the British Red Cross, completed a PCGE in English and Drama, got married, taught in Tanzania, travelled (quite a lot), completed a Masters degree in Scriptwriting, worked for five years as an English and Music teacher in Barry, co-wrote a musical performed at Chapter Arts Centre and in Austin, Texas and gave birth to two children! I have now returned to west Wales where I am lead teacher of English at an independent Secondary School as well as a community theatre-maker and proud mum of three.
I joined National Theatre Wales through my association with TEAM and I love the world of NTW and all that is has to offer. Outside of work, you can find me at the beach with a book.
I am a
Richard has been a professional actor for over thirty years.
Companies with whom he is particularly proud to have had a strong association include Lurking Truth, Moving Being, Brith Gof and Y Cwmni. He is a fellow of Aberystwyth University. He recently played the title role in NTW's Coriolan/us.
Richard lives in Brecon with his partner Louise and two children Esme and Bethany.
This is our Welsh Language Scheme, as approved by the Welsh Language Commissioner on 07/07/2014.
View the Welsh Language Scheme here:
Casting calls for actors are not posted on this page, but are available in the Actors Group on our online Community.
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The eight national companies of Wales are seeking an experienced freelance consultant to develop the shared agenda and priorities set by the collective to ensure a fully inclusive arts sector is achieved throughout Wales.
Wales is undergoing an exciting and dynamic renaissance, led by its national companies, and underpinned by the network of individual artists, venues, producers and festivals. We have a major part to play in contributing to the profile and awareness of contemporary Welsh culture, helping shine a light on the rich diversity of work being presented, and enriching perceptions of the nation’s cultural offer. The Minister for Economy and Infrastructure’s statement on plans for culture in Wales will influence the agenda we pursue.
The consultant will assist the collective on building resilience and growth of the wider arts sector by developing diversity and inclusivity in our audiences, identify ways in which we can lead on supporting the professional development of arts professionals and how to increase the international profile and market opportunities for Wales. Identifying and assisting with the submission of funding applications to support the initiatives, including research reports on outcomes will also be a requirement of the brief.
The eight organisations are comprised of those designated as national companies by the Arts Council of Wales, and in receipt of Arts Council funding. They include the following:
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ffilm Cymru Wales
National Dance Company Wales
National Theatre Wales
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Wales Millennium Centre
Welsh National Opera
The national companies are committed to deliver equal opportunities in all that we do, and welcome bids from people of all backgrounds.
For further information, brief and person specification please visit any of the company’s websites
Information is available in English and Welsh
Please download National Companies Consultancy Brief below
Deadline: Monday 23rd January 2017
Interview: Wednesday 1st February 2017, Cardiff
029 2037 1689
Please note: If you choose 'Hold at Box Office' when buying tickets, the box office will be situated at the performance venue from the first night of the show. Please don't come to the NTW office in Castle Arcade, as we cannot give out tickets from here.
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The National Theatre Wales Online Community is a space where people passionate about theatre can come together to discuss, debate and collaborate. Join a community of over 5000 members who are sharing opportunities and shaping the future of theatre in Wales and beyond.
Everywhere we go we collaborate with and support an ever-growing network of TEAM members.
These are the people who play a part in everything we do, giving us a truly international reach.
They are our leaders in their communities: they create, inspire, perform, teach, write, organise, run projects, give feedback and make decisions with us on the future of National Theatre Wales.
For more information on TEAM, please email firstname.lastname@example.org