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:
Hi, I’m Jenny and I’m the Finance Co-Ordinator for National Theatre Wales. My journey to National Theatre Wales has seen me work at amazing, raving music festivals and travel all across the World from Europe to Asia, and America to Africa. Six years ago I decided to swap my festival wellies and holiday bikini for a calculator and Microsoft Excel, and embark on a career in the finance sector.
I am currently studying towards an AAT qualification, and hoping to progress towards an ACCA qualification next year (for all non-finance geeks this means I’ll be a fully qualified accountant). At National Theatre Wales I am responsible for all things finance based, but it’s not all numbers and spreadsheets for me here. We’re all encouraged to be a part of every production and broaden our knowledge of the theatre in general. It’s a fun, exciting work environment and with so many different people and innovative projects, it really is a dream job.
Away from work I like animals, especially pandas, ice cream and sleeping late on Saturdays.
I am the
Siân Ede has a long history working in the arts as an initiator and funder, writer and speaker. Arts Director at the Gulbenkian Foundation’s UK Branch's until 2012, she is best known for pioneering its Art and Science programme, setting up major collaborations between scientists and arts practitioners across the artforms; her book Art and Science has been internationally in demand. She is adviser to the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society, and gave its Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar prize lecture on Art and Science in 2008. Siân was born and educated in Carmarthen and after an early career in theatre and teaching drama in sixth-form, further and higher education in England and Wales, she worked as a Drama Officer for Arts Council of England, leading on Drama Education policy. At Gulbenkian she supported many experimental activities in theatre and dance, as well as commissioning The Turning World: stories from the London International Festival of Theatre, a book whose purpose was to celebrate the increasing internationalism and diversity of theatre in Britain. Siân initiated the Gulbenkian Participatory Performance Grant programme, the first award for which went in 2011 to National Theatre Wales to develop and produce its unique new theatre venture, Da Gabay, led by Cardiff’s Somali community.
This is our Welsh Language Scheme, as approved by the Welsh Language Commissioner on 07/07/2014.
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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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Following the appointment of its new Artistic Director Kully Thiarai, National Theatre Wales (NTW) approaches its seventh year with a renewed commitment to enabling the development of artists, ideas and new work and is seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and energetic individual for the following new vacancy.
Head of Creative Development
NTW creates radical and innovative theatre throughout the landscape of Wales. By collaborating with the most exciting artists from across Wales, the UK and beyond, experimenting with diverse art forms and seeking out untold stories, we are constantly questioning what theatre is and what it can be. A core part of our work is to nurture and support artists, both as a means to achieve extraordinary new theatre productions and for the sake of the wider development of performance-making in Wales.
Building on the success of the company’s WalesLab programme, the Head of Creative Development is focused on the delivery of a new ambitious and nationally significant model, which supports and develops the creation of new artistic ideas, the connection and opportunities of collaborative working throughout the nation and on exploring new models of theatre making.
They are responsible to the Artistic Director for leading on the delivery of creating an integrated approach towards artist and creative development throughout NTW (including the support of the company’s commissioning and R&D), with a particular focus on supporting the work of emerging Welsh artists.
Salary: £35,000 per annum
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds
Deadline: Tuesday 1st November, 12pm
Interviews: Monday 14th November, Cardiff
Job Description, Application Letter and Cover Letter can be found below
029 2037 1689
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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 email@example.com