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 Hannah the Company Coordinator for National Theatre Wales.
I graduated from Trinity College, Carmarthen back in 2006 where I’d studied Theatre, Music and Media.
After graduating I moved to Cardiff and worked various roles over six years at the Wales Millennium Centre, followed by a year working at Patronbase as a support analyst.
I have been working here at National Theatre Wales since Dec 2013 and I am very pleased to be a part of the team.
Outside of work I sing in two choirs, Cor CF1 and Cor Godre’r Garth, which has given me many opportunities to perform in concerts and competitions here in Wales but also across the UK and abroad.
I am the
Clive Jones was born at Llanfrechfa, near Pontypool, grew up in the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys and was educated at Newbridge Grammar School before his degree at the London School of Economics. He amassed a wealth of experience in a 39-year career in UK broadcasting as MD of Central Television, CEO of the Carlton Television Group, MD of the ITV Network and Chairman of GMTV.
Clive has served as chairman of ITV Wales, the Wales IP Fund and was a non-executive director of S4C and S4C Masnachol’s for five years.
Today, Clive is a director of the new Swansea-based television production company Provenance Pictures, chairman of Pro Cam, Britain’s biggest television facilities hire company and The Runnymede Trust, Britain’s leading diversity think tank.
He served for 12 years on the board of the Young Vic Theatre, stepping down earlier this year. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society in 1995 and its Gold Medal in 2007. In the same year he was awarded a CBE for services to broadcasting.
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National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.
Creative Development Assistant
You will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of the Creative Development Framework, NTW’s ambitious and nationally significant model, which supports and develops the creation of new artistic ideas and artists.
Salary: £21,000 pro rata
Term: Part Time - Three-year, Fixed term contract
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.
Deadline: Monday 15th May, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 22nd May
Please find the job description, application form and cover letter 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