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:
I grew up in Cardiff, studied Drama and Theatre in beautiful Aberystwyth and an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Central School of Speech and Drama, London. When I graduated in 2012 I returned to Cardiff with a plan to hurry back to the big smoke but fell in love with NTW as Emerging Director on Praxis Makes Perfect.
With NTW, I’m looking forward to delving into parts of Wales I haven’t yet explored, meeting more creative, inspiring people and encountering exciting new ways of making work. It’s great to be part of a company that’s always asking what theatre can be.
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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.
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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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We are recruiting!
National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancies:
National Theatre Wales TEAM Associate
Salary: Fee 3K based on 30 days. This fixed term, part time 6-month contract, from October 2016 to March 2017.
NTW are seeking a TEAM Associate to represent us across Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
- This role would involve coordinating and supporting a range of TEAM activity, recruiting new members, creating new networks and promoting NTW.
- We're looking for someone with experience of arts or similar work in a community context, a good local knowledge, exceptional organisational skills and with a solid understanding of NTW’s approach to working with communities.
- TEAM is NTW’s approach to engagement. An approach which places communities firmly at the centre of our vision. It is an international network that feeds into NTW at every level whilst developing leaders across Wales and beyond.
- Own transport is essential for this role.
- The ability to speak Welsh is desirable.
Please apply by emailing a letter and CV by 5pm on Wednesday 27th July to: firstname.lastname@example.org Hard copies may also be sent to National Theatre Wales, 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW. Interviews will take place on Friday 12 August.
The company recently appointed a new Artistic Director/CEO and is now seeking a new Chair to lead its ambitions and maximise the company’s relevance and impact within communities, nationally and on the international stage.
All applications will be acknowledged.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday, 22 July 2016
Final interview: Friday, 16 September 2016
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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 email@example.com