WalesLab is no longer receiving submission. This page is an archive and a place for dicussion on previous WaleSLab projects.

If you'd like to get in touch with someone about WalesLab, please contact Simon Coates, Creative Associate. 

For more info on the projects we've supported you can see the links on the right hand side. 

You can join the group to be kept up to date about projects as they continue to change and to see notifications of future opportunities.

Location: Wales
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Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2017

WalesLab information

WalesLab was NTW's initiative for supporting emerging artists and new ideas for performance. This is a group and discussion forum for those artists involved in WalesLab or those interested in learning more about the various projects under development.

WalesLab consisted of:


A summer camp for up to twenty theatre makers and artists of varied experience to share ideas, learn form each other and stimulate new collaborations and projects (watch the video below to find out more).

WalesLab projects -

Small groups working for around 1-2 weeks based somewhere in Wales.

Germinate:    Three times a year small groups of artists will be offered the opportunity to spend around two weeks somewhere in Wales developing an idea or project which they have already begun working on, and will share their work with a local audience. There will be three Germinate projects a year, one of which will have an international element.

WalesLab is no longer open for new submissions. Have a look at the 'Your Work' page on the NTW website to find out about how to share your ideas with the company.


Discussion Forum

"Red Dragon and Soil Traveller" got two prizes in Japan!! AND, WANTED!!

Hello! I am Yasuro Ito in Tokyo,Japan. I am a theatre director and writer of…Continue

Tags: producer, wanted, international, musical, japan

Started by Yasuro Ito Oct 26, 2016.

Company Workshop with Award Winning Familia de la Noche Theatre

Award Winning Company Familia de la Noche are running a company workshop at Chapter Arts Centre on Tuesday 24th November, running alongside performances their 5* show The Greatest Liar in all the…Continue

Tags: cardiff, chapter, physical, clowning, workshop

Started by Becca Cox Oct 27, 2015.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer OpportunitiesThis autumn The Abacus on Wood Street welcomes:The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar!In conjunction with Somewhereto_, ProMoCymru, The Modern Alchemists and National Youth Theatre…Continue

Tags: freebies, experience, cardiff, support, creative

Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21, 2014.

ONiiiT: The Power of Words

ONiiiT is back!Back by popular demand, after a successful set of workshops,…Continue

Tags: skills, cardiff, fun, workshop, fundraising

Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21, 2014.

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Comment by Simon Coates on December 13, 2017 at 3:23

We are looking for two Emerging Producers to join us in on our plans with Creative Development.

More info:

DEADLINE: 12 Jan 18

Comment by Nia Wyn Skyrme on November 29, 2016 at 1:18

Hiya.Just a reminder that Light Waves Dark Skies opens in Chapter tomorrow night at 8pm. The production started as a Waleslab project almost 2 years ago.

Would be great to see you there!

Comment by Nia Wyn Skyrme on November 7, 2016 at 2:13

Light Waves Dark Skies first started as a Waleslab project almost 2 years ago by Matt Ball. I was connected to Matt and the project through the Emerging Producer scheme.

We are really excited that it's now started rehearsals and going into production. Would be good to see some of you there who's seen and been involved in process from the start.


Wed 23rd November, 7.30pm Pontardawe Arts Centre 

01792 863722

Wed 30th Nov – Sat 3rd December - 8pm

BSL interpreted performance by Julie Doyle on December 1st


029 2030 4400

You can follow our process on twitter- @wemadethistweet #lightwavesdarkskies

Facebook-We Made This

or we'll be including blogs on NTW community.

Here's a link to our first blog- Q& A with Jacqui George and Matt Ball from the company We Made This.

Thanks for reading..



Comment by Simon Coates on October 4, 2016 at 3:41

The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years.

They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min) -

Comment by Matt Ball on September 7, 2016 at 3:59

I'm on the lookout for a creative practitioner to work with a Primary School in Newport on a project about China. More details in this blog:

Comment by Emrys Barnes on July 12, 2016 at 23:46
Hi friends! For the past few months I've been working with WNO on an innovative modern opera all about student activism. This is the biggest project I've ever worked on, and I highly recommend it.

Tickets for under 30s are just £5, plus there are free open rehearsals. Details below, or let me know if you have any questions.
Comment by Simon Coates on June 27, 2016 at 23:20


British Council South Africa have launched an open call for applications for artists/digital creatives to be a part of the CONNECT/ ZA programme.

More info here::

DEADLINE: 18 Jul 16

Comment by Buddug James Jones on June 15, 2016 at 5:36

Hi all!

National Theatre Wales are looking for a group of men to be involved in an epic huge event taking place this summer.
If your male, 16-41 then look here-…/performing-oppo…

It's be a great opportunity to develop skills in ensemble work and understanding of large scale work.

Deadline to apply is TUESDAY!

Bud x

Comment by Lisa Wells-Turner on May 19, 2016 at 8:24

Hey everyone.  New Workout & Skill Swap date of 5th June at the WMC.  Another to follow in July in the Valleys (Details tbc).  More info here - hopefully see you soon!

Comment by Simon Coates on April 22, 2016 at 0:52

Tell us what you think about arts-business skills development at NTW


We are running a questionnaire to see what people thought about the Huddles programme, and about how NTW could support the development of arts-business skills for freelance artists in the future. It doesn't matter whether you have been to every Huddles event we've ever held, or this is the first time you're hearing about it. Please get involved.Deadline 23 May at 10am.

Link here.


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