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 April 21, 2016 at 0:11

We are off to Battersea Arts Centre next month, to talk about the future of Artist Development across the UK at an event called All Tomorrow's Theatre.

There's information here if you are interested in coming along to join the conversation.

Comment by Simon Coates on April 20, 2016 at 23:54

Camden People's Theatre Call Out - Seed Commission

This one is specifically aimed at artists from a BAME background.

Have a look here for more details...

Comment by BEE RICHARDS on March 24, 2016 at 7:21

I think there is a need for paying attention to new writing, actors and people of all talents in the regions of Wales.  All age groups should be included.  There are municipal theatres with the usual pop groups, comedians mediums etc., Amateur dramatic and 'operatic' society but theatre from the people which reflects their aspirations, customs lifestyles etc., is certainly important to get away from the increasingly homogenised stuff we seem to be offered

Comment by BEE RICHARDS on March 24, 2016 at 3:03

I really would like to see more workshops held on a regional basis.  On writing, organisational skills, producing drama and getting generally involved with the local community.  As a TEAM member I will be shortly organising a new writer/perfomance in Swansea with an historical theme.  Anyone interested in the Swansea are please contact me.  Actors, writers etc.,

Comment by Yasuro Ito on March 16, 2016 at 19:43

On 13th March, our new musical play "Red Dragon and Soil Traveller" closed! 

Thank you and Walslab for all of help and support to create this project!!

John saw the live streaming on 12th and gave us a comment!!

We thank John a lot!! 

And Clare Parry Jones came to our show on 13th from Wales!! We were so glad to hear that she really love our show!!

And here is a recorded version of our live streaming! So sorry for my mistake of time announcement.(it is not summer...)

So, if you could not see the first 1 hour, please checkthis! (It is a record of live streaming with English subtitles)

We are now strongly hoping to bring this project to Wales and share this theatre experience with you!

If you are interested, please give us a mail! We need your cooperation! 

Again, thank Waleslab and NTW a lot!! This musical play was born in Wales, and now realized in Japan.

We hope to see you again in Wales next time!!

Underground Airport


Comment by Yasuro Ito on March 11, 2016 at 6:39


The time of our "Red Dragon"streaming is 10am(in Wales) of 12th March!

So sorry! It is not summer time. So please see our streaming from 10am tomorrow!

Comment by Yasuro Ito on March 9, 2016 at 14:56

"Red Dragon and Soil Traveller" Free Live streaming is this weekend!

On 12th March 11am in Wales (7pm in Japan) with English Subtitles!

Actress: Emma -Jane Lawrence Tashiro Photograph: Yusuke Hayashi

Hello from Japan!! We are Underground Airport!! We joined the Waleslab project in 2014.

And we created a new musical play "Red Dragon and Soil Traveller". We open our show on 3rd to 13th March now!!

And we will do free live streaming of our show with English subtitles in 12th (sat) this weekend!!

It will start 11am in Wales,(19pm in Japan). So, please visit our web lounge!

It is a story of a seaside town of somewhere. One day, mysterious Travelers reach the shore, and people of the town got panic. But Traveller bring a wondrous caldron and people gradually curious about the caldron...

This musical is written and directed by Yasuro Ito,composed by Yasuro Ito and Taro Ishida. And Keisuke Murata will be the lead actor. The members of Underground Airport, Emma-Jane Lawrence Tashiro and Konosuke Noda will also be on board.

We hope this musical play be a cultural bridge between Wales and Japan and hoping to bring this musical play to Wales!

So please see our streaming on this weekend! 11am on Saturday!! 

Underground Airport

Yasuro & Chinatsu & Shuya

Comment by Catriona James on March 8, 2016 at 5:33

Hullo all, my solo performance Worse Things Happen runs this week at Chapter 10-12 March. It's a show exploring depression and mental health stigma and it had its beginnings at WalesLab Summercamp in 2014. There's a ticket offer for the Saturday matinee - £6 if you quote "MindCymru" when booking - and that particular performance is raising funds for Mind Cymru. Hope to see you there. Thanks.

Comment by Simon Coates on March 1, 2016 at 23:29

Be our Emerging Director....


Deadline: 14 March

Comment by Simon Coates on February 29, 2016 at 1:42

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