The Big Democracy

It could be argued that our political system is at breaking point. Some say politicians act in the interest of corporations and not of the people. Throughout the world, there seems to be an air of discontentment.

National Theatre Wales’ Assembly programme has developed into a three-year programme of work called The Big Democracy Project, which explores how art and creativity can play a part in helping communities across Wales re-engage with the democratic process.

We’ve already started asking Wales what the big questions for the future are - and how we should go about making changes.

Click here to find out how this search will lead us to the heart of Welsh Government to choose the biggest issue facing the nation - and to decide what kind of a theatre production we should make about it.

The Manifesto

Through its Big Democracy Project, National Theatre Wales aims to...

  • ask big questions about our democracy;
  • help Wales imagine the future it wants;
  • make a real change to the lives of people in Wales and beyond; and
  • instigate action through art.

Find out more here


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Assemblies for Democracy

I also posted this in the Peoples Think Tank - apologies if I'm coming on too strong!!Hello to all. I've just joined. This is my first post. I hope it stirs some interest......looking forward to some…Continue

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Comment by Gavin Porter on April 8, 2015 at 16:13

We are now looking for ideas for the next round of The Big Democracy Project from Mid Wales. More information can be found here

I will be travelling across Mid Wales next week and the week after so if you'd like to meet up please get in touch.

Comment by Gavin Porter on March 19, 2015 at 15:00

Would you like to be a part of an interdisciplinary group of problem-solvers. Find out more here

Comment by Megan Roseblade on March 12, 2015 at 12:58

Hi all. The next Big Democracy event is tomorrow evening, 7pm at the Oasis Centre in Cardiff. The event, chosen by public vote, asks the question "why is identity important?" and is lead by a company of artists who have asylum and refugee status in Wales.

There'll be music, food, conversation and debate. And it's free!

Find out more on the website here.


Comment by Paul Jenkins on March 4, 2015 at 21:14

Interactive Theatre workshop with fantastic Turkish theatre-makers at WMC next Tuesday (10th March)!

Hello - I'm hosting a workshop exploring the working process of the critically acclaimed and controversial theatre company behind 'Mi Minor' - a theatrical and highly interactive performance in which the audience can choose to support the 'government' in power or organise itself into active resistance within the performance itself.

The workshop would be great for any actors and creatives interested in learning about interactive forms and the powerful use of digital media in performance.

The workshop will be from 10-4.30 on Tuesday 10th March at WMC. Thanks to support from Arts Council of Wales this event is free. Please drop me a line at to find out more or book a place.

Comment by Devinda De Silva on January 27, 2015 at 15:07

Can Democracy Work?

A debate as part of the BBC's Democracy Day

Comment by Gavin Porter on December 3, 2014 at 10:15

Hi all. We are now looking for ideas for the #BigDemocracy from south Wales. Please get in contact if you'd like to meet up and discuss further

Comment by Gavin Porter on November 10, 2014 at 11:04

An interesting article about political theatre in Britain

Comment by Gavin Porter on November 5, 2014 at 13:38

Im meeting Matthew Flinders of the Crick Centre For Understanding Politics tomorrow to talk #BigDemocracy tomorrow and came across this talk of his.

Comment by Sophie McKeand on October 22, 2014 at 17:18

Hi Gavin - thanks again! It was a wonderful project to be a part of and it really did encourage some thoughtful debates. x 

Comment by Gavin Porter on October 22, 2014 at 13:38


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