Featured Blog Posts (15)

An open letter to our network of freelancers | Llythyr agored i'n rhwydwaith o weithwyr llawrydd

As you may have seen by now, NTW is one of the signatories of an open letter from a network of U.K. theatre companies to the freelancers who are the lifeblood of all our work. To find out more from us or to register your interest, email me at…


Added by Dylan Huw on May 21, 2020 at 16:27 — No Comments

*UPDATED* Funding application support from NTW Development Team

**Updated post to include link to this page https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html which will show you who is currently accepting applications***

We know many people are now finding themselves having to apply for funding, which may be new to them.

We only have a small department of two people, but we would like to offer our support and advice for people seeking funding in the…


Added by Esther Morris on April 23, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Agency, and how to adapt to the new normal / The Agency, a sut i addasu i'r norm newydd

The Agency is a creative entrepreneurship programme for young people aged 15-25, from the Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown areas of Cardiff with ideas that need to happen. We provide training, support, funding and advice from industry professionals, to develop passions into a project that benefits local communities. 

The programme is led by our Agency Coordinator, Gavin Porter, a film and theatremaker from…


Added by National Theatre Wales on April 24, 2020 at 12:04 — No Comments

Welcoming Rhiannon Boyle to NTW!

This week, we welcomed Rhiannon Boyle to the National Theatre Wales team, and we wanted to take a moment to properly say hello to Rhiannon, and introduce her to you all!

You may remember Rhiannon was announced as the inaugural winner of 2019 Wales Writers in residence, an initiative between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC's Writers Room and National Theatre Wales, which offers the winning writer the opportunity to…


Added by Rhian Richards on April 24, 2020 at 11:53 — No Comments

Go Tell the Bees! The TEAM party continues...

The world feels strange right now and the shadows can be scary, but sometimes the best things can happen when we stop and have the space to be creative.  The world has slowed down, the skies are clearing, the seas are calming and nature is reclaiming its place.  That’s pretty magical. 

The themes of Go Tell the Bees appear more relevant than ever right now - our connection to each other as communities; our connection to ourselves through nature and the importance of taking care of and…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on April 9, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments

[Closed | Wedi cau] Network FAQs: New Digital Commissions | Comisiynau Digidol Newydd

The final deadline for the New Digital Commissions has now passed. | Mae rownd derfynol y Comisiynau Digidol nawr wedi cau.

National Theatre Wales has announced NETWORK, a programme of digital activity in partnership with BBC Cymru…


Added by Dylan Huw on April 7, 2020 at 14:00 — 4 Comments


Sgroliwch i lawr ar gyfer y Gymraeg

National Theatre Wales

In partnership with BBC Cymru Wales & BBC Arts

How do you make and experience theatre in a lock down? 

Remove the obvious form of theatre; people gathering in a particular place, at a particular…


Added by National Theatre Wales on April 7, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hello from Pembrokeshire!

I’d like to say hello as the National Theatre Wales TEAM associate for Pembrokeshire. 

As a long term resident of Pembrokeshire, I have so much passion for the landscape, nature and characters in this corner of Wales.  It is bursting with talent and I love seeing people come together to create and connect.

I am…


Added by Fern Lewis on April 2, 2020 at 12:59 — No Comments


Hello 2020 graduating actors, (sgroliwch i lawr ar gyfer y Gymraeg!)

I've been loving all the self-tapes, zoom duologues and musical numbers I've seen online. Just this afternoon Showcase 2020 launched, where graduates can upload their work and directors and casting directors can watch them all (it's free). 
You, and your…


Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on April 6, 2020 at 15:01 — 3 Comments

Hello from the new TEAM Creative Associate!

Hello all!

I just wanted to write a quick post to introduce myself in these strange and uncertain times (who's completed Netflix yet?)- I'm Anastacia, the new TEAM Creative Associate.

Based in North Wales, for the next six months I'll be specifically working on the Wrexham TEAM show that is currently underway, freeing up the wonderful Naomi Chiffi, who is currently busy prepping for Go Tell The Bees. I'll be supporting the fabulous Iolanda Banu Viegas around all…


Added by Anastacia Ackers on April 1, 2020 at 13:38 — No Comments

A curious hello... |  Helo chwilfrydig...   From our new Artistic Director | Gan ein Cyfarwyddwr Artistig newydd


My name is Lorne and I have the great pleasure and privilege to be the new Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales.

I started in the job last Monday and, as I’m sure you can imagine, it has not been quite the beginning I had envisioned. On that first Monday we had to take the very difficult and painful decision to postpone a whole swathe of work: our…


Added by National Theatre Wales on March 27, 2020 at 18:16 — No Comments

Theatre in the time of Corona

Shakespeare wrote King Lear in plague quaranti... yeah, we know, thanks Twitter!

Of course, Will didn’t have facebook, rolling news, Netflix, Ticktock, Pornhub (who’ve rolled out the faintest of silver linings and made their premium service free in Italy), Instagram, podcasts or any pets that we know of. And there was almost certainly a woman providing the sustenance, housekeeping and encouragement while he settled in to write another play about a king.

So if your social…


Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on March 18, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

Hail Cremation! Cancellation / Canslo

In light of the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all performances of Hail Cremation!

The health and wellbeing of our cast, crew, staff and audiences is our central focus and in the light of current public health guidance we feel it is no longer feasible to go ahead with the run of performances.

We will be contacting everyone who has bought a ticket with options to receive a refund or credit for future NTW…


Added by National Theatre Wales on March 17, 2020 at 10:28 — No Comments

Galwad am Feirdd! TEAM NTW gyda The Roundhouse a Voicebox Wrecsam




Yn un o uchafbwyntiau calendr y Roundhouse, mae'r 'Slam Barddoniaeth' yn ôl. Nawr yn ei 14eg flwyddyn, mae'r slam yn cynnig cyfle i feirdd ifanc, 18-25, o bob cwr o'r DU gystadlu am deitl Pencampwr y Slam wedi'i gynnal yn eu prif ofod ynghyd â gwobr gyntaf o £500. Eleni, rydym yn falch iawn o…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on March 10, 2020 at 12:55 — No Comments

Poet Call Out! TEAM in collaboration with The Roundhouse & Voicebox, Wrexham.




One of the highlights of the Roundhouse calendar, the Poetry Slam is back. Now in its 14th year the slam offers young poets from across the UK the chance to compete for the coveted Slam Champion hosted in their main space plus a top prize of £500. This year we are…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on March 10, 2020 at 12:43 — No Comments

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Heno (5pm) fydd eich cyfle olaf i gyflwyno eich breuddwydion yn ystod y cyfnod o gyfyngiad ar symudiad ar gyfer ein rhifyn olaf o Dream a Little Dream for Me. Cyflwynwch eich breuddwydion yma: https://buff.ly/36ldIp7 pic.twitter.com/Adlb0ObhVy

Heno (5pm) fydd eich cyfle olaf i gyflwyno eich breuddwydion yn ystod y cyfnod o gyfyngiad ar symudiad ar gyfer ein rhifyn olaf o Dream a Little Dream for Me. Cyflwynwch eich breuddwydion yma: https://buff.ly/36ldIp7 

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