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.
For its launch programme, the Theatre Map of Wales, running from March 2010 to April 2011, the company staged a new show each month: 13 productions in all, each one in a different location, and each using a different approach to theatre-making.
National Theatre Wales also undertook a real, in-depth engagement with local communitities: by basing most rehearsals in local spaces; through its TEAM programme, which recruited and trained advocates; and through the NTW Assembly, staged in each location where the company worked - using theatre to engage with debate around local issues.
Behind all of this activity lay a digital presence and an online community that has established the company at the forefront of digital thinking in theatre.
In Autumn 2011, National Theatre Wales began its second season of work, taking shows to village halls, major stages, nightclubs, aircraft hangars and forests. The company also set up WalesLab - an initiative for emerging theatre ideas using the Welsh landscape as an inspiration and laboratory.
"these brilliant offerings from the National Theatre of Wales... mean that we can no longer talk of 'the National' and mean only the South Bank."
- The Observer
National Theatre Wales reinvents the language of theatre every time it puts on a show"
- The Daily Telegraph
The company's third year of productions is based around four in-depth residencies in locations ranging from Anglesey to Tokyo. At the same time, new experiments range from the company’s first touring live music gig to the takeover of our local castle!
National Theatre Wales has a sister company Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, which produces work throughout Wales and internationally in the Welsh language.
Hi I’m Mike, Executive Assistant at National Theatre Wales. I graduated from Aberystwyth University back in 2007, after studying a three year theatre performance and research degree.
After graduating I joined Sherman Cymru working on projects including New Arrivals, Yr Argae and Sgript Slam. After a stint at the Film Agency for Wales I am pleased to have been at National Theatre Wales since 2009. I’m interested in how digital will play a part in changing the shape of theatre, cinema and the creative industries. I am a fluent Welsh speaker, and have a particular interest in theatre audiences and contemporary writing.
I am the
Phil George (Chair) is the Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of BAFTA award winning television production company, Green Bay Media Ltd in Cardiff. Phil was educated at Porth County Grammar School before going on to read English at Oxford University. Formerly Head of Arts, Music and Features for BBC Wales, Phil co-founded Green Bay Media Limited in 2001, where he will continue with his role as Creative Director.
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