We are National Theatre Wales

We operate from a small base in Cardiff’s city centre, but the nation of Wales is our stage, its incredible stories and wealth of talent our inspiration.

Our audiences have followed us and Michael Sheen like disciples around his hometown, Port Talbot, to watch The Passion, and returned to the town in 2017 for We’re Still Here; a new production tackling the global steel crisis. They’ve partied with Neon Neon (Gruff Rhys & Boom Bip) in Cardiff, learning the extraordinary story of Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, in Praxis Makes Perfect. Hundreds climbed the foothills of Snowdon to hear poems by the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke and witness first-hand the annual sheep-gathering, at The Gathering/Yr Helfa. Many watched a marathon, overnight performance of Iliad in Llanelli. Others donned boots to experience Mametz, written by poet Owen Sheers and staged in farmland near Usk, offering a chilling glimpse of life and death in a WWI trench. More than 140,000 were in Cardiff to witness Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected; Wales’ biggest ever arts event, staged to commemorate the writer’s centenary on the streets of his hometown. And thousands joined us online for Tim Price’s award-winning The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning: learning about a teenager in Pembrokeshire who grew to be one of the world’s most influential and divisive political figures, while chatting with other audience members in over 50 countries across the globe.

These are just some of the 50+ productions we’ve staged on trains, military training grounds, beaches and mountains, in warehouses, nightclubs, cricket schools, tents, village halls, schools, aircraft hangars and libraries, all over towns like Barmouth, Laugharne, Rhyl and Aberystwyth, online and in apps, and in cities from Swansea to Tokyo.

But the productions we make are just the tip of the iceberg. Browse through our website to read more about our work and how you could get involved – as an artist, a passionate member of your own community, part of our team or as an audience member…

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