About the show
Portland House, Cardiff
WHAT IS OUR DREAM FOR THEATRE IN WALES OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
You are invited to take part in a big, creative conversation about the future of theatre in Wales, and the part that National Theatre Wales will play in shaping that future.
Join us on Sunday 3 March 2019
11am – 5pm
Portland House, 113 – 116 Bute St, Cardiff CF10 5EQ
This will be a free event with a warm welcome to all.
Simultaneous Welsh to English translation and BSL interpretation will be available.
There is no cost, but capacity is limited so if you’re no longer able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.
Sunday 3rd March, 11am – 5pm – Book Now
What can we achieve together?
“NTW was created as a radically communal company and it’s a value we still hold dear. So, as the company’s second decade dawns, I’m proud to invite you to share in a day of conversation and action about the future of theatre in Wales, and the future ambitions of our English language national theatre company.
“Almost a decade since NTW was established, the world feels like a different place and the arts scene in Wales has transformed. So, what kind of national theatre does the nation need now and in the years to come? What do artists and audiences want and need? What can we achieve together?
“If theatre in Wales is meaningful to you, I’d love you to come along. Whatever your experience of theatre, whatever your taste or background, I invite you to join us.
“This will be a facilitated event. Each voice in the room will be as valued as the next and everybody is welcome.”
– Kully Thiarai, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales
What to Expect
113 – 116 Bute St, Cardiff CF10 5EQ
A warm welcome and a hot cuppa.
The day will be hosted by NTW and independently facilitated using Open Space techniques and technology
In Open Space, everyone gathered self-organises to create their own agenda on the day, allowing a dynamic and immediate response to the issues that matter most to the people in the room. Conversations will be free-flowing and informal and you’ll spend your time in the ones you feel are most vital.
You can contribute as much or as little as you like. The more time and energy you can commit, the more exciting and productive the day can feel.
Leave your job title at the door, no hierarchies will apply and everyone’s experience is valid.
GOOD TO KNOW
Tea and coffee will be free flowing all day.
We’ll take a break for lunch and you’re welcome to bring your own food into the space.
Simultaneous Welsh to English translation will be available.
BSL interpretation will be available.
We’ll be working with two translators and two interpreters all day, who’ll join the conversations where they’re needed.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
We encourage you to join us for the whole day if you possibly can. If not, try to come along for the beginning.
Children are welcome, though childcare won’t be provided.
Portland House is a 25 minute walk from Cardiff Central train station, via Bute Street
You can catch the X8 or Baycar Buses from St Mary Street. Cardiff bus timetables here.
You can catch the train to Cardiff Bay from Queen Street Station
NextBike are now available throughout Cardiff.
There is no parking at the venue but several options nearby
If the cost of travel within Wales is a barrier to your attendance, please get in touch about subsidy
CAN’T MAKE IT?
On the day, participants will be invited to make notes and create reports on their conversations. We’ll be sharing these on the NTW Community in real-time so log-in there to follow the conversation.
We’ll compile everyone’s notes to create one big report which we’ll share soon after the event. If you’d like a copy, let us know by emailing email@example.com