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.
Our audiences have followed us and Michael Sheen like disciples around his hometown, Port Talbot, to watch The Passion. 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. 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, and which offered a chilling glimpse of life and death in a WWI trench. And thousands in their pyjamas 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 nearly 40 productions we’ve staged on trains, military training grounds, beaches and mountains, in warehouses, nightclubs, tents, village halls, schools, aircraft hangars and libraries, all over towns like Barmouth, Laugharne and Aberystwyth, and in cities from Swansea to Tokyo.
The productions we make are just the tip of the iceberg. Scroll down to read more about our work and how you could get involved - as an artist, a writer, a passionate member of your own community, part of our team or as an audience member…
• Non-building based (making work across Wales and beyond...)
• that is site-located (e.g. on beaches, in forests, in village halls, on mountains and across whole towns, but sometimes in theatres too!)
• that is digitally innovative, including live-streaming and gaming, and alongside an online community of more than 5,700 members
• with internationally-renowned artists and companies (e.g. Michael Sheen, Gruff Rhys, Frantic Assembly)
• and always with – not just for - communities (esp. through TEAM, our 600-strong network of individuals with a passion for the arts)
The Opportunity of Efficiency - a brand new play responding to the nuclear power crisis in Japan, commissioned from NTW by the New National Theatre in Tokyo, written by Welsh playwright Alan Harris and directed by John E McGrath, premiering in a Japanese translation in Tokyo. Alongside the production, NTW brought its unique programme of debates and artist residencies to Japan. WalesLab - NTW's signature artist development programme has worked with artists from Korea, Australia, Japan and Europe, supporting their work in the Welsh landscape and introducing them to new collaborations.
All year round:
At certain points in the year:
I am the
Head of Production
Before joining National Theatre Wales I worked extensively around the UK and abroad. I co-founded Theatrical Solutions a production and consultancy company that worked extensively with companies in the Middle East, USA and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and since 1999 I worked with Matthew Bourne production managing Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands, and Play Without Words.
I was also the Production Manager for The Dance Consortium, a group of theatres that invite the best contemporary dance companies from around the world to tour the UK.
Following its opening in Sydney I was closely involved in bringing Priscilla Queen of the Desert to the West End as well as preparing for its North American and Scandinavian premieres.
I have an English Degree which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot.
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Simon is Principal and Chief Executive of Bridgend College, rated as ‘excellent’ by Estyn (March 2016). Estyn commented that “the Principal provides inspiring leadership that has had a significant impact on the transformation of the College”. Bridgend College is the highest ranked FE College in the UK in the Times 100 Best Companies to work for 2017.
Simon graduated in Drama and Classics from Aberystwyth University and trained as a Drama, English and Media Studies teacher at Nottingham University. He has a MSc in Management from the University of South Wales.
He has worked in the education sector for thirty years. This includes work in the Higher Education, Further Education and School sectors. He has also worked as a Head of Department in Los Angeles, USA on a year long Fulbright scheme.
Together with his passion for education, Simon is committed to Sport and the Arts. He is a Board member for Sport Wales and a founder member of the Steel Wasp Theatre Company. He was formerly a Director of the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company.
Simon is a Board member of ColegauCymru, a member of Bridgend County Borough Council Public Service Board as well as a Board member of Ystradgynlais Miner’s Welfare Hall.
Simon lives in Ystradgynlais and is married to Kelly and has three children
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Box Office Manager
We are looking for a friendly, reliable and confident individual for the role of Box Office Manager for National Theatre Wales & Common Wealth’s upcoming production We’re Still Here, in Port Talbot from 15 - 30 September.*
You will manage the onsite box office at every performance, working closely with the Front of House team to ensure the delivery of excellent customer service to all audience members.
As Box Office Manager, you will also be an ambassador for National Theatre Wales and be the first point of contact for audiences at the venue.
The hourly rate for the role is £12 per hour - your working hours are likely to be 4 hours per performance.
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How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter stating why you would like to take on this role and outlining your suitability for it to: email@example.com by midday on Thursday 20 July.
Interviews will be held in Cardiff w/c 31 July
If you have any questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
029 2037 1689
Please note: If you choose 'Hold at Box Office' when buying tickets, the box office will be situated at the performance venue from the first night of the show. Please don't come to the NTW office in Castle Arcade, as we cannot give out tickets from here.
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30 Castle Arcade
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Everywhere we go we collaborate with and support an ever-growing network of TEAM members.
These are the people who play a part in everything we do, giving us a truly international reach.
They are our leaders in their communities: they create, inspire, perform, teach, write, organise, run projects, give feedback and make decisions with us on the future of National Theatre Wales.
For more information on TEAM, please email email@example.com