National Theatre Wales

We’re Still Here

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales and Commonwealth

Port Talbot

September 15th – 30th 2017

“People have forgotten how to say ‘no’. That’s the problem in this country. We are allowed to say ‘no’.”

Port Talbot steelworks; site of one of the last heavy industries in Wales, threatened with closure in 2015. The story made headlines around the world, and the Save Our Steel campaign was quick to respond, gathering a momentum that captured the spirit and uncertainty of our times.

So what happens when we come together?  What happens when we say ‘no’?

In Port Talbot, leaders, workers and unions all said no. These people came together to save their jobs and their community.


Based on interviews with steelworkers, union representatives and the people of Port Talbot, We’re Still Here is a site-specific performance. Dynamically staged in the disused Byass Works, it celebrates the unique spirit of the town.


Byass Works, Dock Road, Port Talbot

15 – 30 September 2017, 7.30pm

(except Tuesday 19, 7pm)

Captioning is provided at all performances, on an iPad

Audio Described performances on Saturday 23rd at 7.30pm and Wednesday 27th at 2pm

All performances are wheelchair accessible

Matinees – 27 & 30 September, 2pm

Post-Show Discussion – Wednesday 27 September, following 2pm performance

Tickets:  £15 / £12.50 (Concessions)

£10 Local

Age guidance 14+

Hynt scheme applies to all Disabled tickets – bookable on 029 2037 1689


National Theatre Wales

We’re Still Here

National Theatre Wales 215 – 30 September, 2017

National Theatre Wales & Common Wealth

Byass Works, Dock Road, Port Talbot
15 – 30 September 2017, 7.30pm
(except Tuesday 19, 7pm)
Matinees – 27 & 30 September, 2pm

‘It gives you a funny feeling, right here in your solar plexus, when people come together to speak up for themselves.’

Port Talbot steelworks, one of the last heavy industries in Wales, where generations of steelworkers carry their craft.

Standing shoulder to shoulder, sharing their space, stepping up to the plate. These are the leaders, workers, fathers and sons.

Marking National Theatre Wales’ return to Port Talbot, along with Common Wealth, We’re Still Here will explore the experiences and stories of the people behind the politically-charged headlines.

£15 / £12.50 (Concessions)
£10 Local
Hynt scheme applies to all Disabled tickets – bookable on 029 2037 1689

Age guidance 14+

Accessible performances- 
Each performance is accessible by wheelchair
Captioning is available at all performances, on an iPad
Audio Description will be available at several performances, with dates to be confirmed
Please contact if you have any questions

National Theatre Wales

Creative Development Assistant

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy:

Creative Development Assistant

You will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of the Creative Development Framework, NTW’s ambitious and nationally significant model, which supports and develops the creation of new artistic ideas and artists.

Salary: £21,000 pro rata

Term: Part Time – Three-year, Fixed term contract

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.

Deadline: Monday 15th May, 5pm

Interviews: Monday 22nd May  

For further information on how to apply, a job description and person specification in English or Welsh please visit our website.


National Theatre Wales

Artists’ Playground

National Theatre WalesInternational performance residency (Korea and Wales)

11 – 22. 09. 2017 | 9월 11일부터 9월 22일까지 

National Theatre Wales and Performance Group TUIDA (South Korea) have come together to offer a brand new and unique artist residency in South Korea.

Mae National Theatre Wales a’r  Performance Group TUIDA (De Corea) wedi dod ynghyd i gynnig cyfnod preswyl newydd sbon ac unigryw i artistiaid yn Ne Corea. 

웨일즈 국립극단과 공연창작집단 뛰다가 새롭고 독특한 예술가 레지던시를 개최합니다. ‘예술가들의 놀이터’는 양 극단의 경험과 메소드를 바탕으로 혁신적인 아이디어, 예술 실험, 다양한 문화의 협업작업을 지원합니다.
2017년 9월 11일 부터 9월 22일 까지

What will it be like?

Artists’ Playground is for adventurous, inquisitive and collaborative artists working across a variety of art forms (theatre, choreography, writing, live art, installation, digital practices etc) and who are looking for an opportunity to spend time developing their practice alongside others.

During the residency, there will be time for making and sharing new work, for reflection, discussion and investigation of personal approaches to making, and how work is made in the wider world.

The group will be made up of a diverse group of 16 artists at different stages of their careers, from emerging to more established. As a participant, you will have space and time to test out ideas, working with other members of the group.

There will be opportunities for you to share what you have been up to, and to engage in critical discourse.

For more information please visit –

National Theatre Wales

Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming

National Theatre WalesNational Theatre Wales

31 March – 2 April, 2017

Rhyl, Denbighshire

Rhyl is a town of many tales; a treasure trove of stories.

It is summer, now and then. Families spend hours playing on the beach. A young man pops his cherry and skips all the way back to Liverpool. Dreamers escape to Rhyl for the promise of a new life, while others watch their childhood home change around them.

Drawing upon Rhyl and its people as inspiration, Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming is a voyage of discovery and memory, a collision of the past and the present; celebrating a place and a people on the cusp of change and transformation.

This is an experience that will lead you on a walkabout, taking in the surprising places and spaces of Rhyl. Together we can imagine and dream.

31 March – 2 April, 6pm

£10 / £7.50 Concessions
Residents of Rhyl – £5 tickets

BSL and Audio Description will be available at all performances.

This performance is wheelchair accessible.

National Theatre Wales

Casting Call

National Theatre Wales 2NTW are delighted to be working with the fantastic Mark Storor on their first production of 2017, Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming which is taking place in Rhyl in March / April 2017.

They are currently casting to create a company of creative performers / artists to work with Mark in Rhyl, Denbighshire. The opportunity is suitable for artists from the disciplines of circus, dance, music, acting, live art.

Full details are here, in the casting call:

National Theatre Wales

Access Forum Meeting

National Theatre Wales 2Join us for the third Access Forum!

Access Forum: Audience

Wednesday 7th December, 6-8pm
The Plant Room, Wales Millennium Centre
Come to Stage Door to check in

We’ll be focusing on the audience, so think Marketing and Communications, Audience Development and how we reach people who maybe aren’t accessing the arts.

This topic has come up several times, and lots of us have issues in getting the word out about our provision.

We’re planning on having a panel to discuss ideas and approaches, and look at some best practice. We’ll also open up the discussion more widely, and chat about what other issues are on our minds.

National Theatre Wales

City of the Unexpected

National Theatre WalesCardiff City Centre Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September

A celebration to mark the cententary of Roald Dahl.

The weekend of Unexpected happenings will soon be here! If you haven’t yet planned where you need to be on Saturday and Sunday then please go to this link –

The weekend is sure to have something to delight everyone, whether you have ever read a Roald Dahl story or not, you will be amazed by the performances taking place across the City Centre.

This really is one you don’t want to miss!