Sherman Cymru – Sherman 5

romeo and juletWhat is Sherman 5?

When you join Sherman 5, your first visit to the theatre on one of our special Sherman 5 nights is FREE All you need to do is fill out a sign-up form to register.

Joining Sherman 5 allows you to access:

  • FREE first visit to a Sherman 5 night.
  • Subsequent visits for Sherman 5 nights: £5 (£2.50 for under 18s).
  • Sherman 5 Family offer – a FREE under 18 ticket for every adult ticket purchased.
  • FREE coach transport from Communities First areas in Cardiff on Sherman 5 nights (limited availability)
  • FREE Cardiff Bus Iff Cards to cover your transport to and from the theatre on Sherman 5 Nights.
  • 75 % Café discounts.
  • Exclusive FREE Sherman 5 activities and events created for new visitors.

In the first year Sherman 5 membership is open to residents and members of organisations in Communities First areas of Cardiff and community groups referred to the Sherman Theatre.

Sherman 5

Sherman 5 supports  Cardiff audiences who have not been to the Sherman before to see shows at the theatre.

We programme special Sherman 5 nights to see work in our theatre. The nights will have free food and drink, music, extra help from staff etc.

As a Sherman 5 member your first visit is free, subsequent visits are £5.00 for adults £2.50 under 18. If  an adult goes with an under 18 year old the child goes free.

We are also providing a coach which goes around each of the Com 1st areas before and after a show, coach travel is free but limited to the size of the coach.

Sherman 5 members can also access free Cardiff Bus Iff cards on Sherman 5 nights.

Photographic Project

Sherman 5 will be running a photographic project attached to our Sherman 5 night performance of Romeo and Juliet on the 3rd of October.

We have employed Splott based photographer Jon Poutney to take 452 portrait images of Sherman 5 audiences from across the Com 1st areas in Cardiff.

The photographs will be displayed in the Sherman and in the local community.

All of the participants will be enrolled as Sherman 5 members and will receive a complimentary copy of their image as well as an invite to the Sherman 5 night on the 3rd of October.

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Summer Fun with Sherman Cymru

Sherman Cymru TheatreBe part of an inspiring and inclusive production… Stuck in the Mud.

We are looking for performers with learning disabilities to be a part of the unique, exciting production Stuck in the Mud!

Over the summer Sherman Theatre’s INC Youth Theatre are working in partnership withGDance, Ballet Cymru and the Wales Millennium Centre on their inspiring inclusive production Stuck in the Mud. We will be working with young people with learning disabilities developing performance skills, including drama and dance, which will culminate in an inclusive professional and community performance at the Wales Millennium Centre 27 & 28 September.

”GDance seeks to create artistic experiences that are meaningful, that have impact and create change in the minds of participants and audiences who may not ordinarily engage with inclusive work or ethos.” GDance

”Stuck in the Mud’ brings together a vibrant mix of professional and community dancers and a live musicians.” GDance

Rehearsal schedule

5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Sherman Theatre on the following dates:


  • Monday 4
  • Monday 11
  • Monday 18


  • Monday 1
  • Monday 15
  • Monday 22

*And some commitment will be needed during the week of 22- 28 September.

Please contact Kelly Barr on 029 2064 6983 or [email protected] for further information.

Inclusive Drama Group at Sherman Cymru

Youth Theatre - Sherman CymruINC. Youth Theatre is a regular theatre group for young people aged 15-22yrs with and without learning disabilities/difficulties who want to improve their theatre skills, meet new people and perform in a professional theatre.

Due the massive success of our first Inclusive Youth Group, we are now running a second session. We are currently looking for new members with learning difficulties to join our 6.30pm – 7.30pm group on a Monday.

For more information on Youth Theatre please click here

Or email:  [email protected]



ArtWorks Platforms: A Seminar Series

Platform 2 with ArtWorks Cymru

SeminarA series of six seminars to examine issues around ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings.

The Quality Question – How do you do it?

Please join us for two hours of provocation, questions and conversation followed by a glass of wine, an opportunity to explore the issues and network.

Panellists: Toby Lowe, Chief Executive of Helix Arts, a participatory arts organisation in the North East of England which specialises in enabling disadvantaged and marginalised people to explore, reflect on and share their personal and collective narratives. See

Miranda Ballin, Arts Development Co-ordinator, Valleys Kids, Valleys Kids is a charity based in South Wales with a 34-year track record of working with disadvantaged children and families. See

Date : Wednesday 27 March 6.30-8.30pm

Venue : Sherman Cymru Basement Rehearsal Room, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4YE

Email [email protected] to reserve your place.

These seminars are organised by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation with the aspiration of reaching a wider community of practice. Speakers will be working in the field and generating practice. The seminars are taking place around the UK, with ArtWorks Pathfinder and HE/FE partners. Each seminar will standalone but will build into a series which spans where practice has come from and what the future might look like.

The seminars are aimed at an audience of those interested in finding out more about the learning from ArtWorks and the wider debate around developing practice – CPD providers, commissioners, HE/FE educators, trainers and artists.


Sherman Cymru

New Inclusive Youth Theatre Group at Sherman Cymru

theatre imageSherman Cymru will be launching a new inclusive youth theatre group for young people aged 15-18 years old.

INC. Youth Theatre at Sherman Cymru is a new and exciting venture for a professional venue which already runs five reputable Youth Theatre groups. After much consultation with disability arts companies in the city and a successful inclusive drama project in Summer 2012, Sherman Cymru have decided to launch its very first inclusive and integrated Youth Theatre thanks to the generous support of Western Power Distribution and BIG Lottery Fund.

Creative Learning Associate, Alice Nicholas, is excited about starting this new project:
“INC. Youth Theatre will provide a safe and creative environment where enthusiastic and highly committed young people with and without learning disabilities can learn about performance in a professional theatre. Members will be given the opportunity to take part in workshops and public performances, building their confidence and gaining valuable performance and social skills with other like minded young people.”
Young people aged between 15 and 18 years of age with an enthusiasm and passion for theatre are encouraged to apply for the INC. Youth Theatre. Applications are being accepted now. Interested applicants will be invited to attend a taster session in the next few weeks. The INC Youth Theatre will meet every Monday from 22 April as part of the Sherman Youth Theatre timetable. The fee per term will be £30. Each term is normally 10 weeks which varies due to bank holidays.

For more information and an application form please visit Sherman Cymru’s website under the Get Involved section, or contact Alice Nicholas (Creative Learning Associate) on 029 2064 6980 / [email protected]