Along with our co-producers Music Theatre Wales we are delighted to announce that the video recording of our groundbreaking production of the opera, Y Tŵr, will be available to view free of charge as part of our Theatr Gen Eto programme.
We are delighted to announce the names of the five artists selected to receive the Artist and Community Bursary. The artists are: Caitlin Lavagna, Wyn Mason, Rufus Mufasa, Elis Pari and Lis Parsons.
Today, we’re thrilled to reveal plans for our 2021 season.
This week, we at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru along with Torch Theatre and Learn Welsh Pembrokeshire are working together for the first time to celebrate National Intergenerational Week (8–14 March 2021).
What better way to celebrate almost 8 years since the play Blodeuwedd was performed at Tomen y Mur than to release the production as part of the Theatr Gen Eto programme?
We are delighted to take part in Apprenticeship Week Wales again this year, held between 8–14 February 2021.
We are delighted to announce the names of the six artists who have been selected to receive the Idea Development Bursary.
Four years after the original performances at Caerphilly Castle in February 2017, we are delighted to release our award-winning production of Macbeth as part of the Theatr Gen Eto programme for 2021.
We’re pleased to announce the panel joining us to discuss the applications for our Artist and Community Bursary – Jalisa Andrews, Dan Jones and Gwennan Mair Jones.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Arts Council of Wales promote the language skills of freelancers.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and S4C are seeking young playwrights to be part of a brand new national writing scheme.
Calling Wales’ young stars! Clwb Theatr Cymru is back this Christmas with sacksful of fun and laughter. Over this year’s summer holidays, 118 children from across Wales got together on Zoom to perform, dance and enjoy themselves. Now, we’re busy planning new Christmas workshops to bring some festive fun to young performers up and down […]
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to support an opportunity to enable the freelance workforce in the performing arts to gain confidence to work through the medium of Welsh.
We’re pleased to announce the panel joining us to discuss applications for our Idea Development Bursary: Nia Edwards-Behi, Dan Jones and Denni Turp. Nia Edwards-Behi works for Aberystwyth Arts Centre as Marketing and Communications Assistant and is co-director of the Abertoir Horror Festival. She has contributed to programmes on BBC Radio Cymru and S4C and has written for […]
Leeway Productions, in partnership with Theatr Soar and us at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, are pleased to be launching Academi Leeway, a grassroots musical theatre academy for 14-25 year olds.
We’re pleased to announce that artists Mari Elen Jones and Chris Harris have been commissioned to present new work at the Ceangal | Dolen II conference in November. They will join artists from Ireland and Scotland who will each present a new piece in their own Celtic language on the theme of “Connections”.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is one of 50 arts organisations to be funded to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow.
Today, we are delighted to announce a programme of work for the week of the National Eisteddfod of Wales (1–9 August 2020) to celebrate the success of past winners of the Drama Medal competition, including a new, digital production of last year’s prize-winning play.
Alongside Mentrau Iaith Cymru (Welsh Language Initiatives) we are delighted to announce today that they are working in partnership to introduce Clwb Theatr Cymru (Welsh Theatre Club) in order to offer a variety of creative opportunities and promote performance skills for children in every part of Wales over the summer.
Following our open call for applications last week, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be supporting Steffan Donnelly and Glesni Price-Jones to take part in the National Freelance Taskforce.
Alongside National Theatre Wales, we are pleased to announce commissions for two projects by Welsh artists as part of the final round of New Digital Commissions. The successful artists are: Karen Owen and Rhys Slade-Jones.
We’re proud to announce that Carys ac Andy by Elin Gwyn is the second play in the Dramâu Micro [Micro Plays] series by BBC Cymru Fyw and BBC Radio Cymru and ourselves.
Black Lives Matter: Equality and Diversity in Wales Recent events in America – and across the world – have reinforced the need for change, for greater awareness of privilege and bias, and for the need to speak out against racism and discrimination in all its forms. These events have highlighted issues of systemic racism and called attention to the need for all of us to work harder […]
We’re proud to announce that Enfys by Melangell Dolma is the first play in our Dramâu Micro [Micro Plays] series with BBC Cymru Fyw and BBC Radio Cymru.
Alongside National Theatre Wales, we are pleased to announce commissions for three projects by theatre artists from Wales as part of the second round of New Digital Commissions. The successful artists are: Er Cof, Jessie Brett, and Anna Poole and Kelly Jones.
We are proud to announce that we are working in partnership with the Urdd Eisteddfod to broadcast the winning play from last year’s Drama Medal competition at the Urdd Eisteddfod.
Today we announce further details for Creu Ar-lein [Create On-line], a new programme of original dramatic work during the coronavirus crisis. We are delighted to launch a new partnership with BBC Cymru to develop theatrical experiences for our audiences to enjoy on digital platforms during this time.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru today announces a new programme of work in response to the Coronavirus crisis.
We’re delighted to be working with the team at National Theatre Wales, and in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Arts, to open a call for new commissions to make live theatre in digital spaces during the ongoing lockdown.
Due to the ongoing situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), along with our co-producers and partners, Criw Brwd, Theatr Soar and The Other Room, we’re sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel the national tour of Pryd Mae’r Haf? this April and May.
Along with our co-producers, Sherman Theatre, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the tour of Daf James’s Tylwyth.
Local choirs from communities across Wales are set to take part in the world premiere of Tylwyth, a major new play by Daf James.
We are proud to have been part of Apprenticeship Week Wales this February, working in partnership with the Welsh Government.
Alongside Sherman Theatre we are proud to announce the full cast and creative team for the world premiere performances of Daf James’s new play Tylwyth – a witty and compelling new play that reunites the much-loved characters of the award-winning Llwyth.
We are delighted to announce a year of bold, ambitious and remarkable productions in 2020.
Along with our co-producers, Criw Brwd, we are delighted to announce the details of Pryd Mae’r Haf?, a new production by both companies for 2020.
Alongside our co-producers Sherman Theatre we’re proud to announce that we will be presenting the world premiere performances of Daf James’s new play Tylwyth which will open at Sherman Theatre before touring to theatres across Wales.
All the drama clubs held by us in association with our partners will be starting again this month with a number of exciting activities planned for the new term.
Criw Brwd and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are delighted to announce their new production, Pryd Mae’r Haf?, in association with The Other Room and Theatr Soar.
Alongside our co-producers Theatr Iolo we are delighted to announce that we will be touring Llygoden yr Eira this Christmas in a first partnership between the two companies.
Alongside our co-producers and partners – including Theatr Clwyd, Melangell Dolma, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre – we are delighted to announce the cast members of two new productions that will be performed at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod in August of this year.
We are delighted to announce the details of Y Cylch Sialc, our new production for autumn 2019. The play will be on tour between 2–22 October 2019.
We are delighted to announce the names of those who have gained a place on Awenau, a new, Welsh-language training and mentorship scheme for theatre directors.
We’re pleased to announce our programme for the 2019 Llanrwst National Eisteddfod.
Dwy Stori, Un Llwyfan (Two Stories, One Stage) has been a great project bringing two generations together under the auspices of Gwanwyn, Age Cymru’s Spring Festival.
As part of this year’s Get Creative Festival, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr are going on a creative tour around Carmarthenshire!
Introducing Dwy Stori, Un Llwyfan (Two Stories, One Stage) – a project that brings two generations together under the auspices of Gwanwyn, Age Cymru’s Spring Festival.
We’re delighted to announce that we will be touring Y Cylch Sialc this autumn.
Theatr Gen Creu ar Daith: Pwy ’Sgrifennodd Honna? Rehearsed readings throughout Wales of plays by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s New Playwrights’ Group
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is pleased to announce the full cast for the production Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd which will tour Wales between 13 March and 13 April. Merched Caerdydd is a new work by Catrin Dafydd which was presented as a rehearsed reading of a work-in-progress to large audiences at the Cardiff […]
We are delighted to announce that there will be a cinema screen showing at Theatr Felinfach in February 2019 of Milwr yn y Meddwl, a production by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Theatre in partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
As part of Theatr Gen Creu – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s programme which supports the development of theatre artists and fosters talent – the company is calling for applications for Awenau: A Training and Mentorship Scheme for Theatre Directors. This is a unique opportunity for emerging and early career directors, or theatre practitioners who are eager […]
Following the resounding success of the recent Nyrsys tour, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce further details about the company’s next tour, namely a production of Merched Caerdydd / Nos Sadwrn o Hyd.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce that Efa Gruffudd Jones will be the new Chair of the company’s Board of Trustees from December 2018.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to have the opportunity again this year to work in cooperation with the National Eisteddfod of Wales in arranging a programme of theatre activities in the Drama Village (Pentref Drama). For the Conwy County National Eisteddfod 2019, we are seeking applications to present various events (through the medium of Welsh) […]
18.10.2018 Tomorrow, we’ll be bidding farewell to one of our staff members, Morgan James
We’re delighted to announce that we will tour two plays as a double bill – Merched Caerdydd (Cardiff Girls) by Catrin Dafydd, and Nos Sadwrn o Hyd (Saturday Night Forever) by Roger Williams – during spring 2019.
We’re pleased to announce that rehearsals for Nyrsys are now underway!
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to support the 2018 Children’s Festival of Welsh History.
Our New Playwrights’ Group came to Y Llwyfan, Carmarthen, for their first session on Saturday 1st of September. We were delighted to welcome the group, and had a great day in the workshop with the playwright Dafydd James.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru wishes to appoint a new Chair, please note that the ability to speak Welsh is essential for this post.
We are delighted to announce the names of those playwrights who have been selected to be part of a new national scheme to develop the craft of writers for the stage through the medium of Welsh, namely Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s New Playwrights’ Group.
Again this year, Y Pentref Drama (The Drama Village) will play a central role at the National Eisteddfod, as the partnership between the Eisteddfod and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru continues to go from strength to strength.
Theatr Genedlaethol are delighted to announce the cast of Nyrsys…
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is pleased to announce that they have recently welcomed three new members of the company’s Board of Directors. Catherine Rees, Gwyn Williams and Meilir Rhys Williams were appointed in February of this year, and all three attended their first official meeting of the Board on 9th June. Come and meet our new […]
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are delighted to announce Theatr Gen Creu yn y Steddfod (Theatr Gen Creu at the Eisteddfod), a new initiative on the Maes (field) of this year’s National Eisteddfod, which takes place in Cardiff Bay 4–11 August.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Theatre are delighted to announce further details about their staging of the play that won the Drama Medal competition at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod 2017, at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Cardiff.
A mentorship and training scheme – completely free of charge – for new and emerging theatre writers An emphasis on encouraging applications from those currently under-represented in the arts An extensive programme of events and workshops to develop and nurture talent
In 2018, National Youth Arts Wales will work in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Clwyd to deliver a week-long residency intended to provide development opportunities for young performers who are also interested in other career pathways within theatre.
We are extending a very warm welcome to you to join us as we rehearse and prepare for the opening of our spring show, Estron, at the Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford, before it embarks on a national tour throughout Wales.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are delighted to announce further details regarding the production Estron (Alien) which will be touring throughout Wales in the spring, in co-operation with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Carmarthenshire Theatres.
For the first time ever a contemporary Welsh lesson by the National Centre for Learning Welsh has been created based on a production by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. This latest lesson will give Welsh learners the opportunity to experience the latest production ‘Y Tad’.
The Cwt Drama is a partnership between Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Since its inception in 2014, the Cwt Drama has become well-known as the main platform on which to present professional theatre work under development, participatory events, and small-scale or undeveloped theatrical presentations at the Drama Village on the Eisteddfod […]
We are delighted that Wales Theatre Awards have recognised an excellent year of work by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, and that so many of our productions and actors and creative team have reached the shortlist for the Wales Theatre Awards 2018. The awards ceremony will be held at The Riverfront, Newport on Saturday 27 January.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce its programme for the coming season, and to introduce a new venture, Theatr Gen Creu. As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday in 2018, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru will be exploring the theme of Care and Community throughout the year, and touring two new productions across Wales. The first […]
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce that Dyfan Roberts will be playing the role of Y Tad (The Father) in their next production of the same name, during February and March 2018. Dyfan is one of our most experienced stage actors, and a very familiar name to Welsh-speaking audiences. His recent work includes: Pum Cynnig i […]
On Saturday 30 September 2017, a one-day course was held at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre – a Workshop on Writing a Verbatim Script – led by tutors Manon Wyn Williams, the author of the script Hollti, and Sarah Bickerton, Associate Director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru who directed the production.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce that Y Tad will be the company’s next production, to be staged in February and March 2018. Y Tad is a new Welsh adaptation by Geraint Løvgreen of Le Père by Florian Zeller, and the work won the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2016 competition for Translating a Play into […]
This weekend, the author Anni Llŷn will be holding a workshop on writing for children at the Tŷ Newydd Creative Writing Centre, as part of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History. The festival is a partnership between several bodies: the Urdd; National Library of Wales; Literature Wales; Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Cadw.
An invitation for the residents of Anglesey: come and enjoy Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s latest production at Galeri Caernarfon! A special offer for residents of Anglesey – a coach, completely free of charge, has been arranged to take residents of Anglesey to Galeri Caernarfon, for the opening night of Hollti’s national tour. A new play based […]
Estron, the play that won the Drama Medal for playwright Hefin Robinson at the Abergavenny National Eisteddfod in 2016, will be performed at the Cwt Drama on the field of this year’s Anglesey National Eisteddfod at Bodedern. This will be the main play of the week at the Drama Village, and it is presented by […]
The film Macbeth by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is now available to education establishments and Welsh learners.
Our weekly drama club (Clwb Drama) continues to go from strength to strength. Last week the club had their very first showcase. Families and friends came along to Y Llwyfan to watch the group, who showed off their talents and new skills with an original performance based on the magical world of the circus.
As the countdown begins for the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Anglesey 2017, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are delighted to announce further details of our next production, namely Hollti by Manon Wyn Williams, that will open during Eisteddfod week.
The team responsible for the stage management work on Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s production of Macbeth in February of this year has reached the shortlist for the National Stage Management Awards 2017. The presentation evening will be held in London on 7 June.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce its programme for the forthcoming season.
We’re delighted to announce that we have appointed Sarah Bickerton as Associate Director. Sarah joins us on a two year fixed term contract during an exciting period, as we prepare to announce further plans for the remainder of 2017.
On Saturday 8 April 2017, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, jointly with Oriel Myrddin Gallery, will be taking part in Get Creative, an exciting weekend that celebrates creativity in Wales. As part of this special weekend, the company will be hosting ‘Soprano and Chalk on the Street’ – a free event held in Nott Square, Carmarthen, giving […]
Ddydd Gwener diwethaf (10 Mawrth 2017), roedd Castell Caerffili yn llwyfan ysblennydd unwaith eto – y tro hwn i sgwadiau ’sgwennu dawnus o Ysgol Gwynllyw, Ysgol Cwm Rhymni ac Ysgol Gartholwg.
On Tuesday 14 February, for the first time ever, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru screened a pioneering live broadcast of their latest production – Macbeth – from the spectacular Caerphilly Castle, to venues across Wales.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru enjoyed a very successful evening at the Wales Theatre Awards, 2017, which were held at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, on Saturday 25 February.
Powder House, a new Welsh company, are looking for 4 x devisor-performers to take part in a week-long R&D of their first project, Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits.
Over the years, the Richard Burton Award has provided some of Wales’ leading performers to gain stage experience. The competition is among the Eisteddfod’s most popular competitions, and the intention this year is to provide guidance for those considering competing in the Anglesey Eisteddfod.
Wales Arts International, the International arm of the Arts Council of Wales, has organised the first formal cultural delegation from Wales to China as part of a Welsh Government Trade Mission led by Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure. The group arrived in Shanghai on Saturday 18 February and will travel to […]
Alongside Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s spectacular production of Macbeth at Caerphilly Castle is a diverse education and participation programme, which has brought key organisations together, to bring Macbeth to the nation’s classrooms. Here’s a little information about the projects and partnerships that are taking place.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce that a pack for Welsh learners is available, based on our next production, namely Macbeth. The pack for Welsh learners was compiled by Nant Gwrtheyrn, in cooperation with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and with support from The National Centre for Learning Welsh.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, in partnership with Cadw and with support from Chapter, are delighted to announce further details of the company’s next production – an exciting and ambitious presentation of Macbeth.
Today, (September 8th 2016) four members of Merched y Wawr Aberystwyth and Llanafan branches will be starring in a scene by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, which will be part of the company’s latest production. The play, Merch yr Eog, will open in Aberystwyth on October 5-7 before touring Wales, south west England and Brittany.