Academi Leeway

Calling the young people of Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot!

Leeway Productions, in partnership with Theatr Soar and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are launching Academi Leeway, a grassroots musical theatre academy for 14-25 year olds.

Academi Leeway aims to be a laboratory for the development of new musicals in Wales, providing training and inspiring young people using brand new material from Wales.

Academi Leeway will give young people the opportunity to bring local stories and histories to the stage and create new musical theatre with deep roots in Wales. Working alongside experts from the arts, Academi Leeway will motivate and inspire young participants and offer them clear pathways into the future.

An opportunity for young people who want to develop their creative skills, who are interested in creating or performing musical theatre and are willing to push the boundaries. Singers, musicians, composers, writers, designers, poets, beat boxers… artists or performers of any kind.

Launch Project

To launch the Academi, we will be creating a digital songbook packed with songs and illustrations of a new musical – all of which are intended to be rooted in Valleys history and created by a young and creative group from the area.

6 young people aged 14-25 from Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, Bridgend or Neath Port Talbot will be part of this launch project.

The project will take place in January and February 2021.

6 participants will be part of the launch project, but the long-term intention is to admit up to 15 young people a year to the Academi.

If you have any questions about Academi Leeway or the application process, please contact Angharad Lee: