Theatre in Wales

Amateur theatre and drama groups in Wales


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National Youth Theatre of Wales

Cardiff (but working throughout Wales)
phone 029 2026 5033
fax 029 2026 5014
contact person Pauline Crossley
web site
artistic policy The National Youth Theatre of Wales has a distinctive style and a unique way of working, capitalising upon a number of key elements that have increased its stature, distinction and ambition in recent years.

The Youth Theatre has a growing reputation for creating theatre that can delight, provoke, excite, challenge and inspire.

"Boldness is the friend of the youthful company, enthusiasm its hallmark and a welcome dash of irreverence the spice that hones its cutting edge". [Western Mail]

The NYTW plays a vital role in the provision of progressive and artistically challenging theatre experiences, which enhance and extend the youth theatre opportunities that are available locally.

Founded in 1976, the National Youth Theatre of Wales is now an outstanding showcase for theatrical talent from Wales.

The Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) has undertaken the central management and administrative functions of the Youth Theatre since 1990.
other notes Greg Cullen was appointed artistic director for NYTW in 2003. Frida and Diego – a love story, his inaugural production for NYTW, won Best Production Design Award at the Theatre-in-Wales Awards that same year. For 2004, Greg wrote and directed Whispers in the Woods/Sibrydion, a contemporary take on the traditional fairy story.

“enthusiasm and talent literally leap from the stage”
(Big Issue Cymru, 2003)

So what’s new for 2005? Auditions for next year’s summer residency and tour will run from November, 2004, to February, 2005. Recall auditions are scheduled to take place 19/20 March and 2/3 April, 2005. The summer course will run from August 8, 2005 – September 10, 2005 (tbc). Further information and application forms are available from Gillian Wells, NYTW Administrator (T. 029 20 265060/E.

NYTW comes under the umbrella of National Youth Arts Wales, an organisation that oversees six other music and performance ensembles. If you would like to join our database, please contact NYAW direct and receive a FREE copy of our bi-annual magazine perfformio. T. 029 20 265050. E.

“from dance to brass, orchestra to drama, NYAW is the one stop shop for Wales’s talented young people”
(Western Mail, 2004)




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