Theatre in Wales

Theatre, dance and performance web links

We are always looking for new links to add to this section of the site. If you have a web site that is relevant to the needs and interests of the theatre sector in Wales then please use the feedback form to contact the theatre in wales editor

Amateur Theatre


This is the site for free information about anything associated with amateur theatre.  As well as a comprehensive production database, there is also a popular discussion board, audition pages and a group database.

Amateur Theatre Directory

web directory for all things amdram!

Pembrokeshire Drama Association

The Pembrokeshire Drama Association aims to promote amateur theatre in West Wales and help to improve the quality of productions through competitions, such as the One Act and Full Length Festivals held each year.

Drama Association of Wales



Mike Smith's Blog

Comment on media and performance in Wales

David Slattery-Christy

Writer of  a biography on Ivor Novello - In Search of Ruritania - (I was the Novello Consultant on Altman's film Gosford Park) and my adaptation of Novello's Glamorous Night musical was given a fairly successful outing at Buxton Opera House this August (I originally worked on it for a West End revival some years back that fell through). I also have just released a biography on the Edwardian actress Lily Elsie (the original star of Lehar's The Merry Widow,London, 1907). Details can be seen regarding these items on my web site

Education and training

Welsh College of Music and Drama

The Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD) has a unique place as Wales' only specialist centre for professional training in music and drama. It offers a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Advanced full-time and part-time courses in Music, Acting, Theatre Design, Stage Management, Arts Management and Music Therapy and former students are to be found working with professional companies throughout the world. The College is an international community attracting students from Wales, other parts of the UK, Europe and abroad. Most courses are taught through the medium of English but Welsh students are able to undertake parts of of their courses through the medium of Welsh.

Theatre schools in south wales

A list of small scale theatre schools, including Stagecoach and the Cardiff Academy of Speech and Drama. Addresses and phone nu,bers

Tyn-y-parc Kalari and Studio, Llanarth

Scheduled to be inaugurated and officially opened during July, 2001, this will be the first proper kalari outside of Kerala, India.

The centre will offer intensive residential workshops run by Phillip Zarrilli for no more than 12 students in a course, as well as full body and therapeutic massages. Occasional complimentary courses will be taught on the premises as well.


Intergenerational Theatre Project

A new web site detailing the work on a long term intergenerational theatre under the guidance if Small World Theatre Company . It is packed with process, performance, evaluation and a "how to" manual are also available on CD ROM with a printed manual.

Atsli Casting | The Workshop

Atsli Casting is one of the leading agencies for professional actors living in Wales.

The Workshop offers performance training to people of all ages, particularly the young, through regular introductory courses. These run throughout the year and are held at The Workshop’s studio space in the centre of Cardiff.


Shakespeared offers support, through its web pages and its extensive in school workshop programme, to all teachers and students of Shakespeare

Shakespeare 4 Kidz

The businesses of Shakespeare 4 Kidz are at the heart of the UK's creative industry, and in a short space of time the Company has become THE National Shakespeare Company for children and young people. The Company's core products (the shows) are the musical adaptations of Shakespeare's classic plays designed to be performed by junior and primary school aged children as the school play

The National Youth Music Theatre

The National Youth Music Theatre is the UK's leading music theatre company for young people. They run acting auditions, workshops and drama courses all over the United Kingdom
and tour music theatre productions nationally and international

School Show Page

The aim of the School Show Page is to provide as complete a resource as possible for those involved in theatre in schools, whether students, staff, parents or theatre professionals

The Young Theatre Company

The Young Theatre Company trains youngsters of all ages in the performing arts. Through our many different classes,  workshops, productions and activity weeks we enable children to discover and develop their own talents and self-confidence in a fun and exciting way.

Scottish Youth Theatre

Scottish youth theatre exists to enable, stimulate and directly provide a quality theatre arts experience to young people in Scotland.

Cultural Enterprise Service

CES provides specialist business support to cultural and creative businesses throughout Wales. Their clients are creative individuals and microbusinesses in all aspects of the cultural sector. Advice and information is free and is available wherever you are in Wales from your local arts business mentor

Cardiff Arts in Education Agency

Cardiff Arts in Education Agency puts arts practioners into schools to work with schoolchildren. It trains artists to deliver high quality projects and teachers to get the most out of hosting an arts project.

Theatre Film and Television at Aberystwyth


Mosaic dance

Mosaic Dance is a Dance School based in Resolven, Neath in South Wales. It is run by Paula Hain and provides lessons in a range of different dance styles to a wide range of ages (3yrs up to adults).

Academy of Musical Theatre Wales

The Academy of Musical Theatre Wales is a brand new professional theatre school based in Newport, South Wales.
It offers a one year intensive course for those who wish to become all round musical theatre performers. All classes are taught by current working professionals ensuring up to date demands of the profession.

The Impro Club

To get people and community together through a creative activity;
to provide specific training in Comedy Acting and Improvisation;
to give people the opportunity to try this new challenging activity of freedom and fun;

Voice over workshops

Top network TV voice (Channel 4, Five, E4) Gary Terzza presents a voice-over workshop.Free taster lesson on line

Gest Performance Training


Performance Wales

What's Welsh for Performance? - 40 years of 'Time-Based Art' in Wales

A research project devoted to uncovering and archiving the history of Performance Art in Wales

The Cast

The CAST is a privately run organisation that aims to deliver high quality training to young people between the ages of 6 to 16 in all areas of the performing arts.

Drama Training at the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre

We offer professional acting classes for 16 years up over weekends and week long courses also cater for childrens drama in Wales this coming summer..

Ty Newydd writers' centre


Help for welsh learners

A site that gets Welsh Learners to speak Welsh really fast

Fame Factory Theatre School

an established children's stage school and theatrical agency where many clients have taken on lead roles in West-End Theatre, TV, film, commercials, etc. We have recently expanded our agency and are now also representing adult performers

Festivals and events

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The official web site for the annual fringe festival

Rich Text Literature Festival

Annual literary festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, celebrating the most exciting writing from Wales

Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre

A musical theatre extravaganza held in Cardiff every two years!! In 2005 we will host the first fully staged musical at the world class venue - the Wales Millennium Centre

Llandudno Opera Holidays

Year after year countless holidaymakers return to Llandudno, one of Britain's finest Victorian seaside resorts, to enjoy enchanting evenings of world-class Welsh National Opera.

Film, Television and Radio

BBC Wales on line

BBC Wales on line service - an essnetial source of news and comment, particularly on the operation of the national assembly. Their arts reporte Jon Gower often has useful insights and observations on the cultural industries in Wales

Gwenlyn Parry - ei fywyd a'i waith

Coffáu bywyd a gwaith yr ysgrifennwr a’r cymeriad amryddawn. Bywgraffiad, crynodeb o'i ddramau, portreadau a mwy.


The film and media agency for Wales

Funding organisation

Arts Council of Wales

The funding body for the arts in Wales - often heavily criticised (especially for their handling of the restructuring of theatre funding in Wales). Currently undergoing a period of introspection as it seeks to re-define its role and function

Night Out | Noson Allan

"NIGHT OUT" is an Arts Council of Wales scheme that helps local organisations to bring professional performances into community buildings at subsidised prices This website is designed to help community organisations to benefit from the scheme.

Regional Arts Boards in England

The REGIONAL ARTS PAGES is an On-Line Information Service for the Arts and Cultural sector. The site has been established by the ten Regional Arts Boards (RABs) which cover the whole of England. The Regional Arts Pages are a place where artists, arts organisations and administrators can communicate, share information and work together

CCAT (Cultural Co-operation & Touring) programme

The CCAT (Cultural Co-operation & Touring) programme is part-funded by the EU.

It offers grants to professional artists, companies & venues in W. Wales & S.E. Ireland.

Government and politics

The Plan for Wales

Details of the National Assembly's aspirational strategy for the creative cultures in wales

Individual actors and technicians

Dic Edwards - playwright

Details of the plays written by one of Wales' most prolific (and sometimes controversial) author.

Steve Allan Jones - Musician

Steve Allan Jones has vast experience as a Musician and Composer working with top Welsh Musicians such as Mike Peters (Alarm) and Sian James. Steve has many successful TV Composition works to his credit, as well as Musical Directorial successes.

Peter Gill - playwright and theatre director

This web site contains a collection of pictures, essays, interviews, reviews, cast lists, programme notes, and other details relating to the plays, productions and studio of playwright and director Peter Gill OBE. There are over 350 pages, 50,000 words and over 600 images here, so far. As well as a record of Peter's work, it is an educational resource.

Technicians web site

This is a new site for technicans designed by a techie from Theatr Brycheiniog.

Red Eye Music

Red Eye Music is an innovative music production company and record label, set up in spring 2003 by critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Christopher Rees and pianist/composer Dave Stapleton. In November 2003
they released a unique compilation of Welsh jazz music called New Jazz Wales, Vol. 1 which features some of the leading artists in Wales such as
Steve Waterman, Paula Gardiner and Laurence Cottle.

Patrick Jones


Kate O'Reilly

the Wales based writer's own website

Magazines and newspapers

The Stage

The long established weekly newspaper for theatre and television professionals

Arts Professional

ArtsProfessional is the leading UK-based arts management magazine, providing the arts and cultural industries with a fortnightly diet of news, views, reviews, features and case studies offering arts professionals a cross-artform vehicle for sharing good practice. It also includes all the latest job vacancies, invitations to tender, training opportunities, product and service advertising and a directory of arts services.  ArtsProfessional is supported by APe-mail, a fortnightly email bulletin, and a fully searchable website which includes everything ever published in ArtsProfessional.

New Welsh Review

newWelshReview is a lively quarterly magazine which brings you the very best new writing from Wales.Each issue – which features a whole host of writing talent,from the literary heavy- weights to rising new stars – includes a range of critical articles, book reviews,fiction and poetry.Engagingly written,visually attractive and intellectually ambitious,New Welsh Review casts a challenging,exuberant eye over the literary scene in Wales. While the magazine ’s focus is on Welsh writing in English,its outlook is deliberately cosmopolitan, encompassing broader European and international literary contexts.

Other welsh cultural sites

ArtX on line database

The best visual arts resource in wales - with news, advice and a searchable database of visual artists and craftspeople. Useful for sourcing artists with complementary skills to offer.

What's on Wales

What's on Wales is a free online listing service for arts and
entertainment for the whole of Wales. Operated by Audiences Wales.

Arts and Young People in Wales

The Arts and Young People in Wales Task Force was established in June 1999 to ensure that all young people in Wales have access to opportunities for creative participation in arts activities and to engage with the arts of others

Voluntary Arts Wales

The services offered by VAW are available to any organisation working in the voluntary and community arts in Wales to increase and support participation in the arts and crafts - including UK umbrella bodies looking for a route to improve their services to Welsh.

National Youth Arts Wales

National Youth Arts Wales (NYAW) encourages, supports and promotes national performing arts opportunities with and by young people, through local, regional and national partnerships

The National Assembly of Wales Culture Committee

This new body has responsiblity for overseeing cultural policy in Wales. Full details of its terms of reference, members, publications and other material is on the National Assembly's web site

ACT Consultant Services

ACT are theatre design consultants with a long association with Wales dating back to 1974. They currently have four project in the design stage in Wales

Bafta Cymru

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the UK's leading organisation promoting and rewarding the best in film, television and interactive media


Music, dance and arts cafe in the heart of Cardiff

Art Cymru

The complete guide to the contemporary art scene in Wales

Best of Wales

The Best Hand Picked Web Sites

Wales on the Web

Subject gateway to material of Welsh interest on the world wide web. An
online guide to high quality, validated websites offering  dependable
information relating to Wales and all aspects of  Welsh life.


perform historically-informed Welsh music and poetry

Changing Spaces

The website for CHANGING SPACES, A Directory of Creative Resources for Community Arts in Wales is now live and the details of organisations and individuals, working within and for the community arts sector, can now be entered by clicking on 'Add your Service' at the top right corner of the homepage.

Please add this website to your favourites list and keep logging in to use the seach facility and check out the 'How To…'guides that will arriving shortly.

For individuals, for communities, for organisations and local authorities, the directory will open the door to opportunities to bring together all the elements for a successful creative endeavour.  Whether you are looking for artists, groups to work with or funding to implement a project the Directory is a great starting point.

Cardiff on the web


What's On in Cardiff

theatre venues and their events in Cardiff

Activ Cardiff

ActivCardiff - an interactive guide to what's on in Cardiff City and Cardiff Bay...Shopping, nightlife, hotels, entertainment and theatres

Plays and Playwrights web sites

The Playwrights Publishing Company


UK playwright Tony Breeze


Playwrights Publishhing

scripts, new plays etc

Professional services

Tods Murray

A comprehensive legal service to theatre practitioners based on experience gained working with commercial theatre production companies, repertory theatre companies, dance and ballet companies, industry bodies as well as agents, actors, designers, directors and playwrights

Air Architecture

AIR ARCHITECTURE is a specialist practice
whose approach focuses on the creation of innovative and dynamic spaces and structures within a sustainable context.

Sound Knowledge Ltd

Supplier/installer of performance sound and lighting equipment.

Floating Floors

The freedom to perform and rehearse on any surface!
With this floor, companies will be able to utilise venues which were previously prohibited because of the floor surface.

The fully floating dance sub-floor is modular and comes in various configurations, and is suitable for use on any fairly smooth surface, including raised stages (i.e. steeldeck or metrodeck). The floor is ideal for laying under a Harlequin or Rosco surface.

GEORGE+TOMOS - Penseiri : Architects Cyf.

Architects, Designers and Project Managers with experience in timber structures and performance areas.

Penseiri, Dylunwyr a Rheolwyr Prosiect a profiad mewn fframiau coed a ardaloedd perfformio

AP Design Matters

ap-design matters is a small approachable graphic design company specialising in design for print.

We create communication solutions taylored to your needs. Flyers, posters, tickets, programmes, stationery, logos etc.

Blue Finn Events

Blue Finn Events deals provides a full event management service for media and corporate clients. We specialise in product launches, premieres, fashion shows, award ceremonies and exclusive parties.

We also have a production department that produces theatre performances and music concerts and festivals.

We can offer clients a free venue and catering service, we can find the perfect venue for any occasion or production.

Blue Finn Events also has a Marketing and Promotions service for any production or event.

Ardeton String Quartet

Young, Professional String Quartet. Former graduates of UK Music Colleges,
and now professional freelance musicians, the Ardeton String Quartet has
been providing professional entertainment for weddings, corporate
functions and product launches since 2001.
We have one of the most eclectic repertoires around - from jazz to
classical, pop to rags!
Previous clients include the Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath, and Marks & Spencers

Rhosyn Wen String Quartet

Wales excitng new string quartet. A wide ranging
repertoire which embraces well-known classical masterpieces, more modern show tunes and pop standards. We specialise in performing beautiful traditional Welsh melodies.

Magic Wall Productions

We are an innovative audio-visual production company, who are fast gaining a reputation for our creative, client focussed approach. Magic Wall prides
itself in being a creative, hard working and intelligent company.

Our back ground is in theatre and we understand the pressures and challenges it presents.  Our expertise, experience and creativity means we work with you and your team to create exactly what you want achieve.

For further information as what we do, or for a chat about the possibilities of AV, please give us a call, 01633 810564.

2Can Productions

2Can Productions is a newly formed company specialising in providing Event Services, Design and Technical Solutions to clients both in the entertainment industry and corporate sector.
At 2Can Productions we believe we can find the perfect solution to any of your entertainment needs. Whether it be event/stage management, presentations, corporate parties or lighting and sound designs.

Buffalo Sound Recorder

Professional recording facility located in Cardiff Bay

Vivace Singers

Female vocal ensemble based in Cardiff.  
Perform wide range of repertoire from sixteenth century to the present day.  All soloists in own right.
Available for bookings.

Minx Models

We are a new modeling agency in Wales. Models registered with us, cover most ages. All models are over the age of 16.

Our models cover fashion, glamour, advertising, editorial and promotional work.

We offer a reliable service to all our clients. We are approachable, competitive and guarantee personal attention at all times.

Magic Wall

• Live Projections
• Business Presentations
• Interactive DVDs & CDs
• Filming & Editing
• Underwater Filming

Drama by Design Theatre Consultants

Technical Consultancy Services for Theatre, Education, Architectural and TV Studios

Drama by Design are professional consultants in the UK on all technical aspects of performing arts and drama venues including theatre, education, architectural and TV studios. We can get involved at any stage of a project from providing feasibility studies during the initial stages, through to general and/or detailed design, planning, provision of full technical specifications for all specialist lighting, sound, communications and stage engineering systems.

Llinos Griffiths

self employed costume designer & maker

Darren Grey Management

Darren Gray is the only theatrical agent in the UK to specifically represent Australian actors, presenters, writers, producers, directors and playwrights whilst they are working in England. His company Darren Gray Management has been in operation for over 15 years.

Julie-Ann Dean

Professional voice over artist with home studio

John Jones

Writer's own web site

The TraxVault

Holyhead based company providing backing tracks for theatre companies

Hunky Dory Actors Management

Providing a unique range of services to casting professionals and actors, in:
Film & Television
Radio & Voice-over
Corporate Events & Industrial Theatre.

Setfree Projects Ltd

A welsh scenery company based in North Wales.

Chalice Personal Management Ltd

Temple Court, Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA 07794 051019 / 02920 786537

Last Minute Musicians

Musicians, bands, entertainers, wedding music & much more!

KSA Wales

We currently represent Actors, Singers, Dancers, Actor-Musicians, Choreographers, Directors and Musical Directors.  We have a specialised list of excellent Welsh Actors and will always be interested in hearing from emerging Welsh Talent!!!

Brand 68

A small agency based in cardiff bay offering full services to clients in all sectors, we have worked with the WMC recently producing
their membership identity and literature and would love to help other organizations.


Arts Books.Com

Arts Books specialises in all the performing arts, from ballet and ballroom to contemporary dance, opera, mime, drama and musical theatre. They currently stock thousands of books, CDs and videos, together with a superb range of dancewear from Capezio and Roch Valley. Besides probably the largest variety of musical, dance and opera videos, they also have a huge dance class music section covering class music for ballet, jazz, tap modern and contemporary dance. In addition they also cater for most aspects of theatre ranging from scripts and monologues to back stage support and costume and set design.

Seren Books

Seren Books, based in Bridgend near Cardiff, have an extensive catalogue of poetry and prose and a growing selection of contemporary plays, including works by Ed Thomas [Y Cwmni] and Charlie way [for Hijinx Theatre amongst others

Intellect Books

Now in their twentieth year, Intellect publish a diverse portfolio of academic books and journals in the arts and humanities. Our publications are in the fields of art, design, film, theatre, media & cultural studies.

Theatre company

Theatr Iolo

A new web site from the south wales-based community and educational theatre company

Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera has an international reputation producing world class standards of opera. Based in Cardiff, it tours to large scale venues throughout Wales and England. The Company also presents a wide range of other activities including concerts in both traditional venues and leisure centres, open air concerts, schools workshops and community projects.

Wales Actors Company

Founded in 1985. It is known mainly for its classical open air productions, such as Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello, The Tempest, Cymbeline, As You Like It, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar,Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, which all toured nationally. The Company also produced various touring productions such as Doctor Faustus, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Sin Eaters, Testament of Youth, Germinal and Shirley Valentine.

Stage Fright Productions

A touring circus-theatre company based in North Wales

Forced Entertainment

Forced Entertainment is a group of artists who have been working together since 1984 producing new works in theatre and performance as well as projects in digital media, video and installation.  
Widely acclaimed in the UK and in mainland Europe the group's work explores ideas of identity, language, theatricality, love, cities and memory and spans a variety of venues and locations; from public buildings to art galleries.


West Midlands leading touring theatre company.
They create two to three productions every year. Each a contemporary play: the result of collaborations between playwrights, directors, and a range of other artists.

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point is developing a strong reputation for atmospheric, exciting and evocative storytelling, combining text with strong imagery and inventive design. Since 1998 the company has made fast tracks in Scottish theatre and is now developing relationships further afield. Vanishing Point is committed to touring theatre in the UK and abroad, producing work that is both experimental and popular. The company collaborates with visual artists, designers and other practitioners and is constantly exploring new ways of working.

The Wrestling School

The Wrestling School is a European theatre company that explores the relationship between language and communication, performer and audience through the work of the playwright, Howard Barker.

Y Touring

Y Touring is Central YMCA's touring theatre company

Their web site contains a lot of quality information ranging from information about the company, the artists who work with them, their productions, projects in development to in depth information about the subjects their plays explore including Stem cell therapy, Xenotransplantation, Gmfoods and Genetic selection

Yellow Earth Theatre

London-based international touring company formed by five british east asian performers in 1995

Slush Theatre

New company consisting of Gary Owen, Andy Cornforth, Rob Storr and Naomi Jalil

Barely Afloat


Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine is a Gloucester based professional theatre company which specialises in outdoor summer tours of classical theatre to castles, stately homes and gardens throughout the U.K.  We have performed classic comedy productions of works by Shakespeare, Sheridan, Goldsmith and Vanbrugh to tens of thousands of happy theatregoers since we were formed in 1998.

Brith Gof

Brith Gof is part of a distinct and European tradition in the contemporary performing arts - visual, physical, amplified, poetic and highly designed. Rather than focusing on the dramatic script, its work is part of an ecology of ideas, aesthetics and practices which foregrounds the location of performance, the physical body of the performer, and relationships with audience and constituency. Brith Gof's works thus deal with issues such as the nature of place and its relation with identity, and the presence of the past in strategies of cultural resistance and community construction. The company works at all scales, from small solo works of storytelling to large epic works staged in locations such as disused factories, sand quarries, ice hockey stadiums, railway stations, abandoned farmhouses and even deep in the forest.

Welsh Fargo Stage Company

Touring Theatre company - Mainly new work - Based  at Chapter

Theatre databases and resources

WAPA Wales Associatuion for the Performing Arts

The Wales Association for the Performing Arts (WAPA) is the umbrella body for the professional performing arts organisations in Wales, representing theatre, opera and dance.
WAPA's main role is to promote the professional performing arts by raising the profile of the sector in as many ways as possible. This  


Equity is the principal trade union for professional performers. The union's main roles are to negotiate minimum rates of pay, provide legal and other protection for the members and be able to advise on all aspects of industrial matters across the theate, light entertainment and television industries. There has been an office based in Cardiff since 1981 providing a bi-lingual service to performers in Wales.

Theatre lists and links

A staggering collection of links, including the history of theatre, actors, directors, playwrights amd many other categories

The Internet Theatre Bookshop.

Virtually every play currently published in the English language; they also stock several thousand out-of-print plays and theatre-related books

Mercury Musical Developments

Mercury Musical Developments exists to support writers and composers of musical theatre, both in the UK and worldwide. Through a unique programme of opportunities and events, MMD offers its Associates the chance to gain workshop experience and professional expertise. Regular opportunities to gather and socialise are another important part of the support MMD can offer its Associates, allowing them to interact with their peers and offer each other guidance and support, as well as the chance to spark new ideas and embark upon new collaborations.

The Arfon Foundation

Arvon courses are open to anyone over the age of sixteen with a real desire to write. Courses last for four and a half days and cover many disciplines, including poetry, fiction, stage drama, and writing for TV and radio. Each course is tutored by two professional writers, with a mid-week guest reader and up to sixteen students

Samuel French

Founded in 1830 Samuel French pioneered the concept of providing published scripts to theatrical producing groups throughout the world.  
Samuel French seeks out the world's best plays and makes them available to the widest range of producing groups. Sources of Samuel French's plays range from Broadway and England's West End to publication of unsolicited scripts submitted by unpublished authors.

The Magdalena Project - international network of women in contemporary theatre

The Magdalena Project was established in Wales in 1986. Since then, thousands of women theatre practitioners all over the world have been and are engaged in many projects that have created opportunities for artistic collaboration and strong networks of support.

In September 1999, the Arts Council of Wales ceased its revenue support of the Magdalena Project. By consequence, this meant that the Project no longer had a base in Cardiff or an administrative structure to maintain.

British theatre

Peter Lathan has created a truly comprehensive site for British theatre in all it's manifestations. If you're looking for just about any information on the performing arts in the UK this site is an essential point of departure [and bearing in mind the size of it you're unlikely to ever depart...]

Cardiff Casting

Representing Professional Actors for casting in
Film - Theatre - Television

Total Theatre Network

Total Theatre Network is a membership organisation that celebrates and promotes visual and physical performance. Our membership includes artists, arts companies, performing arts students, educational establishments, venues and promoters. The physical and visual performance sector includes mime, physical theatre, dance-theatre, puppetry, circus, street arts and live art performance.



West End main stream theatre resource

Directors Guild of Great Britain

The Guild represents directors in all media: film, television, theatre, radio, opera, commercials, corporate, multimedia and new technology.

It is a trade union, offering help with contracts, a campaigning voice, policy to influence the future of the industry, and advice for members to meet and share their skills

Gweithdy'r Gair | The Wordshop

A non-profit, voluntary association dedicated to bringing quality theatre to communities across Wales
and to taking the best of Welsh culture to communities outside Wales

Scottish Theatre

From puppetry in Pitlochry to drama in in Drumchapel to opera in Glasgow, this site will bring you everything you need to know about Scottish theatre.

Irish Theatre


Entertainment in Wales

A comprehensive directory of entertainers, musicians and related services in Wales

Theatre Record

For over twenty years, Theatre Record has been the most comprehensive printed source of reviews and information on the British theatre, published as a fortnightly journal and indexed annually.

in-yer-face theatre

The best in new British drama today

Edinburgh and Scotland Theatre

Excellent resource for theatre in Edinburgh and Scotland. A must visit site for anyone interested in the theatre scene in Scotland, and especially during the annual Festival.


An archive of designs for scenery, costumes and lighting - easily 'searchable' by Title, Playwright, Designer or 'Producer'.


Britain's National Museum of the Performing Arts, with details of current exhibitions and other events.

The History of Costume

The celebrated costume reference book by Braun and Schneider on-line!

Doollee's Database

This is a personal site whose aim is to list all playwrights and their plays, written, adapted or translated into English, whose works have been professionally performed/published since the Royal Court's (London) production of John Osborne's "Look Back In Anger" in 1956.

New Musicals

A site promoting new, original musicals and children's shows

London Theatres

A really useful map of all the London West End theatres and page for most venues with show information, seating information, ticket FAQs and accessibility.

The Swansea Theatre Arts Register

The Swansea Theatre Arts Register, a new Millennium Award funded project, now has a website with listings for Swansea-area based dance, drama, theatre, Am.Op Societies etc

Encore Theatre Magazine

Encore Theatre Magazine is put together by a group of British theatre workers to ask whether we have the theatre we want, the stages we need, and the drama we deserve.

An excellent site ......

artsjobsonline is a new website dedicated to advertising arts jobs
throughout the UK and Ireland. We combine the look and feel of print
advertising with the sophistication and functionality of the web.

Theatre Forum Ireland


Glasgow theatres

Raymond Brown's personal guide to all the theatres in Glasgow

The Casting Studio

The UK's most advanced casting database of UK television, theatre, film
and commercial talent. Free for agents & Casting Directors to become members, small charge for professional performers.

Audiences Wales

From audience research through to innovative development campaigns, Audiences Wales will play a vital role in developing the arts audiences and participators of the future.

The Playwrights' Co-operative

We are The Playwrights' Co-operative, a not for profit organisation whose mission is to further the aims of member playwrights. Under the publishing banner New Theatr Publications, we have a catalogue of over
500 acting editions of all types of plays. Paper catalogues are free in the UK, but we suggest using the online searchable catalogue at our website - by its nature, that's always more up to date. We have a free reader loan scheme and have an initiative to encourange writing for disabled actors. We also welcome new members and new play script submissions.

London & West End theatre tickets, Theater listings and information.


A multimedia reference and resource for theatre studies students.

It is intended that the site will become a primary repository for learning materials and resources useful to students studying at GCSE, A-Level and Degree level. The site currently concentrates on three major practitioners: Artaud, Brecht and Stanislavski, but we hope that the remit will widen as the site develops.

Scenography - The Theatre Design Website

We are a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteer theatre
designers for other theatre designers. Our services include a modest editorial program, news and free user editable portfolios for professional and higher education students.

The Official London Theatre web site

* Detailed show information
* The latest news, interviews with leading actors and directors, full
   coverage of opening nights and exclusive videos
* Online ticket booking and special discount offers
* Facts and figures about London's Theatreland and its history

The Astrology Theatre

A site specifically developed for everyone working in Arts and Entertainment. Whether you are a performer, writer, director or producer this is information you cannot afford to miss.

On this site you will be able to understand what drives you and what the planets are doing each month to help or hinder you. That is so often the difference between failing and succeeding.

The Theatres Trust

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres.

Bright Star Play Scripts

Stage plays suitable for adults, children and young people written by playwright John Summons. Scripts are suitable for performance in theatres
and drama workshops. Many scripts are also suitable for study and performance by drama students in theatre studies courses or for use by
drama & English teachers in a classroom setting.  JOHN SUMMONS has been writing plays for adults and children for over thirty years. He has been
associated with a number of Sydney's leading theatres and was playwright-in-residence at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre.  His publishers
include Cambridge University Press (UK), The Dramatic Publishing Company (USA) and Currency Press (Australia). is the internet's longest running entertainment magazine, updated with the latest in entertainment news. receives approximately 4.9 million readers every month and is one of the most frequently visited celebrity publications on the Internet.

All About Jewish Theatre

The global website to promote and enhance Jewish
theatre and performing arts worldwide

I Know Wales

An award winning online accommodation and hospitality directory

Official Theatre

Many people complain about how difficult it is to find contact information for London box offices. This site lists every theatre in the West End and includes the date each show is booking until, contact numbers, and links to the official website for each venue.

Theatre equipment suppliers

Stage Systems

Stage systems manufacturer, with information on their range of modular staging and tiering, stage extensions, height adjustable podiums, portable dance floors, auditorium seating and pool infills

AZtECH Sound

From a single Radio Mic to Multiple Radio systems with Graphic Equalisers, Outboard FX and Feedback Eliminators

MM Productions

mm productions is a theatre sound hire company. They have worked extensively with Theatr Clwyd (Kevin Heyes, the Chief Lx will give them a good reference), and installed much of their digital playback kit. Not only does thei site give a shop window to our catalogue, but is designed as a resource for live sound technicians.


A very useful, well organised site containing lists and contact details of a wide range of prop suppliers and makers. Interesting 'Style Guide' and 'Exhibit Highlight' sections.

Roscolab ltd

The Rosco catalogue on-line - including scenic paints, colour filters, gobos, animated effects, fog machines, mirrors, fabrics, 'designer products' and much, much more.

Shermann Pro-Audio

We have sound systems in many theatres throughout Wales including Theatre Hafren, Wyeside Arts Centre, Rhyl Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells Pavilion,
Theatre Clwyd, Taliesin Arts Centre as well as supplying numerous toring theatre companies, churches, schools, leisure centres and colleges.

We have been based in Newtown for 15 years and support local productions wherever appropriate.

Hand & Lock Ltd

They have been producing the highest quality costume embroidery for Theatre Film and Television.  They are also the premier suppliers of military braid/lace in the UK.

They have worked on numerous TV Film & Theatre productions providing period costume accessories for both military items and embroidered and beaded dress work. They welcome any enquiry, large or small

Hands On

Scotland's largest supplier of weapons for theatrical use. We can provide weapons for all sorts of drama, both modern and period

Stage Electrics

Complete technical services for entertainment, with Cardiff branch and 7 more branches nationwide. Services include hire and sales of lighting, rigging, sound, communications, power, audio-visual, staging, scenic, effects and more! Also specialists in temporary and permanent installation, production, service / repair, safety consultancy and training.

Live Sound Services

Live Sound Services can provide sound, lighting & projection equipment for a wide range of applications. We have over 8 years and take pride in our friendly, “that’s no problem”, professional staff. We understand that you maybe content with your existing sound company, but why not send us the tender?
We can provide sound, lighting & visual systems to meet your requirements - whether it’s a one off event or a major production. Recognising that funds are often restricted we adopt a flexible approach to system design whilst always endeavouring to obtain excellent results in all circumstances


We offer discounts to am-dram, schools and youth theatre, and have an extensive range of 10,000 costumes from the wardrobes of Birmingham Rep Theatre.

Terralec - Stage Props suppliers

We offer one of the largest online ranges
of theatre props and display goods, all available to order direct from stock

Khaki Devil Ltd

Suppliers of Military Uniforms, Equipment, Weapons and Props for the period 1899 - Present, and Historical Advice from 1899- 1960.Providing Services for Theatre, Film, Television, and Amateur Dramatic Societies, they supply anything from one uniform or weapon to full set dressing and uniforms for productions which include 'Journey's End' or 'Dad's Army'. Khaki Devil Ltd keenly support amateur theatre and have costume packages to cater for the most popular productions.  Director Taff Gillingham particularly enjoys working with directors/ designers on new projects and many find his vast historical knowledge of great benefit when designing and getting the details right.  Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, they are happy to recieve clients by appointment or to deliver orders by courier anywhere in the UK.

Best Bulbs Direct

The premiere online provider of high quality metal halide and stage and studio bulbs and ballasts. Best Bulbs Direct is one of the largest providers of premium stage and studio light bulbs for the US market. We stand by our commitment to great prices and THE BEST warranty online for all of our stage and studio metal halide bulbs and ballasts. We carry only THE Best Bulb and ballast brands including Philips Osram Jenbo and GE. All of our stage and studio metal halide bulbs are stocked and ready to ship from our warehouse in Fremont. We carry large quantities of the most common bulbs from the Philips MSD and MSR series to the Osram HTI HMI and HSR series all the way to more unique bulbs such as the Jenbo MHK, Philips MSI, and Osram HMI series double ended bulbs.

Theatre Venue

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

News and events at mid wales premiere arts centre - with an extensive programme of theatre, dance and performance.

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Wales' premiere new and modern art centre, with an often provocative theatre programme. Home to many of Wal;es leading companies, designers and artists

Theatr Felinfach


The Wales Millenium Centre

The much talked about new centre for the arts in Caerdiff Bay has yet to be granted approval from the National Assembly. In the meantime they have launched their official web which includes information on the residents companies, the landmark building, artsExplorer projects, funders and a taste of a day in the life of the centre when it opens.It also gives latest news on the project.

The Royal Court

The Royal Court Theatre is Britain's only national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. The theatre's pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed - the New York Times recently described it as 'the most important theatre in Europe'.

The Royal Court

The Royal Court Theatre is Britain's only national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. The theatre's pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed - the New York Times recently described it as 'the most important theatre in Europe'.

The Sherman Theatre

Cardiff's main stage venue and home of a thriving yourth theatre

Rogues and Vagabonds

A comprehensive web site for news, comment and reviews - with a metropolitan english focus...

New Theatre, Cardiff

The new web site for Cardiff's main commercial theatre venue

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