National Theatre Wales

The nation of Wales is our stage: from forests to beaches, from aircraft hangers to post-industrial towns, from village halls to nightclubs. Bringing together storytelling poets, visual visionaries and inventors of ideas, National Theatre Wales collaborates with artists, audiences, communities and companies to create theatre in the English language, rooted in Wales, with an international reach. You'll find us around the corner, across the mountain and in your digital backyard.


The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

  • Duration:
  • People on road: Up to 20
  • Freight: No freight necessary


The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning follows the story of Chelsea Manning who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, for leaking classified information to Wikileaks. The production is site-specific taking place in schools but this is not aimed as a schools or educational show. The production could potentially take place in alternative space which could accommodate a production in the round.


  • Duration:
  • People on road: around 20
  • Freight: No freight necessary


Coriolan/us is a new version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, drawing upon Bertolt Brecht’s 1950s adaptation Coriolan, highlighting the role of the people and the impact of conflict in and on urban populations in contemporary situations.

Directed by Mike Pearson (Brith Gof) and Mike Brookes, Coriolan/us uses a dynamic combination of media - live, on-screen and in-ear. This production casts the shifting audience as the plebeian crowd, appealed to, lobbied and petitioned by political factions and its battle-hardened leader.

The production is site-specific taking place in a warehouse.

Praxis Makes Perfect

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 26
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: NTW requires the provision of an air ride 12m international tractor and trailer with appropriate tie off points and ramp to transport the set from and back to our base in Cardiff.


Praxis Makes Perfect is an immersive gig imagining the life of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, the millionaire Italian communist at the heart of many of the most extraordinary events of the twentieth century. Conceived and performed by Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip of Neon Neon, with playwright Tim Price and director Wils Wilson.

The production is site-specific, so far it has taken place inside a warehouse and in a number of large bars and gig venues.

Wraparound work

National Theatre Wales collaborates with communities, artists and audiences to create unique work with local roots and international significance. This happens through the NTW Community and projects such as TEAM, Assembly and WalesLab. 

NTW Assembly is a rousing performance/debate event that responds to local or global issues in a creative setting with time during the performance for the audience to debate and react.

WalesLab is a unique initiative which places emerging artists and new theatre ideas across the landscape of Wales. Sharing their progress through our digital hub, and inviting local audiences to see their work in progress, our ever-growing community of artists get the chance to try out the ideas that will create tomorrow’s theatre.

Press Comments & Testimonials

“National Theatre Wales is one of the best things to happen to the stage in the past five years”

The Observer

"NTW reinvents the language of theatre every time it puts on a show"

The Daily Telegraph 

“National Theatre Wales has acquired a talent for coming up with the unexpected”

The Sunday Times

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Artistic Director(s)

John E McGrath

Contact details

Lisa Maguire
Executive Producer

National Theatre Wales
30 Castle Arcade
CF10 1BW

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