Sherman Cymru gives a stage to the societal messages of Wales’ emerging artists.
Margaret Jones, executive director of Sherman Cymru, explains how Cardiff’s leading theatre is taking its work to all corners of society:
Sherman Cymru gives a stage to the societal messages of Wales’ emerging artists. We provide first-time theatre experiences for the young, and produce challenging, exciting and memorable work for all audiences. We’ve always worked to make theatre accessible to everyone, reaching out to all areas of our community. But we needed a building that could reflect the work and ambitions of the company.
We gathered funding from the Arts Council of Wales, financial support from individuals, Trusts and Foundations, and a loan from Charity Bank to undertake a large-scale redevelopment of our building. The new workshop and rehearsal space has helped to produce new work of an exceptionally high standard. We have larger facilities for our youth theatre groups and community projects. We have a larger foyer for a growing audience and our eye-catching exterior ensures that we stand out from the buildings either side.
Tenacity, careful project management and a close relationship with the Charity Bank team helped us create an excellent home for our productions and community activities. It’s a huge opportunity to offer the experience of theatre to people across Cardiff.
"We’ve always worked to make theatre accessible... but we needed a building that could reflect the work and ambitions of the company."
- Margaret Jones, executive director, Sherman Cymru