National Youth Arts Wales

Latest News / January 2015

NYDW 2015 Applications for NYDW 2015 now open

In April the NYDW team will be travelling all over the country scouting for some of Wales' most talented young dancers (aged 16 - 21). Online application forms are available here. Download NYDW 2015 Guidelines here. Deadline for applications is Friday 27th February 2015.
If you prefer a hard copy contact the office by phone or email and we will pop one in the post - 029 2026 5060 /

Catrin Finch NYOW featured in S4C programme Catrin Finch: Concerto Hedd Wyn

Over the Christmas period S4C broadcast a programme documenting Catrin Finch's inspiration for her Harp Concerto Hedd Wyn, commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and performed during its concert tour of Wales and Germany in 2013.

The concerto was Catrin's first piece for full symphony orchestra and was inspired by the story of the Elis Evans, the Welsh poet who died during the 1st World War a matter of days before being awarded the bard's chair at the 1917 Eisteddfod under the pseudonym Hedd Wyn.

The programme features interviews with Hedd Wyn's family, Welsh composers Geraint Lewis and John Hardy, shows rehearsals with the NYOW and its conductor Grant Llewellyn at Lampeter as well as its performance at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.

Catrin Finch: Concerto Hedd Wyn was broadcast on S4C and is currently available until the end of January on the S4C website.

Perform for Wales with NYTW in 2015

Teams from National Youth Theatre of Wales will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, scouting for some of Wales' most talented young performers, designers, stage managers and technicians (for young people aged 16 - 21 years by 31st August 2015).

An online application form for performing and production is available here . You can also download NYTW 2015 Guidelines. Deadline for applications is Monday 12th January 2015. If you prefer a hard copy contact the office by phone or email and we will pop one in the post - 029 2026 5060 /
See what previous members have to say about their experience with NYTW here

'Take the Fear out of Auditioning' with an Audition Technique Workshop

Are you applying to NYTW, drama school or college?
Would you like to discover how to prepare for a professional acting audition? (more)

National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) is looking for creative and enthusiastic young people who love theatre and performing, and are excited about learning new skills and working with new people!


● 14 – 21 years old
● passionate & curious about Theatre and Performing Arts
● keen to work with world-class theatre professionals
● already involved in drama (performing or backstage)
Yes? Then join our mailing list here for more information on auditions, workshops and performances

Kerry Nicholls to lead National Youth Dance Wales

National Youth Dance Wales (NYDW) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kerry Nicholls as its next Artistic Director!

As NYDW Artistic Director, Kerry will steer the NYDW Step Up programme – a training initiative for young dancers (14 – 18 years), she will lead the NYDW 2015 auditions plus create a brand new work with NYDW 2015 and direct its performance-platforms in August 2015. (more)
(Photo by Pari Naderi)

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