Artist and Company Residencies

Artist and Company Residences

Theatr Clwyd is launching a new programme to support a number of Wales-based artists and companies in the development of their creative ideas. We aim to build a network of artists and companies whom we can support wherever possible. Support on offer may include:

  • Use of our rehearsal spaces and office space
  • One-to-one advice from our Marketing Department, Production Department, Finance Department and Sponsorship Manager
  • Support with funding applications

For further information please contact our Producing Team, c/o Melanie Jones (melanie.jones@theatrclwyd.com).

Companies we have supported…


Howl’s Moving Castle | Tara Finney

‘It was great to kick-start our R&D for Howl’s Moving Castle at Theatr Clwyd – a show that fuses live action, puppetry & music it is vital to get the creatives together in a room to play around. And with the rolling Welsh hills visible through the rehearsal room windows, we could almost imagine the Castle wandering through the Waste right outside!”

Tara Finney, Producer


Electrolyte | Wildcard

“We had such a brilliant time at Theatr Clwyd!

It was brilliant to be able to have a creative and open space to really focus our energies into writing music and devising for our show; to be able to make as much noise as we needed! Theatr Clwyd were so supportive. We were given loads of advice for our future in terms of marketing, budgeting and how we can enable our show to have a future life after Edinburgh. We had a little showing on the last day at Clwyd and everyone who came gave us really helpful feedback. We managed to get a great deal done, and we had such a fun and inspiring week!”

Maimuna Memon, Creative Associate and Resident Composer


Dance piece for young people’ | Angharad Price-Jones

“We felt a great amount of support from the whole team at Theatr Clwyd. The opportunity to have time and space to explore and share our ideas has been invaluable. We look forward to further developing the work that we have researched in this R&D and are very grateful for the support of Theatr Clwyd and Arts Council Wales to make the first step in this production possible”

Angharad Price-Jones, Director.


The Edinburgh Test | Missmanaged Theatre Company

“In November 2017 Missmanaged Theatre were welcomed into Theatr Clwyd’s studio space to perform two focus groups of The Edinburgh Test, a play that explores the struggles and triumphs of four new mothers. Our audience was made up of Mothers of all ages from the area as well as trauma counsellors and nurses. After performing the play, which seeks to start a conversation on postnatal mental health, our audience were incredibly open in sharing their stories and providing feedback to help us create our final production.

I felt the aim of The Edinburgh Test’s Clwyd sharing was summed up by one very moved lady who said to us ‘I just didn’t know anyone else felt that way”

Rachel Harper, Writer


Project Hush | Papertrail Productions

Project Hush is a new production being developed by Papertrail with the support of the Arts Council of Wales and National Theatre Wales.

The inspiration for Project Hush is the site of the former weapons factory in Rhydymwyn Valley, which played a role in the development of the Atomic Bomb and the story of Kyoko Gibson who grew up in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima and now lives in Wales.

“It’s a local story that has global significance and it has been hugely valuable to develop the idea with the support of local groups such as Rhydymwyn Valley History Society, students from Glyndwr University and participants from Theatr Clwyd’s drama group. It has also been very useful to have the support of Theatr Clwyd who have provided rehearsal and administrative support for the project. We will take what we have learnt from this Research and Development period and develop the script further before the project goes into full rehearsal and production.”
Bridget Keehan, Artistic Director


My PeopleInvertigo Theatre Company

A note from Steffan Donnelly, Co-Artistic Director:

We adapted My People, Caradoc Evans’ searing collection of short stories, which interrogate the values of the Nonconformist community in the rural West Wales of the early 1900s. The publication of My People in 1915 caused a literary sensation. It was denounced in The Western Mail as ‘the literature of the sewer’ and Evans was branded a national traitor.

Having toured to Theatr Clwyd on occasions in the past, we were incredibly excited when they agreed to develop and co-produce My People. The ambitious production we created together in November 2015 was instrumental in the development of our theatre company. The stories are challenging, angry, and complex, but with Theatr Clwyd’s expertise and resources, we were able to unpick them and bind them into a full script.