Theatre is a unique, immersive learning experience for audiences of any age. At Theatr Brycheiniog we believe that theatre should be an inclusive experience for everyone and welcome all ages to be a part of our audience. We also have a wide range of resources for you to download or print off to support your learning activities, either as part of your theatre experience or as a separate activity.
Theatr Brycheiniog, in a usual year, would normally welcome our much-loved Welsh companies as they tour the country and, of course, enjoy you coming as an audience to see them here on the stage. Unfortunately, they can’t at the moment, as we all know, but we have listed below the experiences, shows, information and support for the curriculum they have created for you online.
We’ll continue to work with them to highlight what great work they are doing and use our website and social media to send these out for you. We hope that while we all miss the wonderful live events they give us this helps at this time.
Arad Goch also has a collection of their productions and children’s stories in Welsh and English for young children and young people. Have a listen here.
Frân Wen has created an online virtual programme, Sgratsh Sul, showcasing new theatre work still in development, where you can watch it in its raw state and you can give feedback. Sign up on their site to be invited to the next show!
National Dance Company Wales
Dance for Mobility – a low impact dance along for adults of all ages and abilities. This video has subtitles.
Dance for Mobility – Rygbi – dance along seated or standing. The video is bilingual but contains only English subtitles.
Rhondda Cynon Taff Theatre has online pantos of Cinderella, Aladdin, Jack & the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington and Sleeping Beauty to stream via YouTube. All of the pantos have BSL and subtitles.
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – The Chronicles of Atom & Lune an illustrated story for children aged 7-11. This video has BSL and subtitles.
Listen to Housemates created in partnership with Hijinx Theatr.
When Ely hospital patient Alan Duncan crashed into the life of student Jim Mansell it set in train a series of events which led to a revolution in care. Jim and fellow students went on to live together with hospital patients in a shared house close to the Sherman. Together they did what was thought impossible and proved that supported living in the community wasn’t just an idea in academic papers, it could actually work and change lives. Tim Green tells this remarkable Cardiff story of friendship and rock ’n’ roll in Housemates.
Taking Flight Theatre
Taking Flight Theatre – Dragon Taming Workshop. A wellbeing workshop for young children and families. This video has BSL and subtitles.
Theatr Clwyd & North East Wales Archives
Women Rediscovered a series of monologues telling stories based around real women. The monologues are in English with English Subtitles, with Welsh subtitles (Llyn Padarn, Marged ferch Ifan is in Welsh).
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Macbeth – watch the full play in Welsh by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. In Welsh with English subtitles.
Make a lantern along with Theatr Iolo’s tutorial! Listen to Theatr Iolo’s self-titled podcast full of stories for young children and their adults. The episode Tachlus is in Welsh. If you would like to watch the stories come to life you can watch them here Tidy // Tachlus Owl at Home
Theatr na nÓg
Meet Emmie Price. Her life has been a whirlwind. It’s a world torn between caring for her mam and proving she’s got what it takes at school. But Emmie knows one day that’s all going to change. One day she’s going to become a storm chaser… in America. But will her invention for renewable energy be enough to win her a bursary to study in the USA? This video has subtitles.
The Begininning – a story of the creation in the Middle East, created by Abdi Karya, a director and performance artist from Indonesia. Told in Bahasa Indonesian with English subtitles.
Lingkaran – how many things go around in circles? History? Seasons? Stories? People? Cultures? ‘Cylch’ is one of Ioan’s favourite words. In this story, he explores the connection between a ‘clych’ and one of the Andanam tribes. This video has subtitles.
Raindrop / Rintik Hujan / Diferyn Glaw – even though it’s just a small part of our life, a raindrop can affect my life, yours and everything in this whole wide world. This video has subtitles.
The Bug / Gwrach y Coed – where do you go to escape? Somewhere far? Or the bottom of the garden? This is the story of someone who remembers why she needed to escape and why she found solace in the simplest of places. The Bug is in English and BSL with subtitles. Gwrach y Coed is in Welsh and BSL.
The Magic Beads of Ngoi Tree (Manik-Manik Sakti Pohon Ngoi) – based on the story by Siswanto, the story tells us about the people of the Yansu Village who live side by side with the natural resources around them and reminds us of how important it is to maintain the balance of nature. Told in Indonesian, with English and Indonesian subtitles available.
Welsh National Opera
Welsh National Opera’s Chwarae Opera | Play Opera – a series of animated operas to introduce and teach young children about opera.
There are also national resources that cover a lot of subjects for students:
BBC Students Bitesize