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Performing Arts


Artists supported since 2014


Shows commissioned each year


Shop-window for Welsh art

It’s always great to be part of a melting pot of creativity and Green Man seems the hub of this.

Tin Shed Theatre

Since the introduction of Performing Arts to Green Man in 2014, the programme has grown into the no.1 development and showcase opportunity for Welsh outdoor arts. We support artists working across circus, theatre, cabaret, walkabout, contemporary dance, spoken word and everything in between. Beyond being just a showcase, the programme standouts for giving emerging artists a platform for mentoring and progression, access to new networks, infrastructure, peer-learning opportunities, full management and technical support and audience reach that are hard to find in one same place otherwise. Artists at the early stages of their career work alongside more experienced companies to create a synergy for development, working with us over a number of years to grow in confidence, extend portfolios and diversify.

Performing our shows at such a wonderful festival, where the audiences were very open and giving is just an amazing experience and the on-site support was top notch!

Hijinx, WOAC commission 2019

We commission a new full-length show led by an up-and-coming artist/collective so they can embrace a significant step-up in their creative journey. Our partnership with Green Man festival offers a platform and supportive environment where artists can take risks and test ideas with room to get it wrong, reach significant audience numbers and PR opportunities. With a dedicated stage/area at the festival, the programme puts creatives on the same footing as the festival’s award-winning music programme. Artists are supported by a dedicated Producer throughout the development and creation process and, during the festival, performers have a dedicated team of stage managers and technicians.

We work in partnership in an effort to join up the sector in Wales and to expand artists networks beyond the border. We’ve commissioned work with WOAC (Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium) and the Four Nations Network, taking the work we co-commission on tour across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The programme also features a peer-led panel discussion and networking session at the festival that has ambitions to become a leading International Development & Exchange programme over the next three years.

Our programme has brought exciting new talent together with a stellar range of partners including Citrus Arts, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, National Dance Company Wales, National Theatre Wales, Ballet Cymru, Circomedia, NoFit State, and Tin Shed Theatre.

The Green Man Trust share our vision for nurturing future generations of performers, artists, and creative people of all kinds. It gives them the chance to step up into the roles that THEY feel ready to do.

James Doyle-Roberts, Artistic Director Citrus Arts

GreenMan 2017 PoonehGhana Fanatic 44 [Instagram]
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