Sherman Cymru

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Sherman Cymru

Sherman Cymru, also known by its previous name Sherman Theatre, is a performing arts venue in the Cathays district of Cardiff. It was built as a twin-auditorium venue in 1973 with financial support from University College, Cardiff.[1]

Within the premises are two performance spaces: the main auditorium with 468 seats, and the studio / arena which seats between 143 and 163 in the round. The Sherman Theatre Company and Sgript Cymru merged in April 2007 to form a new company, called Sherman Cymru, based at the Sherman Theatre.[2]

Between 1990 and 2006 the Artistic Director of the Sherman was Phil Clark. Between 1993 and 97 a number of plays were filmed for television by HTV under the series title The Sherman Plays.

The theatre won the Edinburgh Fringe First award and a Herald Angel Award in 2008 for their touring play Deep Cut, which dramatised the real-life deaths of four trainees at Deepcut Army Barracks.[3]

It was announced in June 2009 that the theatre would be undergoing a £5.4m refurbishment, with £3.9m of that being awarded by the Arts Council of Wales.[4] The building closed in 2010 and re-opened in February 2012, internally reorganised and with a new metal-clad facade. The redesign was led by architect Jonathan Adams of Capita Symonds Architecture.[5]


  1. ^ "Sherman Cymru". Theatres Trust. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Theatre's £3.9m grant for refit". BBC South East. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sherman Cymru Wins Two Prestigious Awards for Deepcut Play". Wales Arts International. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "£5.4m facelift for Sherman Theatre". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Owens, David (2 February 2012). "New look Sherman Cymru revealed after facelift". WalesOnline. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 3°10′36″W / 51.48789°N 3.17658°W / 51.48789; -3.17658