Sherman Theatre

Closing phase of redevelopment campaign

Sherman Cymru is in the final stages of its redevelopment to transform south Wales's only producing theatre building into a high quality cultural venue. Not only an iconic building, but a home for performance, participation, engagement, and involvement in the arts, for all members of the community

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118364)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




Built in 1973, Sherman Cymru's building has had little capital expenditure in its 40 year life. As a busy producing theatre in a capital city, the building no longer reflected or could physically cope with the amount of creative activity being produced. In 2008/09, 52,000 came to see productions and 7,000 young people experienced participatory creative work. To enable Sherman Cymru to offer the creative provision needed, we need a quality of building that can achieve this.


The £6 million redevelopment will transform the Sherman Cymru building into a cultural venue that will reflect the quality of work that is happening. Sherman Cymru will be able to offer engagement in the arts for all members of the community through performance, participation, artist development and tranformative involvement. The building will also for the first time, be accessible to wheelchair users, this removing all barriers to inclusion in the arts in Cardiff's only producing theatre.