Based in the heart of Cardiff, Sherman Theatre is a leading producing house with a particular focus on the development and production of new work.

In January 2018 Sherman Theatre became the first in Wales to win the Regional Theatre of the Year title at The Stage Awards, recognising the Sherman as the most exciting theatre in the UK, outside of London.

In April 2018 Rachel O’Riordan’s production of Killology by Gary Owen won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre. This was a co-production with London's Royal Court Theatre. Watch a message of thanks from Sherman Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O'Riordan:


Sherman Theatre makes and curates theatre for audiences in Wales, across the UK and internationally and develops the work of Welsh and Wales based artists.

Sherman Theatre generates opportunities for the citizens of Cardiff to connect with theatre through inspiring and visionary engagement.



I am so pleased to be able to share our spring programme with you. After the success of our production of Gary Owen’s radical The Cherry Orchard, it feels as though our journey with you, our audiences, grows in depth and in scope. This spring, we open with Conor McPherson's exquisite play Dublin Carol. Directed by one of the most exciting directors in the UK, Matthew Xia, this piece is imbued with McPherson’s dark and beautiful comedy. Then, we co-produce the outside London UK premiere of The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis with Tron Theatre, Glasgow. This edgy, elegiac play has a sharp intensity and wit. Deeply funny and moving, this is a major new production of this extraordinary play. Later, we premiere Tremor by Welsh playwright Brad Birch; this vital play adds to the ground-breaking new work we have produced. We also co-produce again with the RWCMD on the NEW project; a new play by Katherine Chandler. Sherman is known for developing Welsh artists, and we are delighted to support the next generation of acting talent.

Added to these Sherman productions is a brilliant selection of work that we bring to you because we think you will love it. Our commitment to being the most vital theatre in the country continues. This is because of you, our audiences. You have told us that you believe in us. For that, we are grateful. And we will continue to do you proud.

Rachel O'Riordan

Rachel O'Riordan

Artistic Director

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"So raw and relevant... it's thrilling... Lisa Diveney and Paul Rattray are excellently cast..." @WalesArtsReview… https://t.co/JZqYYXcnAB
Tue, 24 Apr 2018