What is Sherman 5?
Sherman 5 offers free membership and is designed to give people who have never attended a performance at Sherman Theatre the chance to do so.
Sherman 5 is open to residents of Communities First areas across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda-Cynon-Taf, Bridgend and Newport and to members and gatekeepers of our partner community groups, all of which support people who face barriers and/or disadvantage.
To see if you're eligible for Sherman 5, click here.
Sherman 5 is generously supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
When you join Sherman 5, your first visit to the theatre for one of our special Sherman 5 Performances is FREE.
Sherman 5 offers members:
- FREE first visit to a Sherman 5 Performance
- Reduced ticket costs for subsequent visits: £5.00 (£2.50 for under-25s)
- FREE coach transport from Communities First areas to Sherman 5 Performances (limited availability)
- A 50% discount at Sherman Theatre's Café Bar
- Exclusive FREE Sherman 5 activities and events
- The opportunity to join as a Sherman 5 Rep to experience working in a theatre and the chance to earn Time Credits
Am I eligible to join Sherman 5?
- Are you a first-time attender to a production at Sherman Theatre?
- Do you live in a Communities First area**? AND / OR Are you a member or a gatekeeper of a community group that supports people who face barriers and/or disadvantage such as Age Cymru, Young Carers, The Salvation Army, RNIB etc.***?
If the answer to both of these questions is YES, you should qualify for Sherman 5 membership!
*Our definition of a first-time attender is someone who has not attended within the last five years.
**Sherman 5 is open to residents of Communities First areas across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda-Cynon-Taf, Bridgend and Newport. A full list of eligible areas can be found here.
***The community group itself will need to be registered with Sherman 5 in order for you to join as a group member and the first booking needs to be through/with your group leader.
If you are a leader or organiser of a community group that supports people who face barriers and/or disadvantage and you want to support your members to join, please contact: Guy O'Donnell, Sherman 5 Coordinator: 07703 729079 | firstname.lastname@example.org
How do i join?
If you live in a Communities First area or are part of a partner community group referred to Sherman Theatre, use the sign-up form (English) (Welsh) to register for Sherman 5 membership. Once you have signed up, you will receive your Sherman 5 membership pack and card. You can then book tickets for Sherman 5 Performances which are marked in the Sherman Theatre programme with the Sherman 5 icon.
Once you are registered on our system and have your Sherman 5 membership card, you can start booking your tickets and taking advantage of the Sherman 5 offer.
How do I book tickets?
Can I pay with Time Credits?
Yes, subject to availability. Two Time Credits
are the equivalent of one ticket. Just let the Ticket Office staff know you’d like to pay with Time Credits when booking.
Where do I collect my tickets?
How do I get to Sherman Theatre?
Sherman 5 Coach
A coach can be arranged to pick up a group.
The coach will pick you up at a series of agreed points and bring you to the theatre. The coach will make the same return journey after the performance. Coach seats need to be booked when booking tickets.
The Sherman 5 coordinator can arrange a taxi to bring you to and from Sherman Theatre if required. Taxis need to be booked when booking tickets.
Cardiff Bus Iff Card
Sherman 5 audience members can pick up a FREE Iff card from the Communities First Coordinator in their cluster. The card will allow travel on Cardiff Bus to/from the theatre for Sherman 5 Performances. The card needs to be booked when booking tickets.
Walking buses will operate for Sherman 5 family productions within reasonable walking distance of Sherman Theatre. Ask the ticketing team for further information.
Lead cyclists will accompany audiences from the four Communities First areas
in Cardiff to the theatre for Sherman 5 Performances. Places need to be booked when booking tickets.
Sherman 5 works in collaboration with a range of charities, third sector organisations and volunteers to host activities for the benefit of its audiences and the wider community:
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