What is Sherman 5?
Sherman 5 is a free membership, designed to give people from Community First areas who have never attended a performance at the Sherman Theatre the chance to do so.
Sherman 5 is open to residents of Communities First areas across Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda-Cynon-Taf and Bridgend, Newport and community groups that supports 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 on one of our special Sherman 5 nights is FREE.
Sherman 5 offers members:
- FREE first visit to a Sherman 5 night
- Reduced ticket costs for subsequent visits for Sherman 5 nights: £5.00 (£2.50 for under 25s)
- FREE coach transport from Communities First areas on Sherman 5 nights (limited availability)
- Up to 75% discount at Sherman’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 earn Time Credits
Am I eligible to join Sherman 5?
- Are you a fist time attender to a production at the Sherman Theatre?
- Do you live in a Communities First area**? AND / OR Are you part 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, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda-Cynon-Taf and Bridgend. 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 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 card. You can then book tickets for Sherman 5 performances which are marked in the Sherman programme with 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 the Sherman?
Travelling from Community First areas
Sherman 5 Coach
A coach can be arranged to pick up from the Communities First areas.
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 the 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 on Sherman 5 nights. Card needs to be booked when booking tickets.
Walking buses will operate for Sherman 5 family productions within reasonable walking distance of the 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 on Sherman 5 nights. 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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