Sherman 5 Families Call Out

14 Mar 2017

Sherman 5 is looking for 8 new families from across South Wales to join their popular Sherman Families initiative to be the face and voice of Sherman 5.

Sherman 5 funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation is now in its fourth year. The project supports those who face disadvantage or barriers in accessing performances at the Sherman Theatre.

Sherman 5 is looking for 8 families from across South Wales* The families will have the chance to report on what they have been to see and share their experience of going to the theatre. The families will get the opportunity to join the Sherman 5 Rep scheme which gives them exclusive access to the world of theatre at the Sherman. The families will be able to access 6 free performances between 2017-18.

Sherman 5 is looking to recruit 8 very different family groups.

Families hoping to apply must either live in one of the Communities First Areas below or be part of a community/charity/third sector group that supports people who face barriers and/or disadvantage such as Age Cymru, YMCA Young Carers, The Salvation Army, Cardiff Deaf Club, the RNIB etc.

If you would like to be a Sherman 5 Family we are looking for:

*Families in the Community First areas of


BRG – Butetown, Riverside & Grangetown

STAR – Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown & Plasnewydd

ACE – Ely, Caerau & Fairwater

East Cardiff, Llanedeyrn, Pentwyn – Rumney, Llanrumney, Llanadyrn, Pentwyn, St. Mellons & Trowbridge


Barry – Buttrills, Cadoc, Castleland, Court, Gibbonsdown


Lower Cynon – Fernhill, Miskin, Ynysboeth, Darran Las, Penrhiwceiber, Perthcelyn

Upper Cynon – Aberaman North, Abercwmboi, Cwmaman, Cwmbach, Hirwaun, Penywaun

Taf – Gilfach Goch & Tonyrefail

Mid Rhondda – Cwm Clydach, Llwynypia, Penygraig, Tonypandy, Dinas

Upper Rhondda Fawr – Pentre, Treherbert Ward, Treorchy (Cwmparc), Ystrad Rhondda Fach – Ferndale, Maerdy, Penrhys, Pontygwaith, Stanleytown, Tylorstown

Porth – Cymmer, Porth, Trehafod, Trealaw, Wattsdown, Ynyshir

Pontypridd – Glyncoch, Hawthorn, Rhydyfelin, Ynysybwl


Upper – Maesteg, Caerau

Mid – Betws, Sarn, Blackmill, Ynysawdre, Bryncoch, Llangeinor, Evanstown

Lower – Cornelly, Pyle, Brackla, Morfa, Newcastle, Oldcastle, Wildmill, Bryntirion, Laleston, Merthyr Mawr


Newport Central: Pillgwenlly, Stow Hill, Victoria

Newport East: Alway, Beechwood, Liswerry, Ringland

Newport North: Bettws, Malpas, Shaftesbury

Newport West: Gaer, Duffryn, Maesglas

*Some of the family have never been to the theatre before.

*We have no restrictions regarding the make-up of the families and would love to hear from parents, grandparents, single parents, adoption families -- any type of families from all different backgrounds are welcome.

*Be willing to discuss, report on and review shows on Sherman 5 nights for Sherman Theatre’s website and social media posts, as well as give interviews.

If you or a family are interested in applying to be part of this exciting opportunity to see certain shows for free and to appear on Sherman 5 social media platforms, please complete the online application form here
Please contact Guy O'Donnell, the Sherman 5 Coordinator, with any querries at or on 07703 729 079.

The first event would be to see National Dance Company Wales' Discover Dance in April.

Sherman 5 Family Lloyd Hill Maria Gomer Sherman 5 Family

“As a family of 5 going to the theatre can be expensive. Sherman 5 membership is a fab way of spending quality family time and it not costing a fortune. Being a member has developed my family's theatre experiences, showing my children that anyone can go to the theatre and enjoy the shows on offer. It is not formal and stuffy and can be light and entertaining.”

Carrie Lloyd Hill, Sherman 5 Family member from 2016-17


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