Sherman 5



Sherman 5 is all about breaking down barriers.

It’s about making Sherman Theatre as open and accessible as possible.

Sherman 5 is here to help people to overcome any barriers that are stopping them from coming to our theatre.

Individuals and community groups can apply to join Sherman 5 and become Sherman 5 members. Membership is free.

We want to make it easier for people to come to see shows.

We also want to give Sherman 5 members the chance to get involved in the life and work of Sherman Theatre in many other ways.


Watch Sarah's Sherman 5 Story below. The Sherman 5 Stories of nine other Sherman 5 members can be seen here.


  • Join our Sherman 5 Rep volunteer scheme and get involved in a variety of activities/opportunities. Sherman 5 Reps earn Tempo Time Credits.
  • Join one of our Sherman 5 Communities:

    • Our Deaf Theatre Club
    • Our VI (Visually Impaired) Theatre Club
    • Our Older People’s Community
    • Theatre of Sanctuary: Our Refugee and Asylum Seeker Community. See our press release about becoming a Theatre of Sanctuary here -- scroll down to A Place for Everyone.
  • Get support at our access performances, including BSL-interpreted, captioned, relaxed and audio described performances.
  • Benefit from a variety of free training and skills opportunities.
  • Participate in specific Sherman 5 days/activities.
  • Get regular updates about events and opportunities.
  • Get tickets at Sherman 5 prices (£5 or £2.50 for under-25s) for selected shows at Sherman Theatre.

    Information about Sherman 5 tickets for Sherman Theatre's Autumn Season 2019 is here.


You can apply to become a Sherman 5 member and join Sherman 5 now – membership is completely free.

You can apply as an individual or as a partner community group -- a designated contact person/s in your group would be able to book tickets for your members.

To see if you are eligible to join and to apply, please email Claire Bottomley, the Sherman 5 Coordinator, at




The new Sherman 5 team is jointly led by the Sherman 5 Coordinator, Claire Bottomley, and the Sherman 5 Facilitator, Sian Mile.

Contact Claire on 029 20 646 911 or at and Sian on 029 20 646 982 or at

Paul Hamlyn Foundation generously funded the first phase of Sherman 5 from 2013 to 2018; this first phase ended in the summer of 2018 with a celebration called Sherman 5 Stories.

We are delighted that Paul Hamlyn Foundation has now awarded Sherman Theatre a More and Better grant to continue and develop Sherman 5 for four more years: from 2019 to 2022. (See the press release here).

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