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First Theatre of Sanctuary in Wales

David Bacon, Claire Bottomley (middle) and Sherman 5 Facilitator Siân Mile

Sherman Theatre in Cardiff became the first Theatre of Sanctuary in Wales on 15 November 2019. Julia Barry, Executive Director of Sherman Theatre said “In recent years, through our Sherman 5 programme which is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and our work with volunteers and community partners, we have been fortunate to embark upon an enriching and engaging partnership with the refugee and asylum seeker community within

Oasis World Choir, who gave a rousing performance at the event

Cardiff. It is a privilege to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status and we look forward to the opportunities it will afford us in further developing our relationships with this vibrant community in our city.”