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REACT

Enjoy great shows and concerts for less...

Aged 16-25? You could enjoy shows and concerts at both St David's Hall and New Theatre for only £5/£10.

Just join our free music and drama club exclusively for 16-25 year olds. Each show / concert has a limited number of seats at this special "REACT" price.

To join REACT, please complete the attached application form and email to: ntmailings@cardiff.gov.uk 

Once joined, to claim your react discounted tickets (not available online) just call into the Box Office.  The staff will confirm your discount by checking your address details - it's as easy as that.

Please note, our popular REACT tickets are subject to limited availability so don't delay book your tickets today.

Currently, you can enjoy the following shows / concerts at St David's Hall.

FOLK PROM: CALAN
Monday 23 July, 8pm
L3 Lounge | Tickets £10

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life.

Calan breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs.

Calan play fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull.  Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales.

Part of Welsh Proms 2018. 

 

           

 

 

 

TRY JAVANESE GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 10am - 11.30am
LEFEL 1 | Tickets £5

The whole family can enjoy our beautiful bronze Javanese percussion instruments and learn to play a traditional piece.  

The two hour sessions are fun and non-stop hands on, offering something new whether you're a keen instrumentalist or have no previous musical experience.

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

TRY SHADOW PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 11.45am - 1pm
LEFEL 1 | Tickets £5

Find out about the colourful characters of the Javanese Shadow play. 

In this workshop you can have a go at creating your own versions - tell their stories and bring them to life on the shadow screen. 

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

TRY JAVANESE SHADOW PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 2pm - 3pm
Level 3 - St Asaph Room | Tickets £5

Discover the stories and characters of the world of the Javanese Wayang. Epic Shadow Puppetry performances bring together storytelling, music and the beautiful imagery of the intricate shadow puppets. 

Led by Sujarwo Joko Prehatin a visiting Javanese Puppet Master or Dhalang, this workshop will introduce the skills of shadow puppetry to the complete novice.

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRY JAVANESE DANCE WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £5

A workshop introducing the basic styles of traditional dance in Java. Dance accompanied by gamelan music is central to the Javanese traditional culture and there are several different styles of dance for both men and women performers. 

Andrea Rutowski will provide a taste of this rich and intricate artform. 

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

 

                

SING-ALONG-A-GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Lefel 1 | Tickets £5

Ensemble singing plays an important part of traditional Javanese Gamelan music with both male and female parts. 

Join us and learn some of the beautiful traditional and some non-traditional songs that are an integral part of the gamelan sound world.

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

     

MUSIC & DANCE OF JAVA
Sunday 23 September, 3pm
Tickets £5

Celebrating 20 years of Gamelan in Cardiff, Arts Active are pleased to present this exciting concert performed by the Southbank Gamelan Players and Cardiff Gamelan Players. 

Delicate, powerful, intimate, spontaneous: the Southbank Gamelan Players and Cardiff Gamelan will present a rich and varied programme, from the old to the new, from a Javanese welcome dance to the exuberant Pig in the Kraton.

 

 

        

Gwyneth Glyn & Friends
Tuesday 20 November, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £7

Writer, poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn presents the live experience of her new album Tro with band members Rowan Rheingans, Dylan Fowler and Gillian Stevens. Tro, which is Welsh for ‘turn’, is the first major solo album from one of Wales’ most intriguing and talented artists, with a passion for language, who applies her delicate craft and exquisite gift to this compelling new work. 

  

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick
Tuesday 15 January, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £10

National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions – folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick – are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John’s iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. 

 

  

 Martyn Joseph
Tuesday 29 January, 7.30pm
Tickets £10

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night. 

 

 

    

Try Gamelan Workshop
Saturday 23 February, 1-3pm
Tickets £5 | Lefel 1

The whole family can enjoy our beautiful bronze Javanese percussion instruments and learn to play a traditional piece.  The two hour sessions are fun and non-stop hands on, offering something new whether you're a keen instrumentalist or have no previous musical experience.

Try workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

   


To see what our sister venue New Theatre has to offer REACT members, please click here.

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