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Public Call Out: Community Events And Performances 2024-25

Do you need a venue to celebrate a cultural or creative event or a space to perform in? If so, we’d love to hear from you… 

Every year we continue to grow opportunities for communities to deliver their own events and perform in our spaces. You tell us that having space to share stories, art, conversation, music and much more is vital to you and your community. We would like to provide the space for communities to share their history, culture, and their collective stories and welcome applications from all, no matter how you are defined. 

Events and performances will be programmed through our participatory budgeting model whereby all applicants vote on which application they feel best fits the brief. This is to ensure that our programme is democratically created by you, the community. 


Community events   

This year we are sharing our Glanfa and Cabaret spaces with you over three dates; both spaces are the perfect back drop for any event and come alive when communities programme and perform in them. 



The Glanfa is our large public space in the south of the building and has held large events and banquets.

Application details

Dates available: Either July 14 or 15 December 2024 

Deadline for applications: 24 May for both dates - we will only programme one 

Budget: £3500 


Cabaret is a smaller, intimate space with its own mixed toilets, cloakroom, stage and bar area. 

Application details

Dates available: Friday 8 November 2024 and 7 March 2025 

Deadline for applications: 6 September 2024 

Budget: £1750 each 

The type of events we’ve commissioned in the past range from Diwali, Windrush celebrations, International Women’s Day, Shab e Yalda, Wales Affrica festival and Black History Month.

Community Performance  

We love to fill the Glanfa public space with creativity and are therefore inviting artists and performers to take to our stage and welcome audiences to the building. 

On the first Saturday of the month, we are programming performances to welcome audiences to the show that day. Please note that we are only able to accommodate acts that do not need technical support. 

Please note: The Glanfa stage slots are offered on a no-fee basis.  

Available dates:

1 June: Nye | Deadline: 1 May 

There will be a break over the summer to accommodate other programmed activity in the space. 

7 September: Grease the Musical | Deadline: 7 August  

5 October: WNO | Deadline: 5 September  

2 November: Wicked  | Deadline: 2 September 

7 December:  Hamilton | Deadline: 7 November 

4 January: Hamilton | Deadline: 2 December 

1 February: WNO | Deadline: 1 January  

1 March: Production tbc | Deadline 1 February  

For these dates our Front of House teams will welcome you to the stage.  

You can read about our previous Public Art Call Out: Winter for more information on how participatory budgeting works and read about all our creative opportunities.  


We welcome applications from artists, individuals, community groups and arts organisations who are Welsh or Wales based.

To apply we need you to send: 

  • A written, video or audio description of your work (Written descriptions should be no more than a side of A4) 
  • examples of previous work/ events  
  • Links to your social media profiles if you have them or some information about the work that you do   

This will be shared with other applicants so again please make sure you are happy with this or message us to discuss.


Deadline for these dates is the 1st Monday the month before the performance. For example for the Nye date in June you should apply by the 6th May.

If you would like to apply or find out more information email