Everyman Theatre


Everyman Theatre Cardiff, Cardiff”s liveliest and most adventurous theatre company, was founded in 1942. It started life as the Unity Theatre Group, focusing on mainly political theatre, but later broke away and embarked on its own policy of presenting experimental live theatre in as professional and interesting a manner as possible. In the 1970s Everyman was instrumental in the opening of Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. This, together with the advent of the Sherman Theatre, brought a new era for Everyman. Here was a professional theatre with all the technical facilities we longed for. For the last year or so, though, we have concentrated our productions within the home base of Chapter Arts Centre.

The 1980s saw Everyman”s adventurous spirit lead to the staging of new writing in Chapter and in Stuttgart, an international festival in Southern Ireland and of course our own Open Air Theatre Festival, launched in 1983 at Dyffryn Gardens, Nr. Cardiff and now currently staged at the Museum of Welsh Life, St. Fagans.

The 1990s witnessed Everyman”s 50th anniversary year in 1992 and two European tours. The Open Air Festival moved from Dyffyn House to the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagan”s, and has grown from strength to strength.

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