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National Youth Arts Wales - Children and young people's activities

What we do

National Youth Arts Wales was founded in 2017 to unite and lead the future development of Wales’ five prestigious and long-established national youth ensembles comprising of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, National Youth Choir of Wales, National Youth Dance Wales, National Youth Orchestra of Wales and National Youth Theatre of Wales.

Each of our residencies brings together passionate and likeminded young people from across Wales to develop their creative skills and techniques through intensive, dynamic and fun training programmes led by internationally acclaimed artists, culminating in exciting final showcase performances.

Our members gain newfound confidence and broaden their horizons through learning within a professional environment, gaining unrivalled industry insights to hone their chosen career pathway as well as an enriched sense of belonging to a supportive community of lifelong friends.

Who do we support

Those who are awarded annual membership following a successful audition process, gain exceptional training and performance opportunities with intensive and enjoyable residency programmes held during school holidays. Only Wales’ most talented young musicians, actors and dancers are selected and competition is tough. Committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all, irrespective of background or location, NYAW’s Bursary provision ensures gifted individuals are given the support they need to participate and excel.

The normal age range for the national youth arts ensembles is 16 to 22. We may take younger participants into the ensembles where extraordinary talent is shown.

Is there a charge to use this service?

Yes - Contact for more information -

Can anyone use this service?

NYAW accepts applications from people who live in Wales or were born in Wales.

Service details for this children and young people's activities

Language: Bilingual

  • Able to support children with disabilities Yes
  • Are staff DBS checked? Yes


 You can visit us here:

Wales Millenium Centre
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL

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 Opening times

Monday - Friday 09:00am - 16:00pm