THEATR Clwyd is having a well-overdue redevelopment and is calling on the public to share their art work for the chance to feature it in the new building.

The 42-year-old Grade II-listed theatre is currently having a major capital redevelopment. Theatr Clwyd is seeking expressions of interest from artists, theatre-makers and collaborative design teams to create this public art.

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, is working with acclaimed architect Howarth Tompkins. This vital work will provide a home for their communities that's green and sustainable, and safeguarding high-quality cultural, wellbeing and community experiences in North Wales for current and future generations.

As a major cultural building and arts centre, public art will be at the heart of the project, with multiple pieces permanently shared with communities.

There are three Open Calls; a Creative Language Commission, a Counterweight Installation and a Foyle Room Curtain. More information can be found here

To apply, artists are being encouraged to email with an expression of interest, 10 images of recent work, an up to date CV, two referees and your contact details. 

A theatre spokesperson said: "We want to commission public art which is inspirational and inclusive, that enhances our reputation as a beacon of artistic excellence and a home for our communities."

"We’re open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installations. We’re also open to theatre disciplines including (but not limited to) designers, lighting designers, sound designers, projection designers, prop makers, writers, and costume/textile makers to respond to this call.


"As artists, creatives and theatre-makers we, of course, warmly welcome collaborations between disciplines and artists."

The opportunity is funded by the Welsh Arts Council ‘Percentage of Art’ legislation.

The rebrand and rebuild comes after an extensive community consultation. Theatr Clwyd is embarking on the final stage of a transformative redevelopment that will deliver a much-improved visitor experience and enhanced income-generating facilities within a greener, more efficient and welcoming building.

Haworth Tompkins, architect, said: "With an industry-leading zero carbon target and dedicated theatre-making, learning, family and wellbeing spaces, including on-site scenic construction for the first time, the project will be “an exemplar of 21st century cultural space."