The Arts Active Trust is a registered charity that supports education, community and audience engagement projects from St David’s Hall (The National Concert Hall of Wales) and the New Theatre (an Edwardian large scale presenting theatre in Cardiff).

The Arts Active programme takes its inspiration from the diverse programme of the two venues and capitalises on the expertise and resources they have, using them as a powerful catalyst for creative endeavours. We aim to encourage people, from the youngest to oldest, to engage in and enjoy arts activity.

The Trust believes passionately in the power of the high quality arts projects to engage, inspire and transform people’s lives no matter what their economic, cultural and social context may be.

As a charitable organisation Arts Active Trust relies on support from the corporate sector, trusts and foundations and individuals in order to continue to develop its community engagement, working with schools, communities and disadvantaged groups throughout Wales. DONATE HERE!

The Arts Active Trust works closely with and receives support from Cardiff Council to deliver the Arts Active programme.

A2: CRIW CELF: A project for young artists that runs across Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend and Merthyr.


A2:CONNECT: A2:Connect is the Arts & Education Network for the Central South area of Wales.

GAMELAN: A programme of activities around the traditional Javanese Gamelan at St David’s Hall.

TIDDLY PROM: A series of accessible, interactive and informative preschool concerts with an opportunity to enchant, amaze and inspire young children and the grown-ups they look after.

SOUNDWORKS: This is our regular music-making workshop held at St David’s Hall for adults who have numerous special needs.

OPEN ORCHESTRA: Open Orchestras was created in 2013 to address a lack of ensemble musical provision in SEN schools and we are currently running the only Open Orchestra in Wales.


INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES EXTRAS: Extra opportunities and educational experiences surrounding the International Concert Series.


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