Consultant's architecture division secures £3.9m grant for Welsh cultural project

Capita Architecture has secured a £3.9m grant from the Arts Council of Wales to redevelop the Sherman Cymru Theatre in Cardiff.

Designed by Jonathan Adams, the architect behind the Wales Millennium Centre, the project will transform the theatre, creating new seating and redeveloping the public areas and office space.

The theatre will move to temporary offices in Cardiff and will continue to produce and tour around the UK for the duration of the 18-month refurbishment period.

Chris Ricketts, director of Sherman Cymru, said: “The building work we will be able to do will vastly improve facilities, enhance our profile within the city and really enable us to be more ambitious with the productions we create and the performances we programme.”

Nick Capaldi, chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales, said: “We're delighted to be making this significant investment of funding in the theatre's future. Sherman Cymru is already one of the country's most important theatre producers. It's essential that it has the quality of facilities to match.”

The Arts Council of Wales funding makes up 75% of the project's budget. A further £1.5m will be raised through various funding streams.

Sherman Cymru Theatre rear entrance
Sherman Cymru Theatre rear entrance