Leeway Productions, in partnership with Theatr Soar and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, are reigniting Academi Leeway, a grassroots musical theatre academy for young people aged 14–25 – and we want to hear from you.

Calling the young people of Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot!

Love musicals? Want to sing new songs that have been written just for you? Want to perform in some musicals you’ve created with us?

Here is another brilliant opportunity to create brand new mini musicals and perform them live at Theatr Soar, Merthyr.

Such was the success of our first project, we are now thrilled to be supported by the Ashley Foundation, Moondance and Margaret Davies Charity for this new programme of work.

We are looking for young people who want to develop their creative skills, who are interested in creating or performing musical theatre, and who are willing to push the boundaries. We welcome singers, musicians, composers, writers, designers, poets, beat boxers, artists or performers of any kind. No previous experience is needed – just a passion for being part of something new that belongs to you.

More info on the Academi here:


If you have any questions about Academi Leeway or the application process, please contact Cathy Boyce or Angharad Lee on:

Project 2

Our second project, ‘Dan dy Draed’, will see you working with professional writers and composers and creating and performing live in 3 brand new mini musicals, all based on stories you want to tell. Alongside a director, you will create work to be performed at Theatr Soar in May 2022 and Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Tregaron, in August 2022.

You will also take part in dance/movement, voice and acting sessions, building skills throughout the weeks.

We are looking for up to 15 young people aged 14–25 to be part of this project. This is a bilingual opportunity, in Welsh and English, and we encourage those of you who are not fluent Welsh speakers, but are keen to work more in Welsh, to apply. We will support you throughout.

Location: Theatr Soar, Merthyr

Days: Tuesday evenings

Time: 4.30–7.30pm

Dates: 1 March 2022 – 10 May 2022


-Week of 16 May at Theatr Soar



Step 1: Applying

If you are aged between 14 and 25 and come from one of the above areas, you are most welcome to apply. We are open to applications from anyone with a desire to create and work with new musical theatre material.  Leeway is a diversity confident company, and we will do everything we can to support any access needs you may have.

Interested? Just fill in this form below:

Academi Leeway- SIGN UP FORM

Closing Date:  Join us at any time


Step 2: Just turn up

We can’t wait to meet you all and have a brilliant time creating and making theatre again. In person!!

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