Sherman Theatre Goldilocks

Sherman Theatre’s annual Christmas show for ages 3 – 6 gives children their first taste of theatre, right here in Soar Centre, Penygraig.

Reserve tickets for our community show now on Monday 21st November 6pm
Call 01443 303032 or Email

We are Sparc

We are Sparc - Valleys Kids Youth Arts project, we use theatre and art to explore different areas of our lives, we both create our own work and collaborate with others to ignite change through the arts in our communities and beyond.


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Life Hack 2022

Life Hack is a free inspirational event for young people to meet with industry professionals and take part in creative, interactive workshops.

Make It!

Make it! is a new model of theatre making. It is an emerging artist-led network that seeks to connect up-and-coming performance creatives aged 18 – 29 in RCT with each other. Make it! also aims to innovate the way performance is commissioned, made and toured.

Powerful Interventions

We recently worked with artist Bethan Marlow for Powerful Interventions at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff (as part of Festival of Voice).

Click HERE to read more about the event! A huge well done to everyone involved!

Are you Sparc?

Are you aged 7 – 25 interested in drama, music, video, dance or any of the other arts? If so we would love to hear from you.

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Sparc Plus

Want to make a difference? Join our 16+ Sparc Plus programme, we offer mentoring and support, the chance to volunteer on all aspects of Youth Theatre productions as well as creating your own projects.

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Drama Workshops

Each week we run Drama Workshops in our Valleys Kids centres in Penygraig, Dinas, Rhydyfelin and Penyrenglyn for children and young people aged between 7 and 13 - see events for more details.

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Sparc in Schools

Sparc works closely with our local cluster schools in all our key areas. We run arts projects in schools including film, theatre and photography to work creatively with pupils.

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Afon Dance

Afon Community Dance has always worked in collaboration with Sparc offering creative dance classes and showcasing their beautiful work at Soar Centre see calendar for details of classes.

Puddle Jump (Stories for Families)

With the support of the Arts Council of Wales’ Covid-19 Stabilisation Fund, Sparc joined forces with their Future Families Team to launch this exciting new project to support the wellbeing of children and families.  Puddle Jump is a therapeutic storytelling project offering support to families in a creative and imaginative way.

What is Sparc?

We are a Youth Arts project in Rhondda Cynon Taff. We work together & learn from each other. From the moment we enter the room we begin a journey of creativity, discovery & growth.

The Sparc team is an integral part of the community development work at Valleys Kids and we work with young people in a variety of settings.

Using creative techniques the children and young people explore different areas of their lives and the lives of others in a positive way.

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Upcoming events & workshops | Calendar

30/11/22 16:30 to 18:00 | Drama

Rhydyfelin Drama Workshop

If you would like to be creative, play games and make friends then this might be the place for you.

30/11/22 17:30 to 19:00 | Drama | Theatre

Penyrenglyn Youth Theatre

Whatever your ability, whether you want to meet new friends or have fun being creative then Penyrenglyn Youth Theatre will have something that you will enjoy!

01/12/22 16:00 to 18:00 | Music | Performance

Radio Platfform @ The Factory (for ages 14+)

Our radio station in The Factory is open for graduates of the Radio Platfform training to come and create their own shows.

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Sparc Love Letters


What can I say!  A vibrant, modern, beautiful design intertwined with a message that runs to our core!

Sparc has been a home from home for so many for so long.  A place for people to share their stories in a place where they have been to feel welcome and safe.

Their thoughts, their hopes, their dreams and their aspirations have all been heard and supported by a group of mentors who really care and have a passion for the arts running through their veins.

Artworks will always hold the most special place in my heart, but Sparc will be in my dreams and my hopes for the future.

Best wishes and Happy 20th Birthday


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