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Project information

New roof with solar panels

Ballet Cymru has been in their permanent base in Newport, South Wales for the last two years. We need a new roof in order to protect our studio and equipment so that we can offer the best environment for our dancers and participants. We also want reduce our carbon footprint.

December 2016 - March 2017

Charity information: Ballet Cymru (Gwent Ballet Theatre Ltd)

Ballet Cymru (Gwent Ballet Theatre Ltd) logo
  • Need


    Ballet Cymru are thrilled to have our own premises over the last two years but despite several surveys undertaken before purchasing the premises, one aspect of the building has begun to let us down. It has now become obvious that the roof has a few, fairly substantial leaks. Significantly, these leaks have now started to cause damage to Ballet Cymru’s equipment and dance studio. The building boasts the best dance studio space in South East Wales and currently, generates £7k a year in hire fees


    Ballet Cymru have employed a few companies to try and fix the leaks, without success. We have therefore asked for advice from many individuals and companies and they agree that the easiest and most effective solution would be to build another roof on top of the existing structure providing a new guaranteed watertight seal. This has been done successfully on many similar units. We would like this work to be undertaken urgently before more damage is done to the company’s assets within.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a safe environment for participants and company members.


    » To have a new roof built.

    What success will look like

    When the premises are dry, have the right temperature for dance activities and the dance studio and equipment are safe from leaks.

    Aim 2

    To reduce our carbon footprint


    » To have solar panels fitted on the roof

    What success will look like

    Reduced running costs

  • Impact


    We will not need to buy new equipment or replace the state of the art dance floor or partitions. There will be no damage to the sprung floor and sound system, piano and lighting.


    If we run out of funds, we would have to run our programmes with damaged equipment, increasing the risk of injury with participants and dancers. We would have to cancel some activities if necessary.


    We will send reports of on going progress to donors via email or post

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £130,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £130,000 new roof, solar panels fitting new roof, fitting solar panels

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Arts Council of Wales £90,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Unit 1, Wern Industrial Estate, Newport


    participants of our educational programmes, local community groups, professional dancers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only professional ballet company in Wales and the South West of England and the only professional arts organisation in Newport, South Wales

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Amy Doughty

    Assistant Artistic Director