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The first Night Out show was in Nantybwch Senior Citizens' Hall in  Tredegar, on 13th October 1980.

The first tour was by a company called "SMALL CHANGE THEATRE"  who performed "Hope Street" - about the Gresford Colliery disaster.  Night Out was developed by John Prior and was initially part of South East Wales Arts Association.

 Masquerade            Bara Caws Rhych Wylb

This was followed by six more performances, in Cwm, Swffrydd, Cwmafon, Pontymoile, Gilwern and Llanhilleth to average audiences of 93.   That first  year 1980/81 produced 11 promoters, who hosted 34 with an average attendance of 82.

In 1999 Night Out became a national scheme as part of the Arts Council of Wales  working in conjunction with the local authorities.

Hijinx - All the sundays            Taliesen

In 2015/16  343 promoters hosted 534 performances  through the scheme in 361 different venues.  A grand  total of  10933 shows since the scheme started

253 performers performed over 300 different shows. 65% were from Wales, 33% from the rest of the UK and 2% overseas

116 performances were in Community First areas of social deprivation

30% of performers in the medium of Welsh

 

 

1980/81      11 promoters, who hosted 34 performances

1981/82      24 promoters host 49 performances       TOTAL 83

1982/83      90 promoters host 103 performances     TOTAL 186

1985/ 86     116 promoters host 194 performances    TOTAL 380

1986/87       80 promoters host 140 performances     TOTAL  520

1987/88      115 promoters host 115 performances    TOTAL 635

1988/89      138 promoters host 213 performances   TOTAL  848

1989/90      124 promoters host 223 performances  TOTAL 1081

Torch             Sgriptcymru

1990/91      127 promoters host 141 performances  TOTAL  1222

1991/92      129 promoters host 196 Performances  TOTAL 1418

1993/94      108 promoters host 201 performances  TOTAL 1819

1995/96     107 promoters host 171 performances  TOTAL 2179

1996/97     77 promoters host 146 performances   TOTAL 2325 

1997/98    90 promoters  host 184 performances     TOTAL 2509

1998/99    159 promoters host 300 performances    TOTAL 2809

1999/2000 111 promoters hosted 201 performances TOTAL 3010

2000/01   50 promoters hosted 307 performances    TOTAL 3317

2001/02  165 promoters hosted 298 performances    TOTAL 3615

 Rhosys Cochiln              over the wall

2002/03  187 promoters hosted 374 performances    TOTAL 3989

2003/04  206 promoters hosted 392 performances    TOTAL 4381

2004/05  252 promoters hosted 411 performances    TOTAL 4792

2005/6   276 promoters hosted 508 performances     TOTAL 5300

2006/7   347 promoters hosted 638 performances     TOTAL 5938

2007/8   230 promoters hosted 535 performances    TOTAL 6473

2008/9   316 promoters hosted 573 performances    TOTAL 7046

2009/10  350 promoters hosted 589 performances    TOTAL 7630

2010/11  344 promoters hosted  574 performances  TOITAL 8204

2011/12  337 promoters hosted 580 performances  TOTAL 8784

2012/13 380 promoters hosted 572 performances  TOTAL 9356

2013/14 336 promoters hosted 532 performances  TOTAL 9878

2014/15 343 promoters hosted 521 performances  TOTAL 10399

2015/16 331 promoters hosted 534 performances  TOTAL 10933

 

 

 

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