Our History

Cwmni’r Frân Wen is a company limited by guarantee (number 03079992) and a registered charity (number 1060546). The company was established in 1984 and reached a milestone in its history in 2014 when it celebrated 30 years of inspiring, exciting and challenging children and young people.

Based in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, the company delivers its artistic programme mainly through the medium of Welsh, in schools, theatres, community centres and less familiar venues such as beaches, shops and nightclubs across North West Wales and beyond.

Four permanent staff members are employed full-time and three staff members are on short-term contracts. During 2016-2017 151 artists were contracted on short-term and freelance contracts. In addition, the company provides a training scheme for nurturing and developing the skills of young people who desire a career in the creative industries.

The company plays a key role in the prosperity of the arts and culture, creative education objectives and economic growth, locally, nationally and internationally.