About Us

"Theatre had lost its way. It had missed the energy and impossibility of punk, the obviousness of state socialism, the adrenaline of sport."

Volcano is a small, energetic, responsive arts company with an ability to move quickly and imaginatively to make things happen, and a track-record in inspiring and engaging others, working in partnership and setting big ideas in motion. We create and tour high-impact professional theatre productions all over the world, as well as initiating and managing projects ranging from temporary building transformations to festivals, residential workshops, exhibitions, publications, public events and a sustainability summit. South Wales is the company’s home – we are outward-looking Welsh internationalists with deep Swansea roots, fascinated by the place we live and make work and its relationship to other places.

What We Do
  • We produce original theatre productions and site-specific events.
  • We tour theatre productions in Wales, the UK and all over the world.
  • We research and develop new ideas.
  • We commission work from writers, visual artists and film-makers.
  • We curate events that bring other artists and participants together.
  • We teach and inspire through workshops and residencies.
Who's Who: Meet the Volcano Team


Paul Davies - Artistic Director
Claudine Conway - Marketing & Communications Manager
Kay Denyer – Senior Administrator
Victoria Boobyer - Marketing & Media Officer
Sarah Dow – Finance Officer
Carrie Rhys-Davies - Project Director, Station2Sea
Ben Stimpson - Technical Manager
Caroline Lane - Project Manager, Troublemakers' Festival
Carys Mol - Project Assistant, Troublemakers' Festival

Board of Directors

Professor Keith Lloyd (Chair) – Head of the Medical School at Swansea University.
Heather Pudner - Formally Manager of South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership and accredited programmes for the Department of Adult Continuing Education.
Rhodri Thomas - Training Development Manager for Cynnal Cymru / Sustain Wales.
Chris Bird-Jones – Freelance Artist.
Elen Thomas - Head of Drama Ysgol Dyffryn Taff, Whitland.
Catrin Webster - Freelance Artist and Course Director of BA Fine Art and MA path leader at UWTSD.

Howard Davies - HJD Consulting.

Associates and Advisers

Carolyn Davies - Adviser and Consultant for Arts in Education. 
Catherine Bennett - Creative Associate. 
Fern Smith - Creative Associate.
Gudny Sigurdardottir - Associate Artist. 
Phil Ralph - Associate Artist. 

Partners : The people we work with

Volcano has been working with Coastal since 2010 to bring new creative energy and community resources to Swansea High Street through a 'Meanwhile Use' partnership and (since 2014) through the Arts Council of Wales's Ideas People Places initiative.



La Transplanisphère (France) • Institut Français (France) • Bildung und Integration (Germany) • Maison de la Création (Belgium) • Ortzai Teatro (Spain) • Sin Arts (Hungary) 

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