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As Wales' No1 Visitor Attraction, you can expect a great experience when you visit the Centre. Arrive early and pack more in...

Grupo Corpo

Grupo Corpo

14 Oct - 15 Oct 14

Grupo Corpo combine the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms.

Welsh National Opera:</br>Carmen

Welsh National Opera:


19 Sep - 02 Oct 14

Why is Carmen one of the best loved of all operas?

    1. 20:00
    2. Mixalydia & Delyth McLean

      ffresh Bar

    1. 18:15
    2. Remembering August

      Glanfa Stage

    1. Summer Holiday Fun

      Meet at the Silver Dragon

    1. All Day
    2. Project Fio

      Around the Centre

    1. 18.00
    2. Panafest Cymru

      Around the Centre

    1. All Day
    2. Park and Play by Philip Morgan

      Cardiff Waterside Car Park

    1. 17:00
    2. Open Rehearsal

      Dance House - NDCWales

    1. 10:00
    2. Owain John & Sophie Jones

      Glanfa Stage

    1. Sing Together: Playing favourites

      Glanfa Stage

    1. Summer Craft


    1. Throwaway Music

      Glanfa Foyer

    1. 18.00
    2. Panafest Cymru

      Around the Centre

    1. All Day
    2. Park and Play by Philip Morgan

      Cardiff Waterside Car Park

Free Art Exhibitions

The Centre hosts a regular programme of free exhibitions by a wide range of established and emerging artists, across a wide range of mediums.

Free Performances

There are free performances on offer most lunchtimes and early evenings featuring a range of styles from jazz, traditional, classical, world, choirs, brass through to readings and performance literature – all free for our visitors to enjoy.


We offer a range of inspiring family experiences here at the Centre, including many activities for our youngest visitors to enjoy.

The Centre Connected

Watch live or catch-up with performances from the Centre’s Glanfa Stage.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

22 Oct - 25 Oct 14

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures make a welcome return to the Centre with their extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel,Lord of the Flies.

Weston Studio

Make time to experience the very best in small scale theatre - and at great value too.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly- acclaimed National Theatre production arrives at the Centre as part of its first ever UK tour.

Pink Martini with special guests The Novello Orchestra & The von Trapps

Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble and a Brazilian marching street band is Pink Martini

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

The globe-trotting tribute to the BBC’s best-loved sitcom makes a welcome return to the Centre.

ffresh Bar & Restaurant

ffresh Bar & Restaurant - a Wales The True Taste partner and listed in the Good Food Guide 2014.

Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery

Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery

Concert performance conducted by Valery Gergiev

02 Nov 14

The Mariinsky Opera makes a welcome return to the Centre, with one of the world’s best-renowned conductors at the helm.

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor

Join Al Murray The Pub Landlord to celebrate 20 years at the lager top with his brand new show One Man, One Guvnor.