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Wales Millennium Centre is Wales’ national home for the performing arts in Cardiff Bay. One of the UK’s top cultural attractions and home to eight resident partners, this Welsh landmark stages musicals, opera, ballet, circus and contemporary dance alongside the UK’s largest programme of free performances.

Welsh National Opera:</br>In Parenthesis

Welsh National Opera:
In Parenthesis

Iain Bell - World première

13 May - 03 Jun 16

In Parenthesis is young British composer Iain Bell’s adaptation of the epic poem by Welsh poet, writer and artist David Jones.

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

15 Jun - 16 Jul 16

Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.

Art Exhibitions

The Centre hosts a regular programme of 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.

Diwrnod Hyfryd Sali Mali

Diwrnod Hyfryd Sali Mali

(Sali Mali’s Lovely Day - Welsh Language Production)

17 Jun - 18 Jun 16

This Welsh language stage play for 3 - 7 year olds and their families is based on Mary Vaughan Jones’s classic, timeless characters.

Hijinx Unity Festival

Hijinx Unity Festival returns to the Centre for its 8th year with a programme of the best international inclusive dance and theatre for 2016.


“The irresistible dancers of Ailey are back” (The New Yorker) after a five year absence from the UK with a dazzling array of offerings. 

The Full Monty

The Full Monty

21 Nov - 26 Nov 16

In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm. Now, they’re back and this time they really have to go The Full Monty… live on stage!

Mandela Trilogy

Mandela Trilogy

Featuring the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and 12 ensemble

24 Aug - 27 Aug 16

The Centre Connected

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

ffresh Bar & Restaurant

ffresh Bar & Restaurant - listed in the Good Food Guide 2015 and Michelin Guide 2015.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This highly acclaimed National Theatre production is the winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon

17 Jan - 21 Jan 17

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain's greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom.