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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...

Chinese New Year

Join us for a fun filled Saturday celebrating Chinese New Year, in partnership with SWICA Carnival and Cardiff Confucius Institute. Come along between 11am-4pm, when we'll be hosting a variety of Chinese inspired craft workshops, lantern making and traditional New Year's performances to welcome the year of the goat.

Man to Man

Man to Man

20 Mar - 27 Mar 15

What happens when who we are has to be hidden in the fight for survival? Manfred Karge’s Man to Man tells the story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany.

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.

Die Walküre (Act III) Concert Performance

As part of our 10th anniversary programme, we’re delighted to present this Welsh National Opera concert performance with Bryn Terfel taking the role of the god Wotan.

Mack & Mabel

Mack & Mabel

01 Dec - 06 Dec 15

Direct from its première at Chichester Festival Theatre, this major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel stars double Olivier award-winning Michael Ball as Mack Sennett.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

18 Aug - 22 Aug 15

Set in the French Riviera and its decadent underworld, this major new musical follows two seasoned swindlers' attempts to hoodwink a millionaire heiress.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

21 Jul - 01 Aug 15

The West End phenomenon Jersey Boys is touring the UK and Ireland for the very first time, making its Welsh debut this summer. This smash hit musical has won 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Carlos Acosta: On Before

Carlos Acosta: On Before

03 Jul - 04 Jul 15

Carlos Acosta, the world's favourite dancer, returns to the Centre with his most personal work to date, On Before.

The Centre Connected

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

Dylan Moran: Off The Hook

Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary is back with his new stand up show.

Yamato Drummers of Japan

Yamato’s acclaimed performances of authentic Japanese Taiko drumming have been seen by over 6 million people worldwide.

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.