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6 excuses for family fun

Need an excuse for a family trip to the theatre? From toddlers to teens, we've lined up 8 family-friendly shows to enjoy together.


The smash-hit production of Annie comes to Cardiff, direct from London’s West End. This ‘glorious revival’ (The Times) stars Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan! Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… 

Age guidance: 5+ (no under 2s)
Under 16s offer: £4 off (top 2 prices, Tue – Thu, when bought with a full price adult ticket)

3 – 8 July 2023

Winnie The Pooh

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh... and don’t forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation. Featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Age guidance: All ages
Under 16s offer: £6 off selected seats (max 3 discounted seats per booking)

3 – 5 August 2023

Play Opera LIVE: Space Spectacular

Travel through the depths of space with Welsh National Opera on a musical voyage that is out of this world. Travel through the depths of space on a musical voyage that is out of this world. A WNO family experience wouldn’t be complete without free foyer activities. Transform into an alien at our face painting station, enjoy an intergalactic treasure hunt, and more from 1pm.

Family tickets: family of 4 £30, family of 5 £35 (max 2 adults)
Under 16s offer: £7.50 off (when bought with a full price adult ticket)
Babes in arms: £2 lap tickets for under 2s

30 September 2023

Shrek the Musical

Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek the Musical is a fun filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrek-tackular’ score. A perfect night out for the young, and the young at heart, the award-winning Shrek the Musical is guaranteed fun for all ages and will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing all the way home.

Age guidance: 5+ (no under 2s)
Under 16s offer: 25% off (top 2 prices, Mon – Thu, max 3 discounted seats per booking) 

20 – 25 November 2023

Disney's Aladdin

With astonishing special effects, over 350 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast and live orchestra, Aladdin features all the songs from the classic Academy Award-winning film including Friend Like Me, Arabian Nights, and A Whole New World.

Age guidance: 6+ (no under 3s)
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 10 January, 6.30pm

7 December 2023 – 14 January 2024


When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life in this UK premiere.

Age guidance: 3+
Under 16s offer: £10 off selected seats (Wed – Fri)

13 – 17 March 2024