Are you stuck for ideas for Christmas gifts, or just looking for something a little different to give this year? With dazzling dance productions, smash-hit musicals and a family-friendly panto we’ve got something for everyone.
Join the revolution and storm the barricades in this new staging of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical with scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The magnificent score includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master of the House and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Prohibition era, New York. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang has the upper hand since obtaining the new-fangled ‘splurge’ gun. Enter Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy. Will he be able to stay out of trouble long enough to help Fat Sam defend his business?
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical
Based on the Baz Luhrmann film and starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton* and Eastenders’ Maisie Smith, this feel-good ballroom sensation is sure to be an unforgettable evening under the glitter ball that will send your heart soaring and toes tapping!
Directed and co-choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the show features the smash-hit songs Love Is In The Air, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Time After Time. Please note that this production includes strong language and some sexual themes. Age guidance: 12+
*Kevin Clifton will not be performing on 23 and 24 January 2023. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
If you’re looking for something for a fan of dance, we’ve got a great deal for you. If you book for the three dance shows below at the same time, you’ll get a discount of 15%.
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy-tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company.
Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby – A new dance theatre event, written by the creator of the global hit television series and featuring dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatization with an iconic and eclectic Peaky soundtrack from a live on-stage band.
Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice – Featuring live music on stage, The Sacrifice is inspired by Igor Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring. Rooted in storytelling and healing ritual, Masilo and her dancers deliver an exhilarating performance that will transport you through a journey of emotions.
Drag Queen Wine Tasting
Treat someone to an afternoon of mayhem and fabulousness. Hosted by internationally ignored superstar, Vanity von Glow, and renowned wine expert, Beth Brickenden, this is a wine tasting like no other.
After an incredible run as one of the hottest selling shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Drag Queen Wine Tasting is coming to Cardiff for the first time as part of Cabaret, opening in February 2023.
Welsh National Opera
WNO have something to suit all tastes during their spring season:
Play Opera Live: Dinosaur Discoveries is a fun and interactive family show. In a roarsome show that’s both entertaining and educational, sing, dance and clap along to some of our favourite pieces of music from stage and screen.
Blaze of Glory! celebrates our land of song and how community spirit can triumph over adversity. Traditional Welsh harmonies blend with the a cappella sounds of the 1950s operetta, gospel and big band in a feel-good performance which will make your heart sing.
The Magic Flute is an opera for all ages, with a reputation for being the perfect first opera. This new production takes this enchanting fairy tale and gives it a modern twist. Feast your eyes on vibrant sets and costumes accompanied by Mozart’s sublime music and a witty story.
The one and only Sir Ian McKellen and the hilarious John Bishop are joining forces to present a hysterical family-friendly panto. Mother Goose and her husband Vic run an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays and live a wholesome life inside an abandoned Debenhams. When a magical goose comes a-knocking, will fame and fortune get the better of them? This will be the ultimate theatrical feast – full of fun, farce and surprises that will make you honk out loud. Not to be missed!
*Under 16s offer – 25% off tickets on Tue – Thu, max 3 discounted seats per booking. All under 16s must be seated with an adult aged 18 or above*
Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show
If you’re looking for something for a young family, this is the show for you. Everyone’s favourite big lovable dog Hey Duggee is touring for the first time ever and here’s the chance to see him! Duggee and the squirrels from the much-loved CBeebies show will be appearing in this vibrant interactive production bursting with music, puppets and barrels of laughs along the way. It’s time for a Duggee Hug!
*£3 off tickets for under 8s and £2 tickets for babes in arms (under 2s with an accompanying adult)*
Too many shows to choose from?
Not a problem – our Gift Certificates are valid for 18 months and can be used on any upcoming show or at the theatre bars. Or for big theatre fans, take a look at our memberships. They offer fantastic benefits all year round like priority booking, 20% discount in our theatre bars and Caffi, exclusive ticket offers and regular email updates. If you’re looking for something a little more special, naming a seat in our iconic auditorium is a unique and long-lasting way to express your love, show your admiration or celebrate a life.
Don’t forget to visit our new Siop too – as well as Wales Millennium Centre merchandise including tote bags and t-shirts, we also have products from local organisations and artists like The Printhaus and Fizz Goes Pop.
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