The trees lining Lloyd George Avenue are changing. The air blowing in from the Bay is colder. Autumn is calling us to our cosy comforts...
So, grab your scarf and step inside Wales Millennium Centre for a warming drink in Ffwrnais before sinking into your seat for one of our amazing autumn events.
Life of Pi
After an epic storm in the Pacific Ocean, Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Based on the global phenomenon and winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide, Life of Pi is the hugely popular story of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Don’t miss the West End and Broadway spectacle on its first ever UK tour.
'It will make you believe in theatre. A triumph.' Sunday Times
After a bloody civil war, the Llŷr family controls Cedyrn. Branwen, the charismatic young princess who has won the people’s hearts, is eager to move her country forward, but her brother, the king, won’t listen. During an unexpected visit by the King of Ireland, she sees her opportunity: escape to a progressive and prosperous country where her voice will count and she’ll have the power to change things. But, as her star rises, every bargain, betrayal and body leads her deeper into the darkness, until, on the brink of ruin, the price becomes clear.
A new musical by Wales Millennium Centre and Frân Wen which reimagines the iconic story of Branwen, with Gethin Evans directing an outstanding cast of performers and musicians.
Lost in Music: One Night at the Disco
Join us as we recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco. Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of disco.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Funny, fabulous and feel good, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie features an all-star cast including West End sensation Ivano Turco as Jamie, musical theatre star Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret, Coronation Street and West End icon Shobna Gulati as Ray, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie veteran Talia Palamathanan as Pritti, Dancing on Ice royalty Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge and EastEnders legend John Partridge as Hugo/Loco Chanelle.
Sam Morrison: Sugar Daddy
Recently named a New Face at the 2023 Just for Laughs Festival and making his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Sam Morrison is one of the fastest rising stars on the comedy scene. In an outrageous journey of love, loss, diabetes and seagull attacks Sugar Daddy follows Sam as he meets his late partner at a gay bear festival and finds hope and humour in grief after his passing.
PLENTY OF TREATS
Llais: International Arts Festival
Llais opens on 10 October with Welsh Music Prize. Our fantastic line-up also includes Bat For Lashes, Gwenno, and Both Sides Now: Celebrating Joni Mitchell featuring special appearances from Charlotte Church and Laura Mvula. A packed line-up of events across the building includes workshops and free screenings.
Cabaret - Everyone's Invited
Discover unexpected and entertaining delights as we showcase the very best in drag, comedy, burlesque, live music, gig theatre and more. Cabaret is a safe space where everyone can express and enjoy themselves. We’re serving emerging and eclectic talent like nowhere else in Wales – and everyone’s invited. We've got some ooky spooky treats coming up at Cabaret this autumn including Halloween Burlesque Fantasy with Cardiff Cabaret Club, Horrible Drag featuring Drag Race UK's Charity Kase, and a 'Slayance' with House of Deviant - Wales' first and only learning disabled drag troupe.
Blow Away the Cobwebs
Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures.
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 ‘shrektackular’ score. Featuring fabulous songs including the smash hit I'm a Believer, Shrek the Musical is a “musical extravaganza for big kids and little kids alike”. Come join the adventure as Shrek and Donkey endeavour to complete their quest, finding unexpected friendships and surprising romance along the way.
Mid-week matinee added due to demand!
I Should Be So Lucky
Hilarious and heart-warming I Should Be So Lucky is about family, friends, love and great times. Soaring anthems, classic pop tracks and dazzling dance sequences come together featuring no less than 10 Number 1 singles and over 30 songs from the Hit Factory whose music defined an era. The creative team is led by stage and screen legend Debbie Isitt (director and writer of the hit Nativity! franchise) and Jason Gilkison (creative director for Strictly Come Dancing) and the music genius of Stock Aitken Waterman.
Escape to a whole new world and experience this extraordinary theatrical event already seen by over 14 million people worldwide. Featuring the iconic music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice - this exuberant production is filled with unforgettable magic, comedy and breath-taking spectacle! 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.