The debut season of Cabaret, our vibrant new venue, has been launched – opening in February 2023 showcasing the very best in drag, burlesque, comedy, gig theatre and more.
With a provocative, joyful and sometimes wild line up, Cabaret will be a safe space for everyone to express and enjoy themselves. Tickets are on sale now.
Cabaret's inaugural season features local collaborations with Cardiff Cabaret Club, Glitter Cymru and The Queer Emporium, as well as hot-ticket touring acts Big Band Burlesque and TV’s Paulus who celebrates the music of Victoria Wood.
Our own creations will also take to the stage. Luke Hereford’s heart-warming show Grandmother’s Closet returns following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and Queerway – produced by Leeway Productions with support from RCT Theatres and Wales Millennium Centre – will debut telling life stories of LGBTQ+ people from Rhondda Cynon .
"A safe space where you can be yourself, find yourself and lose yourself.”
The programme has been curated by producer, Peter Darney, who masterminded our two sell-out adult Christmas cabaret shows (2021) and Carol The Lion, the (2022). and the Wardrobe
Peter Darney said: "With Cabaret we wanted to create as diverse a programme as possible and to make sure that it remained affordable in such difficult times. It’s going to be wild, provocative and fun.
"There's a Bhangra night, dementia friendly performances and something for the young and the young at heart. We want to create a special community here in South Wales – a safe space where you can be yourself, find yourself and lose yourself.”
Cabaret is part of our ongoing transformation into a creative hub for everyone. The dedicated venue will seat around 120 and serve emerging and eclectic talent like nowhere else in Wales, bringing a taste of Soho to Cardiff Bay.
The venue has been designed to make everyone feel at home with accessible and gender-neutral facilities.
Events range from £7 – £20, with discounted tickets available for those who are living with a disability, students, under 30s and the unwaged. Discover all the delights that we have in store this season.