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Sizzling Summer Shows And Experiences

Cardiff, it’s time to close those umbrellas and dig out that summer wardrobe you optimistically bought in the January sales, as sunny season is almost here and there’s nothing finer than the city in the summer. 

And we’ve got a dazzling selection of entertainment and delights for you to enjoy.


Grab your tickets to the best shows for you and the family.



27–30 June

Join all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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The Wizard of Oz


23–28 July

Starring Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as The Wicked Witch of the West and JLS sensation Aston Merrygold as The Tin Man, this spectacular production will be truly magical for all the family.

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29 July–3 August

You can’t stop the beat - HAIRSPRAY is BACK ON TOUR!
This fun-filled, feel-good show is bursting with show-stopping numbers and dizzying dance routines that you can’t help not to shimmy too!

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13 – 17 August

Greetings and salutations! Following two smash hit West End seasons, a record-breaking run at The Other Palace and winning the WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical, the black comedy rock musical based on the eponymous 1988 film, returns to Cardiff.

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20 – 24 August 

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Former X Factor finalist Niki Evans returns to the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, and the superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe, Easy Terms and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

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Here You Come Again


27–31 August

Dolly Parton's biggest hits in one helluva musical! Prior to West End.
For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits can be experienced together in a rollicking and joyous new musical comedy. Packed with the iconic songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again and more, this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times.

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Fill your nights with nostalgia and memories as your favourite music is reimagined on stage. 

Lea Salonga

LEA SALONGA – Stage, Screen & Everything In Between

25 June

Musical theatre royalty and official Disney legend, Lea Salonga is bringing her extraordinary talent back to the UK with a new tour. Fans will experience stage and screen classics from Lea’s best-known roles in Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Aladdin and Mulan.

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RE-TAKE THAT – Take That’s Greatest Hits Live on Stage

8 August

Re-Take That is the ultimate Take That party night, bringing the world’s biggest boy band’s greatest hits to life – live on stage. Created by Take That fans, for Take That fans, all of their million sellers plus Robbie Williams’ massive solo hits feature, including Greatest Day, Let Me Go, Shine, Never Forget, Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Love My Life, Angels and more.

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Re-Take That

FLEETWOOD MAC'S RUMOURS – with the Transatlantic Ensemble

9 August

After multiple sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and right across England, the Transatlantic Ensemble visit Wales for the first time this summer. They will be performing Fleetwood Mac's iconic Rumours album in its entirety, plus loads of other well-known Fleetwood Mac classics.

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LOST IN MUSIC - One Night at the Disco

11 August

Get ready to get Lost in Music. The show that everyone is talking about, now even bigger! 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.

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Get ready to take the plunge with a series of shared interactive experiences that will take you beneath the surfaces of the ocean.

Critical Distance

INVISIBLE OCEAN - Free virtual reality experiences

27 July–8 September 

DROP IN THE OCEAN (Bocs) is an interactive, social virtual-reality experience that takes you down to the marine depths of the Midnight Zone.

CRITICAL DISTANCE (Bocs) is a shared immersive experience which uses ground-breaking mixed reality (MR) to bring audiences into the world of Southern Resident orcas in North America’s Pacific Northwest.

For INTERACTIVE OCEANS (throughout Wales Millennium Centre), embark on a digital scavenger hunt and use your mobile devices to reveal some of the world’s most remarkable marine creatures – too tiny for the human eye to see!

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Be swept away in a summer showmance for one night only.



10 August

Hilarious stand-up from the star of Have I Got News For You and QI. ‘Expect sequins, social commentary, and massive laughs from the renaissance woman of UK comedy' – Rolling Stone.

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Kiri Pritchard-Mclean


"Bringing A Taste Of Soho To Cardiff Bay" - South Wales Life. Discover unexpected and entertaining delights as we showcase the very best in drag, comedy, burlesque, live music, gig theatre and more. Follow the fun - Instagram: @cabaret_caerdydd

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As the summer sun shines down on Cardiff Bay (fingers crossed), you can enjoy a cold drink at our outdoor bar Teras, or pop in and our taste our seasonal menu at Ffwrnais.

As the days get longer, make the most of your visit with our bars open till late. Plus, when you see an evening show, your ticket gets you 10% off post-show drinks.

Ffwrnias summer drinks

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