This was a landmark year for us, especially in terms of staging our own productions.
Autumn 2019’s Performances for the Curious, featuring more than 30 shows, was our most accessible yet. English and Welsh productions of Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff), our award-winning co-production with Carys Eleri, toured extensively across Wales and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to rave reviews.
We made our debut in Asia in February 2020 with a brand new co-production of The Mirror Crack’d, performed in Mumbai, and our co-production The Beauty Parade, a brand new, female-led theatre show made by Deaf and hearing artists, was a box office hit in March 2020. Off-stage, Radio Platfform launched its second studio – in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff, in July 2019.
Meanwhile, at home in our Glanfa foyer, we hosted a series of community banquets which were a huge success, and which we hope to revisit when we reopen our doors.
2020 Annual Report and Financial Statement
2019 Annual Report
In November 2019, we turned 15 and reflected on the privilege of being able to nurture the hearts, minds and wellbeing of our nation. From welcoming 26,000 people through our doors for our very own Festival of Voice and 300,000 visitors for the National Eisteddfod, to bringing international sensations War Horse and Wicked to our stage; there are some impressive highlights.
We pride ourselves not only on bringing world-class productions and festivals to our country’s capital, but also in developing and supporting local artists and broadening the horizons of our young people. Find out how every penny spent at Wales Millennium Centre helps fire the imagination of our nation.