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Behind closed doors - December

Where did Christmas go? We've already slipped into 2021 but there's still time (just) to reflect on what we go up to in December 2020.

During December we had plenty of fantastic community artwork on display during the festive season including some fantastic sculptures from local artists, partners. We also joined forces with the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles for a digital performance of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas.

And we hopefully brought some Christmas cheer to Cardiff Bay with our giant 'Nadolig Llawen' vinyl on the front of the building.

One of our fantastic resident companies, @HijinxTheatre also presented #12DaysofPAWB - an online festival showcasing their fantastic work with learning disabled and/or autistic actors.

In show news....we announced that Sister Act is coming to Cardiff and would be starring the sensational Jennifer Saunders in the role of Mother Superior and West End powerhouse Brenda Edwards in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.

Sister Act
Book tickets

Returning by popular demand following a sell-out run, we were delighted to announce that Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables will return to Wales Millennium Centre in June 2021.

Les Misérables artwork
Book tickets

7 December saw us celebrate Welsh Language Rights Day, a chance to highlight the fact that we're proud to offer a Welsh language service to our customers, visitors and staff and also remind everyone that we also have a Welsh-language Twitter feed to follow @yGanolfan.

Just before Christmas we announced more free radio training, starting on 12 January. We're delighted to be teaming up once again with @radioplatfform and ProMoCymru to deliver the course. To book a space, please email radioplatfform@wmc.org.uk. And you can find out more about Radio Platfform here.

Young man sat in a radio studio

We were thrilled that our co-production of #TheBeautyParade made it into @WalesArtsReview's Best of 2020. You can find the full list here: https://www.walesartsreview.org/welsh-theatre-our-best-of-2020/

And finally we all took an extended Christmas break this. Despite the building being closed, we've all been working tirelessly behind the scenes to not only secure our immediate future but to refocus our efforts, make the arts even more accessible for everyone to enjoy and to continue firing the imagination when we reopen.

We have plenty of projects in the pipeline for 2021 and we wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Many of the activities we're still able to carry out are a direct result of your kind donations, membership renewals and grant funding. We'd also like to thank the Arts Council of WalesMoondance Foundation and Garfield Weston, Paul Hamlyn FoundationThe Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity and The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust for allowing us to continue supporting the creative talent, young people and communities that need creativity now, more than ever.