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Kick-start your night out with pre and post-show tipples with friends and family. You can also take your drinks into the theatre now too.


Our redesigned front-of-house is home to Ffwrnais – a spacious lounge and café bar.


Monday 9am - 6pm*

Tuesday 9am - 9pm*

Wednesday 9am - 9pm*

Thursday - Saturday 9am - 11pm

Sunday 10am - 6pm*

*If there is a show, event or activity taking place, the building will close later.


All of our bars open one hour before show time so if you’re seeing a show in the Donald Gordon Theatre, you can enjoy a pre-performance or interval drink at one of our stunning theatre bars, the windows of which form the inscription on the front of the building.

Theatre Bars

The Glamorgan Brewery Bar situated on Level 2 features the beautiful backdrop of the building’s inscription; Horizons Bar on Level 4 has a partial view of the façade and is best reached by those seated in the circle; the Stones Bar features an unusual curved ceiling and is best reached from the upper circle seats.

Interval drinks

Seeing a show tonight? Avoid the rush and pre-order your interval drinks. You can either order them online, when purchasing your tickets or order them before the show at The Glamorgan Brewery Bar on Level 2 and collect from the hatches either side of the bar to avoid queuing. Simple.

You cannot currently preorder interval drinks at Ffwrnais, but the bar will be open as usual during intervals.

Members get more. Become a Ffrind member today and get 20% off drinks at Ffwrnais, Caffi and our theatre bars.

As we’re a charity, every purchase made in Ffwrnais, Caffi and our theatre bars goes back into funding our mission to give greater access to the arts to those that need it the most.

Bar One

This contemporary split-level coffee and wine bar has great views overlooking Cardiff Bay as well as outside seating. 

Opening times: 10am – 11pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am – 10.30pm on Sundays.

We operate a Challenge 25 policy in all of our bars.