Events in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay boasts an array of events for everyone to enjoy. Visit the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and take in a world class show, or enjoy our annual events such as the Cardiff Food and Drink Festival. And that’s not all… from craft fairs to children’s workshops, you are sure to have a great day out!

Family Saturdays at WMC

- (11:00 - 16:00)
Glanfa, Wales Millennium Centre
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Let your imagination run wild every weekend with our Family Saturdays.

 

Every Saturday, we have free craft workshops for you and your little ones.

Come along and explore your creative flair – from cress planting and woolly octopuses to envelope cities.

Our free craft days enable young children to express themselves freely while learning to problem solve, share and make new friends along the way.

And at the end of it all you get some amazing free art to take home.

Visit the Senedd

- (10:30 - 16:00)
The Senedd
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Did you know that the Senedd is open seven days a week between 10:30 – 16:00?

After making your way inside, staff are available to greet you and share the fascinating story of how the Senedd and the Assembly came to be.

Wales: A Story of Devolution

- (10:30 - 16:00)
The Senedd
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To mark 20 years of devolution in Wales, we have developed a timeline of key milestones of Wales’ journey to devolution and the key achievements over the past 20 years.

The timeline, which was curated in partnership with the Wales Governance Centre, can be seen around the funnel, the central focus of the Oriel.

Saturday night Supper Clwb

- (19:30 - 19:30)
Ffresh bar and kitchen
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Every Saturday night from 7.30pm, Supper Clwb brings you the best cabaret in town, plus delicious plates of food, and drinks to die for.

 

Alun Saunders, Leroy Brito, The Cardiff Cabaret Club and David Mahoney all host regular nights featuring rising stars from the cabaret scene.

 

Your £30 ticket includes a Bellini cocktail on arrival, an incredible live cabaret act, three small plates from our contemporary Welsh menu + a dessert cocktail to finish the night off in style.

 

Bring your friends down to the best kept secret in the Bay.

Ffresh Bar and Kitchen

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Wales Millennium Centre
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Pop into Ffresh bar and kitchen and try our new contemporary menu made with the finest Welsh ingredients.

 

All our dishes are 100% gluten free, 50% vegan and vegetarian.

 

SMALL PLATES, BIG SMILES

Our small plates are designed for sharing and trying new flavours and will make your taste buds sing, just like our performers on stage.

 

If you’re new to the concept, try our tasting menu, otherwise we recommend two to three small plates per person.

 

We’ve also paired a wine for each small plate. Order a flight of three wines paired for each of your dishes for just £9 (75ml)

Be/Longing

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The Pierhead
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As part of the celebrations to mark Black History Month, the National Assembly for Wales is proud to host Be/Longing, an exhibition delivered by Dr Roiyah Saltus of the University of South Wales.

Be/Longing centres on the Commonwealth citizens who travelled to Wales after the Second World War to join others from the Caribbean islands, who had made Wales their home long before. Rooted in the lives of this older generation, the installations and photographs aim to provide a glimpse into some of the everyday practices of people with roots as deeply embedded in Welsh soil as in the sand of the islands where they were born.

Sponsored by Jane Hutt and Dr Dai Lloyd.

Wool Works – exhibition of textiles

- (10:30 - 17:30)
Craft in the Bay
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Finland comes to Wales in this exciting exhibition of contemporary textiles, jewellery and metalwork. Members of MaP (Makers & Practitioners) in Wales have teamed up with Modus in Finland to celebrate and embrace links between the cultural heritages of both countries.

Map and Modus members will be offering a series of craft workshops for the public and you will also have opportunities to attend artist talks on specialist areas – including ‘Fish Skin Tanning’ and ‘Grandma’s textile boots walk to a modern time’!

 

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can  watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

October dates:
1-2
8-9
15-16
22-23

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

Pit Bottom to Parliament – Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP

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The Senedd
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The South Wales Miners’ Museum presents ‘Pit Bottom to Parliament’, an exhibition about the life of Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP. An early trade unionist and Labour politician, Hartshorn fought for improvements in the working lives and conditions of miners and their families, but he has since been largely forgotten. The first Welsh collier to become a Cabinet Minister during the turbulent years of the early 20th century, this exhibition tells the story of Hartshorn’s journey from pit boy to miners’ leader and politician.

An exhibition by the South Wales Miners’ Museum. Sponsored by David Rees AM.

Grease

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this brand-new production is direct from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Leicester Curve.

 

After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

 

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

On Your Feet!

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Her voice. His vision. Their story. The Broadway and West End production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s smash-hit musical is coming to Cardiff.

On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom.

 

Featuring 26 of Gloria Estefan’s hits including 1-2-3CongaGet On Your FeetEverlasting LoveDr. BeatMi TierraAnything For YouDon’t Wanna Lose YouRhythm Is Gonna Get YouTurn The Beat Around and more

Award-winning SLIME fun at Mermaid Quay for October half term!

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Mermaid Quay
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Multi-award-winning creative company The Creation Station is bringing its uber-popular “SLIME” workshops to Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay for October half term (Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November).
 
The Creation Station inspires over 16,000 children and families every week in its crafty, and imaginative classes, parties & events. Last year, it launched its “SLIME” sessions across the UK and saw a huge take up.
 
The Creation Station’s Slime workshops include ‘safe for little hands’ SLIME, which children can embellish and personalise with a selection of goodies, and then take part in games like ‘blowing the biggest bubble’ or ‘stretchy-est strand’.

Lantern Making

- (12:00 - 16:00)
The Red Dragon Centre
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Get ready for spooktacular celebrations at The Red Dragon Centre this October half term!

From boo-tiful balloon decorations and frightful visitors to meet in our Spooky Green Zone, there’s plenty to get you in the Halloween alongside all our fun attractions and tasty places to eat.

Plus between Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31 October we are partnering with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to host free lantern making workshops between 12-4pm using leaves and recycled jam jars. Little ones can also learn all about leaf identification and decorate their lanterns with spooky bats (don’t worry, they won’t be real, they’ll only be silhouettes!).

9 To 5 the Musical

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Centre to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical, starring Wales’ own Caroline Sheen and Amber Davies!

 

Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office, or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

 

With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can  watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

November dates:
5-6
12-13
19-20
26-27

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

Eddie Izzard

- (19:30 - 22:30)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Five years after his last comedy tour Force Majeure made comedy history, having played 45 countries including all 50 US States AND in four languages (making it the most extensive comedy show ever), Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe’.

 

Wunderbar is a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of Eddie Izzard.

 

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

 

Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis; his current goal is to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

 

Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through Sir Ranulph’s life, spanning his early childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life, the Transglobe Expedition and his current Global Reach Challenge; making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

Lost in Music: One Night at the Disco

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Get ready to recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco.

 

Relive some of the greatest music of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic, with songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many more.

 

Boasting a sensational live band, an incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals, Lost in Music is sure to have you dancing in the aisles.

 

So, come dressed to impress, lose yourself and leave your troubles at home as we celebrate the golden age of Disco. It’s the feel-good show of the year.

Who Am I Again? An Evening With Lenny Henry

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as he embarks on a brand-new UK tour this autumn.

 

Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known and celebrated comedians, with a career which began with cult stardom on children’s TV to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor.

In the first half of the evening, Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of funny and sad memories and stories; from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism.

With his mother’s mantra of “H’integration” echoing in his ears, Lenny will recount setting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career, but wondering at every stage: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?

In part two, Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience.

Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I Again?’

Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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The red carpet is rolled out for an evening of movie magic, featuring the most iconic songs made famous by films.

 

From Disney to Moulin Rouge, Dirty Dancing to The Greatest Showman and many more in between, Hollywood blockbuster songs and Oscar-winning melodies of the silver screen come to life on stage with an all-star cast of singers and the soaring sounds of The Novello Orchestra, celebrating the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

 

Conducted by David Mahoney, hosted by Connie Fisher (winner of BBC’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?), and featuring guest artists Lucie Jones (We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde, Rent), Noel Sullivan (Tiger Bay The Musical, Priscilla, Grease), and Ian H Watkins (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, vocalist in Steps).

Nativity! The Musical

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Following a smash-hit 2018 tour and London run, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Wales Millennium Centre this November.

 

Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.

 

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish – to star in a Nativity – and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! The only trouble is that teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

Frozen Fun Day

(12:00 - 16:00)
The Red Dragon Centre
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Join us for a fun filled fairy tale day on Sunday 24 November and help us support Ty Hafan.

Featuring your favourite princesses and their snowman friend at intervals between 12-4pm, as well as free face painting and the chance to help craft a giant eco-friendly polar bear, there will plenty of family fun to enjoy alongside all our great places to eat and play!

Usual parking terms apply

Please note the characters in attendance at this event are lookalike mascots only and have no affiliation to the film.

Les Miserables

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will return to the Centre in 2019.

 

This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs, I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master Of The House, and many more.

 

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 51 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Storm the barricades for a ticket.

Santa Express

Santa’s Express at Mermaid Quay

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Tacoma Square, Mermaid Quay
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You can take a magical ride on the Santa Express at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay this Christmas.
 
The brightly coloured, highly festive Santa’s Express steam train has an elf driver plus two carriages stuffed full with 24 presents and a Christmas tree – complete with 20 baubles – all made with a total of nearly 300,000 LEGO® bricks.
 
Visitors will even be able to climb aboard the train for the perfect Christmas selfie! Visiting the installation is free of charge.
 
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Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

December dates:
3-4
10-11

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

The King and I

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Hailed as “the theatrical event of 2018”, the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is embarking on a World Tour direct from its record-breaking sold-out season at The London Palladium.

 

The King And I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike – with one of the finest scores ever written, including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra.

Six

- (19:30 - 22:20)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit Six is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

 

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 80-minute celebration of 21st century sisterly sass-itude. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again….

Divorced. Beheaded. Live!

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.

 

Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But don’t worry – they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things.

“Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.”

You’ve been warned, now go buy a ticket!

Acosta Danza – Evolution

- (20:00 - 21:30)
Wales Millennium Centre
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International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza perform a programme of new and existing works.

 

Acosta makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The company also perform new work, Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg. Inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’après midi d’un faune, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui completes the bill with masterpiece Faun, set to Debussy’s original score with additional music from Nitin Sawhney.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

- (19:30 - 22:20)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway show is returning to Cardiff.

 

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

 

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

 

Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanTake Good Care of My BabyYou’ve Got a FriendSo Far AwayIt Might as Well Rain Until SeptemberUp on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

Brendan Cole: Show Man

(19:30 - 21:30)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Brush off your tails, Brendan is back!

 

Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his hand-picked championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of some of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes.

The very first winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is joined by an amazing team of professional dancers, singers and a live band to showcase the superb choreography and dazzling performance that has kept him in the public eye for more than 15 years.

Join us for a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance with the charismatic Brendan Cole, and experience the ultimate Show Man at his best.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to Cardiff in their first tour of the decade.

 

The tour is entitled, “Just Trust” in answer to the musical questions: “Will they play my favourite song?,” or, “Are they going to frighten the horses with songs that are rarely performed and send some of their old nags off to pasture?” When ticket holders ask, “Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?”

 

We say: Just Trust Elvis Costello and The Imposters.

 

This superlative ensemble – Steve Nieve on keyboards, Pete Thomas on drums, and bassist and vocalist, Davey Faragher – are once again augmented by singers Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee, all of whom were heard on the acclaimed 2018 Concord Records release, ‘Look Now,’ numbers from which will find their rightful place among the highlights from one of the most unique and renowned song catalogues in popular music.

William Shatner

(19:30 - 22:30)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage.

 

In this unique evening, you’ll enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognisable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories from portraying the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and movies, as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer.

Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience-led Q&A. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include a post-show photo op with William Shatner.

AJ Live

(19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Strictly favourite and serial semi-finalist AJ Pritchard is back out on the road in 2020 after his debut tour in 2019.

 

AJ Live 2020 will combine the best moments from Strictly you know and love, intertwined with new energy packed choreography for all the family, from AJ and his pick of the best new dance talent in the UK.

Cabaret

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret, starring John Partridge (Chicago), Kara Lily Hayworth (Cilla The Musical) and Anita Harris.

 

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take to the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…

 

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris and fresh from two smash-hit West End runs, the Tony award-winning Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes The World Go RoundMaybe This TimeCabaret and more.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics across the UK and the USA. The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

 

Set to the achingly romantic music of Golden Age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

 

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We Will Rock You

- (19:30 - 22:20)
Wales Millennium Centre
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The worldwide smash-hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK.

 

The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed.

 

Since 2002 over 16 million theatre-goers in 19 countries have thrilled to this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances.

 

 

Million Dollar Quartet

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas, on Broadway and around the UK, Million Dollar Quartet comes to Cardiff!

 

This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

 

On 4 December 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis, the studios of legendary record producer Sam Phillips, for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede ShoesFeverThat’s All RightSixteen TonsGreat Balls of FireWalk the LineWhole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ OnWho Do You Love?MatchboxFolsom Prison BluesHound Dog and many more.

A Monster Calls

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Based on Patrick Ness’s critically acclaimed bestseller, Sally Cookson’s Olivier award-winning production of A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

 

Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better.

Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking, and it’s come to tell Conor tales. When it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

Oi Frog & Friends

- (11:00 - 17:30)
Wales Millennium Centre
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It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming… Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge?

 

Join FROG, CAT and DOG in this new action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! Expect songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at.

Oi Frog & Friends! is adapted from the bestselling books by Kes Gray and Jim Field, and created for the stage by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

- (19:30 - 22:20)
Wales Millennium Centre
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The iconic musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is coming to Cardiff!

 

Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

 

With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally!

Once

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, Once tells the story of two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who unexpectedly find each other and fall in love.

 

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony Awards® and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, this brilliant and beautiful musical is a spellbinding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to Cardiff, starring Layton Williams as Jamie New and Shane Richie as Hugo/ Loco Chanelle. Funny, fabulous and feel-good, this is the musical sensation for all the family.

 

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

 

With an original score by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will have you talking for years to come!

The Lion King

- (19:30 - 22:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been experienced by 100 million people globally and is still drawing sell-out crowds at London’s Lyceum Theatre in its 20th year.

 

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s classic film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.