Wales Millennium Centre

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  • Address: Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL, United Kingdom, CF10 5AL
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-2920636464
  • Fax: +44-02920636401
  • Ticket Price: 6 GBP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Convention Center, Social, Music And Show Venues

Let music enthrall your ears, ballets delight your eyes and theatre tickle your ribs at the striking Wales Millennium Centre. With an itinerary filled with all kinds of programs throughout the year, this is the most happening Centre in the city. No matter when you go, there’s always something happening!

The creation of the Centre was meant to replace the failed Cardiff Bay Opera House projects. An international design competition was held and out of 268 applicants, Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid’s sleek, dazzling design won. Due to funding problems, the project was stalled for a while, but finally construction started, with Jonathan Adams as designer, thus resulting in the beautiful bronze Millennium Centre that stands today, with illuminated letters emblazoned across it. Its doors opened in 2004, and in just a matter of 10 years, it’s already considered one of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural sites. It comprises of one big theatre and two tinier halls filled with shops, bars and eateries.

  • With an exterior made up of multi-coloured slate, glass and steel, a wooden framework and calligraphy across the front declaring "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration." in Welsh, the Centre’s exterior is a work of great beauty in itself. Take a look at each carefully crafted part and admire the kind of creativity and dedication it took to build such a structure.
  • There are hour long guided tours which promise to help you discover the secrets of the Centre. You’ll get to see one of the biggest stages in all of Britain, the dressing rooms and much more.
  • There are numerous free performances; all you need to do is turn up at the Centre, sit back and watch. Check their website for their show schedule and plan accordingly. Today, the Centre is home to nine arts organisations, including the Arts Council of Wales, The Welsh League of Youth and the National Dance Company of Wales.
  • Visit the Milipwt's Den, their free, fun and friendly place for children to discover and explore, and meet the new additions to the family, Dyfi, Lecsi, Ponti and Ogi.

  • Tips & Warnings: Tours last approximately one hour and places are limited so please book in advance.
  • Backstage tours are available everyday at 11:00, 14:30 and 15:45, though times may vary according to performances.
  • Entry to the building is free.
  • There’s a price for the guided tours of the building.
  • Some performances are free of cost while others have a viewing charge. Ticket and Information Office: 029 2063 6464
  • Tips and Warnings: The Centre is a fully accessible building with level access and lifts to all floors. They’re also family friendly with baby-changing facilities.
  • As a company limited by guarantee, Wales Millennium Centre has the right to enforce its own policy on matters of lost and found property. Whilst a customer may wish to report the loss or finding of property to the local police, it is essential that the Centre follows its own procedures and that a record is maintained of all items of lost and found property. Visit their website for more details.

  • Bus: For information contact Traveline Cymru (
  • Train: First Great Western run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central.
  • Shuttle: Cardiff Baycar, service No 6, runs from Cardiff Central station, which takes just 8 minutes to arrive outside Wales Millennium Centre. The Baycar runs every 10 minutes.

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  • Wales Millennium Centre Address: Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL, United Kingdom, CF10 5AL
  • Wales Millennium Centre Contact Number: +44-2920636464
  • Wales Millennium Centre Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wales Millennium Centre Price: 6 GBP
  • Best time to visit Wales Millennium Centre(preferred time): 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wales Millennium Centre: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 86.12% of people who visit Cardiff include Wales Millennium Centre in their plan

  • 59.78% of people start their Wales Millennium Centre visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wales Millennium Centre

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

58.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wales Millennium Centre

People normally club together Cardiff Bay and Millennium Stadium while planning their visit to Wales Millennium Centre.

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  • The whole experience including from parking to sitting down to watch the show was so easy. Lots of food and drink venues on site and close by. The auditorium is big easy access via stairs and lift. The sound was very good to and seats well not the armchair but reasonable. Overall a great night out and all sorts of entertainment to choose from throughout the year.

  • Excellent venue we recently went to see war horse here. The manner in which the seating is positioned means that you don't get a bad view. The location is perfect right on the bay with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby for a post or pre drink and food. But I would highly recommend the restaurant in the venue they a really good set price menu excellent food excellent service and the wine was quite reasonably priced too.

  • Watched War Horse here. The place is aesthetically beautiful from the outside. Inside, it's foyer is wide open, spacious and light. The eating areas are well looked after, with plenty of seating, the staff are very welcoming and the overall appearance is pleasing. The toilets are clean, well presented, even if there are long queues during intervals. The bar areas are easily accessible and affordable. The theatre has a great ambience, each level is staffed well and easily found with lifts to all floors. The production was amazing, great sound quality, lighting and effects. The surroundings enhanced the performance. I have no hesitation in recommending this venue, and merchandise stocked was reasonably priced. Great trip out for the family.

  • Went here for La Triviata the opera, what a fantastic evening, such a lovely tidy, streamlined venue, with easy access and excellent seats. My mum and myself attended as a birthday present to me from a friend. I absolutely loved the opera and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. The millennium centre is an excellent jewel in the Crown that is Cardiff Bay

  • Great venue. Reasonable price compared to other venues. Car parking only 5 minute walk away. Very helpful staff.

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  • What is on over Christmas

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    • I think the shows of Le Gateau Chocolat DUCKIE and Le Gateau Chocolat ICONS are planned. But, it is always better to call them directly on 029 2063 6464 during weekdays to get the updated information about show timings and ticket prices. 


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