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Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has already established its reputation as one of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural destinations.
The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership.
The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe. Look beyond the amazing exterior, as featured in Torchwood and Dr Who, and you will come across a bustling atmosphere that makes our visitors want to return time and time again. We’re so much more than a theatre though.
Our visitors come to enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants….there really is something for everyone. We also offer regular behind-the-scenes backstage tours, as well as more specialist technical and architectural tours.
We’re easy to reach from outside of Cardiff via the M4 motorway. For the most reliable directions please us our postcode CF10 5AL with your Sat Nav device. If you are coming from the West leave the M4 at junction 33 and join the A4232. From the North follow the A470 towards Cardiff and follow signs to Cardiff Bay. From the East leave the M4 at junction 29 and join A48, follow signs to Cardiff Bay and Wales Millennium Centre.
Cardiff Bay has several car parking facilities. Q-Park Cardiff Bay is opposite Wales Millennium Centre on Pierhead Street and is open 24 hours a day, use CF10 4PH to navigate to the correct address. There are also car parks at the Red Dragon Centre, Mermaid Quay and Havannah Street.
Cardiff Bus operates several services to the Cardiff Bay area and there is a bus stop outside the front of Wales Millennium Centre. The BayCar connects with Cardiff Queen Street Station, St Mary’s Street and Cardiff Central railway station. Various other routes connect across the city, visit Cardiff Bus website to plan your journey.
Great Western Railway (GWR) run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central and Arriva Trains Wales have regular local services across Wales. There is a regular train service from Cardiff Queen station to the bay which runs every 12 minutes and takes less than 5 minutes. Visit National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey by rail.
AquaBus runs a waterbus service travelling from Cardiff Castle via Penarth to the bay. The waterbus runs from the city centre to the bay every hour at half past, and from Penarth to the bay every hour at twenty minutes past. The bus has full wheelchair access, as well as level access for infirm or elderly passengers.
Cardiff Bay is connected to the city centre by the Taff Trail cycle path; look out for Taff Trail signs running alongside the river from opposite the Principality Stadium. The Taff Trail also continues northwards providing a cycle friendly route all the way to Brecon. There is also a cycle lane and footpath, running along the A4232 from the Cardiff Bay Retail Park.
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Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL