Chapter Arts Centre

Price guide: Free

Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Price guide: Free

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By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

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#12 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Chapter Arts Centre

A vibrant nucleus for all things art in Cardiff.

While Wales Millennium Centre takes centre stage as Cardiff’s most striking arts centre, Chapter is its cool understated cultural forefather. Its seeds were sewn over 40 years ago, the venue establishing its progressive roots instantly with a Pink Floyd concert, held just down the road in Sophia Gardens.

An old school house with a glistening glass facade, Chapter is home to two small cinemas, two theatres, gallery spaces, bars and workspaces for the city’s burgeoning artists. Their choice of independent international films is as wisely curated as their range of local ales, and the displays, features and community projects ensure the venue is never the same place twice.

Price advice: 

Chapter and its galleries are free to enter. Attractions vary in cost; cinema tickets cost £6.60.

Expert tips: 
The bar is a vibrant hang out in the evenings, especially in the weekend.
You can save money on repeat visits via the CLIC system on their website.

More information on Chapter Arts Centre:

Price guide:
Art gallery, Theatre / opera house / concert hall
Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
+44 29 2030 4400
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Open 10am–11pm Mon to Sun.

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