Wales Millennium Centre

Price guide: Expensive

Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

Price guide: Expensive

Wales Millenium Centre, daytime
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By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

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#7 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Art, Celebrity spotting, Design and architecture, Live entertainment

Expert review of Wales Millennium Centre

A giant armadillo sitting proudly in the dock of the bay.

A breathtaking concert hall that boasts stunning acoustics and ornate woodwork; galleries supporting international art and photography; their Ffresh cafe that adores Welsh produce; a chocolate stall that dishes out addictive handmade sweets: Wales’s flagship cultural mega-centre ticks oh-so many boxes. It would be difficult to know where to start... If it didn’t look like a massive metallic armadillo! I admire its imposing, futuristic shell-like architecture every time I visit the bay and its wide range of touring musicals, shows, plays, operas and comedians has given the city a whole new world of entertainment potential. An essential attraction for any Cardiff debutants.

Price advice: 

The building is free to enter, shows come at a range of prices.

Expert tips: 
Like any high profile venue, be sure to book early.
Their website has a dedicated offers page for discounts and reductions.
The centre host various guided backstage tours, there’s one tailored especially for techy types.
A City Sightseeing bus ticket offers discounts for guided tours.

More information on Wales Millennium Centre:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Architectural site, Art gallery, Theatre / opera house / concert hall
Address:
Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
Telephone:
+44 29 2063 6464
Website:
http://www.wmc.org.uk
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Wales Millennium Centre is open from 10am-6pm, the shows usually start at about 7pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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