Centre set to host an Easter eggstravaganza!
Prepare yourself for an eggstravaganza at the Wales Millennium Centre this Easter.
With an exciting line up of drama, music and craft activities, it’s sure to be cracking!
Providing entertainment for the whole family, there’s something for all visitors including spellbinding shows, interactive storytelling, creative craft sessions … and the return of the popular, free Family Dance Festival.
We’ve also got several relaxed performances which offer a more relaxed environment specifically adapted for families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders and those with learning disabilities.
Here’s our eggciting line up…
Almost Always Muddy
Immerse your child in the magical world of storytelling at this unique event between April 1 and 8.
Almost Always Muddy encourages its young audience to create props from a treasure trove of materials, which are then woven into the storyline of a show.
Thanks to the contribution of younger visitors, each show is completely unique and highly enjoyable for all.
When: 07 April 2018 – 11am & 3pm
Age: 7+ Please note this is an energetic performance with loud sounds
Where: Outside the Centre in The Story Yard
Relaxed performances: 8 April 11am & 3pm with BSL interpretation.
Dig out your glass slipper and head to the Centre this April, for Matthew Bourne’s sell-out show Cinderella.
The critically acclaimed show offers a twist on the classic fairytale, setting Cinderella and her prince against the heart-breaking backdrop of the Second World War.
Bourne’s retelling sets the heroine and her prince charming in war-torn London where they are ripped apart by the devastation of the Blitz.
Brought to the Centre by New Adventures, this thrilling and evocative adaptation will form part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
When: 03 Apr – 07 Apr 2018 7.30pm, Thu 5 & Sat 7: 2.30pm
Age: 5+ (No under 2s)
Where: Donald Gordon Theatre
Cost: from £18
Join everyone’s favourite Ogre, his trusty donkey and a princess with a magic secret in Cardiff this April.
Shrek the musical will be taking to the stage at the Centre for an all-singing, all-dancing show from April 10th to the 22nd.
The tale follows angry ogre Shrek who is sent on an unlikely quest to save Princess Fiona with the help of his sassy sidekick.
When: Tue 10 Apr – Sun 22 Apr 18, 7pm daily plus 2.30pm on Thu, Sat & Sun
Sat 14 – show with Audio description and BSL interpretation
Where: Donald Gordon Theatre
Cost: from £19
The Girl with the Incredibly Long Hair
Join Rapunzel as she journeys into the forest this Easter.
The Girl with the Incredibly Long Hair sees Rapunzel, her mum and friend set off on an adventure between April 10 and the 15 – and they need your help!
Perfect for children aged four and over, this enchanting show takes the audience on a journey into the woods, letting them experience the sights and sounds as the drama unfolds around them.
The show has been brought to the Centre thanks to a collaboration between We Made This and Blackwood Miners’ Institute.
When: Tue 10 Apr – Sun 15 Apr 18, 11am & 3pm
Where: Weston Studio
Relaxed performances: 14 & 15 April @ 11 am, BSL performance: 13 April @ 11am &
3pm. Touch Tour: 14 & 15 April @ 10:15am.
Family Dance Festival
Break out your best moves and head over to the hugely popular Family Dance Festival from April 11 to the 14.
Back by popular demand, this pop-up event will bring together all the family for an hour of unforgettable dance, featuring some of the most fun and inspiring companies in Wales.
The festival, which is run in partnership with Coreo Cymru, Chapter and National Dance Company Wales, will take place in front of the Centre daily and is suitable for all ages.
When: 11 Apr – 14 Apr 2018
Wed 11 & Fri 13 @ 10.30, 12.30 & 14.30
Thu 12 & Sat 14 @ 10.30, 12.30 & 16.00
A chance to dance! Take part in a short workshop after the performances to try some of the moves you’ve just seen.
Age: all ages
Where: Outside The Centre
Crafts and messy play
Alongside the drama and dancing, there will also be an abundance of opportunities for your little ones to unleash their creativity this Easter.
Craft workshops will be taking place in the Centre throughout April, with the popular weekly Family Saturdays event returning along with the monthly Toddler Time session. More information can be found at www.wmc.org.uk/families/
The Centre also offers a full menu of child friendly meals and snacks and drinks, including seasonal treats for children, in its cafes and restaurant. The Centre is a family-friendly venue with breastfeeding mothers welcome, bottle warming facilities available, changing facilities for babies, and an accessible changing facility for older children and adults with additional needs.
For more information visit https://www.wmc.org.uk/WhatsOn/?lang=en