The Third Marquess of Bute: Real and Imagined

Our second ever stage production, Tiger Bay The Musial, focuses on a young girl’s struggle to challenge society’s injustices, follow her heart and realise her dreams. Based in Cardiff’s revolutionary 20th century, Tiger Bay The Musical is an epic amalgamation of fact and fiction. Dr Andrew Richardson, of Cardiff University, gives us detailed insight into what one of our pivotal character’s, Third Marquess of Bute, was really like.

The Third Marquess of Bute: Real and Imagined

Spotlight on November

The hats and scarves are officially out, and for those more organised, maybe then Christmas shopping has even begun? For us at the centre, all systems are go go go. November is the month that two spectacular musicals take on our Donald Gordon Theatre. Our very own epic production, Tiger Bay The Musical explores Cardiff in the early 1900s and Cameron Mackintosh’s world-renowned production, Miss Saigon, returns to the Centre as our Christmas treat.

Spotlight on November

The Hartlepool Monkey

With themes of morality, xenophobia, and fear of the unknown, The Hartlepool Monkey is certain to get audiences talking. With an audience rating of 10+, Gyre & Gimble’s lovable monkey will win the hearts of the whole family.

As its seven-week national tours reaches the Centre, Co-Directors Toby Olié and Finn Caldwell talk about audience reactions to the production so far, and how it has developed since 2014.

The Hartlepool Monkey

October Spotlight

As the months grow colder, it’s the perfect excuse for a night at the theatre. With a variety of cultural performances and an array of musical events, this October has something for everyone!

October Spotlight

Meet the team

In our series of blogs where we profile some of the many talented members of staff we have here at the Centre, we delve deeper into the world of Serena Grainger, our Customer Experience Manager.

Meet the team

Spotlight on September

This month will be a September to remember at the Wales Millennium Centre with high-kicking, side-splitting, entertainment from some of the nation’s top performers.

Caroline Flack will be putting her best foot forward in the UK smash hit Crazy For You, along with Strictly’s Tom Chambers, while award-winning comedian Rhod Gilbert is certain to banish the September blues.

Finally, urban life will be elevated to new heights when beatboxers, artists, skateboarders and DJs perform at the top of a multi-storey car park as part of Break the Bay.

September is packed to the rafters – You’d be crazy to miss it!

Spotlight on September

5 reasons why Hairspray has inspired audiences

Over the last week, Wales Millennium Centre has been transported to Baltimore, 1962 for the highly anticipated production of Hairspray. Big hair, big voices and big personalities shine through the musical as it tells the tale of a young Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance her way on to ‘The Corny Collins Show’.  If you haven’t caught the show yet, there’s still time, but until then, here’s why we love it…

While famous for its vintage-inspired costumes, lively musical numbers and loveable, believable characters, the Tony Award winning production is often hailed as larger than life, but it isn’t just a work of frothy escapism. Underneath the big hair and sixties spirit, the magic comes from its place in pop culture, drawing an America on the brink of change.

5 reasons why Hairspray has inspired audiences

Spotlight on August

School’s out for summer, and so is July! Celebrating the start of August, we are delighted to announce the sensational new shows at the Centre. From top-notch summer classics which are guaranteed to entertain the whole family to contemporary performances, there is something for everyone this August at the Centre.

Spotlight on August