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Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales. The site covers a total area of 4.7 acres (1.9 ha). Phase 1 of the building was opened during the weekend of the 26–28 November 2004 and phase 2 opened on 22 January 2009 with an inaugural concert. The centre has hosted performances of opera, ballet, contemporary dance, theatre comedy, and musicals.
The Wales Millennium Centre comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls with shops, bars and restaurants. It houses the national orchestra and opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, a total of eight arts organisations in residence.
The main theatre, the Donald Gordon Theatre, has 1,897 seats, the BBC Hoddinott Hall 350 and the Weston Studio Theatre 250.
In 2001 Lord Rowe-Beddoe was appointed chairman of Wales Millennium Centre, a company limited by guarantee. Board members include Sir Michael Checkland.
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Wales Millennium Centre Reviews
We went to the matinee showing of Beautiful - The Carol King Story last Thursday. What a fabulous show, not knowing too much about Carol King, I was surprised at some of the songs that she had... more »
An amazing building, it's a government building and theatre. So take a tour and walk around this fabulous beautiful space, the architecture is incredible and inspiring. You can have a meal there to. more »
This is a stunning place outside and inside. The decor inside is a mix of beautiful rich woods and coal mining black metal and sparkling glass. Staff were so friendly and helpful. The gift shop is small but lovely merchandise. I went to see Macbeth and bought several quirky things connected to the play. Will definitely be back here.
Wales Millennium Centre is a pleasure to visit and is perfect for a family day out. The show selection is good, pricing is acceptable and there are events held for children activities. The only downside is the cafe - they don't have many food selections, pricing is high and the seating is uncomfortable. Toilets, wheelchair access and baby changing services are superb.
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