Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has already established its reputation as one of the World`s iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership.
The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004. Look beyond the amazing exterior, as featured in Torchwood and Dr Who, and you will come across a bustling atmosphere that makes our visitors want to return time and time again. We’re so much more than a theatre. Our visitors come to enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants..... there really is something for everyone.
Menu For information contact Traveline Cymru - traveline-cymru.org.uk - Tel 0871 200 22 33 (*Calls cost 10p per minutes plus any charges your network provider makes) Useful Links cardiffbus.com Arriving by train - Menu
First Great Western run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central. firstgreatwestern.co.uk/
There is a shuttle service (Cardiff Baycar) running from Cardiff Central or Queen Street train stations, which takes just 8 minutes to arrive outside Wales Millennium Centre. The Baycar runs every 10 mins cardiffbus.com/baycar.shtml
Arriva Trains Wales Tel 0845 606 1660 arrivatrainswales.co.uk/
CrossCountry runs services to Cardiff from the Midlands, the South West, Manchester and the North East. Visit crosscountrytrains.co.uk for further information and to buy tickets (there's no booking fee and if you buy Advance you can print your tickets at home and select your own seat). crosscountrytrains.co.uk/
National Rail Enquires Tel 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
From the West (Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire etc)
Leave the M4 at junction 33. Join the A4232 and continue for about 9.3 miles. Leave the A4232 just before the Butetown Tunnel, signposted Techniquest. Continue along Stuart Street and turn right at the first set of lights. Wales Millennium Centre is in front of you.
From the North (Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon, Mid Wales, North West Wales)
Follow the A470 towards Cardiff until it turns into North Road/A470. Stay on North Road for about 4 miles, passing the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on your right, until you come to a major junction, by the civic buildings, on your left. Turn left here onto A4161 (Boulevard de Nantes), go through the lights and follow the road around into Dumfries Place, continue in the centre lane, following the road around to the left , until you go under a railway bridge, then turn right at the first traffic lights onto Fitzalan Place. Turn right at the next traffic lights onto Adam Street, stay in the left lane and take the slip road onto the Central Link Road. At the first roundabout, take the first exit and keep in the left hand lane, keeping left at the next roundabout. At the traffic lights turn right. Major car park entrance is along this road on right hand side. From the car park just cross the road to the Centre.
From the East (Newport, Bristol, Midlands, London etc)
Leave the M4 at junction 29. and join A48 M. Stay on this road until the exit marked Docks. Follow road markings for city centre. As you approach city centre turn left at traffic lights into Fitzalan Place. Turn right at the next junction onto Adam Street, stay in the left hand lane and take the slip road onto the Central Link Road. At the first roundabout, take the first exit and keep in the left hand lane. At the traffic lights turn right. Major car park entrance is along this road on right hand side. From the car park just cross the road to the Centre.
Car Sharing - a greener way to get to the Centre
Sewta Car Share (part of the lift share network) is a free, user-friendly service for organising shared journeys online. Sewta (The South East Wales Transport Alliance), is a consortium established by the 10 local authorities in South East Wales to improve public transport links in the region.
Normal Operating Information
Mon - Fri 6am - 6pm Up to 1 hour £2.00 Up to 2 hour £3.50 Up to 3 hour £5.00 Up to 4 hour £6.50 Up to 6 hour £8.00 Up to 9 hour £10.00 Up to 24 hour £10.00
Mon - Fri 6pm - 6am Up to 2hrs - £2.00 Up to 12hrs - £4.00
Access Scheme Disabled customers who wish to access a complimentary seat or for their Personal Assistant (carer) or a ticket at a reduced cost will need to join the Centre’s Access Scheme - an easy process that just requires the completion of one form which can be completed by either the disabled person or their nominated carer.
Criteria for joining the scheme Wales Millennium Centre currently offers a price reduction on most tickets for most performances for disabled visitors. The Centre recognises that some disabled visitors require additional support when attending shows. Therefore, we are happy to offer complimentary seats to Personal Assistants (carer) to enable disabled visitors to visit the Centre.
To qualify for a complimentary Personal Assistant (carer) seat, customers need to prove they are in receipt of: Higher rate care component of the Disability Living Allowance or Higher rate Attendance Allowance or Certificate of Visual Impairment
If you do not qualify for a complimentary Personal Assistant (carer) seat, the Centre will be offering a discount of 30% off the ticket price for those customers who receive: Middle rate care component of the Disability Living Allowance or Lower rate of Attendance Allowance
How to join? Proof of eligibility will be required either for the complimentary or discounted seat. The application can be made by either the disabled customer/person or by the Personal Assistant (carer) if they will be booking tickets on behalf of the disabled person. If you are a Personal Assistant (carer) who cares for more than one individual you will need to apply separately for each person you assist.
If you are a qualifying disabled person in receipt of the higher rate care component of the Disability Living Allowance, higher rate Attendance Allowance or Certificate of Visual impairment, please download Access Scheme Application Form to apply to join the access scheme.
If you are a qualifying disabled person in receipt of the middle rate care component of the Disability Living Allowance or the lower rate Attendance Allowance we offer a 30% price reduction for a Personal Assistant (carer), please download Access Scheme Application Form to apply to join the access scheme.
If you are a Personal Assistant (carer) who attends the Centre to facilitate a visit by a disabled person, and you book tickets on behalf of a disabled patron, you can apply to join the access scheme on behalf of your client by download.
If you are an organisation, business i.e. residential care homes, hospices etc. which is responsible for the care and well being of groups of disabled people that otherwise would not be able to attend the Centre unless accompanied.