What's on in the Vale of Glamorgan and beyond?
St Donats Arts Centre, Near Llantwit Major
St Donats Arts Centre is a department of UWC Atlantic College, and sits at the heart of the college’s campus, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel and the North Devon coastline. Open throughout the year, we host a broad programme of events including a variety of live performances, from children’s and youth theatre, jazz and acoustic music, an average of ten visiting exhibitions per year in the gallery, a Cinema and an annual Christmas Craft Fair
The Arts Centre is housed in the medieval Tythe Barn in the grounds of St Donat’s Castle; converted in the early 1970s for the artistic activities of UWC Atlantic College. In 1976 the Arts Centre was established as an independent organisation to serve the wider community of the Vale of Glamorgan and in 1977 work began to develop the venue into a professionally equipped performance venue and exhibition space.
St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
St Fagans National History Museum, commonly referred to as St Fagans after the village where it is located, is an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.
It consists of more than forty re-erected buildings from various locations in Wales, and is set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, an Elizabethan manor house. In 2011 Which? magazine named the museum the United Kingdom's favourite visitor attraction.
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The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Since opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue.
The Millennium Stadium boasts a UEFA 5-Star rating and has hosted matches from two Rugby World Cups including the Final in 1999, witnessed two Wales Grand Slam successes in the RBS Six Nations, staged six showpiece FA Cup Finals plus hosted the major artists of the music business with a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV.
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
For over 40 years Chapter has been the heartbeat of creativity in Cardiff. We’re an ambitious, multi-artform venue that presents, produces and promotes international art, live performance and film alongside a dynamic social space.
National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff.
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.
Take an amazing journey in Evolution of Wales from the very beginning of time to the present day. The story begins in space with the Big Bang and takes you on a 4,600 million-year journey, bringing you face to face with dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Find out how life evolved in Wales and which dinosaurs roamed the land.
Witness the diverse Natural History of Wales on an expedition which begins at the seashore and ends in the mountains. Experience some of the unique environments that make Wales home to over 900 Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Odeon Cinema, Bridgend and Cardiff
Odeon Cinemas is a British chain of cinemas operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company is one of the largest cinema chains in Europe. It retains the brand name of the Odeon cinema circuit first used in Britain in 1930, however it is today owned by and operated by Odeon UCI Cinemas Group and hardly resembles the past Odeon chain. UCI's ultimate parent is Terra Firma Capital Partners.
St David's Hall, Cardiff
St David's Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. It hosts the annual Welsh Proms, the International Orchestral Series and the biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. As well as classical music it also plays host to jazz, soul, pop, rock, dance, children's, r&b, musicals and other forms of world music, as well as light entertainment artists like Joan Collins. The foyers in the centre are open and have regular free performances from music groups. The foyers, balconies and bar areas are also used to host art exhibitions. It also has its own restaurant.
New Theatre, Cardiff
The New Theatre is one of the principal theatres in Cardiff, capital city of Wales, and celebrated its centenary in 2006. It is located in Cardiff city centre on Park Place, close to Cathays Park.
The theatre has a capacity of 1,144 and hosts a number of touring productions including Musical theatre, plays and children's shows and also presents an annual Christmas pantomime.
Sherman Cymru, Cardiff
Sherman Cymru, also known by its previous name Sherman Theatre, is a performing arts venue in the Cathays district of Cardiff. It was built as a twin-auditorium venue in 1973 with financial support from University College, Cardiff.
Within the premises are two performance spaces: the main auditorium with 468 seats, and the studio / arena which seats between 143 and 163 in the round. The Sherman Theatre Company and Sgript Cymru merged in April 2007 to form a new company, called Sherman Cymru, based at the Sherman Theatre.