Theatres, performance and arts spaces

Sherman Theatre

What: The Sherman Theatre is an intimate arts venue that nurtures Welsh and Wales-based creative talent. Its two theatre spaces host homegrown and touring performances, including new plays, reimagined classics, dance, comedy and more. 

Where: Senghennydd Road, Cathays

Visit the Sherman Theatre website to see what's on.

Sherman Cymru

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Wales Millennium Centre

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Wales Millennium Centre

What: In Cardiff Bay, you'll find one of Wales’ most attractive-looking arts venues: the Wales Millennium Centre (sometimes referred to as WMC). It has entertainment on the daily. At any time, you might catch a touring musical, opera, dance performance, comedy routine or art exhibition.

Where: Bute Place, Cardiff Bay

Plan your visit using the listings on the Wales Millennium Centre website.

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Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, South Wales

New Theatre

What: The New Theatre is a large-scale traditional Edwardian theatre, seating just over 1000 people. It’s the city's oldest theatre.

Where: Park Place

See what shows are coming up on the New Theatre website.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

What: Alongside educating future cultural greats, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (sometimes referred to as RWCMD) puts on orchestral concerts, recitals, drama, opera and musical theatre events. 

Where: North Road

Visit the RWCMD website for upcoming events.

Chapter Arts Centre

What: Chapter is one of Europe's largest and most dynamic multi-discipline arts centres. There are three theatres, two cinemas, an art gallery, studios, a cafe bar and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The programme of events spans everything from the mainstream to the very obscure.

Where: Market Road, Canton

Check out the listings on the Chapter website to see what's on.

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Interior of a busy cafe bar

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, South Wales

New Theatre

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Chapter Arts Centre

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Utilita Arena Cardiff

What: A multi-purpose venue that hosts everything from live music performances by big name bands to comedy shows and world class sporting events.

Where: Mary Ann Street

Plan your next big gig on the Utilita Arena Cardiff website 



What: A live music and entertainment venue set within a former tram depot.

Where: Clare Road, Grangetown

See who's performing when on the Tramshed website.

The Gate

What: A community-based arts centre in a Grade 2 listed building. Has with a varied programme of performances and creativity, as well as exhibition space and a café bar.

Where: Keppoch Street, Roath

Check out the line-up on The Gate's website.

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Live music venues and alternative clubs

Clwb Ifor Bach​​

What: Also known as ‘Clwb’ and ‘Welsh Club’, this multi-floor live music venue and alternative nightclub supports small to medium size bands and artists. Fun fact: it's one of Huw Stephens' favourite places in Cardiff!

Where: Womanby Street

Head to the Clwb website to see who's playing.

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Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, South Wales

The Moon

What: A non-profit music venue, bar and club that hosts gigs, club nights and music community events. It's usually one of the venues used for the annual Sŵn Festival.

Where: Womanby Street

See the listings on The Moon's website.

Fuel Rock Club

What: The only dedicated rock and metal venue in Cardiff, providing a hub for fans of heavy music.

Where: Womanby Street

Get ahead by seeing what's on via the Fuel website.

The Globe

What: A humble hub of live music, with capacity for 350 people across the downstairs floor and the balcony. 

Where: Albany Road, Roath

Find out more on The Globe's Facebook page.

Cardiff Students' Union: The Great Hall and Y Plas

What: Two live music venues located within Cardiff University's Students Union building, open to students and non-students alike. The Great Hall holds 1500 people across a single-level room, while Y Plas holds up to 1200 people and has a club-style layout.

Where: Park Place (front entrance, use for Y Plas)/ Senghennydd Road (back entrance, use for The Great Hall)

Visit the Cardiff Students' Union website for event listings.

Museums and exhibition spaces

National Museum Cardiff

What: National Museum Cardiff is Wales' largest museum, with artworks dating back over five centuries. There's a vast national art collection, one of Britain's best collections of Impressionist paintings, natural history collections and touring exhibitions. 

Where: Cathays Park

Check out the National Museum Cardiff website for information about current exhibitions and events.

Outside of the National Museum Cardiff
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National Museum, Cardiff, South Wales

Waterlilies by Monet

National Museum Cardiff

Landscape of the attractions at Cardiff Bay seen from the water.


Landscape of the attractions at Cardiff Bay seen from the water.


What: Techniquest is a hands-on museum that brings science to life through over 100 interactive exhibits, demonstrations and events. Its key themes are space, the environment, chemistry, biomedical science and world issues, all of which are approached in an easy to understand, fun and engaging way. Once you finish your visit, take some time to explore the rest of Cardiff Bay.

Where: Stuart Street, Cardiff Bay

Plan your visit on the Techniquest website.

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Two children and an adult interacting with a display screen.

Techniquest, Cardiff Bay, South Wales

Museum of Cardiff

What: See the story of Cardiff through the tales of its people, historical objects and interactive displays. The Exhibitions at the Museum of Cardiff illustrate the transformation of Cardiff from its humble beginnings as a market town to its modern day status as the capital city of Wales.

Where: The Old Library, The Hayes

See the Museum of Cardiff website for information on one-off events and exhibits.

St Fagans National Museum of History

What: St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums, where you can literally walk through Wales' history. Over 50 notable buildings from across the country have been taken apart and rebuilt brick-by-brick to create a historical village that shows visitors Wales' past.

Where: St Fagans village

Check out the special events and exhibition information on the St Fagans website.

A red painted thatched cottage surrounded by trees and greenery.
People walking past a traditional store.

St Fagans, Cardiff, South Wales


What: An artist-run contemporary visual arts space with regular exhibitions from local and touring artists and a programme of events.

Where: Oxford Street, Roath

Find out what's on show via the g39 website.

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