The address of Wales Millennium Centre is Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL. It was opened in 2004 and contains a number of performance spaces, as well as shops, bars and restaurants. It is home to the Welsh national orchestra and opera company, dance, theatre and literature organisations, and the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre. The main theatre is the Donald Gordon Theatre, and there’s also the Weston Studio and BBC Hoddinott Hall.
If you are arriving by car The Pierhead Street Multi Storey Car Park is located next to the Centre and customers can pre-pay for parking at a reduced rate. Other car parks are at Mermaid Quay and Havannah Street.
There are 17 pre-bookable, undercover vehicle spaces available for disabled visitors, accessible from Pierhead Street at the side of the Centre. Use of the spaces is free when there are no theatre performances and there is a charge of £5 at other times. When booking a space, customers will be required to give their blue badge number in addition to the registration number of the car.
There are also 12 free on-street disabled parking spaces along Bute Place and six spaces on the opposite side of the road, by the Red Dragon Centre.
For reduced rate parking and pre-bookable spaces call the Ticket Office on 029 2063 6464 (Minicom 029 2063 4651).
If you are travelling by train, First Great Western run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central. If you prefer to go through to Cardiff Bay, change at Cardiff Central. Trains to Cardiff Bay are every 12 minutes and take about 4 minutes.
There is a shuttle service – Cardiff Baycar, service No 6, running from Cardiff Central station to Wales Millennium Centre, which runs every 10 minutes. The journey takes 8 minutes. Further information is available on their website: www.cardiffbus.com/baycar
For information on bus travel contact Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33.
Please ask a member of staff for your headset and large print or braille cast list. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes 15 minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat. Staff will be able to assist you.
Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
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Guide dogs are welcome in all areas of the Wales Millennium Centre. If you would like your dog to remain with your during the performance please ask the ticket staff for recommended seating. Alternatively you could leave your dog with a member of the front of house staff during the performance.
The centre runs audio described tours for blind or partially sighted visitors, which includes a tactile journey through the building, from the cool smooth slate on the exterior to the warm woods in the Donald Gordon Theatre.
Wales Millennium Centre currently offers a price reduction on tickets for disabled visitors for most performances, and a complimentary or reduced price seat for an essential companion.
To find out more about this, or if you have any other queries about your visit, please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464.
Further detailed information is available on the Centre’s website: www.wmc.org.uk.