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Wales Millennium Centre
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Wales Millennium Centre which includes modern architecture, street scenes and signage
An architectural masterpiece, the Wales Millennium Centre is at the heart of Cardiff Bay, a wonderfully regenerated area full of striking buildings, wide open spaces and intriguing pieces of public art.

The centre, opened in 2004, was designed by Jonathan Adams and is made up of slate in shades of green, grey and purple enveloped in an attention-grabbing bronzed steel shell. The roof above the main entrance is pierced by huge letter-shaped windows, beautifully backlit at night, which spell out poetic phrases.

It is the country’s number one visitor attraction and premier arts complex, with the Welsh National Opera, National Dance Company Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Literature Wales, HiJinx Theatre and Ty Cerdd (Music Centre of Wales) among the cultural organisations that call it home.

Visitors can wander the large public lobby at their leisure while guided tours can take you behind those giant letters and, depending on the shows being staged, onto the main stage and into the dressing rooms.

Free performances take place regularly on the Glanfa stage and locally sourced produce can be enjoyed at the centre’s own restaurant, ffresh. There is also a coffee shop, several bars and an ice cream parlour while the Milipwts’ Den is a family-friendly addition designed to enrich the experience of younger visitors.

The building, which comprises one main theatre with 1,897 seats and two smaller auditoriums, has featured in several episodes of the hit show Doctor Who, now produced by BBC Wales, and the spin-off series Torchwood.

An architectural masterpiece, the Wales Millennium Centre is at the heart of Cardiff Bay, a wonderfully regenerated area full of striking buildings, wide open spaces and intriguing pieces of public art.

The centre, opened in 2004, was designed by Jonathan Adams and is made up of slate in shades of green, grey and purple enveloped in an attention-grabbing bronzed steel shell. The roof above the main entrance is pierced by huge letter-shaped windows, beautifully backlit at night, which spell out poetic phrases.

It is the country’s number one visitor attraction and premier arts complex, with the Welsh National Opera, National Dance Company Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Literature Wales, HiJinx Theatre and Ty Cerdd (Music Centre of Wales) among the cultural organisations that call it home.

Visitors can wander the large public lobby at their leisure while guided tours can take you behind those giant letters and, depending on the shows being staged, onto the main stage and into the dressing rooms.

Free performances take place regularly on the Glanfa stage and locally sourced produce can be enjoyed at the centre’s own restaurant, ffresh. There is also a coffee shop, several bars and an ice cream parlour while the Milipwts’ Den is a family-friendly addition designed to enrich the experience of younger visitors.

The building, which comprises one main theatre with 1,897 seats and two smaller auditoriums, has featured in several episodes of the hit show Doctor Who, now produced by BBC Wales, and the spin-off series Torchwood.

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easyHotel Cardiff
3 out of 5
1-3 Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £32 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay
4 out of 5
Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £62 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Located in Butetown, this hotel is steps away from Doctor Who Exhibition and Cardiff Bay. Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena are also within ...
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Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff
Clayton Hotel Cardiff
4 out of 5
St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
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The price is £65 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle. National Museum Cardiff ...
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"Great location"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
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easyHotel Cardiff
easyHotel Cardiff
3 out of 5
1-3 Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £32 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
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The price is £62 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
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