Upgrade to ChromeUpgrade to FirefoxUpgrade to Internet ExplorerUpgrade to Safari

Entertainment & The Arts

Enjoy a huge variety of entertainment from small art exhibitions to musicals from the West-End.

You will find poetry in the buildings and music in the air when you visit Cardiff. There are lots of things to do in Cardiff and it is a great place for entertainment.

World-famous artists like Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Elton John have all performed in our city. It is also a great place to enjoy classical music or drama and the city has several theatres and concert halls. Our capital city has a lively arts scene, ranging from small modern art and photography galleries to the impressive art collection at the National Museum of Wales.

For a slightly different night out, why not visit the Chapter Arts Centre? It has theatres, cinemas, bars and a gallery all in the same building. It’s a great place to watch a film, watch a play or see some art.  You can find a lovely cafe there which serves fresh, organic food. The bar also serves a great range of craft beers and ciders.

Entertainment highlights

Three Fantastic Theatres

The New Theatre is the oldest theatre in the city. It is very close to Celtic. Here, you can enjoy a wide variety of productions including plays, musicals, children’s shows and a pantomime every Christmas. At The Sherman Theatre you can see more modern and diverse productions. You can even take part in theatre workshops there. At the Wales Millennium Centre you can enjoy famous shows from the West-End in London like “The Lion King.”

The New Theatre

Blockbuster Movies & Bowling

There are lots of cinemas in our city and the closest one to Celtic is also the cheapest. It’s called Premiere and the prices of films here start at £4. At the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay, you can watch films at the ODEON cinema on its IMAX screen. It is the only IMAX screen in Wales. The centre is also home to a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes, a 26-lane ten pin bowling alley and a casino.

The Red Dragon Centre
Things to do in Cardiff - Live music

Live Music For Everyone

St. David’s Hall is a great place to enjoy classical music. It is famous for hosting the Welsh Proms and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. You can sometimes even enjoy some free performances in the afternoons. If you prefer more modern music, the Motorpoint Arena or the Principality Stadium are great places to watch rock or pop concerts. Or you could enjoy a smaller performance of live music in one of the city-centre bars.

St. David's Hall

Accreditation, Membership & Exam Centre

Translate 🇬🇧