What’s On

Magic Butterfly

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Cardiff Bay

Opening July 2017, Magic Butterfly is an immersive virtual reality experience by REWIND VR and Welsh National Opera, sponsored by ABP South Wales.

Be among the first to participate in this pioneering event transporting you to another world where the best of WNO comes alive using virtual reality technology. Experience lion taming as The Magic Flute’s Tamino and then catch your breath with an exclusive performance of One Fine Day from Madam Butterfly.

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Grease

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Wales Millenium Centre

He’s the one that you want! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 Greatest Musical (Channel 4). Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ and Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production is set to light up the Centre this summer.

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Boundary Art Summer Show : Juxtaposition

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Boundary Art

This show features original work of local Western Artists – Arnold Lowrey & Alistair Tucker, alongside Eastern Artists- Ping Gang Cheng & Yuet Yean Teo, The aim of the show is to promote not only the difference between East and West but also the differing sectors within these cultures, through the freedom of opening the mind of the viewer.

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Bill’s Summer of Music

Bill’s

This summer, Bill’s is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love with a series of live gigs across a number of restaurants. On Thursday 27th July, it comes to Mermaid Quay with both Malaika and Millie Jane Franks performing between 7pm and 9pm.

All you need to do is book a table, turn up, tuck in and hang out

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Cardiff Bay Beach

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Roald Dahl Plass

The beach is back! Cardiff will once again create its own seafront with the return of the Cardiff Bay Beach to entertain families in the traditional way throughout the school holidays.

Entry is FREE  with additional charges for on-site facilities. Located in Roald Dahl Plass, right next to Mermaid Quay, the Beach will be open from 10am to 8pm Sunday – Thursday, and 10am to 10pm Friday and Saturday,

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RNLI Education Water Buddies Weekend

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Mermaid Quay

We’re teaming up with RNLI Education to host a weekend of family fun designed to teach children how to keep safe by the water.

Activities will include: Beach Buddies interactive puppet show, learn about lifeguards sessions (with real life lifeguards); fun quizzes (with free lucky dip prizes for correct entries) & dress up as a lifeguard or RNLI crew member opportunities.  Plus Stormy Stan.

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The Addams Family

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Wales Millenium Centre

Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!

Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows.

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Weeping Windows Poppy Sculpture

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Pierhead

A cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies, Poppies: Weeping Window was originally seen pouring from a high window to the ground below at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

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Hairspray

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Wales Millenium Centre

The international smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical is coming to Cardiff!

It’s Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more, don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days.

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Extreme Sailing Series Act 6

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Cardiff Bay

For the sixth consecutive year, the Extreme Sailing Series will return to Cardiff Bay, Europe’s largest waterfront development, over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The enclosed bay provides the ideal Stadium Racing venue for spectators to get up-close and personal with the racing from all sides.

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CraftFolk market

CraftFolk Market

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Landsea Square

This unique outdoor free event is an ideal venue to showcase genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive by producing and selling their own high quality work.

We will also have some demonstration stalls and children’s workshops suitable for all the family to join in.

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Cardiff Harbour Festival

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Cardiff Bay

Rounding off a summer of fun in Cardiff Bay, the Cardiff Harbour Festival will be playing host to Extreme Sailing Series on Friday 25-Monday 28 August.

The global competition boasts world class sailors and breath-taking racing, as well as shoreside entertainment for the whole family. The festival atmosphere, alongside the Series’ pioneering Stadium Racing format, is simply too good to miss!

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Crazy for You

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Wales Millenium Centre

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

The multi-award winning, romantic comedy, filled with great dance numbers, charts the troubled love story of Bobby and Polly. Sent to close the theatre down, Bobby falls for Polly and decides to save the theatre by putting on a show.

 

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MORRIS DANCING AT MERMAID QUAY

Mermaid Quay

Come and watch a display of Morris dancing at Mermaid Quay 8pm – 9.30pm

Cardiff Morris, with guests from England and Wales, will be putting on a display of Cotswold style Morris dancing plus some dances in the Welsh tradition, from Nantgarw just north of Cardiff. The dancing dragon will be there as well to keep everyone on their best behaviour! Come along and be entertained by a colourful display of music and dance.

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THE QUEEN’S BATON RELAY

Cardiff Bay

The Queen’s Baton Relay for 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia will be coming to Cardiff Bay/Butetown on 5 September.

Check back soon for more information.

Click the link below for more information about the Queen’s Baton Relay.

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Owen Benjamin

The Glee

Feel My Heat

Straight from New York, Owen Benjamin embarks on a UK tour with a must-see show that blends music and stand up comedy.

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Carl Donnelly & Carl Hutchinson

The Glee

Carl Donnelly & Carl Hutchinson Two of the finest young comedians in the country join forces for a night of comedy delights. As seen on Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand and Stand Up For The Week.

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Luisa Omielan

The Glee

Am I Right Ladies!?

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan brings her smash hit show ‘Am I Right Ladies!?’ to Cardiff for a one-off performance. It’s a party with jokes in!

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Tom Stade

The Glee

I Swear

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR.

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Nick Helm

The Glee

There Is Nothing You Can Do To Me That I Haven’t Done To Myself

Stop fearing the worst. It’s already happened. So instead of crying about it, why not crawl out of your homemade nuclear fallout shelters and bear witness to Living Legend and National Treasure in waiting Nick Helm as he delivers some home truths about life, love and how not to be a dick.

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Simon Day In Character

The Glee

Simon Day – In Character – Brian Pern, Billy Bleach, Geoffrey Allerton, Tony Beckton

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No Such Thing As A Fish – The 2017 Tour

The Glee

No Such Thing As A Fish – The 2017 Tour

Join Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin on the first leg of their brand new UK tour as they serve up their pick of the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts discovered over the last 7 days.

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Miss Saigon

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Wales Millenium Centre

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon – a recent smash hit in the West End – is embarking on a major UK Tour.

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

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