New Theatre Cardiff
Discover the best of Welsh drama on stage at the New Theatre Cardiff. Opened in 1906, the New Theatre has been a cornerstone in Welsh theatre for more than a century.
A hundred years later, the New Theatre is still celebrated for being a hub for the arts in Cardiff. Its programme includes touring companies of ballet, drama and music, drawing in both local and international performers year round.
The History of New Theatre
The iconic brick-and-bath-stone New Theatre is in the heart of Cardiff, and on completion in 1906 it was the largest of its kind in the country.
The first public performance took place on the theatre's opening night, the 10th December, and was a production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by the company of Mr Herbert Berrbohm Tree. This was followed by a pantomime production of Little Red Riding Hood.
In 1931, structural alterations also allowed New Theatre to be used as a picture house, the last major renovation for many years. In 2006, to mark New Theatre's centenary in Cardiff, a major refurbishment of the building exterior took place.
Discover Live Theatre
For accommodation in Cardiff within easy reach of the New Theatre, choose the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff. The hotel is conveniently located in the city centre of Cardiff, close to many of the city's major attractions like New Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre.
After a night at the theatre, guests can retreat to the hotel and enjoy all the comforts of home. The hotel's modern amenities make it the perfect base for theatregoers in Cardiff.