Wales Millennium Centre
Explore the cultural hub of Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre, a striking performing arts venue with a unique architectural design that will be familiar to many after being featured on television programs such as Dr Who and Torchwood.
Known locally as 'The Armadillo', the centre is home to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Welsh National Opera, the National Dance Company of Wales, the Hijinx Theatre Group, as well as a number of leading arts organisations. Made up of one large theatre and two smaller halls, the Millennium Centre also boasts a number of shops and restaurants that draw visitors from around the country.
With a spectacular location on the shores of Cardiff Bay, within easy reach of other popular attractions and arts venues including the New Theatre, the Wales Millennium Centre is an attraction not to be missed. If you're interested in music, opera, theatre and dance performances by a variety of local and international touring groups, this is truly Cardiff's most impressive arts venue.
A centre of art and cultureFirst opened in November 2004, the stunning building's distinctive appearance is the result of an international design competition. The city received more than 268 applications for the competition, which was eventually won by architect Zaha Hadid.
The Millennium Centre was originally earmarked to be the site of a new permanent home for the Welsh National Opera. However, the project eventually expanded to have a wider reach, and the centre now hosts everything from musicals to concerts, symphony orchestras, live theatre and dance in its calendar each year.
Located just a short drive from the Millennium Centre and other leading attractions, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff is an ideal base for exploring the city and discovering its many arts offerings. Speak to our hotel staff to find out what's on during your visit.