Wales Millennium Centre

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Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay, The building had it’s first area opened in 2004, however the second section was opened in January 2009, with an inaugural live performance.

Wales Millennium Centre has already installed its recognition as one of the international`s iconic arts and cultural destinations.

The centre has hosted performances of Opera, ballet, Dance, Theater comedy and Musicals.

The Centre has one big theater and smaller halls, with shops, bars and restaurants.

It houses the countrywide orchestra and opera, dance, theater and literature businesses, a complete of 8 arts organisations in house. it’s also domestic to the Cardiff Bay traveler Centre.

The main Theater is known as the Donald Gordon Theater and has 1,897 seats and the other two our known as the BBC Hoddinott corridor which has 350 seats and the Weston Studio Theater which has 250 seats.

Facts about Wales Millennium Centre

• Wales Millennium Centre was opened by Her Majesty the Queen on November 28, 2004.

• Built at a cost of £106m, its construction was funded by Welsh Assembly Government (£37m) and the National Lottery (£41m) through the Millennium Commission (£31m) and Arts Council of Wales (£10m).

• Annually the Centre receives over 1.5 million visitors making it Wales’ number one visitor attraction.

• Wales Millennium Centre is also home to eight other cultural organisations, including Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Literature Wales, as well as inclusive arts organisation, Hijinx Theatre and the Touch Trust.

Opened: 26 November 2004

Architect: Jonathan Adams

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Address: Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL