When does the Wales Millennium Center reopen, what can I see and what are the big changes for the public?

The Wales Millennium Center is preparing to reopen after being closed for 16 months due to the pandemic.

The public will once again be welcomed inside as soon as Thursday July 15th when the center starts a cabaret show program in its Weston Studio. People have already enjoyed the new downtown Teras Street food court which opened in May.

The Weston Studio, the smallest of the centre’s performance spaces, will have reduced seating to allow for social distancing (it typically has a capacity of 250 seats).

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As for touring musicals and stage performances, as well as Welsh National Opera performances, which are scheduled for the fall at the 1,900-seat Donald Gordon Theater, the center is currently awaiting updates. on Welsh government restrictions.

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What else will the Wales Millennium Center have in place when it reopens?

– timed entry

– compulsory registration

– wear face covers

– using electronic tickets

– cashless order

– move inside

– social distancing

– physically distant seats (this will be developed when the Welsh government announces more details)

– specialized improved cleaning throughout

– hand disinfection stations

What’s new at the Center when it reopens?

As mentioned above, for the Donald Gordon Theater and touring shows, the Center is still awaiting formal guidance from the Welsh Government on how to allow the public and visitors to return safely.

There are performances from the new season of the Welsh National Opera from September 9 to October 2 and the Book of Mormon from October 12.

Grease, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Heathers, and Beauty and the Beast – which is the Christmas show – are scheduled for fall and winter times if all goes according to plan.

In the immediate months, visitors and performance enthusiasts can book for a mix of live cabaret and comedy, starting July 15 with Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho. You can read more about this program here.

The center is also launching the Your Voice exhibit which is free but you must pre-book tickets. It will take the form of guided tours in small groups – again socially distanced – and is a large-scale art exhibition, with works of all shapes and sizes created by the local and national community.