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For the first time the North Wales Choir Festival opening concert will be a massed choir event. Involving performances from a variety of Welsh Choirs with a repertoire of traditional Welsh songs as well as English favourites.

The disillusioned and ageing Faust trades his soul to the devil Méphistophélès in exchange for youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite. Rejuvenated, Faust succeeds in seducing Marguerite, aided by the tricks and cunning of Méphistophélès. But when Marguerite’s brother returns from war to find her pregnant, a sword fight has fatal consequences and Marguerite is cursed. Faust has a debt to pay to the devil. This lavish new production brings Goethe’s timeless morality tale to life in spectacular fashion. wno.org.uk/faust #WNOfaust Sung in French with surtitles in English and Welsh For multi-buy packages, please select your shows and the discount will be applied in the basket. Discounts will be applied to the lowest common number of seats. If the number of attendees varies per production, please contact us on 029 2063 6464. Age guidance: 8+ Start time: Fri 26 Feb & Fri 19 Mar 7pm Sat 6 Mar 3pm Running time: approximately 3 hours 30 minutes (including one interval) Sung in French, with subtitles in English and Welsh. Find out more and book tickets >

The Festival Celebration Concert offers a wonderful variety of choirs from all choir classes. Up to twelve choirs who will have taken part in the competitions earlier in the day will enjoy entertaining you without the scrutiny of the judges.  

PAUL WELLER comes to Venue Cymru as part of his first UK tour since 2017. Paul was last on the road when he played several shows as part of the regular “Forest Live” outdoor gigs in summer but is always most at home performing at great concert venues. This run of dates is just the beginning of more live activity later in 2020 with further shows looking to be added.Paul has recently been in the studio writing and playing new songs. The fruits of these labours will surface in the new year. Performances info This is a standing concert in the arena Doors open at 7pm Tickets for the accessible platform are available via the box office – 01492 872000 Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Hold on tight as Live and Swinging takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with all your Big Band Favourites. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. This is definitely a musical extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Find out more and book tickets >

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to Wales Millennium Centre for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021. Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet. Age guidance: 5+ (no under 2s) Start time: Tue – Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm Find out more and book tickets >

In memory of the wonderful Helen Griffin. 14+. 25 Mar 2021 8.00pm. Swansea Grand Theatre Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ Tickets: £23.00 With Andy Robinson and Noel James Jo and Helen were very close and had known each other for many years and Jo would like to remember the huge talent and brilliant friend that Helen was and her impact on the world of writing and performing. Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting a young actor in training.

Get ready to stick it to the man, Cardiff, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical School of Rock is coming to rock out at Wales Millennium Centre! School of Rock is the global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn is cast out by his dive-bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock out, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, Miss Mullins, helping her rediscover the wild child within. But, will they all find redemption at the battle of the bands? Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie, and a band of insanely talented kids that play live every show, School of Rock will warm your heart and blow you away in equal measure. Age guidance: 5+ (no under 2s) Please note that School of Rock contains occasional strong language and may not be suitable for very […]

Heading to the Arena next Spring! Saturday 3 April 2021 (Matinee and evening performances) One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time.  Based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, it remains a firm favourite to millions around the world, exciting audiences of all ages.

A smash-hit at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash in 2021. Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20’s. Silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. What Don doesn’t know is that the silver screen is about to find its voice, and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart promises to change both Don, and Hollywood, forever. Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design (including over 14,000 litres of water on stage every night) combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best- loved films. Singin’ in the Rain features the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain. Don’t save it for a rainy day, book your tickets now! Age guidance: 5+ (no under 2s) Start time: Mon – Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm Running time: approximately 2 hours 40 minutes (including one interval) Find out […]

Now seen in 50 countries worldwide. 27 Apr 2021 7.30pm. Swansea Grand Theatre Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ Tickets: £25.00 A critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more, this is a show not to be missed! “Fantastic” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2 “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage Web address: www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

In the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas. Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things!  For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail. The show is sponsored by iMEDicare as www.mypelvichealth.co.uk. Age advisory 16+ Find out more and book tickets >