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Wales Millennium Centre

  Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5AL
phone (029) 2063 6400 (Admin) 08700 402000 (Box Office)
fax (029) 206 6401
e-mail enquiries@wmc.org.uk
web site www.wmc.org.uk
director Judith Isherwood
administrator Fiona Allan (programming and marketing director)
venue policy Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) opened in November 2004 and is already establishing a reputation as one of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural destinations and is an award-winning national symbol for Wales.

The vision of WMC is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership. WMC aims to attract audiences and visitors from Wales & beyond and to provide a creative home for Wales’s leading arts and cultural organisations.

WMC receives annual revenue funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. It employs more than 110 staff and operates a diverse range of income-generating activities including the 1900 seat Donald Gordon Theatre, the 250 seat Weston Studio and a range of catering and retail operations.

As well as providing catering and retail services WMC also has an extensive public programme that comprises education, community outreach, free performances and guided tours. WMC provides a creative home to seven of Wales’s leading arts and cultural organisations, who in addition to creating their own work, contribute to all aspects of the Centre’s programme.

The resident organisations include world-class touring opera company,
Welsh National Opera, Wales’s national literature promotion agency and Society for Writers, Academi, contemporary touring dance company, Diversions, pioneering touch therapy charity, Touch Trust, Wales’s leading small-scale touring theatre, Hijinx, one-stop music service, T_ Cerdd and Wales’s largest youth organisation, The Urdd.
seating capacity Donald Gordon Theatre
Maximum capacity
1848 seated plus 48 standing
Pit/Forestage 1 (less 61)
Pit/Forestage 2 (less 110)
Pit/Forestage 3 (less 137)
Pit/Forestage 4 (less 165) –
[minimum ca
technical details Donald Gordon Theatre
Main Stage
Depth 20.0 m
Width 32.0 m
Wing SR 8.0 m
Wing SL 8.0 m
Height to grid 27.0 m
Depth to pit edge 0.6 m
Proscenium
Width 12 – 15.4 m
Height 10.0 m (adjustable)
Rear Stage (separable)
Depth 12.0 m
Width 21.0 m

Side Stage (separable)
Please check availability
Depth 16.0 m
Width 20.0 m

Weston Studio
Overall Studio dimensions 16.0 m x 20.0 m
Stage
Depth (at 207) 9.5 m
Depth (at 253) 7.5 m
Width 16.0 m
Height to tension wire grid 9.3 m
For full technical specs please e-mail for details.
disabled resources The Wales Millennium Centre is an accessible space. All main access points for the public have an automatic or push button door at first point of entry. Lifts are situated at either end of the concourse and have access to all levels. There are ind
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