Cardiff Theatre Guide: What’s On in 2018

Prepare for a year of dazzling costumes, infectious laughter and sensational songs this year in Cardiff.

You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat until curtain close with the array of fantastic productions coming your way!

Perfect for quality family time, romantic date nights and evenings with friends, take a browse at our favourite shows announced so far.

The Sound of Music

When: 13th-17th February 2018

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

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Don’t miss one of the greatest musical of all time this February in Cardiff.

Maria and the Von Trapp family will be taking to the stage at the New Theatre for this magnificent five star production.

Prepare for waves of nostalgia with the most heartwarming and memorable score, including Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi and Climb Ev’ry Mountain.

Swansea City Opera: The Barber of Seville

When: 20th February 2018

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

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After the success of this production back in 2011, The Barber of Seville is back. And you won’t want to miss it!

See Swansea City Opera in this sparkling production of comic opera, outrageous costumes and plenty of twists and turns.

So get ready for an unforgettable evening of wit, humour and feel-good opera transporting you straight to Seville.

Beauty and the Beast in Concert

When: 18th March 2018

Where: Donald Gordon Theatre

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Catch a tale as old as time this Spring in Cardiff with the enchanting Beauty and the Beast in Concert.

This spellbinding event offers audiences the chance to see the live action film accompanied by a stunning live orchestra.

The highest grossing film of the year tells the classic story of Belle and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas

When: 19th March24th March 2018

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

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Travel back in time to the glitz and glamour of the golden era of 1950s Las Vegas.

You’ll soon find yourself swept away by the best loved hits of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin.

This explosive fusion of Rat Pack magic will transport you to a night at the Sands with special guest Ella Fitzgerlad, the Burelli Sisters and an exquisite big band.

Love From a Stranger

When: 17th -21st Apr 2018

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

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Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat with utter suspense from Love From a Stranger.

Filled with shocking twists and turns, this chilling thriller is one of Agatha Christie’s most rarely seen stories.

So, don’t miss this entrancing production of glamorous psychological suspense at Cardiff’s New Theatre.

Fleabag

When: 26 April-05 May 2018

Where: Weston Studio

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If you were hooked on the BBC’s Bafta award-winning series Fleabag, this upcoming production is calling your name.

Described as “charming, fearless and painfully funny” by The Telegraph, get ready for the hilarious true account of one female trying to get by.

This stage production of the cult hit will leave you feeling utterly uplifted.

Awful Auntie

When: 9th-13th May 2018

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

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This May, bring the whole family along for this laugh out loud adaptation of David Walliams’ eccentric children’s novel.

Brought to the stage by award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny, the world premiere of this hilarious show is an unmissable one.

David Walliams said: “The Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited that they’re now bringing Awful Annie to the stage. It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot – Wagnar and I can’t wait to see it!”.

An Officer and a Gentleman

When: 25th June-30th June 2018

Where: Donald Gordon Theatre

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Find yourself swept off your feet by An Officer and a Gentleman this summer in Cardiff.

See one of the most romantic stories of all time brought to life on stage for the most breathtaking musical production.

Featuring feel-good favourites including Up Where We Belong and 80s anthems, find yourself captivated from start to finish.

Let It Be

When: 20th-25th August 2018

Where: Donald Gordon Theatre

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This August, Come Together for a dazzling celebration of The Fab Four with this spectacular concert.

Jam-packed with the most toe-tapping hits including Hey Jude and Yesterday, this hit show is a must for fans of the world’s most timeless rock ‘n’ roll band.

So treat yourself to a summer extravaganza and enjoy a taste of Beatlemania as you’re taken on a nostalgic journey to success.

If you’ll be visiting Cardiff for a theatre show this year, why not join us for a luxury stay at The Exchange Hotel?

Formerly Cardiff’s iconic Coal Exchange, soak up the best of the Welsh capital’s history while you take some time to relax.