After 18 months, the time has finally come: Theatres across Wales will re-open

It has been such a long time coming but the theatre is finally ready to raise the curtains once again in Cardiff. After a year and a half of Netflix binges, online streams and the gradual return of almost every other industry, the stage is finally set for a packed line up of shows starting this month.

We have seriously missed doing our reviews of the shows at the theatre, so we are particularly excited to see the doors open again. And we understand a lot of people will rest easy, knowing they will do so under some covid safe restrictions. Every theatre goer for the near future will be required to complete a negative lateral flow test and the regular social distancing and face mask rules will be recommended throughout the performances.

Whilst most restrictions are being completely lifted, we’re glad to see that those staying covid conscious can rest easier knowing that there are still measures in place to protect people as much as possible.

The new season of theatre will be kicking off with some big musical numbers, the Wales Millennium Centre and The New Theatre are delivering the Welsh National Opera: The Barber of Seville, Pricilla Queen of the Desert and Justin Fletcher Live. But its comedy legend and Never Mind The Buzzcocks alumni Simon Amstell that will have the pleasure of performing opening night at The New Theatre. Fresh from his directorial debut in the film ‘Benjamin’ and Netflix special ‘Set Free’, he’s the perfect candidate to bring cheer back into the historic building that’s been quite for way too long.

Whatever you end up seeing over the next few months, whether it be The Elves and the Shoemaker at the Sherman Theatre, The Book Of Mormon at the Wales Millennium Centre or Jekyll and Hyde at The New Theatre, we are sure you’re going to enjoy the experience of live entertainment returning just as much as we will.


Make sure you let us know what you go see on social media @itsoncardiff.

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