About Us

Our History

1906: the first grand prix is held at Le Mans, the Piccadilly and Nothern lines open, and, most significantly of all, New Theatre Cardiff as we know it, officially opened its doors! After a blaze gutted the original 1826 building Robert Redford hired prominent theatre architects Runtz and Ford to design New Theatre that we all know, love, and sit in, today.

Over 115 years later and New Theatre Cardiff has established itself as Wales' leading live entertainment venue, and has housed a number of international stars including; Laurel and Hardy, Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins.

Our eclectic programme features a wide array of top-quality musicals, drama, comedy, dance, family shows, and one-night events, in addition to a world-class pantomime every holiday season (oh yes, it does!).

New Theatre Cardiff is proud to put its community centre stage. We regularly work with young people through our youth theatre classes and summer youth project schemes, and partner with local businesses with our corporate opportunities and venue hire. In addition, we bring local people together as part of our inclusive, and engaging, volunteering programme.

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Careers with New Theatre

Our outstanding team work together across a number of departments and specialisms, from customer-facing roles in the Front of House and Sales teams, to Hospitality, Marketing and Technical staff.

If you think you would enjoy the challenge of working in our fast-paced, customer-focused, award-winning venue take a look at the current vacancies or find out more about volunteering with us. 

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