• Cape Town Opera – Show Boat

    Wales Millennium Centre programmes first ever UK tour of Cape Town Opera – Show Boat – shortlisted for Best Touring Production in the UK Theatre Awards

  • Dilys Price OBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dilys Price OBE, founder of the Touch Trust, wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Diversity Awards

  • Most Welcoming Theatre Award

    Wins Most Welcoming Theatre Award in the UK Theatre Awards


  • Loo of the Year award

    Wins Loo of the Year Award, including top award for best loos in the UK entertainment sector

  • Womex 2013

    Hosts Womex (World Music Expo) Cardiff 2013


  • La bohème

    Welsh National Opera’s La bohème becomes the biggest selling opera at Wales Millennium Centre, with 31,134 tickets sold

  • Mandela Trilogy

    European premiere of Mandela Trilogy by Cape Town Opera

  • Sustainability and Environmental Impact

    Wins the British Institute of Facilities Management Award for Sustainability and Environmental Impact

  • Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco

    Produces Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco, a new Welsh language adaptation of Grid Iron’s critically acclaimed play Decky Does a Bronco

  • Only Kids Aloud

    Only Kids Aloud sing in St Petersburg with Mariinsky Opera and also participate in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games


  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia! becomes biggest selling musical at Wales Millennium Centre, with 130,410 tickets sold


  • Swan Lake

    Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake becomes biggest selling contemporary dance performance at Wales Millennium Centre

  • Kodo Drummers

    Kodo Drummers from Japan visit the Centre

  • Audience member travels from New Zealand

    Audience member from Dunedin in New Zealand comes to the Centre to see Cirkus Cirkör – furthest distance travelled at 19,235 km

  • American Dance Theater

    Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater visits the Centre


  • European Design Management Awards

    European Design Management Awards hosted with delegates attending from 22 countries

  • Project 21

    Project 21 is founded: an educational outreach programme with seven schools in seven  Communities First areas

  • BBC Hoddinott Hall completed

    BBC Hoddinott Hall completed. BBC National Orchestra of Wales becomes a resident organisation


  • International Violin Competition

    Hosts the final of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition

  • Most Welcoming Theatre

    Wins the Theatrical Management Association’s Most Welcoming Theatre in the UK Award

  • 2.1 million visitors

    Visitor figures hit 2.1 million, inspired by Wales Millennium Centre’s appearance in the BBC’s Torchwood


  • National Tourism Award

    Wins National Tourism Award – Quality and Customer Care Award

  • Book of Longing

    European premiere of Philip Glass’s Book of Longing


  • Doctor Who concert

    A special Doctor Who themed concert raises £52,000 for Children in Need

  • Mariinsky Opera

    Mariinsky Opera performs Wagner’s Ring Cycle over four consecutive days, which sells out in 4 hours

  • Jones Jones Jones

    World record for largest gathering of people with the same surname – 1,224 Joneses – broken at a concert with Grace Jones and John Owen Jones


  • Doctor Who

    The Centre first appears in an episode of Doctor Who

  • Swan Lake

    European premiere of Swan Lake by Australian Ballet

  • Don Quixote

    Kirov Ballet performance of Don Quixote

  • Royal Variety Performance

    Hosts the Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen


  • Opened

    Opened 28 November by Her Majesty the Queen