The New Theatre - Cardiff, Wales

New Theatre Exterior
Sun shining on the curved exterior of The New Theatre in Cardiff, Wales.

In Cardiff city center is the New Theatre, established in 1906, the theatre has a maximum capacity of 1144 people.

Productions to be seen at The New Theatre include musicals, plays, children's plays, & an annual Christmas pantomime.

Popular acts of the mid-20th century that appeared at the New Theatre included the popular American Cinema comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, and the Wales-born comedian and magician Tommy Cooper.

For a period of time in the second half of the 20th century the theatre was home to the Wales National Opera before their move to the Wales Millenium Centre.

Currently in addition to touring theatre productions such as plays all rounds of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition are held at The New Theatre except for the final round which is held at St David's Hall. The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition is a competition for opera and art singers comprised of entrants from around the world. The competition is held every two years with the next edition being 12-19 June, 2011.

After the theatre's opening in 1906 the first production was Twelth Night by William Shakespeare.

Balcony Seats at the New Theatre
The View from the New Theatre Balcony to the Stage.

The New Theatre can be found on Park Place in Cardiff City Centre.

In Welsh The New Theatre is known as Theatr Newydd.

To see what is currently showing at The New Theatre, you can visit the theatre's website - http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

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