Top Choice Live Music in Cardiff

Clwb Ifor Bach

The legendary Clwb has broken many a Welsh band since it first opened its doors as a Welsh-language social club in 1983, building a reputation as Cardiff's most important indie music venue. It now hosts bands perfor…
Theatre in Cardiff


The city's edgiest arts venue, Chapter has a varied rota of contemporary drama, as well as art exhibitions, arthouse cinema, workshops, alternative theatre and dance performances. There's also a very popular cafe-ba…
Spectator Sport in Cardiff

Cardiff City Stadium

This 33,300-seater is home to Cardiff City Football Club, a team that's back in the Championship League after a brief stint in the English Premier League in 2013. Local football fans still hark back to 1927 when the…
Spectator Sport in Cardiff

Cardiff Arms Park

Home to both the Cardiff Rugby Football Club, aka the Blue & Blacks, founded in 1876, and the Cardiff Blues (www.cardiffblues.com), the professional regional side. While the big rugby union test matches held nex…
Theatre in Cardiff

Other Room

Inside the popular Porter's Bar this tiny one-room theatre houses less than 50 audience members per performance. Its groundbreaking, risk-taking shows include modern works and reinventions of classics. The theatre's…
Jazz in Cardiff

Cafe Jazz

It's not exactly your traditional smoky basement, but this cafe-bar is the city's main jazz venue, with live music every night and disco kicking off after the house band on Saturdays.
Live Music in Cardiff

Cardiff University Students' Union

The students' union hosts regular live gigs by big-name bands, usually of an alternative bent, in its four venues. It also hosts regular comedy, club and quiz nights.
Performing Arts in Cardiff

The Gate

This big old stone chapel has been converted into an eclectic arts centre, staging everything from theatre and classical music concerts to pop acts and pro wrestling.
Spectator Sport in Cardiff

SWALEC Stadium

This is the home of the Glamorgan Cricket Club (www.glamorgancricket.com), the only Welsh club playing in the England and Wales Cricket Board's county championship.
Classical Music in Cardiff

St David's Hall

The National Concert Hall of Wales, this is the home of the Welsh Proms in July and a full roster of classical music performances and comedy throughout the year.