3 Theatre shows in Cardiff to see this Christmas


*We were kindly provided with tickets to watch Nutcracker on Ice in return for an honest review 

Who doesn't love a trip to the Theatre? I know I do, whether it be on a date night or with the kids there is something really special about seeing a live performance. We are lucky in Cardiff and the South Wales area that we have some fantastic Theater and production companies as well as being a destination for touring shows. While we cannot compare to the West End in London there is an ever-growing scene that offers something for everyone. The festive season is the perfect time to catch a show, with so many going on it can be the perfect treat for you or the family so I thought I would share 3 of my favourite ones that are on at the moment.

1. The Snow Queen, Sherman Theatre until 31st Dec

The Sherman Theatre is one of my favourite Theatres right in the heart of Cardiff and while it's not the biggest it puts on some steller shows. The Show Queen is a fantastic Christmas adventure perfect for those 7yrs +  and tells of the story of Gerda who sets off on an epic adventure to help find her friend. Along the way she meets journeys through magical places meeting an array of interesting characters who eventually lead her to the Show Queens Palace. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen's classic story this show will keep you captivated from start to finish.

2. The Nutcracker on Ice, ICC Wales until 5th Jan

I recently took the boys to see the fantastic Nutcracker on Ice at the new International Convention Centre next to the Celtic Manor. Firstly this new venue is very impressive with the show taking place in the new tiered theatre which offers great views from every seat. I've watched the ballet of this classic production before but I've never seen it on ice until now and it's was incredible, The Imperial Ice Stars company which come from Russia where fantastic, combining skating, circus skills, magic tricks and opulent costumes means children of all ages will be glued to their seats throughout the production.

3. Les-Miserables, Wales Millenium Centre until 4th Jan

This one is of course is suitable for older children (8yrs+) and adults and is one of the world's most popular musicals and for a good reason. This is part of Cameron Mackintosh's major UK tour of this acclaimed production which is known for its incredible staging and dazzling reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo to create a breathtaking show which will not fail to move you. You want to be quick with this one as tickets are fast selling out.

There are many amazing productions happening all over the country and if you are in a big city like New York or London it's always worth seeing if you can get last-minute tickets to some of the best shows in the world.


  1. They all sound great! We went watching Les Miserable in London and it's become my favourite theatre show. It's amazing!

  2. I have never really been in to theatre, or so I thought, I’m more a live music kind of girl but when I’ve been it’s been amazing.

    These look like some lovely choices, especially at this time of year x

  3. We saw Les Mis on tour and it was incredible. Would love to see the Nutcracker!

  4. I absolutely love going to the theatre and these shows sound amazing - luckily I also have a cousin who lived in Cardiff so might have to go pay her visit!!

  5. I would love to see The Nutcracker. I love going to the theatre.

  6. I would really love to watch the snow queen. My mother in law doesn't live too far away from Cardiff so we might think about booking a show next Christmas!

  7. The last show I watched at the theatre was Girl On A Train - I saw it in December and it was great. I haven't always been a fan of the stage, but I've definitely warmed to it, especially musicals. I saw Grease in December too - featuring the lovely Peter Andre - and that was great.

  8. I would love to visit the theatre. I have not been in ages.


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