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    Future Inn Cardiff is a proud sponsor and hotel partner of the WNO

Welsh National Opera Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff Bay is a proud sponsor and the official hotel partner of the WNO, offering exclusive accommodation packages and Welsh dining experiences in Thomas Restaurant.

 

Future Inn Cardiff is thrilled to announce the extension of its successful partnership with the renowned Welsh National Opera (WNO). This collaboration, which has flourished over the years, is set to reach new heights, offering patrons an enhanced experience of the arts and hospitality in the heart of Cardiff.

Who are the Welsh National Opera?

In 1943, the Welsh National Opera was founded by a group of people from across South Wales, including miners, teachers and doctors. They wanted to forge an opera company befitting Wales’ rich reputation as the ‘land of song’. The energy which drives the Company today is rooted in its formation in the 1940s.  

It has been described by The New York Times as "one of the finest operatic ensembles in Europe". The orchestra tours the world, giving more than 120 music and arts performances annually, with a repertoire of eight operas each year, to a combined audience of more than 150,000 people. Here in Cardiff, performances are predominately at the Wales Millennium Centre building, as well as St David's Hall and The New Theatre.


Welsh National Opera Hotel

Get 20% off bed and breakfast rates

There are a lot of perks when you stay at the 4* quality hotel. These include free parking, free WiFi, a complimentary bathrobe and slippers, tea and coffee-making facilities, bottled water, vegan-friendly toiletries, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, free gym access, a guest laundry room and more.

The Wales Millennium Centre is located just moments away, approximately a 10-minute walk, with the quickest route cutting through the Red Dragon Centre

Make a Reservation

There are three room types to choose from: our Standard Bedroom with a Queen-sized bed and sofa, a Twin Bedroom with two Queen-sized beds, or the King Suite with a separate living room. Accessible bedrooms are also available.

Booking your overnight stay couldn't be easier:

You can book online using the Promo Code you can get from the WNO team.

The exclusive bed and breakfast rate can also be booked with our Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or enquire by email reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk


Welsh National Opera Restaurant | Pre-theatre Dining

Cardiff Bay Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal for dining in before attending the opera. Serving British food, as well as contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine. The team serves breakfast, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday.

Food Offers

A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily from 1pm. The set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily from 5pm which is ideal for pre-theatre dining, alongside the a-la-carte menu.

Or Join Us for a Drink

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. Thomas Bar and Restaurant also has an extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails.

Naturally, there’s a good choice of soft drinks too, including refreshing fruit juices, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and mocktails.


Il Trittico Italian Afternoon Tea

Indulge in a selection of delectable treats inspired by the flavours of Italy.

Enhance your operatic experience with our exclusive Italian Afternoon Tea, curated to compliment the rich tapestry of emotions woven by Puccini's music.

22 June 2024 | 12pm - 1.30pm

£19 per person
Add a glass of Prosecco for £4.50 per person

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Book a Table in Thomas Restaurant

Walk-ins are welcome. However, we strongly recommend making a reservation to guarantee a table.

Pre-booking afternoon tea is essential, and a deposit is required.

Contact us today to book a table for drinks in the bar or food in the restaurant:

Tel: 02920 487 111‎ | Email: thomas@futureinns.co.uk | Book Online:


Dishes on the menu in Thomas Restaurant


Welsh National Opera in Cardiff

 

What's on at the Welsh National Opera, and what are their touring dates? There are various productions throughout the year. There is plenty to see, so make sure you look at the full listings on their website.

What's on Welsh National Opera 2024

 

Così fan tutte

Saturday 24 February, Saturday 2 March, Wednesday 6 March and Friday 8 March 2024

Wales Millennium Centre

A brand-new production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte aka The School for Lovers. Four sixth formers discover that falling in love can be incredible, awkward, and complicated. Played out to some of Mozart’s most ravishing music.

Così fan tutte Mozart

 

Opera Favourites

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Wales Millennium Centre

Whether an opera enthusiast or curious to give it a go, take a seat and go on a journey through some of the best-known pieces in the operatic world, which are more familiar than you might think. The evening will feature music regularly heard in popular culture from Mozart to Verdi amd Puccini.

Opera Favourites

 

Death in Venice

Thursday 7 March and Saturday 9 March 2024

Wales Millennium Centre

In the search for meaning, the renowned author Gustav von Aschenbach travels to Venice on a whim. In the sultry atmosphere of a cholera epidemic, with the scirocco blowing, he falls in love with Tadzio, a youthful aristocrat who is staying in the same hotel.

Death in Venice Britten

Il trittico

Saturday 15 June, Tuesday 18 June, Thursday 20 June and Saturday 22 June 2024

Wales Millennium Centre

Jealousy, entrapment, love, loss, sacrifice, farce, deceit and murder – all in one night. Il trittico offers a rare opportunity to enjoy all three operas in one night, as Puccini intended.

Il trittico Puccini


Welsh National Opera Box Office

Tickets for WNO opera performances in Cardiff can be booked by contacting Wales Millennium Centre’s ticket office on 029 2063 6464 or visiting wmc.org.uk 

For more information on WNO’s upcoming events visit wno.org.uk

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Future Inn Cardiff and the Welsh National Opera extend partnership 

In a harmonious blend of comfortable accommodation and world-class cultural experiences, Future Inn Cardiff and the Welsh National Opera (WNO) have recently announced the extension of their partnership, solidifying Cardiff's reputation as a hub for arts and entertainment. This exciting collaboration opens up a world of possibilities for both locals and visitors seeking an immersive journey into the realm of opera and theatre.

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