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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.


Who are the Welsh National Opera?

In 1943, 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.

Special Offers


Get 20% off bed and breakfast rates

There's a lot of perks when you stay at the 4* quality hotel. These include free parking, free WiFi, a complimentary bathrobe and slippers, tea/coffee, bottled water, vegan-friendly toiletries 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

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 reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk

Pre-theatre dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal for dining in before an evening at the opera. It serves British food, as well as contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is also served daily between 1pm-5pm.

The set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily between 5pm-10pm, which is ideal for pre-theatre dining. A large selection of drinks is also available, including 2 for £15 cocktails. Naturally, there’s a good choice of soft drinks too, including refreshing fruit juices, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.


Book a table in Thomas Restaurant

Walk in's are welcome. However, we strongly recommend pre-booking to guarantee a table. Pre-booking afternoon tea is essential. 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

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 2023

More information


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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