New Theatre, Cardiff
|Opened||10 December 1906|
The New Theatre (Welsh: Theatr Newydd, although it usually uses its English name as a title) is one of the principal theatres in Cardiff, capital city of Wales, and celebrated its centenary in 2006. It is located in Cardiff city centre on Park Place, close to Cathays Park.
The building was constructed from brick and Bath Stone and opened to the general public on 10 December 1906. The first public performance was a performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
The artists that have performed on stage at the New Theatre have included Sarah Bernhardt, Anna Pavlova, Laurel and Hardy, Tom Jones, Tommy Cooper and Shirley Bassey. Harold Pinter's play The Homecoming had its world première here on 26 March 1965.
Arts Active is the education, community and audience engagement section of St David's Hall and the New Theatre.