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Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales. The site covers a total area of 4.7 acres (1.9 ha).[4] Phase 1 of the building was opened during the weekend of the 26–28 November 2004 and phase 2 opened on 22 January 2009 with an inaugural concert. The centre has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals.


The venue, which also has a nickname locally as the Armadillo,[5][6] comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls. It also includes shops, bars and restaurants. The Centre is home to the national opera, dance, theatre and literature companies of Wales, as well as the national orchestra. In total, the Centre has eight arts organisations in residence.[3] The main theatre, the Donald Gordon Theatre, holds 1,897 people, the BBC Hoddinott Hall holds 350 people and the Weston Studio Theatre holds 250 people.[7]


In 2001 Lord Rowe-Beddoe was appointed the Chairman of Wales Millennium Centre, which is a company limited by guarantee, and he remains in this post today. Sir Michael Checkland is also a Board member.


Lle ar gyfer y celfyddydau perfformiadol yw Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru a leolir yng Nghaerdydd. Gobeithir y bydd doniau opera, bale, sioeau cerdd a dawns gorau'r byd yn perfformio yno. Costiodd £104 miliwn i'w godi; darparodd y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol rant o £37 miliwn i gyfrannu at y cost, hefyd darparwyd £30.7 miliwn gan Gomisiwn y Mileniwm, a £9.8 miliwn gan Gyngor Celfyddyd Cymru. Cafodd ei agor yn swyddogol yn 2004.


Yn ogystal y mae saith sefydliad celfyddydol wedi eu lleoli yno, gan gynnwys Urdd Gobaith Cymru, yr Academi Gymreig Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru, Tŷ Cerdd, Diversions - Cwmni Dawns Cymru, Touch Trust a Hijinx. Mae canolfan Urdd Gobaith Cymru yno yn cynnwys canolfan o 150 gwely i blant Cymru allu aros yno.




Cardiff Art - quitecture Wales Millennium Centre Architecture

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