Last Alteration: Wednesday 12 March 2014

Wales Millennium Centre

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51°27'53"-03°09'48" show decimal

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Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff, Bute Place, CF10 5AL

The Wales Millennium Centre opened in November 2004 and quickly established itself as cultural centre for the country, providing facilities for the performing arts. It is home to several Arts companies, including Welsh National Opera.

How to get here from Pierhead Street:

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Walk: Head north past the red Pierhead building to the Millennium Centre. (0.1 miles, 1m) +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableEntrance

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Photograph taken: 25th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

New Earth
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Filmed: 5 Sep 2005
The Doctor and Rose arrive at the hospital.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 25th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

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New Earth
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Filmed: 5 Sep 2005
The hospital staff at work.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableStairs

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Photograph taken: 19th April 2009 by James Hemery

The Sound of Drums
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Filmed: 21 Feb 2007
The new Prime Minister of the UK is revealed ...

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableFoyer

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Photograph taken: 25th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

New Earth
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Filmed: 5 Sep 2005
The Doctor and Rose walk through the hospital foyer.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 19th March 2011 by Dave Hover

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New Earth
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Filmed: 5 Sep 2005
The "patients" mingle around the foyer.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Roald Dahl Plass (Boom Town, Everything Changes, Day One, Cyberwoman, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Utopia, Last of the Time Lords, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Meat, A Day in the Death, Something Borrowed, Children of Earth: Day One, Children of Earth: Day Two, Vincent and the Doctor, The New World, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming). Exit the main doors of the Centre to the square outside. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Senedd Building (The Lazarus Experiment, Meat, Children of Earth: Day Two, Doctor Who Series Six, Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2). No route recorded to this location.

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Red Dragon Centre (The Warriors of Kudlak). Exit the Centre through the north doors (coffee shop), and then cross the main road at the lights and walk to the Red Dragon Centre in front. (0.1 miles, 2m)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Bute Place (Children of Earth: Day Two): 0.07 miles.

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Custom House (Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2): 0.10 miles.

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Pearl of the Orient (Out of Time): 0.11 miles.

Filming Reports:

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13 Mar 2014: Album - Filming for Doctor Who Series 8 Filming

In the News:

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11 Oct 2007: BBC News - "Arts centre 'insolvency' warning" (The future of the Millennium Centre has been under threat due to escalating debts owed by the organisation. The report indicated that it is in serious danger of insolvency, being unable to pay its current debt of some 13.5m and more losses to come.)

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12 Oct 2007: BBC News - "Arts venue 'not affected' by debt" (A follow-up report on the WMC saying it is "business as usual")

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30 Jan 2009: Western Mail - "Wales Millennium Centre is nation's top landmark"

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30 Jan 2009: South Wales Echo - "Visitor numbers to Wales Millennium Centre soar" ("Its prominence on TV show Torchwood encouraged 2.1 million people to visit the Centre in 2008 - four times as many as passed through its doors in 2006.")

General Details:

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19 Nov 2006: A special concert took place at the Centre to celebrate the music of Doctor Who, with proceeds going towards Children in Need.

Further links about the location:

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Wales Millennium Centre - Official website

Related Stories

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New Earth [5 Sep 2005]: The Hospital Foyer

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The Sound of Drums [21 Feb 2007]: The new Prime Minister addresses the nation ...

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Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4/5

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Doctor Who Series 8 Filming

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