How The Grinch Stole Christmas - The Musical

20 - 24 Nov 2019

The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming and hilarious musical, based on Dr. Seuss’ hugely popular best-selling books made famous by the film adaptions.

Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss create the whimsical world of Whoville, while Max the Dog narrates the story of the scheming Grinch whose heart is ‘two sizes too small,’ as he decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly joyful bunch bursting with holiday cheer. The show features the songs You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Welcome Christmas.

Just announced! Griff Rhys Jones will star in this record-setting Broadway sensation as it heads to Cardiff this November. X-Factor winner Matt Terry will star as Young Max and Edward Baker-Duly as the world-famous mischief maker, The Grinch.

Join in the Christmas spirit with the show critics have called ‘A GENIUS OF A SHOW! A TOTAL DELIGHT FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS.’

Age suitability: 3+

General Concessions £3 off!
This applies to Under 16’s, Students, job seekers and Senior Citizens.

L2 Restaurant & Bar Ticket Upgrade
Enjoy two courses at our L2 Restaurant & Bar for just £25 per adult on top of your purchased ticket and just £4.99 per child (includes a main, dessert and a drink).
Our Restaurant upgrade has been designed to make your evening even more enjoyable. The upgrade includes early entry into the venue through a designated entrance - that means no queuing outside, and free use of our cloakroom. 

Ask at the Box Office on 029 2022 4488 to upgrade or click on the show date below to purchase an upgrade. THIS IS AN UPGRADE. A SEPARATE MAIN SHOW TICKET IS STILL REQUIRED.

Restaurant upgrades links only:

20 Nov, 7.30pm performance 
21 Nov, 7.30pm performance 
22 Nov, 7.30pm performance 
23 Nov, 4pm performance 
23 Nov, 7.30pm performance 
24 Nov, 5pm performance 

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Getting Here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.


We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

See more on Parking

Live Access Information

Use the form on Accessibility to tell us about your accessibility needs, or you give our Live Access team a ring on 029 2023 4509 if you prefer to talk.

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