Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage returns to UK arenas next year to celebrate its 40th ANNIVERSARY, with two performances at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Sunday 9 and Monday 10 December 2018. 

Conducted by Jeff Wayne, with the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings, the most ambitious production yet will ‘break through the fourth wall’ bringing action closer to the audience for a most captivating and immersive, musical experience, including the iconic 3-tonne 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flames. Full cast announced soon!

DON’T MISS your chance to experience this spectacular Arena production and join the 40 YEAR celebrations!

Star of stage and screen Jason Donovan returns to the role of Parson Nathaniel alongside West End actress Carrie Hope Fletcher as Beth, his wife. Actor and theatre star Adam Garcia will debut as The Artilleryman, British singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will perform The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Inglorious front man Nathan James will play The Voice of Humanity, with Anna-Marie Wayne reprising her role as Carrie, The Journalist’s Fiancée.

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Approximate times:
Doors open 6.30pm
Show begins 8pm  
Show finish 10.25pm 

These timing are approximate and subject to change. Please check our website | Facebook | Twitter for any updates as we get them.
 
Here's some info you need to know before arriving at the venue:

Important: Please leave enough time to clear security checks before the event begins. 

Please read the following important information on our bag policy:
All bags will be searched. Bags larger than an A4 size piece of paper will not be permitted into the Arena.  Please note if your bag is deemed too big it will be put in our cloakroom at a charge, so please only bring the essentials with you. Our cloakroom will be open for bags and coats at £2 an item. Please do not bring shopping bags to the show, arrange to leave them somewhere safe elsewhere.  Please note that rucksacks of any kind will not be permitted into the building. 

Our staff are well trained and observant and they are doing their jobs to the best of their ability. Please show them the respect they deserve in these testing times.

Precautions against theft
Please remember to keep your belongings safe, especially your mobile phone. We've had recent reports of pickpockets targeting live events in Cardiff, so please take care with your belongings. 

Items prohibited from being brought into the venue include: 
Professional audio or video recording devices | Professional Cameras | Go Pros or Ipads/tablets | Selfie Sticks | Glass | Cans | Bottles of any type | Fireworks | Alcoholic beverages | Laser pens  | Signs larger than A3 (paper only) | No food or drink is allowed to be brought into the venue. 

Special effects: 
This show features smoke and flame effects

Smoking area:  
There is a dedicated smoking area situated near the front entrance of the Arena, accessible via the foyer following admission.  Please be aware that this area can become busy at times and there may be a delay accessing it. We appreciate your patience.

Getting here: 
Postcode: CF10 2EQ 
By Road - From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33. From the East: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29. 
By Rail - On the main South Wales to London railway line - Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, direct to Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

Hospitality

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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.

Parking

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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