Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL – World Tour 2019

Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019.

Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Universal: Adventures In Space and Time offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Cox makes challenging ideas accessible to all, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it from earth to the edges of the cosmos. Brian will once again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique. 

Using state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian will explore the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He will also address questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge and why we should trust it. Visual highlights will include a journey around and into a black hole, created in partnership with Double Negative, the four-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company responsible for creating the black hole effects in the movie Interstellar.

Suitable for all ages - Under 16s accompanied by an adult

L2 Restaurant & Bar
Upgrade your purchased ticket to include a starter and main course at our L2 Restaurant & Bar for just £25pp (includes booking fee).
Your L2 upgrade includes early entry into the venue, cloakroom facility and L2 bar access during the show.  
Ask at the Box Office on 029 2022 4488 to upgrade or click HERE.

 

 

 

 

Running times 
Doors open: 6.30pm
Start: 8pm prompt
End: 10.20pm 
Times are approximate and subject to change.

IMPORTANT: Please leave plenty of time to clear security checks before the event begins. There may be queues to get into the venue, so please get here as early as you can. 
Please note that photography and recording is prohibited during the show.

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 is 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. 
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. 

Bars and facilities at the venue
When inside the building, stewards are available to help and guide you. Bars and toilets are located on the ground floor, first floor and second floor.  
More information about facilities at the venue can be found HERE.
We now sell a range of London Fields Brewery drinks.  We also sell Boodles gin. A wine selection is on sale, including bottles to share.  Ask at the bar.  
Drink responsibility | 18+

Precautions against theft 
Please remember to keep your belongings safe, especially your mobile phone - don't let pick pockets win. 

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, lights/torches | Signs larger than A3 (paper only) | Food or drink

Special effects 
The show will feature lighting effects (including strobe lighting) and smoke effects. 

Smoking area
There is a designated smoking and vaping 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.
Please check that you have a show ticket to accompany your L2 Restaurant & Bar and pre-show ticket upgrade if applicable.
 

 

 

Hospitality

Find out how to make your evening a night to remember with our hospitality packages. See Hospitality

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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