Cardiff Theatre & Film Picks for August!

Cardiff Theatre & Film Picks for August!

Summer is here, but in Wales this still means plenty of rain; the perfect reason to find a fabulous show or movie to see, right?! There’s lots to choose from and I’ve popped a little list together of the shows and films I’d love to catch this month!


 Wales Millennium Centre is starting August with a bang, and we are so excited to be able to attend and review The Addams Family, running until 12th August. We adore the movie, so we’re very excited to see it transfered to stage!

Later on in the month sees Hairspray coming to their stage, running from 16th-26th August, an international smash-hit musical starring the fantastic Layton Williams who we saw in Rent at the beginning of the year. 

The New Theatre has a special performance on 5th August called Variety, a show created by the young and talented people of Cardiff. What a great celebration to have in such a great city and a wonderful old fashioned theatre!

At the end of August The Gruffalo will be hitting New Theatre (31st August-3rd September); with the talented Tall Stories brining the adventure of Mouse to the stage, it looks set to be an amazing family show!

St David’s Hall has The Wiggles Big Show on 6th August, aimed at 2-7 year olds it looks like a show to entertain families far and wide.


There’s so much on, we’re all a bit spoilt for choice! Warren and I are super excited to see War for the Planet of the Apes, The Big Sick and we’re psyched to be attending Birmingham Electric to see It Comes at Night. 

George and Molly are very keen to see Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and The Emoji Movie.

As always, Chapter bring us something delightfully different, and I love that! For the family there’s a lovely looking film showing between 4th-10th August called Arrietty; a story that follows a family of Borrowers hidden under the floorboards of a house that are discovered by the family. They have to choose whether to stay or leave and face the real world beyond the house. It sounds like such a sweet film and I definitely want to take the children to see it!

You’ve still got time to catch Despicable Me 3 at Chapter, it’s running until 3rd August – check out my review here

Baby Driver is currently running and we really enjoyed it, you can see what we thought here

I’m really interested in anything WWII so I’m absolutely desperate to see Dunkirk, and it’s running at Chapter Arts from 4th-17th August.  

There’s so much to see and do, August is definitely a great month for theatre and film. What are you looking forward to seeing this month? 

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