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Address: Chapter Market Road | Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 29 2030 4400
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09:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri 00:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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Chapter is one of Europe's largest and most dynamic arts centres with...

Chapter is one of Europe's largest and most dynamic arts centres with cinemas, theatres, exhibition spaces, studios, cafe, award-winning bars, over 60 cultural workspaces and more!If you want to scratch beneath the skin of a performance, watch life-affirming films that lift your spirits and warm your soul, see an exhibition that's thought-provoking, playful and provocative or just linger over coffee in the cafe join us at Chapter - we'll make sure you feel welcome.Chapter has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and collaboration. We offer an everchanging programme of the best performance, films and exhibitions from Wales and from around the world. Chapter is the flagship for the contemporary arts in Wales and is one of the largest complexes of its kind in Europe. At our main site in Canton, west of Cardiff City Centre you'll find 3 theatres, 2 cinemas, a gallery, studios, 2 bars, a cafe, over 60 cultural workspaces and more! We're open 7 days a week and admission is free, so just drop in and check out what's happening.

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Great for the local community.

Still not totally sure what 'Chapter' is, we called in for breakfast, which was fantastic, with very friendly staff and very busy with local families. It has a cinema and is a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
tim p
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Cardiff
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone is used to over priced cinemas where you practically have to remortgage the house to buy two tickets which cost around £20 for both of you and that's not even in 3D! £4 each at Chapter! The cinema is brilliantly cosy, around 50 people capacity and the seats are gorgeously comfy and well maintained! The attending staff are really... More 

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1 Thank Benadicted
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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671 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Still not totally sure what 'Chapter' is, we called in for breakfast, which was fantastic, with very friendly staff and very busy with local families. It has a cinema and is a bit of an art gallery as well. It's obviously very popular with locals as it offers many things..

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Thank tim p
cardiff
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I really want to like this place but every time I visit I end up feeling let down. Went for lunch this week with friends. One meal arrived within about two minutes of being ordered, the next meal took 45 minutes to arrive. Some of the staff act as though they are very important and make you feel as if... More 

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Thank Bridge73
meganclareprice, Marketing Manager at Chapter, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that we disappointed you. Customer service is something we take very seriously. Your comments have been noted by our Caffi Bar team and we'd very much appreciate it if you could get in touch with our Director of Food and Beverages, so we can get a little more details and can take the proper remedial action. You... More 

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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

All sorts of different people enjoying the theatre, a movie or just hanging socially. Movies and plays tend to be cult or alternative. The bar has big tables for board games, or smaller tables for the quiet reader. Food and drink is limited, but well prepared by friendly staff. A comfortable environment to chill at any time of day.

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Thank nick e
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Good for rare and old films but the food and drinks are a rip off. I preferred it before it was recently renovated as it has become a place mainly for hipster types now.

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Thank jeremyr519
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This was chosen for us this week by a cantonian.. in all the years of living in Cardiff and staying a short walk away from this place I had never actually gone inside. What an eclectic collection of people I found.. large tables for people to share even if you dont know them which foe me was quite nice but... More 

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1 Thank Jo P
Cardiff
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135 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Enjoyed an excellent production by Everyman Theatre last night - a great, basic theatre with comfortable, banked seating which allows for good views of the stage wherever you are sitting. Lift available if stairs are difficult for you. Ate downstairs before the show - good value and enjoyable. Lively and welcoming arts centre.

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1 Thank taffandhubby
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Fab place every neighbourhood needs one , what a gem. Great food , fab entertainment , and a meeting place for all

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1 Thank Sherrel T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Chapter is such a great inclusive facility. Every neighbourhood need one! So many good and interesting things going on, and is a chilled out but bustling specs to hang out in. I had a late lunch, sandwich and coffee. The sandwich, side salad with tortilla chips was very nice. Can't say coffee was to my Taste, think it's the advertised... More 

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1 Thank Kirsty F
Hong Kong, China
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538 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great for independent film showings and has a really good cafe/restaurant/bar attached too.

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