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Address: Chapter Market Road | Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 29 2030 4400
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri 00:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 00:00

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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In my opinion gone downhill.

This is my second review of Chapter. I can say the coffee is still as horrible as before. Now, there are very nice things about Chapter, such as the various art activities and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mike C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my second review of Chapter. I can say the coffee is still as horrible as before. Now, there are very nice things about Chapter, such as the various art activities and the cinemas. However, when I compare what Chapter was and what it is now I have to say I do not like it. The food was overpriced... More 

Thank Mike C
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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502 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I came to see the one-man show Fear at the theatre within the Chapter centre. The theatre is tiny, which is a positive, as you feel completely immersed in the experience. Well worth venturing slightly out of the city centre.

Thank PebbleL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chapter all in all is a great place in Cardiff, I saw Brian Gittens there in the theatre and good time for all. Drinks were allowed in and the night was relaxing and hilarious.

Thank Graham N
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a lovely afternoon Soy Cappuccino, brought a book Ruby Wax-Frazzled, quite an entertaining real read. Now back to Chapter, feeling for a snack, bag of crisps no comment its crisps then my side salad came. Oh lovely greens, tomatoes and olives delicious with a tasty drizzle of I think oil and such.. Then sweet meet of women sat next... More 

Thank Tracie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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 

1 Thank Benadicted
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 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..

Thank tim p
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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 

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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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.

Thank nick e
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank jeremyr519
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank Jo P

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