Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival

Cardiff Christmas Festival

1st - 24th December 2023

The Cardiff Christmas Festival returns in 2023 with its iconic Spiegeltent relocated to the Theatre Festival site in Sophia Gardens in the centre of Cardiff. Santa's Wish, the magical Christmas musical, is back by huge popular demand and a new production of Castellana will seduce and tantalise audiences once more. We are also delighted to welcome global internet and Britain's Got Talent musical theatre stars Welsh of the West End into the intimate surroundings of the Spiegeltent for what promises to be a unique opportunity to see and hear them like never before. And on 10th December My My! ABBA - The Christmas Concert brings a fabba-ulous sing-along of all your favourites. All shows will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of our heated 550-seat Spiegeltent, promising to transport audiences to a nostalgic and magical world this Christmas.

From the moment you step into the large foyer of the Fortuna you feel this is going to be a night to remember... This is something you have never seen before!

A European Spiegeltent (or magic mirrors) is a dazzling and intimate performance space. Dating from the late 1800s, the 'tent' is built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade. Only a handful of these special and legendary tents remain in the world and The Fortuna is one of the most beautiful, playing host to some of the world's greatest cabaret performers and musicians.

Step in the from the cold and prepare to be amazed.

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