Market Road

Telephone: 029 2031 1050


Set up by artists in 1971, Chapter is a national centre for contemporary arts and culture.  


It’s a hub for the production and presentation of world-class, inventive and compelling work. Chapter commissions and produces exhibitions of the very best in national and international art, and it’s theatre spaces are a platform for experimental and thought-provoking plays, dance, music, live art plus so much more. It’s two cinemas offer independent and challenging films alongside a range of unique festivals and events, bringing more films, to more people, in more places through Film Hub Wales. 


Alongside the core programme, Chapter is home to 53 artists and creative companies who are based in its studios. From award-winning animators and film production companies to artists, designers and photographers, and bespoke art framers, print and recording studios, the creative community are at the heart of everything at Chapter.


Please note: the films in this exhibition contain flashing lights and may not be suitable for people with photo-sensitive epilepsy.

Opening Times

Monday: 8.30am – 10pm

Tuesday: 8.30 am – 11 pm

Wednesday: 8.30 am – 11 pm

Thursday: 8.30 am – 11.30 pm

Friday: 8.30 am – 12 am

Saturday: 8.30 am – 12 am

Sunday: 8.30 am – 10 pm


Gallery: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.


Free to enter.


Find out about access at Chapter by visiting this link:

How to Get There

On foot
Chapter is located in the West of Cardiff and it’s easy to find us from the city centre. You can use a walking route app to help you such as Map My Walk or Google Maps.


By bus
You can catch bus numbers 17, 18 direct (Chapter Arts Centre stop) every 5 minutes from Cardiff Central.


By bike
Chapter has covered bicycle racks outside our main entrance and a Next Bike Share Station is located on Market Place.


By car
For your convenience, Chapter operates a free car park at the rear of our building with six spaces designated for Blue Badge holders. It can sometimes get very busy but there are several alternative car parks nearby. The public car parks in Canton are operated by Cardiff Council and between 8am and 6pm they are free of charge for up to two hours. After this, there is a standard charge of £3 per day. Between 6pm and 8am and all day Sunday is free of charge.


There are some free parking bays on Market Place, to the front of Chapter. Please be careful when parking in this area as some spaces which appear to be designated parking bays are behind double yellow lines. Double yellow lines apply to the full area behind them, including the pavement, so if you have to cross them, you will be illegally parked and may receive a parking ticket.