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Cymru Awards 2018 - Ticket Information Prices and Guidelines for Guests

Guidelines for the Public wishing to attend the red carpet

Are you hoping to join us to watch red carpet arrivals, take selfies and gather autographs from those attending?

Here's everything you need to know.

  • The red carpet will be ready for you from 5pm
  • On arrival please approach a member of staff, who will be wearing BAFTA Cymru badges, and request a space near the red carpet
  • Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis - if you leave your space at any time you will not be able to return to it, and you cannot save spaces for others
  • We have limited spaces in our public pens, which we can allocate, but there will be other areas further away from the carpet that you can occupy without requesting assistance
  • Please note that by requesting a space next to the red carpet you agree to waive all rights to the use by BAFTA and its assigns and licensees of your name, image and any performance that you may give, and agree that your name, image and any performance may be broadcast, printed or otherwise reproduced, used or exhibited (by radio, television, print or any other media) without payment
  • You will be asked to move on by our security team as soon as the final guests have arrived and the ceremony has started at approximately 7:30pm
  • You agree to be directed as required by a member of the BAFTA Cymru red carpet and security team if needed

Guidelines for Guests with Tickets



On arrival guests will need to show their ticket and ticket holder to gain entry to the Champagne Taittinger reception and ceremony.
Please note, the ticket holder is also needed to gain entry to the After Party.
Access cannot be given without the ticket holder.

If walking, please join the red carpet from the direction of John Lewis, rather than the Castle.
If arriving by taxi please request to be dropped off at Waterstones on Wharton Street.


6.00pm     Red Carpet Arrivals and Champagne Taittinger Reception 
7.00pm     Guests to take their seats
7.30pm     Awards Ceremony 
9.45pm     After Party at Radisson Blu Hotel - strictly NO ACCESS until the ceremony has ended
2.00am     Carriages 

The British Academy Cymru Awards Ceremony will be held at St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH on Sunday 14 October 2018. 

Doors will open at 18:00 –  early arrivals will not be admitted.
A Champagne Taittinger reception will be served until 19:00 when guests will then be asked to take their seats for the ceremony to start at 19:30.
It is essential that all guests arrive promptly as there is no admittance once the ceremony has started.

The event dress code is black tie.
There are cloakroom facilities available at St David’s Hall.

Pre-drinks and meeting your party - Bar discounts for ceremony guests

Are you looking for somewhere to meet your guests and fellow attendees before walking the red carpet?

BAFTA Cymru have partnered with a selection of bars in Cardiff to offer drinks discounts on the night of the awards on production of an Awards ticket. 

Before the ceremony, guests can receive a complimentary glass of prosecco at Dirty Martini, St Mary Street, and if looking to dine, a complimentary Kir Royale at Côte Brasserie when dining off the à la carte menu – to be booked in advance. 

Lab 22, Caroline Street, are offering pre-ceremony selected classic cocktails at £5.00 each.  On Cardiff’s High Street, guests are able to redeem a 20% discount on drinks and access to a secret cocktail at The Libertine, whilst Nest 23, and Barocco, Wharton Street are offering 2 for 1 cocktails. Guests can receive 10% off cocktails at The Dead Canary and after the ceremony/after party, guests can receive a complimentary drink at Ten Mill Lane. Guests can receive a complimentary drink/cocktail at The Alchemist, St Mary Street. Be at One, St Mary Street are offering guests 2 for 1 cocktails and a complimentary bottle of prosecco to anyone reserving a table before or after the awards.


Strictly NO ACCESS until the ceremony has ended

The After Party will be held after the ceremony and will include food, drink and DJs in two themed rooms until 2am for all guests and will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

In the interest of all our guests, security will be extremely tight and it is essential that you have all of your ticket and ticket wallet with you at all times.

The After Party will offer a number of exciting spaces where guests can enjoy a dance and mingle; wonderful bowl food designed by the Radisson Blu's head chef and canapes from Hotel Chocolat as well as complimentary drinks from the following partners:

        Villa Maria logo           Bluestone Brewing Acqua Panna - Small            S.Pellegrino Logo


By using this ticket you agree to waive all rights to the use by BAFTA and its assigns and licensees of your name, image and any performance that you may give, and agree that your name, image and any performance may be broadcast, printed or otherwise reproduced, used or exhibited (by radio, television, print or any other media) without payment.

Share your Awards night experience with BAFTA Cymru on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #CymruAwards.
To allow all guests to enjoy the evening we ask that you respect the privacy of fellow guests and refrain from approaching others for autographs or photographs at any time.


Guests are able to park at the St David’s Centre Car Park, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EG or John Lewis Car Park, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1EG. Both carparks require payment upon leaving.


Radisson Blu Hotel

The  Radisson Blu is the Official Hotelto the Awards, situated at Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FL ,offering a special BAFTA preferential rate for members quoting ‘BAFTA’ and showing a valid membership card.
Other hotels nearby are The Park Plaza, situated on Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AL, and The Marriott Hotel Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1EZ

Ticket prices and how to purchase


All tickets this year are £98 and this offers access to the red carpet, Champagne Taittinger pre-drinks reception, the 2 hour ceremony and the After Party with food, Villa Maria wine and Da Mhile cocktails and more.
Two rooms with dedicated DJs will keep guests entertained until 2am.
Tickets for guests with a disability and their carers are available from the Box Office.
To purchase tickets contact St David's Hall online or on 02920 878444


BAFTA Cymru Members receive a reduced rate of £68 per ticket, or £53 for BAFTA Student Members.
These can be purchased by calling St David's Hall on 02920 878444 and more information about prices is available here

If you work in the industry or are studying a degree with an interest in film, television and games you can join now to obtain this discount. Further information here.


Nominees receive one complimentary ticket and are able to purchase additional tickets via the BAFTA Cymru office by contacting Claire Heat


All BAFTA Cymru partners receive complimentary tickets - please contact Hannah Raybould regarding sponsorship opportunities or queries


BAFTA Cymru Committee members and Jury members are able to purchase tickets via the BAFTA Cymru Office by contacting Claire Heat


All press enquiries should be directed to our PR partner Working Word via Lydia Jones