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The Cardiff Animation Festival 2018 hub is at Chapter, an ambitious, multi-artform cultural space in Cardiff that presents and produces international art, performance and film alongside a dynamic social space. Our screenings, masterclasses, Q+As, workshops and exhibition will take place across Chapter's two cinema screens and other wonderful spaces.



Chapter's award-winning caffi-bar will serve food from 9am until 9pm on every day of the festival. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available. The bar at Chapter will be open from 10am-11pm on Thursday, 10am-12:30am on Friday, 10am-midnight on Saturday and 10am-10:30pm on Sunday.


Chapter is situated near Cardiff's Pontcanna district, and just off Caton's Cowbridge Road East, both of which have a range of great places to eat and drink. For directions and recommendations, ask a Cardiff Animation Festival volunteer or Chapter staff member.


The nearest train station to Chapter is Ninian Park, a 10 minute walk away. Chapter is a 30 minute walk away from Cardiff Central Station, which also runs connecting trains to Ninian Park. The number 17 and 18 buses go regularly from near Cardiff Central Station to Chapter.


The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport. The T9 bus runs every 30 minutes from Cardiff Airport to central Cardiff, a 40 minute journey. Cardiff is also accessible from Bristol Airport - the National Express runs directly from Bristol airport to central Cardiff, a 1 hour 20 minute journey.


Chapter has a car park with a limited number of spaces. On-street parking is available on most streets nearby.

Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1EJ.


More information and directions to Chapter here.

Cardiff Animation Nights, our opening night party on Thursday 19th April will take place at Kongs, an independent bar in Cardiff City Centre. As well as Cardiff Animation Nights, which takes place in Kongs' brilliant Level 2 space, you'll find 80’s /90’s arcade game classics, ping pong, table foosball, tasty burgers and great beer and Kongs. Kongs is a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station. Get 20% off house spirits and some beers on the night of Thursday 19th April with a Cardiff Animation Festival pass.

Kongs, Hodge House, 114-116 St Mary St, Cardiff, CF10 1DY.

Our collaborative event with Creative Mornings, the global breakfast lecture series, will take place at The Sustainable Studio. The Sustainable Studio is a creative coworking space in Cardiff City Centre, home to a host of creative beings all under one roof - fashion designers, textile artists, ceramic artists, jewellery makers, app and product designers, photographers, script writers, filmmakers, dancers, translators, illustrators, copywriters, architects and William the sausage dog. The Sustainable Studio is a 5-10 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.

The Sustainable Studio, Unit 7, Curran Buildings, Curran Rd, Cardiff, CF10 5NE.

Our Cardiff Animation Festival Party on Saturday 21st April will take place at Porters, a hidden gem of a bar in Cardiff City Centre.


On Saturday nights Porters is thriving music venue filled to the brim with fascinating people, plenty of beer and general niceness. Porters serves a large variety of bottled beers and ales, wines, spirits, Waterloo Teas, coffees, pizza and other tasty treats. They've got a great beer garden with theatre seats and giant jenga. Get 10% off drinks on the night of Saturday 21st April with a Cardiff Animation Festival pass.

Porters, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE.

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