Evolution Drone Light Show: Cardiff

45 mins

Witness an epic-scale theatrical event told through a swarm of mesmerising drones flying in unison. Experience the sky above Cardiff as it becomes the stage for the story of our evolution.

Watch the universe unfold, from the humble beginnings of single-cell organisms, to the awe-inspiring reign of the dinosaurs ending with the arrival of modern humans.

With something for everyone, make a night of it and get stuck into the magic of the evening with mouthwatering local street food and music.

Show timings

  • Gates open: 2 hours prior to show: 17:30
  • Food village opens and DJ starts: 17:30
  • Pre-show starts: 19:30
  • Drones take flight: 19:48
  • Show ends: 20:15
  • Site closes: 21:30

The Evolution Drone Light Show will be held at Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Sophia Gardens near Cardiff Castle, with doors opening 2 hours prior to the show so that you can enjoy the food and music!

What to expect

  • This is a 45-minute experience comprising an 18-minute pre-show and a 27-minute drone light show.
  • An epic narrated 3D drone light show for all the family
  • Food village and refreshment stalls from independent traders
  • Music and an electric atmosphere full of awe and excitement
  • The Evolution drone show is a family-friendly, disability-accessible event.

Please see Evolution FAQs for information on accessibility, weather-related rescheduling and more frequently asked questions.

Age restrictions: 0+

Adult (age 18+)
Adult + child under 3 (under 3s go free, sat on adult’s lap)
Child (3 and over )
Companion (carer) (registered carer ID required, please refer to FAQs)
Concession (Blue Light Card holders, over 65, student ID required )
Concession + child under 3 (Blue Light Card holders, over 65, student ID required. Under 3s sat on adult’s lap)
Wheelchair User
Wheelchair user
Companion (Carer) Seat
Wheelchair companion | Carer (registered carer ID required, please refer to FAQs)

What people are saying

Hannah Annear
Dec 2023

This was a wonderful experience. Really enjoyed it. Was mesmerized. I bought tickets as a family ...

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Eva Gonzalez Szamocki
Dec 2023

This was really great. Very very clever and fun to watch. A definite must see!

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William Jory
Dec 2023

The Grand Children loved it. Especially the dinosaur.

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Lucy Angell John
Dec 2023

Was so amazing! Our toddler was transfixed as were we! We loved the story and the length was perf...

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How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Family friendly
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

  • Please ensure you bring your QR code ticket and arrive in plenty of time to get through the gates prior to the start time

  • Gates One, Two and Three will be open to ticket holders – Gate entry numbers will be specified on your ticket

  • We have now ran out of Blue Badge parking spaces. To sign up to ‘waiting list’ or for more information, please, contact: info@glamorgancricket.co.uk

  • We encourage use of public transport to reach the venue. See FAQs for travel information

Rescheduling and cancellation policy for Evolution Cardiff

There is the possibility that this experience may need to be rescheduled for weather-related reasons. If we need to reschedule, you will be contacted by SMS and email to let you know that the experience has been moved to a contingency date. The primary contingency dates are Saturday 30 March, Wednesday 3 April, Thursday 4 April, Friday 5 April and Saturday 6 April 2024, and other dates as may be identified. In the event that you change your mind, this experience is not eligible for refunds. For details, see Customer Terms and Conditions displayed at the point of booking.

You'll be hosted by

Evolution Cardiff

Evolution is brought to you in Cardiff by a collaboration between Celestial, Yuup and Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground.

About Celestial
Celestial has a reputation as one of the top drone show companies in the world and has consistently delivered super-premium shows for some of the biggest names, including Eurovision, Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings, London New Year’s Eve, Manchester City soccer club and many more.

About Yuup
Yuup, the local experiences company, helps people find and book exciting things to do in their community. Yuup has earned a reputation for curating unique experiences for everyone to enjoy, building a place where people follow their passions, create memories, and discover things that make life awesome.

About Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground
Sophia Gardens Cardiff is the home of Glamorgan Cricket and an established venue for international cricket. The site has been the home of Glamorgan Cricket since 1967, following our move from Cardiff Arms Park. Following an extensive redevelopment, Sophia Gardens successfully staged sold-out Ashes Test matches in 2009 and 2015 and continues to host One Day Internationals.

Any questions?

FAQs for this experience