Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

A Stage for Success

The realisation of the Royal Welsh College’s long-held ambition to develop new facilities. A £22.5m development to deliver a suite of world-class performance and rehearsal facilities including a 420 seat Concert Hall, a 160-seat Theatre, 4 rehearsal studios, an Exhibition arcade and public foyer

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 November 2008 to 12:00 AM, 1 May 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1139282)





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The Royal Welsh College is currently the only conservatoire in the UK without a purpose-built Concert Hall. In addition, the College’s acting students train 3 miles off-site in less than ideal facilities. The College’s Theatre Design students also have no dedicated exhibition space in which to display their award winning work to a wider public. This project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enable the College to provide fit-for-purpose facilities for its students and the wider community.


This project will provide first-class facilities for the College as well as increasing opportunities for the wider community. It will deliver; a 420 seat world-class Concert Hall for rehearsals, public recitals and master-classes; an Exhibition Arcade to display our award-winning costume designs; a 160 seat Theatre with a dress circle and teaching gallery, four new rehearsal studios with the same footprint as the Theatre and a public Foyer with informal performance spaces