Cardiff University Concert Hall
The 250-seat Concert Hall hosts about 25 public concerts each year.
There are two concert grand pianos (a Bösendorfer and a Steinway), two harpsichords, a fortepiano, virginals and clavichord, a chamber organ and a two-manual Walker organ whose pipework provides a distinctive backdrop to the concerts. There is also a collection of reproduction ‘period’ instruments.
The Hall is permanently wired for recordings controlled from the booth visible at first-floor level on the right side of the hall. A slate plaque on the left-hand wall commemorates, in Welsh, the inauguration of the building on 21 May 1971 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (‘Dug Caeredin’).
The Foyer bar is open prior to concerts and offers both interval and post-concert drinks.
Access for disabled visitors
There is disabled access to the Concert Hall through the School of Music’s main entrance on Corbett Road.
From here there is level access to the concert hall. A wheelchair-accessible toilet (reached by lift) is available.
Getting hereThe University Concert Hall is located in the School of Music on Corbett Road. The entrance is through the Octagon, situated to the left of the main Music building, next to Aberdare Hall.