Home to Concert Hall, Richard Burton Theatre and exhibition arcade overlooking the parkland grounds of Cardiff Castle.
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has opened its fabulous new doors to the public with a state-of-the-art new Concert Hall, Richard Burton Theatre and exhibition arcade overlooking the stunning parkland grounds of Cardiff Castle.
With alumni including the Oscar-winning Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon, and Fellows including Bryn Terfel and Dame Shirley Bassey, the performances showcase the exceptional talent here as well as a diverse range of world-class, internationally renowned musicians, artists and companies.
Full details can be found at www.rwcmd.ac.uk/events
The college has a variety of events on offer this Christmas, from an introduction to the orchestra for families to a unique celebration of Christmas on Broadway.
Families are invited to join the College’s orchestra on Sunday 3 December for an age old fairy-tale about glass slippers and cruel stepsisters, Cinderella. This family favourite is presented through a mix of music, film and illustrations and is the perfect introduction to the orchestra for all the family. Come along early to our Christmas Café, festive favourites played around the tree in the foyer.
The College’s Big Band celebrate the American composer and bandleader Duke Ellington on Friday 1 December, in a swinging jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Also, if you like jazz then don’t miss the free Winter Jazz Special in the foyer from 5.15pm on Friday 8 December, admission is free and kicks off the busiest night of the year at the College.
Christmas on Broadway returns by popular demand on 7 & 8 December, featuring an evening of timeless classics from Santa Baby to White Christmas and all the trimmings in between.
Looking to escape Christmas all together? Immerse yourself in one of our three drama productions taking place across the College in December. Three different productions showcasing the best of the College’s talent on and off the stage including Simon Stephen’s Punk Rock, Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel and the first ever English performance of Lope de Vega’s The Agony and the Style.
For more information on these events and more events taking place throughout the season visit www.rwcmd.ac.uk
Travelling west on the M4: Leave the motorway at Junction 29, following the A48(M)/A48 and follow signs to the A470/City Centre. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is situated on the A470 on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle Travelling east on the M4: Leave the motorway at Junction 32, following the A470 towards the City Centre The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is situated on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle.
The parking spaces at the College are restricted to disabled badge-holders only. However, there are pay-and-display car parks adjacent to the College on either side (free after 6pm). There is further parking available throughout the Civic Centre, opposite the College’s main entrance on the other side of North Road, and is operated via a pay-and-display system (free after 6pm). There are also a number of multi-storey car parks in the city centre, 5-10 minutes walk from the College.
By rail: The nearest local rail station is at Cathays on the Valleys Lines network, while Cardiff Central is the closest mainline station. For more information contact Traveline Cymru on www.traveline-cymru.info, or tel 0871 200 2233 By bus; Local and regional bus services (Cardiff Bus 21, 23, 25 and 27) regularly pass the front door of the College as do a range of services on the Stagecoach and National Express network. Buses depart from the main bus terminus in front of Cardiff Central train station. For more information contact Traveline Cymru on www.traveline-cymru.info, or tel 0871 200 2233.
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