Cardiff University Great Hall

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Cardiff University Great Hall

Great Hall

Man playing a guitar on stage
Biffy Clyro playing in the Great Hall

The Great Hall is a 1,600 capacity venue for major concerts.

Approximately 25 are held through the year, maintaining Cardiff’s position as a prime venue on the national tour circuit.

Ellie Goulding, Funeral for a Friend, Chase & Status, Ocean Colour Scene, Kids in Glass Houses, Tinie Tempah and the NME Tour have all played recently.

The Union also organises large events at regular intervals, when up to 4,000 students attend an array of entertainment that, for the energetic, can last most of the night.

To find out more, please see the Students’ Union website.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall is located on the 1st floor of the Union building and is a multi-purpose venue.

By day it houses everything from lectures, freshers fayres and exhibitions, to the occasional beer festival and dodgeball tournament.You might even find yourself sitting an exam in there during your time at Cardiff University.

By night it is best known as a legendary Cardiff gig venue with acts including Ben Howard, The Civil Wars, Marillion and Mayday Parade featuring. The Great Hall also hosts formal dinners and awards evenings.

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