World Class Facilities

Southern view of RWCMD

In June 2011, the Royal Welsh College’s dream of having its own world-class performance and rehearsal spaces became a reality as it opened its doors to new £22.5 million facilities. From this year, students will be learning in a performance arts centre that will be a hub of cultural life in the city.

The new buildings incorporate:

  • The Dora Stoutzker Hall
  • Richard Burton Theatre
  • Four state-of-the-art full-sized, double height rehearsal studios
  • The Linbury Gallery
  • Cafe bar and terrace overlooking the beautiful Grade I listed Bute Park

These new buildings complement and enhance the College’s existing facilities which include the Anthony Hopkins Centre - an award-winning restoration of the former castle mews building, which opened in 1999. It houses:

  • Two modern recital galleries: the Weston Gallery and the Corus Recital Room
  • S4C Studio Theatre
  • Professional recording studio
  • Courtyard performance space
  • Music practice rooms

And, in the Raymond Edwards Building:

  • The Bute Theatre (capacity 150 - 200)
  • The Caird Studio Theatre (flexible seating capacity)
  • Sir Geraint Evans Recital Room
  • Practice rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Design studios
  • Theatre Design workshops
  • Extensive library
  • IT Suite

“Offering world class facilities in such a stunning location allows us to continue to attract leading international arts practitioners to work here, and to increase national and international recognition for Cardiff as a home of world-class artistic training.

These new facilities also provide enhanced opportunities for the residents of the city and region of Cardiff, and the many professional and community groups that contribute to Cardiff’s vibrant cultural life.”
Hilary Boulding