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