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Conferences and meetings

Our sought-after suite of world-class conference and meeting facilities host major conferences and meetings such as NATO, the Academy of Marketing International Conference, the European Association of Health Information Libraries Conference and the World Stage Design Expo.

Professional conference planning

At the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, you’ll be fully supported by our team giving you the highest standards of professional conference planning, experienced technical support, fine quality catering, welcoming customer care and star performance talent.

Conference venues

Our exclusively available facilities include the Dora Stoutzker Hall (up to 400 delegates), the Richard Burton Theatre (up to 180 delegates), the Bute Theatre (160 delegates), 10 state-of-the-art breakout and meeting rooms, a versatile exhibition gallery and a stunning contemporary three-storey glass-walled foyer for up to 500 delegates. Wi-Fi is available throughout our venues, which also include a café, bar and open-air terrace overlooking the beautiful parks surrounding Cardiff Castle.

Welcoming everyone, anywhere, digitally

Having a hybrid live and online conference at the College opens the door to increased numbers of delegates, online presenters and remote guests wherever they may be – helping you to reach beyond, extend your message, reduce travel costs and meet your environmental responsibilities.

With our in-house 21st century Planet eStream technology, our highly-skilled technicians will assist you with a range of digital options to blend the live and online experience into your bespoke event:

  • film your event with multi-camera capture
  • produce session recordings for archive or online 24/7 viewing
  • stream live keynote speakers from remote locations
  • welcome distant delegates via Skype, Teams and Zoom
  • include off-site participants in virtual chat rooms, networking and feedback
  • relay broadcast-quality simultaneous presentations into breakout rooms
  • dynamically update messages on custom-branded digital signage
  • free Wi-Fi for all delegates, organisers and exhibitors
  • You won’t be on your own as our experienced in-house event management team will be on hand to help you plan and run the day.

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Conferences with a creative difference

Our musicians entertain royalty, heads of state and distinguished guests. A jazz trio, classical music ensemble and even a staged piece of performance combat by talented performers can give your drinks reception or conference dinner the creative edge.


Our conference and meeting venues are available exclusively from mid-July through to mid-September, early December to early January and during April. For weekend events, the venues may be available throughout the year.


Expect high quality from our in-house caterers who consistently earn great praise for their conference refreshments, lunches, drinks receptions and formal gala dinners.

Our chefs work with Wales-based producers and Fairtrade suppliers and, with great pride, offer a wide range of menus to suit all tastes and budgets whilst reducing our carbon footprint.

Accommodation and city attractions

Our beautiful park location close to the centre of the capital city of Cardiff creates a unique offering for delegates with its magnificent shopping centres, Victorian arcades, historic theatres, contemporary cinemas, national museums and a dramatic waterfront. Cardiff also hosts the full range of overnight accommodation options – from luxury hotels to independently-run boutique guest houses to budget providers.

Overnight accommodation in the capital city’s hotels and guest houses can be arranged for over 150 delegates at very competitive rates through the Cardiff Convention Bureau.

What our customers say about us

The Dora Stoutzker Hall was a truly fantastic venue for the competition and the feedback we’ve received from all of the competitors, their teachers, their parents and our juries reflect this.
BBC Young MusicianExecutive Editor
The professionalism and courteousness of the staff was second to none. The performance of the RWCMD students and staff musically and socially was exceptional and I have been bombarded with emails and calls over the past few days on how delighted everyone was who attended.
British Trombone SocietyOrganiser

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