The Concert Hall entrance is via the Octagon Foyer. The Foyer bar is open prior to concerts and offers both interval and post-concert drinks.
There are display cases showing recent publications by members of staff and also several sculptures, including a bust of the Welsh composer Grace Williams.
Latecomers to concerts are asked to wait in the foyer until an appropriate gap in the concert programme.
Disabled access to the Concert Hall is via the central doors to the School of Music and then from a side entrance directly into the Concert Hall.
Capacity & Facilities
The Concert Hall seats c. 240 people in the audience and up to 70 on stage. There are two concert grand pianos (a Bösendorfer and a Steinway), two harpsichords, a fortepiano, virginals and clavichord, a chamber organ and a two-manual Walker organ whose pipework provides a distinctive backdrop to the concerts. The Hall is permanently wired for recordings controlled from the booth visible at first-floor level on the right side of the hall. A slate plaque on the left-hand wall commemorates, in Welsh, the inauguration of the building on 21 May 1971 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh ('Dug Caeredin').