A Welsh emblem of the arts; St David’s is the National Concert Hall and home of the International Orchestral Series, Welsh Proms, and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Famous for more than music, the venue showcases a range of theatre, dance and comedy, as well as being the Conference Centre of Wales. Opening in 1983, the site had completed the difficult task of creating a concert hall for up to 2,000 people within a relatively small area. Luckily, architects Seymour Harris Partnership tackled the challenge and produced a venue with outstanding acoustics and a range of spaces to fulfil its needs. Besides its spectacular concert hall, St David’s Hall features dressing rooms, offices, meeting rooms and conference facilities. The venue even received praise from the Queen Mother upon opening, where she remarked that St David’s would add value to the quality of life for local and surrounding folk of Cardiff city. One of the Hall’s most credited assets is its education and engagement with the community. The A2: Arts Active programme aims to encourage people of all ages to embrace the arts. It features school workshops, community ensembles, music-making activities and more. Additionally, young people aged 16-25 years old can enjoy free music and their drama club ‘REACT’.