Located in a former tram shed in west Cardiff, Tramshed has no problem providing the music to keep you moving. This 1000-capacity live music and arts venue opened in 2015 and regularly welcomes live music, DJs, comedy and live entertainment to the Welsh capital.
The red brick buildings which now make up Tramshed have had a storied history of serving Cardiff, dating back to 1902. Having served as the terminus point for trams to west Cardiff from 1902 to 1946, the buildings became Grade II-listed in 1997 and were later used as Cardiff council’s vehicle maintenance depot. The idea of the buildings becoming an arts centre was first mooted in 2002 as part of Cardiff’s failed European Capital of Culture bid, and revived in 2013 when the council’s depot left the premises. The buildings were eventually sold and opened as the Tramshed in October 2015.
While Tramshed contains a cinema and art gallery, the venue's forte lies in live entertainment as it often attracts international acts to Cardiff. Just a few of the performers to have performed at Tramshed in its short life to date include The Flaming Lips, Kelis and Pussy Riot.