Swansea UK City of Culture 2021

Swansea has entered the bid to become the 2021 City of Culture; a prestigious title that is awarded to one UK city for a year and winning would result in a multi – million pound boost for the city.

With its breathtaking beaches, areas of outstanding natural beauty, as well as vibrant shops, restaurants, museums and galleries – and Wales’ only Premier League Football Team, Swansea has a rich and diverse cultural identity and heritage, which makes it easy to see why the city has made it this far in the bid process.

Our very own Great Hall, located at the centre of the Bay Campus, has a pivotal part to play in the mission to secure the title of UK City of Culture. With its world class acoustics and plethora of cultural events from music concerts to conferences, the Great Hall has the capacity to host events for up to 700 people. With its flexible staging and retractable seating so that it can be converted into a large, flat-floor space which is perfect for gala dinners and exhibitions, it has fast become an integral part of the City’s cultural landscape.

Upcoming cultural events at The Great Hall include:

  • The Richard Burton Annual Lecture: Figure in a Landscape by David Carpanini – 16th November
  • Opera Classics: WNO Orchestra – 19th November
  • An evening of poetry with Simon Armitage and Daljit Nagra – 23rd November
  • The world-famous baroque quartet Red Priest – 10th December

Find out more about The Great Hall.

Find out more about Swansea’s bid.