Swansea International Festival

BBC Hall at Swansea Studios UWTSD

Alexandra Road

The BBC Hall at Swansea Studios is in the former BBC building, Dylan Thomas House, part of Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Originally built in 1899, it was acquired by the BBC in 1936 who, following extensive fire damage during Swansea’s Blitz, rebuilt it in 1951.

The site contains three purpose-built music studios, including BBC Hall, which is one of the finest acoustic spaces in the UK and is perhaps best known for being the studio in which Richard Burton made his famous recording of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood in 1963. It is now home to students of the university’s music department, and in recent years has hosted the NAWR concert series, opening the building to the public for the first time in 60 years.


Limited on street parking is available outside the venue on Alexandra Road. Parking is also available at the nearby High Street MSCP and Mariner Street car parks, both within short walking distance.


There will be a member of staff available on the door 30 minutes prior to each event’s start time to welcome attendees. The BBC Hall is located on the first floor and there is a lift and stairway.

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BBC Hall at Swansea Studios UWTSD