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“Room for improvement” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Ranked #27 of 157 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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Cardiff
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102 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Room for improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

A stunning building with two good music/drama venues that makes this worth a visit but there is some room for improvement. The lack of any dedicated parking means you need plenty of time prior to a performence. The same can be said for the cafe/bar. Reminded me of a canteen complete with queues. We ordered tapas from a menu much shorter than that advertised on the website, and then had to sit and wait for 40 mins for it to arrive. Bar staff said it could only sell wine by the glass but four tables within our view had full bottles on them. When the meal was eventually plonked down we discovered we had to go looking for a knife and fork. What was presented was tasty and very good value for money.

We would visit again to see a performance but perhaps we should eat at home first.

Visited October 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cardiff Music Festival 2012”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

i attended a concert at the Dora Souzker Hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama which is a magnificent intimate venue for orchestral and in this case Big Band concerts. The concert was part of the 2012 Cardiff Musci Festival and was an absolute joy.

Visited October 2012
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“operafanWorthing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

my daughter-in-law is studying at the college and we have visited whilst attending recitals etc. A stunning building and the bar is very reasonable/comfortable too. A beautiful setting overlooking the park which is wonderful for strolling around.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank corinne c
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“It's appearance.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Too much wood. An expensive building which could have had a simpler appearance. it is not elegant and too gimmicky for my taste

Visited October 2012
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Wales
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

I went her recently with colleagues for lunch and it was great. The selection across a range of snacks and light meals was very good and the salads were particularly good. Cakes looked good too but didn't try. Great value for money too and a really relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

Visited August 2012
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