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Venue in the spotlight.

It's played host to some of the most famous faces and with singer Michael Ball returning to St David's Hall stage we look back on its history. From music and comedy shows to graduations and charity events, St David's Hall has held them all. With its levelled seating areas and intimate stage, we love taking our seats in the hall to watch a great performance. From its early beginnings to some of the wonderful stars and events that have graced the stage, flick through these pictures and you'll be ringing the box office before you know it

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Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsing in 2005

Fiona Phillips at St David's Hall on graduation day

Blues Brothers Jake and Elwood outside St David's Hall, promoting the 2010 show

Dr Hook during rehearsals prior to the opening night to start their British tour in 1986

Legendary boxing manager Angelo Dundee with Ian Clyde of Canada who fought Kelvin Smart of Caerphilly at St David's Hall in November 1983

Bryn Terfel prior to receiving an honorary degree from CardiffUniversity in 2009

Inside the hall during construction in 1981

Conductress Helena Braithwaite takes the South Glam-organ Youth Choir through a rehearsal in 1986

Michael Ball outside St David's Hall in 1991

A view inside the concert hall

The Princess of Wales attends a gala concert at St David's Hall in 1985 in aid of the Order of St Jo ohn Opthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem. She is pictured with Sir Geraint Evans, patron of the concert

Bryn Terfel at St David's Hall ahead of his performance at the 2008 Eisteddfod

Kate Adie in 2004 at a degree ceremony where she was awarded an honorary degree

The pipe organ being built at St David's Hall

Two graduates stand and chat in front of the stained glass windows inside St David's Hall in 2009

British jazz star Humphrey Lyttelton and his band in 1983

Morrissey in concert in 2006

The Celebrity Restaurant

The Princess of Wales visits in 1982

St David's Hall during construction in August 1980

The National Police Memorial Day Service

St David's Hall

Cliff Morgan, Neil Kinnock and Max Boyce pictured in 1987 for the Welsh Proms

Miss Wales preparations in 2013

Max Boyce

Making sure the hall is spick and span for its next performance, these ladies clean the venue in 1982

The venue being built on The Hayes in 1980

Julija Gurvica and Alexey Avechkin, principal dancers with the Latvian National Ballet, during rehersals in 2004

All smiles at the last night of the first Welsh Proms in 1986

Michael Aspel gets ready to receive his honorary fellowship from CardiffUniversity

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 28, 2015
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