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Swansea University opens £32m Great Hall arts centre

Swansea University's new Great Hall

A new home for the arts has been established at Swansea University with the opening of its £32m Great Hall.

Part of its £450m Bay Campus development, the Great Hall includes lecture theatres and teaching spaces, along with a 700-seat auditorium.

Senior pro vice-chancellor Prof Iwan Davies described it as a "world-class new concert and conference facility for Wales".

To mark its opening, the building will be lit up at night, ending on Sunday.

It will become the new "home venue" for the university's music programme, as well as hosting musical performances, community arts and cultural events and international industry conferences.

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Media captionThis timelapse footage shows how the building was constructed

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