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The Preston Guild Hall complex features two large venues that host around three hundred events every year and attract more than 100,000 visitors. The Grand Hall Arena was originally designed as a concert hall with seating for over 2,000. Its multi-purpose layout and flexibility allows the venue to host dinner events, sporting events, conferencing and dance events.
The Principality Stadium is located in the heart of Cardiff city centre and is widely regarded as being the greatest rugby stadium in the world. The Wales rugby team play all their home matches at the stadium, including Six Nations and Autumn International matches.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is situated in the East End of London, and was built to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. The park comprises of five iconic venues: The Stadium, The Aquatics Centre, The Copper Box, Eton Manor and VeloPark.
Despite only having a capacity of around 1,700, the Regent Theatre in Ipswich remains a favourite of artists in both the music and comedy genres but also marks it out as the largest theatre in East Anglia. The Regent originally opened in 1929, where it was known as the Gaumont. The name was briefly changed to the Odeon before becoming the Regent.
The iconic Royal Albert Hall was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and was named after her husband and consort Prince Albert. During its 139 year existence it has hosted a huge variety of performances including classical, rock, pop, ballet, and opera to name but a few. The Royal Albert Hall is perhaps best known for hosting the annual Summer proms.
The current Royal Opera House in Covent Garden opened in 1858, but there were two previous theatres on the same site, which were both destroyed by fire. This magnificent venue is home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House has a seating capacity of 2,268, consisting of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery.
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (also known as the SECC) is located on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow and is Scotland's largest exhibition centre. The SECC consists of a series of suites, halls and auditoriums. The largest hall (Hall 4) has a seating capacity of 12,500. The SECC also boasts its own railway station, plus a 4 star hotel on-site.
Sheffield City Hall is a Grade II listed building that has several large rooms used for concerts. The largest of these rooms is the Oval Concert Hall that can seat more than 2,000 people. The smaller Memorial Hall, that seats around 500 people is a more intimate venue. The City Hall and its surroundings underwent a £12.5 million refurbishment programme in 2005.
Southend Cliffs Pavilion is situated in a prime position on the famous cliffs. The venue offers excellent views across the Thames Estuary and is an exclusive venue for events. It is perfect for a wide range of special functions from a boardroom meeting for 10, a dinner dance for 600 or a conference for 1630.
Located in the very heart of Cardiff city centre, St David's Hall was originally opened in August 1982. Work continued on the hall for the following months and it was officially opened by the Queen Mother in February 1983.
Seating 1,500 people, the St George's Concert Hall in Bradford is a recognised venue that has hosted cutting edge bands and artists including The Young Knives, Paul Weller, Russell Howard and Lee Evans. The venue is also home to the Hallé Orchestra and has a long-running tradition of providing symphonic concerts.
The Stadium of Light is the official home of Sunderland Football Club. With a seated capacity of 49,000, the Stadium of Light is the fifth largest football stadium in England. Several large music concerts have been staged at the Stadium of Light, including shows by Take That, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.
As part of the International Convention Centre and opened by the Queen in 1991, the Symphony Hall, Birmingham has a capacity of 2,262 seated. The acoustics are considered to be amongst the finest in the world and is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Hall also boasts a 6,000-pipe organ which was designed and built by Orgelbau.
The Sands Centre is the premier venue serving Cumbria and the south west of Scotland. The centre was built in 1984 and serves around three quarters of a million visitors each year. The centre has leisure and conferencing facilities and hosts many established and upcoming acts and sporting events.
Previously the North Wales Theatre and the North Wales Conference Centre, Venue Cymru is the largest entertainments venue in Llandudno, North Wales. The venue comprises a theatre, conference centre, restaurant and arena.
Completed in 2007, following disputes between the client and constructor, Wembley Stadium cost a whopping £798 million to build. Wembley is home to the England National Football Team, but has also played host to some amazing concerts. In recent years, Madonna, U2, Coldplay, Green Day, Muse, Take That and Ed Sheeran have all played there.
Originally built in 1938 and fully refurbished in 2001, the Wolverhampton Civic Hall is one of Britain's best-loved smaller venues. The Hall holds up to 3,000 guests and has seen performances by Marilyn Manson, Space, Blur and Slipknot. It has also been the venue for the Grand Slam of Darts. The Hall continues to host Ballroom and Sequence dances on a Friday afternoon.