Cardiff: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cardiff, CF10 3ER

Location

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Castle Grounds
51° 29' 9.1896" N, 3° 11' 1.1508" W

Set in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, bordering one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the UK, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is well known for its distinctly warm and welcoming character. This year named best in the UK for drama training and listed in the top five specialist conservatoires of music, the College is an exciting and stunning venue, perfect for any YMT audition.

Directions

By car

The M4 motorway, crossing the Severn Bridge near Bristol, is the major road-link to Cardiff and South Wales. The M4 provides a direct route between Cardiff, Heathrow Airport and London, and is easily accessible from other parts of the UK.

Travelling west on the M4: Leave the motorway at Junction 29, following the A48(M)/A48. Follow signs to the A470/City Centre. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is situated on the A470 on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle.

Travelling east on the M4:Leave the motorway at Junction 32, following the A470 towards the City Centre. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is situated on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle.

By bus

Local and regional bus services (Cardiff Bus 21, 23, 25 and 27) regularly pass the front door of the college as do a range of services on the Stagecoach and National Express network. Buses depart from the main bus terminus in front of Cardiff Central train station.

By train

The nearest local rail station is at Cathays on the Valleys Lines network, while Cardiff Central is the closest mainline station with frequent services operating between Cardiff and all major British cities. A half-hourly service connects Cardiff with London Paddington Station in less than two hours.

Approximate journey times to other cities include: Bristol (50 mins), Birmingham (2 hrs 10 mins), Southampton (2 hrs 30 mins), Manchester (3 hrs), Liverpool (3 hrs).