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First look at iconic Swansea building set to reopen as food hall and bar

The official opening is due to be noon on June 14. 

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Welsh company LoftCo are gearing up to reopen Swansea city centre’s fantastic Albert Hall.

Their transformation of the historic Cradock Street venue – with some help from ourselves – is in full swing & we’re thrilled they’ve allowed us to share the latest news with you.

The building opened in 1864 as a venue for up to 2,500 people. It became the Albert Hall a few years later & went on to host a wide range of speeches, performances and shows. It became a cinema and bingo hall before closing in 2007.

LoftCo acquired it around four years ago. It’s being brought back to life at around the same time as council-driven Swansea heritage projects the Palace Theatre building & part of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks – now occupied by Penderyn Distillery.

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It’ll be an exciting fusion of history and innovation, bringing a much-loved old building back into dynamic, modern use.

The top floor of the 160-year-old structure will feature new-style visitor accommodation – known as an aparthotel.

Each room in that will be named after an iconic figure who’s graced the old Albert Hall stage, including Charles Dickens & Oscar Wilde.

There’ll be exclusive meeting rooms & private dining suites named after legendary operatic singer Adelina Patti who performed at the venue.

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In the main hall there’ll be eight street food traders including Swansea favourites plus some new additions to the city.

For all families, a children’s jungle play area will be a great spot for little ones to explore, with children’s TV on the big screen every morning.

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