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Step through the iconic metal doors from Level 2 of Wales Millennium Centre, take a seat and make yourself at home with BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales (BBC NOW) at their base, BBC Hoddinott Hall.

Named in honour of the legendary Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott, this hall is more than just a venue – it's a haven for music enthusiasts! With seats for 350 people, BBC Hoddinott Hall is a comfortable, intimate and acoustically excellent space that has been the location for concert performances by some of the biggest names in orchestral music.

As you soak in the atmosphere, you'll discover that BBC Hoddinott Hall is not just a concert venue; it's a hub of creativity and innovation. Heard widely across the BBC, the orchestra’s performances for television and radio include the soundtrack and theme tune for Doctor Who, Prehistoric Planet, natural history programmes with Sir David Attenborough, The Pact and Children in Need.

Beyond the onstage performances, BBC Hoddinott Hall houses a state-of-the-art recording studio, equipped for radio broadcasts, television soundtracks and other recordings, and with a camera system for livestreams and TV broadcasts, it brings BBC NOW’s music to a broader audience across Wales and the world.

BBC NOW welcomes thousands of young people and community members through it’s doors annually as part of their outreach and education projects. These include Composition: Wales, school concerts, training sessions, and side by side performances for young musicians.

So, whether you're a seasoned music lover or a curious newcomer, BBC Hoddinott Hall invites you to experience the warmth of its welcome and immerse yourself in the finest music Wales has to offer!

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