The Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium

The key space within Swansea University’s impressive Great Hall complex is the magnificent Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium which was named after the founder of the lead site developer St Modwen.

The impressive wood-panelled concert venue with its distinctive red seating and state-of-the-art technical and acoustic design specification provides a multi-purpose venue for performances, recitals, concerts, conferences and events.

The Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium - Key Facts

International Standard Acoustics

In order to create a modern, multi-purpose concert venue, specialist designers were employed to develop a variable acoustic system which would make the facility fit for both orchestral acoustic music and amplified events.

In its “natural” state the Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium can accommodate recital, chamber music and performances, as well as rehearsals of orchestras of up to 50 pieces. The acoustics can be varied by means of movable drapes and banners which can reduce reverberance for amplified performances such as jazz and pop concerts and conferences.

Flexible Staging & Seating

The Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium provides flexible staging which can be extended via temporary risers allowing it to accommodate an orchestra of up to 50 musicians. The retractable seating system developed for the auditorium means that it can be easily transformed into a fully flat-floored space which is perfect for exhibitions and dinners.


State-of-the-Art Technical Facilities

The Great Hall employs a team of dedicated, specialist sound and lighting technicians to manage the venue’s sophisticated technical infrastructure.

Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium Technical Specification:

  • A projection, lighting and sound control room to the rear of the hall
  • A lighting gantry & fly bar system for suspension of technical equipment
  • A goods lift / grand piano platform lift
  • A sophisticated sound and lighting system
  • Comms systems
  • State-of-the-art fire detection systems

Download A Copy of The Technical Specification .

Technical Team

Bar & Galleries

Running alongside the Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium are two light-filled “Galleries” offering incredible views across the Bay to Port Talbot in the East and to the seaside village of Mumbles to the West.

The Galleries lead to a delightful Café Bar to the rear of the building which in turn opens out onto a lovely balcony area offering unrestricted vistas over Swansea Bay.

Find out more about hiring this incredible venue here.

Great Hall Bar